1 Peña de Bernal
Hike up the slopes of this stunning tower of rock, one of the world’s tallest monoliths, easily accessible from the colonial city of Querétaro.
2 Las Pozas
Visit the surreal creation of English eccentric Edward James, a fantasy of concrete statues and structures surrounded by lush jungle.
3 San Miguel de Allende
Gorgeous colonial town with enticing boutique hotels and highly regarded Spanish language schools.
Captivating university town set dramatically over the steep slopes of a ravine.
5 Posada pilgrimage
José Posada’s macabre work is the pride of Aguascalientes, shown in the Posada museum and the Museo de la Muerte.
6 Mercado de la Bírria
The aromatic birrierías at Aguascalientes’ Mercado Juárez are eye-popping, but slow-roasted goat is the real star.
Handsome former silver town located high up in the northern deserts.
8 Real de Catorce
Artfully restored colonial hotels, fine Italian meals and haunting desert scenery in a semi-ghost town.