1 Guadalajara

Experience the drama of mariachi music in Mexico’s second-largest city, the capital of Jalisco.

2 Tequila

Visit a tequila distillery and, more importantly, sample the legendary spirit in a café on the town’s plaza.

3 Uruapan

Take in the cascading waterfalls and lush surroundings of the Parque Nacional Eduardo Ruíz.

4 Paricutín

Hike through an unearthly landscape of lava fields to climb up this still-active volcano.

5 Lago de Pátzcuaro

One of the best places in Mexico for seeing the spectacular and moving Day of the Dead celebrations on the country’s most beautiful lake.

6 Morelia

Enjoy dulces, wine and classical music in one of the cafés overlooking the central plaza of this wonderful old colonial city.

7 Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

See the millions of brightly coloured migratory butterflies which in winter blanket the fir trees around Angangueo.

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