1 San Blas

Tranquil backwater offering phenomenal birdwatching, surfing and seafood, as well as a chance for some serious lounging on the beach.

2 Mexcaltitán

This intriguing island town claims to be the spiritual home of the Aztecs, a miniature Tenochtitlán ringed by waterways.

3 Mazatlán

Old-fashioned Mexican resort enriched by a spruced up historic centre, horse rides along the beach, ziplines in the jungle and fresh seafood.

4 The Copper Canyon railway

The journey through Chihuahua state’s rugged canyons offers one of the world’s most gripping train experiences.

5 Creel and the Sierra Tarahumara

For real adventure and a window into Mexico’s past, hike or bike to the waterfalls and Rarámuri villages around Creel.

6 Álamos

Soak up the colonial charm in this wonderfully preserved old town, with languid plazas, enticing inns and captivating desert scenery.

7 Reserva de la Biosfera El Pinacate

Explore this barren, moon-like reserve, a fifty-kilometre-wide volcanic field of mesmerizing craters, home to all manner of wildlife.

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