Mexico

Despite a wave of high-profile drugs-related violence over the past few years, Mexico remains a hugely popular destination. You can booze it up in Tijuana, whale-watch in the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, party in Cancun, marvel at the ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Teotihuacan, climb a volcano or check out any of dozens of beach towns.

Copper Canyon in the north has one of the most famous mountain railways in the world. And if you go to Mexico you will get to sample real Mexican food in its natural setting. Mexico City is one of the three largest cities in the world.

Country

Mexico flag

Why you should go:

Beaches and beer.

Why you shouldn't:

Drug wars and Montezuma's Revenge.

Map of Mexico