As a country, Mexico doesn’t do things by halves. The cities aren’t just big, they’re super sized, the history isn’t just old, it’s ancient, the jungles are practically pulsating with life and the beaches are pristine, tropical havens. This is exactly the place you should come if you like your travel experiences to pack a metaphorical punch.
Mexico isn’t exactly new to the tourism thing, there’s no shortage of big, built-up beach resorts to check yourself into if that’s your thing. However, if you’re looking for a trip to Mexico that is a little more authentic, here are our choices of five experiences that will give you the perfect induction to this unforgettable country.
Our Experts are back, and they’re full to bursting with tonnes of travel tips and advice they’re just dying to share with you!
Every week on this very blog, our super knowledgeable Travel Experts step up to answer a travel question sent in by one of our perplexed blog readers. If you’d like us to put your question to the Experts drop us an email now with the details, and it will be answered right here on the blog very soon!
This week’s question comes from Jennifer, who’s looking to take her travel adventures beyond Europe.
Hi, I’m a lone traveller, not particularly young, but have travelled all my life, mostly through Europe. Do you have any suggestions of other places outside of Europe that I could go? Nothing too simple/basic though please as I like to travel comfortably. Jennifer.
Say no more Jennifer, Amy is on the case. Let’s see what she’s got up her sleeve for you…
Yosemite National Park.
You know the feeling, there you are, strolling through the character filled streets of a beautiful European city on your much anticipated weekend city break, when, all of a sudden, you’re faced with the unsightly view of a drunken stag, complete with Borat mankini, in all his, erm, ungroomed, masculine glory.
Kind of ruins the moment do you think? That’s why we’ve come up with a list of our favourite European cities that haven’t been ‘stagged’ yet. There will be no naked men tied to lamp posts or burping competitions here!
There’s no better feeling than finding yourself laying out in front of the sea, music playing, cocktail in hand, watching the world go by and enjoying maximum chill time.
If you’re dreaming of travelling, it’s likely that this kind of scene regularly features in your plans, and there are some pretty amazing places out there. So many in fact, that we’ve been inspired to create a list of our own favourites.
Our Pick of the World’s Best Beach Bars
Café Mambo, San Antonio, Ibiza
When it comes to the best beach bars in the world, there’s no way we could leave out Café Mambo in San Antonio, Ibiza. This place is legendary for 2 main reasons; 1) Superstar DJ’s use it as their warm for gigs at many of the big Ibiza club nights and 2) It’s the perfect spot to soak up what it probably one of the best, most atmospheric, sunsets in the world.
Expect it to be teeming with San Antonio’s cool crowd, so get there early if you want a comfy spot for the epic sunset.
The Ibiza legend that is Cafe Manbo. Image courtesy of ST33VO on Flickr.
As one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, an African safari will take you straight through the heart of some of the largest, and most exciting terrain to be found anywhere in the world.
Adventures don’t come much more electrifying than this; feel your heart beat through your chest as you come up close to some of the biggest and most powerful animals on the planet, including the notorious ‘Big 5’, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.
This week we’ve been inspired to select a ‘Big 5′ of our very own, here’s our five favourite African safaris…
Search for the 'Big 5' on the great plains of Africa.