Gap Years and Backpacking in Mexico

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Hola, amigos! When you think of Mexico you might think of burritos, sombreros and Spring Break in Cancun, but this is a country with so much more to offer backpackers than stereotypes and party clichés. Gap years in Mexico can involve an equal mix of beaches, beer and fun as well as amazingly rewarding experiences discovering the culture, history and traditions of this Central American nation.

So what are the highlights? Well, Mexico City has ancient ruins, cool fusion restaurants, museums, galleries and shopping in abundance. Tijuana, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta are famous hotspots. Also, the Baja Peninsula is a beautiful area with long beaches backed by mountains and countless bays.

If you're into ancient civilisations, it's a great idea to hit the Teotihuacan ruins, an ancient Aztec city just 40 km north of Mexico City. Chichén Itzá on the Yucatan Peninsula and Monte Alban are also amazing archaeological sites.

So what are you hanging about for? Get planning and start your Mexican adventure. Vamos!


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Lexi Quinton

Lexi is our country expert for Mexico. She loves everything to do with travelling and it's no surprise that she loves everything to do with Mexico...

Lexi has travelled extensively through Central America and one of her favourite countries is Mexico, which is why she's written an amazing guide about it. Make sure you give it a read... So if you've got any questions about Central America then send Lexi a message...