Gap Years in Mexico
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.
Backpacking in Mexico
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!