Mexico remains one of few countries where this traditional entertainment is still legal, but it feels like it's to be banned soon
The best pink encounter is possible when 40,000 flamingos gather in one place to bring up their chicks
Have you ever held a baby sea turtle in your hands? This is a great occasion to carry a whole dozen
Central Mexico is blessed to be the wintering shelter of millions of bright butterflies
Mexico's unique caving involves the world's deepest pits, teeming with tropical birds and caves of hanging snakes
A lovely pool comfortably set in the mountainside and a petrified waterfall of salt crystals—an amazing natural site to explore
You will surely want to discover these amusing pieces of millennial Mayan architechture
You may find a family of humpbacks next to your boat and see the majesty of a mother and her calves swimming side by side
The land of meteorites, bizarre rocks, animal mutants, and broken phones, known as Zona Del Silencio, must be a cousin of the Bermuda Triangle
Imagine nativity scenes composed of carved radish, corn husks, and dried flowers!
Have you ever imagined an infinity pool?
When a pair of Mexican roosters are released to the rink, only one will survive and another one will drown in his own blood
Would you break a colourful doll to get sweets hidden inside? This funny ritual is a part of many Mexican celebrations
Have you ever sunbathed inside a giant crater?
With las posadas, los pastorales, and other seasonal fun, Mexican Christmas is so much more than food and presents. It extends much further than New Years to Día de la Candelaria
Either at the Pacific coastline or the Gulf of Mexico, scenic beaches are something Mexico has plenty of
The riders' grace and elegance make Mexican charreada look more like a stylish performance rather than a competition
Slices of the sweet bread include baby figurines. If you get one, consider yourself lucky!
Reefs, wrecks, colourful wildlife, underwater museums, and sink holes—diving in Mexico is like nowhere else in the world
A hot savoury corn drink with fruit, nuts, and chocolate flavours is of the favourites during holiday season
This spicy chocolate sauce made of over 20 ingredients is believed to have a divine origin
You might have heard some cacti yield edible fruit, but have you ever tried grilled cactus leaves?
Check out ancient Mayan settlements on river banks, islands with castles, ports, and the Land's End—a boat trip can reveal the best of Mexico
Masked fighters seem to beat each other to death, while bloodthirsty spectators enjoy the action with a pint of beer
An unusual church where Catholic service is combined with animal sacrifices and other indigenous beliefs
This ancient observatory helped shape the knowledge of Mayan civilization
Both Mexican coasts offer superb wind and water conditions
This exotic fruit is eaten whole along with the skin and seeds, and its specific piquant flavour makes for refreshing fruit drinks and cocktails
The indigenous people of Mexico gather thousands at the amphitheatre to introduce pre-Hispanic culture
Painted faces in colourful Mexican clothes reunite with their dead loved ones through cemetery celebrations
This huge fish might look frightening, but, fortunately, it prefers plankton to meat
Concerts, lectures, day-long Puebla street parties, and a fearless Mexican army in their finest military uniforms highlight the festival
One of the greatest Mexican carnivals is a must visit for salsa fans
The enchanted forest, not far from Mexico City, is taken over by fireflies
Locals call it tuna ice-cream, which often confuses customers, yet tuna is a cactus flower and smells like a cucumber rather than fish
Insect invasion doesn't pose a threat to Mexico, as long as crispy grasshoppers are actually a local favourite snack
The third largest carnival celebrations in the world
Besides tequila, expert Mexican brewers make perfect drinks from fermented corn dough, corn kernels, and pineapple skins
Enjoy red juicy pomegranate seeds alone, or topped over chiles en nogata
The affordable price and abundance allow you to eat as many of these sweet fruits as you want. Also, try mango-based drinks, desserts, and salsas!
Mexicans know the most effective method for how to turn your enemies into friends—to kill and cook them
Local festivities often blend Spanish Christian traditions with native Indian celebrations
A midnight cry for freedom, day-long reenactments, and at last the independence declaration—Mexico literally lives it over again and again
A boutique festival settled in the jungle near a turquoise river
This watery and moderately sweet fruit is refreshing by itself and is a great ingredient for desserts
This fine name stands for dark-coloured fungus growing on corn, and added to many Mexican foods when in season
Cowboy homes, the birthplace of tequila, and mariachi music are all showcases in month-long festivities
Walking across the desert, you might get lucky to see a rare cactus bloom
The lengthy coastline offers a variety of excellent surfing locations
Despite good chances to be wounded, one of the world's most dangerous parties annually gathers tens of thousands of thrill-seekers in San Juan de la Vega
This sweet fruit is equally good when raw and cooked into jellies or marmalades, and its seeds are used to make tejate, a pre-Hispanic drink
A vast variety of stuffed cornmeal dumplings crown the feast of Candlemas
This Mexican music party saw explosive success from the very beginning with around 134,000 visitors
A lime complements every dish and beverage available in traditional Mexican menus, the only exception is coffee
The festival provides another occasion for flamboyant public parades and scholarly debates about Mexican roots
Good looking, nice tasting, easily peeled, and long-lasting in the sun—rambutans deserve the highest praise!