There are a number of places that are a must see on trip to Mexico. However, the country is so vast that I did not manage to explore all of it during my 3 weeks trip there: I had to skip Oaxaca for lack of time, but will go there again to visit it.

My route started in Mexico City, where my Air France flight landed. I spent two nights there, recovering from jet lag and visiting the Zocalo and Frida Kahlo Museum. I then embarked on a flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas, from where I reached the lovely San Cristobal de las Casas. I explored its super tidy market, bargained for souvenirs, ate lovely food, and took the chance to experience the mystic of San Juan Chamula and Zinancatan.

After leaving San Cristobal, I took the bumpy road to Palenque, making some stops along the way to refresh myself in the crystal clear waters of Agua Azul and exploring the waterfalls of Misol Ha. Palenque archeological site is immersed in the jungle, and to me it is the most interesting one in Mexico. I then left “civilization” to enjoy a few days completely immersed in the nature of Kolem Jaa, in Tabasco: monkeys, macaws, parrots, iguanas – that was all I could hear at night. Feeling rejuvenated, I took a flight from Villahermosa to Merida, the perfect starting point to visit UNESCO World Heritage site Uxmal, the Ruta Puuc and the gorgeous cenotes, including Diznup and Los Tres Cenotes de Cuzama.

I enjoyed Chichen Itza, where a great guide explained its various secrets, and managed to stop for a night in Valladolid, which surely deserves a visit. Finally, I made my way to Tulum, to explore the archelogical site right by the sea, enjoy a few days soaking in the sun at Tulum Playa, visit Isla Mujeres and take a chance to party in lively Playa del Carmen.

Here you can read more about my adventures in Mexico.