30 Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust for Mexico

Dariece Swift author's bio Goats On The Road

Mexico is colourful and diverse with much to offer travellers, retirees and expats. From the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Coast, the mountainous highlands to the vast deserts, there’s something for everyone in this incredible country. The history is rich, the cuisine is flavourful, the people are friendly and the culture and traditions are still very much a part of every day life.

A fantastic mix of European pastimes, such as going to the symphony or sipping coffee from a street-side cafe, are as commonplace here as men riding horses down the street and women strolling past in authentic clothing.

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Mexico still very much holds onto its traditions, especially outside of the gringo towns. You could spend a lifetime exploring all that Mexico has to offer, and still have much to see.

Here are 30 photos that are sure to spark your love affair with this intriguing country!

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A local woman in Oaxaca City weaves a basket at the market.

travel to isla holbox mexico

Holbox Island is very chilled out and beautiful. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing vacation.

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When in Mexico, you have to see one of the Wonders Of The World, Chichen Itza!

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Beams of sunlight shining in on a Sunday morning service at the incredible Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Guadalajara.

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food in mexico tamales

Mexican food is one of the best cuisines in the world. Make sure to try the tamales.

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city of guanajuato mexico

The colonial, colourful, mountainous city of Guanajuato is a must-visit! It’s simply stunning.

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Musicians on the streets of Tlaquepaque.

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Mexico City is filled with beautiful architecture, like the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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Flying with the birds! Danza de los Voladores is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony that is still performed today.

scuba diving in mexico

The scuba diving on the Caribbean coast is amazing! Turtles are commonplace off the coast of Isla Mujeres.

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streets of oaxaca city

An archway leading to a colourful Oaxaca City square.

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Tacos are a big part of Mexican cuisine, with each stall having its own unique flavours and ingredients.

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Coffee with a view in Guanajuato.

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Momentos Sagrados Mayas, an outside theatre performance in the village of X’ocen.


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Fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful in the markets.

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Folkloric dancing at a large outdoor restaurant/cantina in Tlaquepaque.

cenote in tulum

There are many cenotes (natural sinkholes) in the Yucatan area. Dos Ojos is crystal clear and allows divers the opportunity to explore its caves!

puerto escondido sunset mexico

The sunsets off the Pacific Coast are magical, especially at Puerto Escondido.

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The sunsets on the Caribbean side are pretty spectacular as well.

 Teotihuacán sun pyramid

Teotihuacán was an ancient, Mesoamerican city. The ruins here are incredible, with the Pyramid of the Sun being the third largest pyramid in the world!

habanero peppers mexico

Mexicans like their food spicy and there’s nothing spicier than a habanero pepper.

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The street-food in Mexico is the best! Even if the food station might look a little bit grubby, the flavours that are produced are incredible…especially in Mexico City.

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The churches and cathedrals in Mexico are incredible. This is the Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato lit up at night in Guanajuato.

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Music is an integral part of life in Mexico, however, most foreigners just envision mariachi bands! Although these sounds are quite common and the typical music of the country, symphonies and classical orchestras are popular as well. This band was playing at an outside plaza in Guadalajara.

puerto vallarta mexico

Looking over the Bay of Banderas and the Church Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta. There are many amazing things to do in Puerto Vallarta and visiting this church is one of them!

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The markets are plentiful in Mexico! This is one of the many colourful, beaded jewellery stands in San Cristobal.

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A crocodile cools off in the waters of the Sumidero Canyon, just outside of Chiapa de Corzo.

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Mexican cowboys on the beach in San Pancho.

tequila in mexico

When you think of Mexico, most likely tequila comes to mind! Going to a distillery to see how it’s made and then sampling the liquor is a must.

tortilleria in mexico

Tortillerias can be found all over Mexican towns and villages. Corn tortillas are made, weighed and then sold to customers.

For those of you who think Mexico is strictly for resort goers or Spring Breakers, think again! This amazing country has so much more to offer travellers. We spent almost 6 months in Mexico and couldn’t get enough. It’s definitely a place that we’ll be returning to again and again.

Ready to pack your bags and head to Mexico?! Which photo is your favourite? Share with us in the comments below

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Dariece Swift author's bio Goats On The Road

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Dariece Swift

Dariece is a co-founder of Goats On The Road, and an expert in saving money, finance management, building an online business and of course... travel. She loves meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and learning about the unique cultures of our world. She has over 12 years of experience helping others to realize their travel dreams and has worked in numerous jobs all over the world to help pay for travel.

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27 thoughts on “30 Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust for Mexico”

  1. I almost did not allow myself to follow this link bc I knew it would make me miss Mexico oh so much!!! However, I’m reminded from your stunning photos what a marvel Mexico is and how much I should return. Thanks for sharing! Viva Mexico! 😀

  2. Gorgeous ! Your pictures show how much you love and appreciate the people, the place and the culture I I love it ! Thank you for this unique array of Wonder ! 🙂

  3. I absolutely LOVE Mexico and make at least one trip every year. Last year I almost went to Isla Holbox and then chickened out at the last minute due to my lack of knowledge on how to pull it off. Can you share some insight as to how you got there, what it cost and is it safe for me and my 15 year old daughter who will travel with me this year? I usually take one of my daughters each year, but we always stay at Paamul on the Yucatan, just 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. I would love to check out a new destination, but am leery of Isla Holbox only because I am not sure how to get there.

  4. Thanks for this great comments and feelings about my beautiful country! We love you, Canadian brothers!! Welcome to Mexico anytime!!

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