Expert travel guides and holiday advice

Mexico is home to balmy beaches and tasty cuisine but it also does not shy away from a busy city life through its capital, Mexico City and other large cities. Whether it’s drinking mezcal in Oaxaca or sailing around Isla Espiritu Santo, there is much to explore in the popular holiday destination of Mexico. The Independent's travel experts have explored some of the best Mexico tourist attractions to visit and the accommodation to book.

<p>A sunlit church in Santa Elena, a Mayan village six miles from the Uxmal ruins</p>

The new train route exploring Mexico’s Mayan heartlands

The highly anticipated Tren Maya railway launches this month, offering intrepid travellers the chance to go beyond the confines of tourist-trap Cancun and discover jungles, pyramids and lesser-known towns. Laura Sanders checks out the route for exciting new Mexican adventure

Mexico City

Mexico City hosts historical architecture and is home to 21 magical neighbourhoods, including La Roma, making it perfect for a minibreak. You'll never be short of food in Mexico City as its lively food markets offer a variety of cuisine to try out. There's also the option to explore much of Mexico's culture through the city.

<p>Locals and tourists are fans of Condesa’s cool, cosmopolitan vibe </p>

How to spend a day in Condesa, Mexico City’s on-trend neighbourhood

This tree-lined district in Mexico’s capital is getting more and more popular, rich with bars, restaurants, parks and boutique shops, writes Nick Hilden

<p>La Valise hotel on Calle Tonala</p>

How to get under the skin of Mexico City’s coolest neighbourhood, Roma

It spawned a nostalgic film that was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars − but how should we spend a day in elegant, foodie Roma? Alexandra Pereira shares her top picks

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