As hungry and excited as you might be to eat your way through Mexico, sometimes the hardest part is knowing what to order. I’ve spent 6 months researching (read: eating) Mexican foods and wanted to share a bit more about the food culture with a beginner’s list of the best foods to try in Mexico and tips on where to find them and when to order them.
If you’re looking for a unique experience that really embodies the spirit of Mexico, may we suggest Xochimilco? A visit to these canals makes for a great day trip from Mexico City and can be done on the cheap without a tour. But like most major tourist attractions in Mexico, you run the risk of getting ripped off. To help with that, here’s everything we learned after visiting Xochimilco without a tour.
Visiting popular beach destinations while on a tight budget can be challenging at times and we found this to be especially true in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The coastal town of Tulum may have been a tropical hippie getaway at one point but it’s beautiful blue beaches are a secret no more. The tourists have arrived. After a beautiful week in this former Mayan port, we’re sharing money-saving tips in our budget guide to Tulum for the beach lovers that ought to add this hotspot to the list.
Guanajuato is a colonial city in Mexico with bright houses, beautiful views and just the right amount of chaos. It’s a place that is not yet overly populated by tourists and many first time visitors end up staying longer, just like we did. After a month exploring this affordable city, I’ve put together a guide to Guanajuato with everything I know.