Flagpole at Zócalo, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
Pasaje Yucatán in Mexico City
       
     
Courtyard in Mexico City
       
     
Murales in Mexico City
       
     
On the way for Oaxaca from Mexico City
       
     
Monte Alban, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Zócalo of Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca
       
     
Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca
       
     
Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Road in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Wall detail, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Wall detail, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
       
     
Street in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
       
     
San Cristóbal de las Casas
       
     
Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas
       
     
La Porta du Mar, San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche
       
     
San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche
       
     
Great Ballcourt, Chichen Itza, Yucatán
       
     
Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán
       
     
Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán
       
     
Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo
       
     
Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo
       
     
Xcacel, Quintana Roo
       
     
Jungle in Xcacel, Quintana Roo
       
     
Akumal, Quintana Roo
       
     
Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo
       
     
Isla of Mujeres, Quintana Roo
       
     
Flagpole at Zócalo, Mexico City
       
     
Flagpole at Zócalo, Mexico City

The shaman said to the nomads Aztecs: “Where you will see an eagle devouring a snake over a cactus, there you will found your city”. This place is marked now by this huge flagpole at the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City and probably of all Mexico.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

The National Museum of Anthropology is the best place to start understanding Mexico back from it origins. A must see in the city, it is filled with artifacts from the Mexican pre-Columbian period.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Replica of Mayan temple Of Hochoob in Yucatan.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
       
     
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Hall of the Stone Ring. These holed stones were used for the Mesoamerican ballgame.

Pasaje Yucatán in Mexico City
       
     
Pasaje Yucatán in Mexico City
Courtyard in Mexico City
       
     
Courtyard in Mexico City

If you pay respect, you may enter in these courtyards.

Murales in Mexico City
       
     
Murales in Mexico City

Everything that has to be written is on a wall

On the way for Oaxaca from Mexico City
       
     
On the way for Oaxaca from Mexico City

Travelling in Mexico by night buses can be convenient to save time. But I would surely recommend to take the journey from Mexico City to Oaxaca during the day, so you can appreciate amazing landscapes with cactus tall as a tree.

Monte Alban, Oaxaca
       
     
Monte Alban, Oaxaca

Over Monte Alban, in the state of Oaxaca, you find the ruins of the Zapotec civilization. The great Mexican politician Benito Juárez had Zapotec origins.

Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca

The Mercado de Abastos, in Oaxaca, is the largest flea market in Mexico. Save your space in the rucksack to buy colorful blankets or baskets.

Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca

How much was an avocado in UK?

Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca
       
     
Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca

Better to avoid the peak hour.

Zócalo of Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Zócalo of Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a small town where you can taste the relaxing atmosphere of a Mexican community.

Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca
       
     
Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca

These rock formations are created by natural water springs over-saturated with calcium carbonate that deposited over the time.

Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca
       
     
Hierve del Agua, Oaxaca

The beach is far away but you can rest in this hot water pool, amazing view included for free.

Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca

The church was founded by the Dominican Order, which construction begun in 1575.

Road in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Road in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca

The taste of a Spanish colonial city.

Wall detail, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
       
     
Wall detail, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
Wall detail, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
       
     
Wall detail, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
Street in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
       
     
Street in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

We are now in the state of Chiapas, between mountains. It can be cold and the architercture changes accordingly. 

San Cristóbal de las Casas
       
     
San Cristóbal de las Casas

Jaguars are not too far now.

Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas
       
     
Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas

The river arrived after the construction of a dam. It is said that the rebellious tribes of Chiapas committed there suicide to don’t serve the Spanish.

La Porta du Mar, San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche
       
     
La Porta du Mar, San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche

The city of Campeche is on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico and it has been founded by Spanish in the 1540. Fortifications were built against pirates and this gate, La Porta du Mar, was linking the city with the sea, ships were able to go through it. Nowadays the sea retracted and this gate is full walkable

San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche
       
     
San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche

Different climate, different architecture again.

Great Ballcourt, Chichen Itza, Yucatán
       
     
Great Ballcourt, Chichen Itza, Yucatán

This world-famous complex of Mayan ruins still has the ballcourt where the mesoamerican ballgame was played.

Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán
       
     
Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán

After a very hot morning at the Chichen Itza share a taxi with friends and take a dip in this piece of paradise.

Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán
       
     
Ik Kil cenote, Yucatán

Back in time, falling here would mean death. Today the situation is quite different.
 

Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo
       
     
Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo

All the Yucatán Peninsula is filled with cenotes, natural pools of crystalline water filtred by limestone eroded by the groundwater.

Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo
       
     
Cenote Azul, Quintana Roo

Some cenotes can be crowded, some not.

Xcacel, Quintana Roo
       
     
Xcacel, Quintana Roo

In the state of Quintana Roo you have the Riviera Maya, that is not only the chaotic Cancún, but also wild beaches that gives you the idea of what they saw the first animals that put feet on the land.

Jungle in Xcacel, Quintana Roo
       
     
Jungle in Xcacel, Quintana Roo

In front the beach, behind the jungle. Wanna grab some fresh cocunut to snack? Besides all the spray, swarms of mosquitos were continuously attacking me. You have to dress as a beekeeper.

Akumal, Quintana Roo
       
     
Akumal, Quintana Roo

Don't forget to bring your snorkeling equipment, the wildlife under those waters is incredible.

Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo
       
     
Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo

A nice place to seat after a walk in the ruins of Tulum.

Isla of Mujeres, Quintana Roo
       
     
Isla of Mujeres, Quintana Roo

Too much noise in Cancún? You can reach this beach easily by ferry.