Best Local Dish: The food and flavors of Mexico are well-known and popular across the world. Try them at their most authentic from a street vendor. On almost every corner of Mexico City you will find carts selling tacos, tlacoyos and tamales, but for a more formal yet authentic taste, try Masala y Maiz in the city.
Local Culture: From enormous archaeological sites to Aztec and Mayan ruins, Mexico is filled with amazing historic treasures. The Mayan and Aztec remains are some of the oldest ruins on Earth, dating back to 20,000 BC. Visit the pyramids in Chiapas and Yucatan, or the haunting Mayan city of Palenque, hidden in the rainforest of Chiapas.
Best Beach: Cancun, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta are famous for their stunning beaches, lively atmosphere and endless choices of activities. For a change of pace, sail to Isla Espiritu Santo. The red, rocky island sits suspended in an impossibly blue sea, where the pristine white beach is excellent for sunbathing and spotting local wildlife.
IYC recommends: Take your private yacht out to Magdelena Bay for an awe-inspiring wildlife experience. As you watch the birds swirling over the orange hills of the land, you may not even notice as silent giants rise from the deep blue waters until the arch of a 50-foot whale glides past your boat. The residents of the bay are not shy, and this may be the closest you will ever see Gray Whales. After an incredible day, anchor in the bay for dinner on the deck under a canopy of stars.