A diverse range of options awaits the 35 million visitors to Mexico each year. Gorgeous coastlines, a rugged interior and wild frontier towns make finding adventure easy. Add in great food, a vibrant culture (and tequila) and you have a destination!
The Yucatan peninsula holds a plethora of adventure options outside of the resorts of Cancun. Spend a while in the best beach in the world at Tulum. Swim or scuba in the many fresh water cinotes that run in a complex cave system or experience an awesome theme park at Xcaret.
Volunteer and learn to surf with the children at Misión México in Tapachula, located on the coast in the south-west corner of the country. If you have time to spare it will be a unique experience to support over 50 orphaned kids of varying ages.
Read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall which is anthropological, athletic and amazing story of Tarahumara Indians located in the rugged and remote Copper Canyons in northern Mexico and the discovery of their unique running ability. A movie starring Matthew McConaughy is due out soon.