Of course, it's not always you that does the hard work. Sometimes you've got more important things to concentrate on, to appreciate and to remember. This is seldom truer than with the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, one of the last remaining passenger trains in Mexico that travels across the edge of a deep canyon.
Covering 23,000 square miles, estimated to be four times larger than the Grand Canyon, The Copper Canyon is a truly impressive sight to behold. The delightful train journey is just the start of proceedings however, as an exciting stop-off awaits at Divisadero. Here, you can run the zipline in the Barrancas del Cobre Adventure Park where you'll fly through the skies and bask in the glorious sights below.
Not for you? Simply explore the trails with a picturesque hike and even head to the Baseachi and Cusarare waterfalls for some prime photo opportunities, before setting up the camp for a short stay at the equally striking Lake Arareko. You can even go horseback riding here, or descend the slopes by mountain bike for a bit more of a kick if you'd prefer.
Make your way to Quintana Roo to discover some of Mexico's vibrant wildlife, found in the state's mangrove forests and in it's deep blue waters. Here, you can have an unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of the Mexican coasts: whale sharks. Head out on the water by boat and start with a spot of whale watching, appreciating the creatures from afar before taking the plunge and swimming side-by-side with them.
Continue this immersive experience by kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving your way through the waters of this area and make friends with the playful species that call this home. If you're lucky, you might just stumble across a marvellous Sailfish, frenetically chasing a pack of sardines in the hope of a meal. Whilst you're here, leave a mark on the area by visiting Isla Pajaros and help out in a study of flamingo chicks at dawn.
It is in nearby Cancun where your next adventurous opportunity arises, again taking you to the water. This is where you'll discover exactly why swimming with dolphins tops the universal bucket list on a consistent basis, as you'll have the chance to meet, swim and play with these intelligent animals. Perfect as a family experience also, you'll learn so much about dolphins, on what will undoubtedly be a day to remember for you.
Another solid choice for adventure seekers will be the Valle de Bravo (or Valle for short) which is a mere stone's throw away from the capital, Mexico City. Here, a selection of activities await you: ones which will keep your feet on the ground and ones which will lift them off it.
Use the uneven ground to your advantage as you go rambling through the lush nature of the area. Take it to a whole different level (literally) if you'd rather and launch yourself off higher ground and get your head in the clouds, before getting your feet back on the ground with the help of a paraglider. For a more relaxing day, take in the sights and relax before embarking on a special tour to see thousands and thousands of monarch butterflies gently fluttering around - something that will surely delight the little ones. Best of all, you can return to town to put your feet up any time you want.
The Riviera Maya is the location of the final recommendation of this list and it's back to the water. With an expansive system of coral reef a short distance from the coastline, this is the premier spot in Mexico to take the plunge. Crystal clear waters ensure superb visibility and easy viewing to the coral and marine life below.
After you've ticked coral reefs off of your list, grab your mask and make your way to the cenotes (fresh water sinkholes) and discover a vast underground river system. Uncover awe-inspiring geological features and secluded spots as you get the feeling of being a true explorer. If you're fortunate, you'll stumble across a cenote with direct natural sunlight, which often makes for a stellar sight.