If you are planning for your next vacation and your pocket does not allow you to go for exotic destinations, this neighboring country of America, Mexico might be the solution for you. Heavenly beaches, vibrant nightlife, mysterious jungles, colonial towns, mesmerizing cities, archaeological sites and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are some of the major attractions here. So let’s take a look at the best places to visit in Mexico.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen a city located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. A popular tourist area in eastern Mexico, famous for its live bars, chic cafes, all-inclusive resorts, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues growing all along the city. Quinta Avenida or Fifth Avenue is the popular spot in the Playa del Carmen where you can notice all the tourist activity. It’s a pedestrian walkaway located near the beach lined up with trendy shops, restaurants, clubs and many boutique hotels near by Fifth Avenue and beach. Travellers who want to relax under the sun and swim in the crystal clear water and in the night enjoy the dance and music of the night clubs.
Tulum features the some of the best beaches in Mexico with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear waters. But this is not all that Tulum has to offer, it also home of the beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico. The ruins of Mayan walled city situated on a tall cliff along the coast of Caribbean Sea. It was one of the last cities built by Mayans. There are also beautiful cenotes, natural reserves, waterparks, street art, diving & snorkeling opportunities to explore. Tulum is the perfect place to escape from the overcrowded places of Mexico.
Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea on the eastern coast of the Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Isla Cozumel is known for its natural beauty, crystal clear water and vast marine life. This island is also famous for its best scuba diving destinations in the western hemisphere. Cozumel is also full of Mayan archaeological sites, deserted beaches, natural parks and scenic views.
Izamal is a small city in Mexican state of Yucatan, 72 km of Merida in southern Mexico. This place is also known as Yellow City (because majority of the buildings are painted yellow here) and the City Hills (because of the ancient remains). There are around 5 ancient Mayan structure ruins from pyramid of Maya Sun God “Kinich Kak Moo”, Itzamatul (Maya Temple), Ppap Hol Chak(huge old Mayan building) , Hun Pik Tok (another pyramid situated south of Ppap Hol Chak), Kabul another Mayan temple where you can witness the great stucco mask and Spanish Colonial City are the major attraction in Izamal.
The Copper Canyon is a group of six distinct canyons located in the northwestern part of Mexico. The walls of the canyon are of copper /green color from where its name originates. The canyons are formed by 6 rivers which merge in Rio Fuerte and empty in Gulf of California. Tourist can explore the canyons by hiking, biking, or horseback riding and the most popular way is by train.
A small town situated around 37 km from Playa Del Carmen on Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with beautiful white sands, warm waters and rich marine life. It is also breeding ground for sea turtles, who comes ashore every year to lay eggs. Akumal is Mayan word which means “Land Of Turtles”. This is a peaceful place where tourist can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear with seas turtles and other marine species. Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) is another place to visit to learn about the area’s ecosystem, species and the environment.
Chichén Itzá which stands for “At the mouth of the well of Itza” was a large city built by Maya civilization which is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico.
It is the newest in the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico, around 1.4 million tourist visits this site every year.
Apart from this there are beautiful cenotes and other archeological sites near Chichén Itzá which is worth a visit.
“Arch of Cabo San Lucas”
The Arch of Cabo San Lucas is a three stories tall distinctive rock formation which ascending out of the ocean likes an arch. It is located at the Southern tip of Cabo San Lucas which is locally famous as El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. This place is a tourist attractions and one of the important places to visit in Cabo San Lucas. To reach here you can hire a boat taxi from Cao San Lucas Marina, where in the journey, you can enjoy the view of the arch along the way. Tourists can also witness sea lions here, as this place is a popular gathering area for sea lions.
Guadalajara is second largest city of Mexico located in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. It is the cultural center of Mexico, home of Mariachi music, host to a number of large-scale cultural events (such as Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair) and internationally renowned cultural events. The city has abundance of museums and cultural sites preserving Mexico history. Tourist who wanted to experience the Mexican culture and history, Guadalajara is the right destination. Also Mariachi music and tequila is born here, so Guadalajara also offers an amazing night life too.
Sumidero Canyon is a narrow and deep canyon surrounded by Sumidero Canyon National Park located north of the city of Chiapa de Corzo in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Crack in the area crust and erosion by Grijalva River resulted in the creation of this canyon which has vertical walls 1000meters high. It is a major attraction among international and local tourists, who visits the canyon for bike, swim, hike, rock climbing, camp and picnic.
A group of small uninhabited islands located a few miles off coast of Nayarit Mexico. Mexican government declared this place a protected area which resulted in rich marine life ecosystem, making it an ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Also the Hidden beach famous by the name of “Beach Love” and whale watching tours are major attraction here.
Cancun is a city situated in southeastern part of Mexico. It is a renowned tourist destination famous among spring breakers and travellers for its beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear water and luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Other attractions in Cancun are Museo Maya de Cancun,Parque de las Palapas, MUSA Museo Subacuatico de Arte.