With its overflowing natural beauty, inviting tropical islands, Caribbean coastline, colorful culture and top-notch cuisine, there is no surprise why Mexico has always been a top tourist destination.
Here are a few more reasons why Mexico should be on your destination list this year:
More than the beautiful sites, what makes any vacation truly more memorable are the people you encounter. And the locals of Mexico are one to remember—friendly, warm and welcoming. Many are willing to go out of their way to assist a tourist in need of help.
The country is filled with globally renowned and top-notch tourist destinations. And the good news is that you can experience many of them without having to empty your bank account or sell your properties. The daily travel expenses such as food, drinks, and transportation are manageable. You can enjoy a hearty, heavy meal for cheap if you’re adventurous enough to try street food and eat like locals do. You also have plenty of affordable accommodation options especially if you’re traveling with a group.
With a coastline spanning over 9,000 kilometers, Mexico has plenty of idyllic beaches to explore. Each year, tourists from all over the world visit the country’s world-class resorts. Enjoy the turquoise waters and lively crowd of Cancun, party in hip Playa del Carmen, or soak up some history and visit archeological sites in between swims in Tulum. Whether you’re in the mood for a party or a quiet escape, Mexico has a beach to suit your preference.
Delicious is an understatement when it comes to Mexican cuisine. Tasty, vibrant, varied and simply irresistible. If you are one of the few who isn’t already a fan of tacos, tamales, carnitas, tortas, and quesadillas, then one trip to the city can definitely convert you. You don’t have to dine in fancy restaurants for a flavorful dish. In Mexico, street food rules. It is a great way to get acquainted with the diverse cuisine and put a little more spice into your diet. Remember to put elotes, gorditas, tostadas, and tostilocos on your must-eat list!
Do you have an insatiable thirst for history and nature? Are you on a mission to visit as many UNESCO heritage sites as you can? If so, consider starting your journey in Mexico. With an incredibly diverse natural and cultural heritage, Mexico serves as home to the most heritage sites than any country in the continent. Each of the 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites is worth a visit. Sian Ka’an, Chichen-Itza, Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino, Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco, Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila, Historic Town of Guanajuato and the Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal are among our top picks
The sheer size of Mexico is a telltale sign of its diverse ecosystems. Be it landscapes, valleys, flora and fauna, the country has definitely a lot to offer.
Yes, Mexico city is sprawling, busy and overcrowded. But it is also saturated with cultural hotspots, historical sites, delightful cuisine, friendly people, impressive architecture and more. It definitely has something in store for all types of tourists. With a lower cost of living, traveling around the city is very affordable. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, National Palace, and the largest church in the entire Latin America, the Metropolitan Cathedral, or swing by the archaeological site of Teotihuacan to soak up some of the city’s history. If you’re an art lover, schedule a trip to Frida Kahlo Museum and to learn more about the renowned artist’s life and works.
It’s hard to believe that this slice of paradise has only been built over a decade ago. With its inviting turquoise waters, gorgeous beaches, luxury resorts, and colorful nightlife, the island draws in tourists from all over the globe. We’ve rounded up the activities you should put in your itinerary when you visit Cancun. Read: Travelling to Cancun? Add These Activities to Your Itinerary
Do you want to unwind? The laidback town of Tulum, situated on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is not nearly as commercial as Cancun but is just as beautiful. More than the beautiful beaches of this little town, there are countless to explore. Don’t leave without visiting the famous Mayan ruins, diving into the famous cenotes El Gran Cenote and Calavera, or taking a trip down Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
With over 30 dive sites, this laidback city is every diver’s paradise. The shore is lined with palm trees, seafood restaurants, and glossy beachfront resorts. The main attraction, however, is the sea teeming with diverse marine life. Spend your days swimming, sailing, snorkeling, parasailing or learning about the Mesoamerican ruins in Xihuacan.
Have you had your fill of sun, sand, and sea? Make Oaxaca your next destination. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Mexican state is well known for its flavorful food, rich culture, history, colorful festivals, art scene and colonial treasures. There are plenty of archeological sites to explore and Monte Albán is on top of that list. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures (Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca) too; it houses an impressive collection of pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary artifacts. Set in a 17th-century convent, the building in itself is a work of art.
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