North Americans love to take a trip to Mexico at least once in their lifetime. So much is in the essence of the country. It is becoming popular day by day for tourists who flock to the country all year round. The Aztec and the Mayan sites, along with the historic colonial cities that are now designated to the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO are a must visit. The beachfront homes in Mexico, the Playa Del Carmen, Cancun and the Puerto Vallarta are some of the best places that you need to see along with popular vacation spots like Guanajuato, Uxmal and the Chichen Itza. Therefore, read long to know why.
The whole experience of visiting Mexico is topped with the country’s rich, cultural and traditional mix of beliefs, understanding, with a slight influence of the colonial times. Mexico is not only a desert, it is also rich in flora and fauna and the area of the country is spread and cross climate zones to provide everything from deserts to dense tropical forests.
Let us tell you the best things you could do there and the places you must visit.
- Cancun & Mayan Riveria
The resort destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Cozumel Island are stretched along the beautiful coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. The place boasts of its grandeur view of nature and has many activities which include snorkeling, stingray swims, dolphin swims, and scuba diving in the worlds’ largest museum. The region is also filled with the ruins from the Mayan era, like the Chichen Itza and Tulum.
- Cabo San Lucas
Cabo or Los Cabos lies at the southern tip of the beautiful Baja Peninsula. The coastline of the Cabo is stretched over a large area and extends from the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This 30km long beach stretch with its pristine water and landscape is known as the Los Cabo Corridor or Corredor Turistico. One can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving when going for a swim in the clear waters.
The Puerto Vallarta is among the increasingly growing popular beaches in all of Mexico. The city boasts of gorgeous locations and offers people who love to shop, endless options to choose from. The beachside promenades are must, also you can opt for paragliding, jet skiing, and cruising. The best part is you get to swim with the Dolphins here.
- Ciudad de Mexico / Mexico’s Historic Centre
Mexico City is the capital of the country; however, it also offers the depths of the origin and essence of the country. Thanks to its world-class museums, art galleries, architectural buildings, Mexico City is quite a place. Major attractions here are the Constitution Square, National Palace, Templo Mayo and the Metropolitan Church, replete with its Aztec relics. The volcanic mountains overlooking the city make it more gorgeous.
- Chichen Itza
It takes just a day trip to visit the Cancun and the Playa del Carmen or the Yucatan capital of Merida. Merida is a magnificent city of Chichen Itza; it is one of Mexico’s most visited archaeological sites as well as one of the biggest and best restored historical artifacts and structures. The El Castillo is a massive pyramid that you will witness here, also known as the Pyramid of Kukulkan.
- Copper Canyon
Chihuahua is one of Mexico’s northernmost states which share the border with New Mexico in the US. The state is visited mainly for its breathtakingly enormous and beautiful Copper Canyon. It is also known as the Barranca del Cobre. The Copper Canyon is known to be larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon that many refer to as its Cousin. This amazing structure was created by six rives, which converged in the Rio Fuerte before it drained out into the Gulf of California.
Guanajuato is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, credits to all the old colonial buildings, narrow alleyways and winding lanes. When you are visiting the many plazas of Guanajuato, the most delightful one would be the Jardin de La Union. It is the city’s main square, replete with old architecture. You should also visit the Juarez theatre and the old San Diego Church. Guanajuato is home to many art galleries and museums like the Museum of Quixote. This museum is dedicated to the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. There is also a festival dedicated to this great writer called the International Cervantino Festival. If you are there at the time of the mummy exhibitions, then do not miss out on the Mummies of Guanajuato. These mummies are naturally mummified remains of locals who died during a bad cholera outbreak in the mid-19th century.
- Ancient Fortress of Tulum
This fortress is the only fortified Mayan settlement located on the coast of the ancient city of Tulum. It is one is the most visited places in the Yucatan Peninsula. The site of this fortress is well preserved, atop a 12-meter high cliff. The fortress overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea, and the scenic beauty is delightfully breathtakingly beautiful.
Well, this was all. The list is long, however, we have brought together few of the best places to visit and activities to engage in when in Mexico. The dense forests, beautiful mountains, resplendent landscapes and the beaches, along with the desert, you will a life with all kinds of nature. Let Mexico treat you to the beauty of its country.