Mexico is an incredible country to visit. With its rich cultural heritage, a vast and delightful gastronomical scene, gorgeous landscapes, a vibrant nightlife and so much more, there’s sure to be something for every taste and type of traveler.
The city’s 20 million inhabitants make it one of the world’s most densely populated cities, but no trip to Mexico should be completed without taking at least a few days to visit the sprawling capital. The city is one of the most vibrant and colorful in the world, with an edgy and laid back vibe. There’s a wealth of tourist destinations and important historic sites to visit including the ancient city of Tenochtitlán, the pyramids of Tenayuca, the canals of Xochimilco. Also check out Chupultepec Park where a visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropología and Alameda where works of notable artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are on display.
Cabo San Lucas
If you’re looking for a top of the line beach get away, you should head to Los Cabos, making sure to stay at the One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas. Aside from the lively nightlife and funky bars that are available for visitors, there’s the incredible natural beauty of this place. Some of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches await you, with an array of activities offered through the exclusive beach fitness clubs. Those staying at the luxury resorts can indulge in impressive spas, tee off at the famous golf courses and eat their heart out at the top-of-the-line restaurants that serve dishes celebrating Mexico’s culinary delights.
The Yucatán is not just a destination for those who love history, though this is amongst the most important sites in the world to view the remains of the great Mayan civilization. Hoards of tourists flood to the epic ruins of Chichén Itzá and mega-resorts of Cancún, located on the northeast coast. There’s a vast contrast here, some of the landscapes are sparse, ecological reserves dotted with less visited ruins. Others, like the Riviera Maya, a stretch of Caribbean Coast that includes Playa del Carmen and Tulum, are among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
One of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Guanajuato, one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico for centuries running, still remains an incredible cultural jewel. Its protective status has ensured that the town keeps its pristine image, with colorful colonial architecture running up and down the hills, grand old churches and lack of billboard advertisements and traffic lights. The source of Guanajuato’s wealth, the mines, can still be visited along with the large collection of famous mummies and a number of magnificent churches, theaters, museums, and battlefields. Guanajuato also plays host to a number of cultural events during the year, including the Guanajuato International Film Festival.
Oaxaca city and Oaxaca state are some of Mexico’s most enticing destinations, with a capital that’s equally cosmopolitan and authentically Mexican. This is a must-visit location for lovers of food, with a culinary tradition that’s enriched by the variety of landscapes and famous around the world for the usage of ingredients like chocolate and Oaxaca cheese, as well as several mole sauces. There’s still a strong indigenous influence in this region, with many ancient languages still being widely spoken and traditional markets where tourists can buy fine hand-made crafts. Oaxaca is also rich in natural beauty, with amazing mountain scenery that includes some of Mexico’s central volcanic belt.
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