It would only be natural if you have envied someone for vacationing in the extraordinary land of Mexico. Bordering with the USA, Mexico is the most populated Spanish-speaking country. It has always been a popular tourist location for Americans for many decades, and now it also attracts thousands of Europeans and others from all around the globe. From its awesome beaches, to an exciting nightlife, to historical ruins, Mexico has much to offer for every visitor.
It’s time to go on a discovery trip and know the top 5 places that are a must-go-to when you travel to Mexico.
The resort destinations of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Island of Cozumel are together known as the Mayana Riviera, and stretch marvelously on the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. The area contributes up to 20% of Mexico’s economy. Along with its serious sunbathing, Cancun offers all sorts of water sports and activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, places where you can interact with dolphins and super cool water fun with the types of scooters that submerge you underwater with the fishes of the deep blue sea. It’s definitely something you would want to explore. Despite the numerous number of people that visit Cancun, you will never feel the crowd, with wide and long beach lines to accommodate everyone.
2. Chichen Itza
For history buffs, this area spans thousands of years of Mayan history. How to visit Chichen Itza in Mexico is no problem as it’s inland from Cancun, where you can easily book for a one-day excursion. This magnificent site sits right on the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico is home to the most important Aztec and Mayan ruins and Chichen Itza is a UNESCO heritage site. The Mayan Temple is one of the most dominant attractions, with its amazing structure dating back centuries, showing the unequivocal power and the genius of the Mayan civilization.
3. Puerto Vallarta
Usually just called Vallarta, this area was first targeted by American elites in the 60s as a main holiday destination, appreciated for its more than astounding beach, as well as its simplicity. It’s pretty much away from too much modernization, making it a perfect spot when you just feel you want to unplug from everything else. The city is quite known for its arts and crafts, and simply beautiful for just taking strolls on the promenades along the beach line. While you’re there, you absolutely must spend some time at the Malecon path, where everyone is out and about, and where you can enjoy souvenir shopping or watching street performers. And if you’re a fan of Mexican cuisines – who isn’t? – you might find some places there that will give you a lesson or two to whip up your favorite Mexican meals from scratch.
4. Cabo San Lucos and The Los Cabos Corridors
This area is a 30-kilometer stretch of beach line, where ocean meets the desert. There is sunshine all year round, like much of Mexico, and there are lots of native Mexicans who live there to give you a true authentic feel of Mexico and Mexicans. There’s an abundance of sea life in this area, and well-known French undersea explorer, Jacques Cousteau, once described it as the ‘aquarium of the world’. Water activities, like the fly-board, which is connected to a jet ski, and basically allows you to fly over the crystal clear waters, with jet ski water pumping the board up.
5. Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon)
Copper Canyon is the Grand Canyons of Mexico, and in fact, larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon. The adventure to view this canyon starts at El Fuerte, a picture of a perfect colonial town which is known for gold and silver mining. South of the town, is the railroad known as Chihuahua Pacifico Railroad. After boarding the train, you will pass the Madre Mountains, which is the home of Copper Canyon. The train is a masterpiece that began its construction in the 1900s, but was not completed till the 60s due to tough terrains and financial problems. The train passes over 39 bridges and goes through 87 tunnels. If you want, there are bike routes, and even horseback riding in this amazing, scenic tour to reach the Canyon.
Mexico is a country filled with details in every aspect. You can equally do much or just chill to enjoy a memorable trip that you’re bound to repeat. With pristine beaches, historical sights, friendly people, and great cuisine, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular. You simply can’t go wrong with this destination.