Mexico City for over 5 years, and falling in love with people, country and history, I never tire of traveling to Mexico. Whether it’s the beaches of Cancún, the archaeological sites of Central and southern Mexico, or the bustling city life, Mexico never disappoints. With its perfect blend of vibrant history, fascinating landscapes, beautiful beaches and endless sunshine, it’s no surprise that Mexico is one of the best travel destinations in North America.
Mexico’s colorful landscape makes it one of the most breathtaking destinations to visit on the planet, and is known for its alluring blend of cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and natural beauty.
While many people tend to lie around the pools enjoying margaritas, you can spend your days exploring historic heritage sites, walking along palm beaches, or interacting with locals to learn about their culture and inimitable delicious cuisines.
If you think of Mexico as your next travel destination and don’t know where to visit, don’t worry. You hit the right spot. We have compiled a list of the main exciting attractions, landscapes and interesting areas not to be missed in Mexico.
Fascinating city? Affirmative. Big cosmopolitan city? Fat, Yeah. Traditional city? Again, yes, Absolutely!
While Mexico has had its share of negative image, the capital of Mexico has nearly twenty-two million inhabitants. If you are here for fun, you will not be disappointed.
The city had great historical sites such as the imposing Plaza Garibaldi, better known for its mariachi groups, the ancient Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe, the Castillo de Chapultepec, the El ElGel . Independent monument and much more. You will also have the chance to see many rebuilt colonial buildings, pyramids, Aztec canals, creative art murals by the famous Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo studio.
Enjoy your evenings on the streets while enjoying hipster dinners and chic restaurants; Polanco and Condesa.
Where to stay: the Condesa Haus de luxe.
San Miguel de Allende
Check out this top pick from the central hills Uptown, north of Mexico City, just two hours from León Airport. The city is safe for visitors, so don’t worry about criminal or drug-related incidents.
San Miguel de Allende is beautiful! The city is the main attraction near Mexico City. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, famous for its craft shops, botanical gardens, 17th century cathedrals, organic restaurants and chic guest houses. The city has 62,000 people, well distributed – an important small town with just the right crown for your imagination.
A small colonial town of less than two million inhabitants, Puebla is full of cathedrals and a perfect museum filled with ancient relics. It is a quiet town with a rich history and buildings decorated with azulejos (painted tiles). There are plenty of places to visit, dine and enjoy the tasty taco árabe (marinated pork served on flatbread), escamoles (buttered rice) and many other exotic Mexican dishes.
Puebla is about an hour from Mexico City by taxi and two hours by bus. So you can drive for a day and be back in Mexico City at night.
Guanajuato lives during the October Cervantino Festival-an annual cultural festival with mariachis, orchestras, Modern Art and folklórico ballet.
When the festive month dies, tourists visit the museum of the stoic mummy and San Miguel de Allende in the Far East of Guanajuato. The city is three hours by private car from Mexico City or five hours by bus.
Although considered a complete resort destination, Puerto Vallarta is much more than just hotels and resorts. This beautiful city has something for every traveler, from picturesque beaches, lively nightclubs to tropical jungles and historic buildings. Nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and offering picturesque stretches of sandy coastline, Puerto Vallarta offers plenty of outdoor leisure activities to keep you busy.
If you are an adventure addict, this is the place to be, you can choose bungee jumping, scuba diving, parasailing or skydiving.
In addition, the nightlife in the city is simply amazing; you can enjoy the delicious cuisines by eating your way through the city while browsing the city, hoping club or just make a reservation in an exclusive restaurant for a lively evening with your loved ones.
Outside the city, you can browse the papaya and mango plantations or visit the quiet fishing villages around the city.
Where to stay: Travelers have the chance to sample the various All-Inclusive offers offered by the various resorts. You can see the following resorts, Krystal Vallarta, Plaza Pelicanos Club Beach Resort and Crown paradise Golden.
Located in the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel Island is known worldwide for its pristine blue waters and vibrant marine life. This island captivates even the most relaxed beachgoers with its breathtaking beauty and variety of exciting water activities.
Outdoor enthusiasts,make sure there are several exciting things you can do here, from snorkeling, diving, surfing to deep sea fishing. In addition to the fun of the beach, the island offers other exciting attractions. You can choose to visit the Mayan historical ruins of El Caracol and San Gervasio for a dose of historical context.
You can also walk around and explore Chankanaab National Park with epic photos of iguanas and the surrounding countryside.
Where to stay: You have plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation during a stay in Cozumel. Some of the affordable hotels near the tourist resort of Cozumel, Casa Mexicana Cozumel, Hotel Mary Carmen.