One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world is Mexico, the land of contrasts and color. Some of the attractions that make Mexico be so popular are the gorgeous beaches, ancient pyramids, delicious culinary scene, and festive culture. There are so many other things to see and do in this blossoming country. This article contains a guide to the best places to visit in Mexico. After reading, you will see several reasons why you should visit Mexico in general.
Most Amazing Places to visit in Mexico
Here are some of the fun places in Mexico that you should visit before you leave.
Puebla, which is founded in 1531 and is among the top largest cities in Mexico, has more than 2 million inhabitants. It is located in central Mexico, halfway between Mexico City and the Veracruz port, making the city very important.
As the gastronomic capital of the country, hungry travelers would not want to miss visiting this location. When you get here, you can try out mole poblano, which is their traditional dish invented there in Puebla. Other sights that you will enjoy viewing here are the onyx statues, large pyramids, and more. Puebla is certainly a must-visit location in Mexico.
Another location that makes our list of the best places to visit in Mexico is Acapulco, which is Guerrero’s largest city. Acapulco is a beach resort city where you will find popular beaches like Tamarindos, Icacos, Hornos, Papagayo, Caleta, and Langosta.
If you are in this city not just to visit the beaches alone, you can still head to San Diego where you will see an on-site museum that teaches you the history of that city and also several historic buildings. At the main square of the city, you can visit an outstanding cathedral, experience the local culture, shop, dine in cafes, and watch street performers. Another amazing thing to watch in this city is the La Quebrada Cliff divers plunging into a 147 feet shallow inlet. This can be viewed either from close-by restaurants or from any platforms that are on the tops of the cliff.
Playa del Carmen
This is another bubbly resort town in Quintana Roo, Mexico. This city was formerly a fishing village of diverse European influence. But now, it has grown and expanded to be a vibrant resort town filled with several entertainment venues and beautiful beaches. Despite this expansion, this city commonly referred to as “Playa”, still maintains its friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere.
Visiting this city gives you several opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. At 5th Avenue or Quinta Avenida, you will find several bars, hotels, clubs, shops, restaurants, and boutiques.
Because of the white stone buildings in this city, Merida got the nickname “White City” and it is also the capital of Yucatan State. This city has its personal unique culture, dialect, and cuisine shaped by colonial, Mayan, and Caribbean influences.
There are plenty of colonial buildings in Merida, including a former Conquistador leader’s palace. You will also find many historic structures at el Zocalo, such as the Old City Hall, 16th-century cathedral, and the Governor’s Palace.
You and your family will have so many things to do and see in this city (Merida), such as visiting Mayan archeological sites and going to different colorful markets to browse for souvenirs.
Taxco is another place in Mexico that you should visit with your family during your vacation. This place is surrounded by valleys, mountains, and rolling hills. Apart from the breathtaking views and lovely landscapes, this city also has elaborately carved artisanal silverware and colonial architecture. You will also find the main sight and symbol of the city, which is the gorgeous extravagant architecture of Santa Prisca Cathedral. These and many more are what you will find in Taxco. If you are planning your next family vacation, you should not forget to include Taxco in your list.
Los Cabos is currently known as one of the top tourist destinations, both in Mexico and across the world. This is because of its lively party scene, whale watching experiences, excellent scuba diving, and beautiful resort beaches. Cabo San Lucas, which is one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico, features upscale restaurants, a glittering party scene, luxury resorts, and championship golf courses. It also features several water sports, including parasailing, boat tours, snorkeling, glass-bottom, and scuba diving. You can also visit gorgeous beaches, such as Chileno Beach, which is known for its marine life and crystal clear waters. If you want to view the sea lions, then you should climb the El Arco rock in Cabo San Lucas. Your time is worth spending in this location.
Cozumel is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. This island is among the best diving destinations that you can find in the Western Hemisphere, making it a great location to spend your vacation with every member of your family. Cozumel Island is known to have several dive shops around.
Apart from the calm beaches that are at Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel Island’s wind conditions and ocean currents are not okay for swimming. But, you can enjoy parasailing and surf on the beaches on this island. There are also several beach hotels with outstanding swimming pools and you can still engage in other amazing water activities like glass-bottom boat tours and deep-sea fishing. If you are looking for fascinating attractions, Cozumel is the place to be.
Here is another awesome place that you can consider visiting in Mexico with your family during your next vacation. This city, founded in 1559, has become so famous for its silver and gold mines. You and your family can visit some of those mines when you arrive in Guanajuato, such as La Valencia, which is among the world’s richest mines. Traditional mariachi music can be enjoyed in this blessed city.
With this article, we believe that you will have no problem planning your next trip to Mexico. Make your trip/family vacation worthwhile by visiting any or some of the above-mentioned places in Mexico.