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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Mexico for Vacation

1. Monuments of ancient civilisations

1-day private tour to Chichen Itza, Mexico
                                                                                Pyramids of Chichen Itza, Mexico

Exploring impressive monuments left by past generations is one of the top reasons to visit Mexico. Without a doubt, the pyramids erected by its pre-Hispanic civilisations millennia ago cannot leave anyone indifferent. Therefore, if you like history, you should at least once in life come to see them with your own eyes. For example, take a look at the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, El Tajin, or any other of 193 archaeological sites that the country has.

2. Beautiful beaches

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
                                                                    Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

What can be better than forget about everything and relax on first-class beaches with white sand and turquoise water? Fortunately, Mexico has a lot of them! Resorts of Cancun, Mazatlan, Huatulco, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel are among the best in Latin America and throughout the world. Clean, gentle sea, fine white sand, always excellent weather – these factors make beach holidays in Mexico incredibly popular.

3. Colorful carnivals

Veracruz  Carnival, Mexico
                                                                            Veracruz Carnival, Mexico

Another important reason why travel to Mexico is to attend one of its numerous carnivals. Carnival week takes place in February, before the beginning of Great Lent. This time life in Mexican towns & cities turns into a real holiday with endless dances, songs, and fun. Mexico’s colourful, incendiary, and beautiful festivals will charge you with positive emotions and will remain in your memory forever.

4. Delicious cuisine

The next reason to visit Mexico is to try its delicious & diverse cuisine. What’s more, local food has a long history and can be considered one of the world's most unique. As a matter of fact, in 2010 traditional Mexican cuisine was recognised by UNESCO as the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

One of the most popular Mexican dishes  - tacos al pastor (
                                             One of the most popular Mexican dishes: tacos al pastor (“shepherd style”).

5. Great shopping

Crafts market in Mexico
                                                          A typical view of a crafts market in Mexico.

Mexico will also delight all lovers of bright & unusual souvenirs. You can buy colourful sombrero, original poncho, wooden figurines, and other no less interesting stuff in its numerous shops. Besides, its handmade products show the richness of Mexican traditions, and there is no better souvenir than the one that represents the country's roots.

6. Traditional spas

Another reason to visit Mexico is to improve health with ancient unconventional methods. Mexicans often use local products and indigenous rituals to stay fit & beautiful – sometimes in quite an unusual way. For example, take Maya bee wraps with honey. Indeed, local knowledge of the health of the body and spirit is still truly priceless. What only pre-Hispanic temazcal sweat lodge is worth!

Temazcal near Monterrey, Mexico
                                                              Improvised temazcal near Monterrey, Mexico

7. Traditional dances

                                                         Danzon – traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico

Why come to Mexico? To learn how to dance real cumbia, danzon, or some more of the traditional Mexican dances! One more dance that you can practice there is salsa. This passionate dance, popular throughout all Latin America, is not just about movements & music; it’s a lifestyle. Mexicans love and know how to sing and dance, it seems, all without exception. As a matter of fact, locals in salsa & cumbia clubs move so gracefully and easily that it’s possible to watch them dancing for hours. In these moments, you understand how important movement and body language is in this part of the world.

8. Mysterious cenotes

                                                                 Cenote Ik Kil, Yucatán, Mexico

One more reason why travel to Mexico is to visit its mysterious cenotes in Yucatan. Scientists claim that this peninsula's landscape was largely affected by a meteorite that fell millions of years ago. This accident caused the limestone-based easily dissolvable ocean floor to rise. As a result, the entire peninsula is currently permeated from within by underground rivers and lakes. In many places, limestone soils collapse and form cenotes – natural wells and tunnels with clear, crystal water.

9. “Magical Towns.”

                                            Typical red roofs of Taxco – one of the most visited “Magical Towns” in Mexico

How many places on Earth can boast of having a magical city? And in Mexico, there are over 120 of them! “Magical Towns” is a unique program created by the Mexican government to preserve the cultural & historical heritage of small towns of the country and attract visitors to them. These places are united not only by the glorious pre-Hispanic past and the legacy of the colonial era. Above all, they represent residents' efforts to preserve centuries-old traditions and architectural monuments to this day.

10. Climate diversity

Finally, the last reason to visit Mexico that we want to mention is its perfect weather & great climatic diversity. Basically, in Mexico, you can find almost any type of climate. For example, arid climate in the north, a warm tropical climate in coastal areas, and a temperate climate in the mountains. Thus, when travelling to Mexico, you can always find the region that perfectly fits your preferences.

                                                         Nature at sunset, somewhere in Veracruz, Mexico

Those are just a few of the numerous reasons why to visit Mexico. Indeed, it’s such a diverse country with so much to offer that it will satisfy almost every traveller.


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