Mexico has been one of North America’s top honeymoon, spur-of-the-moment holiday, spring break and family vacation destinations for decades. From its plethora of attractions, gorgeous, tropical climates, stunning landscapes and affordable rates - the lure of traveling to Mexico is not hard to grasp. Depending on what type of vacation you are looking for, there are different locations all throughout the country to fit your criteria. Here are some of our favorite spots:
Mexico's Beaches: a tropical-paradise getaway
First things first. Most visitors go to Mexico in search of sun, sand, crystal clear waters and icy cold drinks.
Located on the Pacific coast of central Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. With stunning white sand beaches, culture, history and loads of entertainment options, visitors will have to try hard to be bored in this amazing beach destination. From great diving and outdoor activities to beach-bumming and all-night partying, holidays in this vacation city have only one problem: they come to an end.
Isla Mujeres off the southeastern tip of Mexico, is the best beach destination for anyone looking to have some peaceful rest and relaxation. With amazing beaches, outdoor water activities, quiet local stays and extravagant resorts, Isla Mujeres can deliver that rejuvenating, holiday retreat that some of the more mainstream-Mexico destinations fail to deliver.
Mexico’s Ancient Side: the Mayan Legacy
The next in Mexico’s most interesting appeals is its ancient Mayan history. From extensive ancient complexes to towering stone pyramids, the ruins of Mexico beckon history buffs from all over the world. The Yucatan Peninsula is home to the highest concentration of Mayan ruin sites, making it the most popular Mayan destination. With the Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Coba and Tulum sites all within its southeastern peninsula, a tour of this area is truly unforgettable. Nearby the Yucatan area is the Palenque region, home to the country’s single most extensive collection of Mayan ruins - making this region an excellent multi-day trip as well.
Mexico’s Colonial History: The Spanish Connection
Spain’s colonization of Mexico had a drastic effect on the native population as well as the country’s art, architecture and cultural traditions. There are several major destinations within the country where visitors can still experience the “old-world” atmosphere, from the UNESCO cities of Puebla and Oaxaca (with their stunning architecture and rich gastronomy) to the mansions, plazas and colonial monuments of Cuernavaca, Queretaro, Morelia and San Miguel de Allende.
Mexico for the Adrenaline Junkie
Mexico isn’t just for beach and history lovers… There’s an entire adventurous side of the country that will satisfy even the wildest of adrenaline seekers. With landscapes ranging from arid mountain peaks to dense jungle rainforests, travelers can raft, trek and spelunk through San Luis Potosi, dive and snorkel in Quintana Roo, take a desert safari in Sonora or climb the peaks in Queretaro… and that’s just the beginning of it! Arrange the ultimate adrenaline-fueled adventure through your Mexico tour guide to get a real feel for the country’s diversity!
Located in south-central Mexico, Mexico City is saturated in history, culture, delicious food options, great nightlife, fun theme parks and amazing shopping. If you’re stopping over in Mexico City before heading onwards to another vacation zone - give yourself a few days to explore the vibrant capital… you won’t regret it!
Mexico’s Top Entertainment and Party Destinations
It’s no secret that Mexico is home to some outrageously good party spots. From the never-ending spring break of Cancun to the foam parties, beer drinking contests and all-day/night drinking fiestas of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has the entertainment/nightlife scene on lock down. Perhaps one of the biggest attractions of Mexico is its ability to combine all four attractions in one. Places like Playa del Carmen boast amazing beaches, raging nightlife, local history and culture as well as ancient Mayan ruins all within the same area. So no matter what you’re looking for, whether only one or all-in-one… you can find it in Mexico!