Mexico is one of the most popular travel destinations in North America. The weather’s beautiful, the people are welcoming, and the beaches are breathtaking.
Mexico has a rich history, dating back thousands of years. If you are interested in visiting and want to see some of the nation’s best historical locations (and beauty spots), then it’s important to do your research before traveling.
This is so that you can draw up a comprehensive list of all of the places that you want to go to. If you wait until you’re there, there’s no way that you will find the time to draw up an itinerary. Preparation is key.
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Here are some of Mexico’s most astonishing places, that you should visit when you travel there:
If you’re visiting Mexico for the first time, then you won’t want to miss Tulum. It is situated on Mexico’s eastern coast and has one of Mexico’s best-preserved coastal Maya sites.
In addition to Maya ruins, and according to the travel experts from expertvagabond.com/tulum-things-to-do, it also has yoga retreats, restaurants, and lots of shops. Sometime next year, the Mexican government is opening an airport in Tulum, so traveling there will be much easier.
For now, however, it’s still not that difficult to reach. The area also has myriad hotels, so if you are visiting, why not stay overnight and enjoy the area’s nightlife?
It would be impossible to compile a list of Mexico’s most astonishing places including its capital, Mexico City. Not only does Mexico City has historical sites and museums, but also has a vibrant and lively night scene.
In fact, some would argue that Mexico City’s night scene is Mexico’s most exciting. The city has hundreds of bars, clubs, and restaurants (some of which are five-star).
It also has luxury boutique hotels, and for people on a budget, hostels, and motels. Mexico City is also one of Mexico’s safest areas for tourists, so it’s perfect if you are traveling with your family.
It can’t be disputed; Oaxaca City has Mexico’s finest restaurants and eateries. The city is a true gastronomic experience. Food isn’t all that Oaxaca has to offer, however.
It is also a world heritage city, with beautiful buildings (and natural wonders, too). The city’s indigenous population can be found all over, selling arts and crafts.
If you are traveling and want to bring back your loved ones some gifts, then there’s nowhere better to go shopping than Oaxaca. The city is also very safe, like Mexico City and Tulum.
It has lots of hotels, so you won’t be stuck for places to stay. If you want to stay in a heritage building, then there are also lots of Airbnb rooms available.
Isla Holbox is an island that’s located just off the Mexican mainland. It is a popular holiday destination for Mexicans themselves, so you know that it’s good.
The island has pastel-colored buildings, white-sanded beaches, and a real ‘seaside’ vibe. Whether you want to go scuba diving or sunbathing, Isla Holbox has it all.
The island’s more or less car-free, so you will either have to travel around it on foot or in a golf cart. It is also possible to lease bicycles on the island, which is a great way to travel if you are with a loved one or your family.
Bernal is another of Mexico’s most beautiful towns, rich in history and culture. Bernal’s residents are rumored to live the longest out of all of Mexico’s citizens.
The reason for this is likely their healthy diet, beautiful town, and quiet lifestyle. It also has the world’s third-largest monolith, which is definitely worth visiting.
As you would expect, there are lots of hiking trails that run through and around the area, in addition to heritage trails. There are also lots of hotels to be found there, so you won’t be stuck somewhere to stay.
It’s definitely somewhere that should be on your list of places to visit for Mexico this year.
Lago de Patzcuaro
Mexico is one of the world’s most beautiful countries – that’s a statement that can’t be denied. Well, Lago de Patzcuaro is often regarded to be the most beautiful attraction in Mexico (so can you imagine how beautiful it is?)
It is a lake with beaches that run around it. On average it is 5 meters deep, making it a good place to go for people that enjoy paddling or swimming. The lake was formed by a volcano and is home to a number of animals, including mud turtles and garter snakes.
If you love flamingos, then you’ll love Celestun. The reason for this is that Celestun has a massive population of flamingos living there!
Celestun is located in Mexico’s amazing Yucatan Peninsula. The town of Celestun is sleepy, like Bernal, and also boasts a long life expectancy.
It isn’t somewhere that you will find lively parties and festivals year-round, like Mexico City, but it is somewhere that you will find tranquillity, natural beauty, and friendly locals.
If you want to visit somewhere that’s a little more formal and organized, then the resort town of Puerto Vallarta deserves some consideration. It’s great for people that don’t have time to freely wander and explore – for people with time constraints.
The area has gorgeous stretches of beach, in addition to a beautifully designed and built old town, complete with traditional Mexican architecture and lots of shops. The town also has a lively culinary scene, with some of the nation’s best tourist restaurants, and you can even attend a Puerto Vallarta tequila tour if that sounds appealing to you.
Valladolid is another city with incredible architecture and friendly locals. If you are visiting Mexico and want to get a taste of history, then Valladolid is definitely worth visiting.
Valladolid is a very affordable place to visit also, with lots of hostels and motels. Valladolid also has some pretty awesome restaurants. It should be on your list of places to visit if you want to get a taste of history.
Mexico is a beautiful nation with an amazingly rich history. It’s somewhere that everybody has to visit once. If you follow this guide’s advice and visit the destinations suggested here, then your visit to Mexico will be absolutely unforgettable.
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