Top 10 Places to Visit in Mexico

From lofty 1300 year old Maya ruins to the modern skyline of Cancun’s hotels, and from the sweaty jungles of the interior to the beautiful sandy beaches on both east and west coasts, Mexico displays its diversity and its ability to cater to tourists no matter what their tastes.
Here are perhaps 10 of the best places to visit in Mexico:
1:Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City


The city is situated in a valley 2200m above sea level and occupied by over 20 million people. It is littered with historic buildings and museums. The Historic city center has been cited by UNESCO as world cultural heritage status and the Zocaló, a huge square in the heart of the city, which is home to the National Palace and Cathedral, often accommodates festivals and parades.
2:Cancun

Cancun Island

Cancun Island


Although popular for its 14 miles of pristine white sandy beaches, being on the Yucatan peninsular, it is also known as the gateway to El Mundo Maya (The Mayan World). If you like any kind of water sport or thrive for night life, then this is the place for you. Shoppers can take a rest from the beach to visit the market in downtown Cancun. It is no wonder that Cancun has become one of the top tourism destinations in the world.
3:Isla Cozumel

Isla Cozumel

Isla Cozumel


An island situated close to Cancun advertises itself as heaven on earth and is one of the premier diving locations in the world. If you are not a diver you can still enjoy some of the virgin beaches on the island, visit a Mayan ruin at San Gervasio or kiss a Dolphin at “Dolphin Discovery”.
4:Acapulco

Acapulco

Acapulco


Just a 3 ½ hr drive from Mexico City, Acapulco sits on the Pacific coast and was once Mexico’s most popular tourist destination and the vacation choice of the late President Kennedy. It still today retains its beauty and its excellent location for water sports. Do not forget to see the legendary cliff divers as the jump into the bubbling surf of small inlet.
5:Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas


Located on the southern most point of Baja it initially started to build up to cater to sports fishermen. It has steadily developed so that it now offers attractions to meet most tourists’ needs.
6:Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta


Situated on the west coast of Mexico Puerto Vallarta possesses some of the best beaches in Mexico. Here they have seemed to ideally mix the feeling of an old colonial village with the modern technology of tourism in a unique way, resulting in comfort and relaxation as you enjoy either the beaches to the west or the beautiful Sierra Madre to the east.
7:Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca


500km southeast of Mexico City is a valley 1600m above sea level, rests the town of Oaxaca. It is rich in color and folklore and has regular festivals. Its colonial center and its indigenous markets make it a unique and pleasant tourist destination.
8:Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen


Located 35 miles south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast is Maya Riviera. Located on beautiful beaches and quiet surroundings this is the perfect vacation destination for those who like peace and relaxation, yet still want to enjoy the sun and sea.
9:Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Manzanillo


Located on the central Pacific coast of Mexico it has a cooler than most feel because of its proximity to the Sierra Madre Mountains. Although it has a diverse landscape, it still has great beaches but is equally well known for its eco tourism and water sports.
10:Villahermosa

Villahermosa

Villahermosa


This is the capital of the state of Tabasco and is an industrial hub. It is however steeped in history and has many museums and statues to depict it. A good destination for culture lovers and also has a planetarium.

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