28 Jan It’s Time to Explore the Top 11 Destinations in Mexico
Our neighboring country Mexico is so close, it’s basically calling our names for a vacation. And with so many gorgeous, luxurious spots to choose from, we thought we’d compile some of our favorites just for you.
This small town in Mexico often shortened to Vallarta or just “PV.” It’s a popular destination among foreigners looking for second homes in a warmer climate. Landscapes of beautiful beaches and lush jungle mountains envelope this picturesque town of colonial landmarks, first-class resorts, restaurants, shops and dozens of nightclubs. This resort town truly has it all.
Ever heard of this beauty? Whether you have or haven’t, it’s definitely worth a visit. Guanajuato is a charming colonial-era city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico was once a silver mining town. It’s best visited during October’s Festival Cervantino, an annual international arts festival.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen has vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns, no wonder it’s one of the top diving destinations in the world. A global mix of fun-loving travelers and vacationers gather year round to the city to relax on sandy beaches, party on stylish beach clubs and enjoying the tropical Bohemian atmosphere in a luxurious setting. This coastal resort town that sits along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Rivera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline is nothing but extraordinary from its beaches, parks, restaurants and more.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is one of the top destination spots in Mexico and known as “The end of the earth,” as it is the last piece of land in the Baja California Peninsula. Step into the exceptional world where the unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and range of amenities will appeal to any vacationers. This resort city has everything you’ve been craving from water-based activities and outdoor restaurants to gorgeous rock formations and a thriving nightlife.
Warm white powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters together pumping nightlife, many accommodation options make this a place like no other! Home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Cancún is the perfect place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Cancún is composed of two very distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area of El Centro and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront string of hotels, nightclubs and dining. So, your options are truly endless while in Cancún.
This destination is popular among many spring breakers. Countless nightclubs keep the evenings hopping, while Acapulco Bay and its sandy beaches give the beautiful people a place to perfect their tans by day. Acapulco sites on Mexico’s Pacific coast on a large bay and is backed by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains.
Guadalajara, located in western Mexico is the country’s second biggest city bursting with history and culture. This is the home of mariachi music and tequila, but also one of the country’s industrial and business centers, sometimes referred to as Mexico’s Silicon Valley. Guadalajara is dotted with colonial plazas and landmarks that bring eyes from all over the world.
A visit to Tulum offers spectacular views of the Riviera Maya beaches, the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding coastal region. It was an ancient Mayan fortress city that rose to power toward the end of the Classic period. Tulum is widely known for its beaches and well-preserved ruins. But if that’s still not enough, you can visit Gran Cenote to snorkel in a limestone sinkhole. Endless possibilities await.
Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where travelers can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and it’s architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. Mexican cuisine, vibrant markets and native customs make this colonial city ideal for immersion in the country’s culture. This central, Mexican city hold some ornate churches and former monasteries, truly embracing its colonial times, many of which are made from green volcanic stone.
Cozumel isn’t just another city, it’s an island. Cozumel is best known for two things: coral reefs and cruise ships. It’s also a destination for both adventure and romance. Cozumel might just your ideal vacation island, it provides blissful isolation if you wish. Whether it’s a resort stay you long for or a cruise, Cozumel is the perfect stop for either vacation.
San Miguel de Allende
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this small town is famous for its beautiful landscape of mountains, valleys, canyons an intense cultural and artistic life. This colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, lies historic cobblestoned pathways, neo-Gothic churches and botanical gardens that are bustling with regional plants.