There are countless reasons to visit Mexico. A major tourist destination, it is prominent for its underground cenotes, ancient ruins, snorkeling with sea life and stunning beaches. There is something special for everyone. It’s a dreamy and sunny location that you should consider in your travel bucket-list today! Having doubts? Here are reasons why Mexico is worth your time.
Rich History & Cultural Wonder
Mexico landscape is very diverse, housing up to nine different ecosystems! From Mayan Ruins to History Museums, Mexico is no stranger to a long life of history. You will find mountains, cenotes, canyons, deserts, jungles, volcanoes, and rivers among so many amazing landscapes. There is just so much to explore in Mexico!
Mexico boast art scene, home to some of the best restaurants and nightclubs. While on your visit, do explore the Centro Histórico (Historic Center), which is where you'll find the Torre Latinoamericana – Mexico's first skyscraper. Nowhere else is Mexico's culture more evident than in its national museums. The Contemporary Art Museum (MACO), which is actually located in what was once a colonial mansion, is a standout in Oaxaca City.
Magnificent Beaches & Marine Life
Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches you can find in the Americas. With more than 6,000 miles of pristine coastline, there are up to 450 sandy stretches of paradise to visit. They’re full of fine, powdery, and insanely soft sand that feels luxurious on your feet.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities in Mexico. You could be swimming and snorkeling all day and never get bored with such a variety of things to discover. Many visit Mexico just for the snorkeling or diving experience because it truly that amazing.
If you like your beach holidays to be a bit more active then head to the west coast of Mexico and the beach town of Puerto Escondido. For something more exotic, Playa del Carmen is the go-to beach destination where you can swim in turquoise Caribbean waters, followed by evenings enjoying drinks in cocktail bars and dining in top-notch restaurants.
Natural Treasures to Explore
There are so many natural wonders to explore in Mexico. The remarkable remains of the once-great Maya civilization can be found in this exotic destination. When it came to building majestic temples, as well as forward-thinking agricultural systems and advanced infrastructures, the Mayans take the cake! Here in Mexico, you will find the world-renowned Kukulkan Pyramid and other spectacular Mayan ruins in locations like Coba, Uxmal, Tulum and Palenque.
Another spectacular wonder is the Cenotes. Cenotes are an unusual natural attraction and almost entirely unique to Mexico. A natural sinkhole formed over millions of years, they are sacred to the Maya people and can be found all over the Yucatan Peninsula.
Up for a little adventure? Then you should explore the spectacular Sumidero Canyon which you can journey through by boat, and Lagunas de Montebello, a national park comprising 59 different lakes amongst a pine forest.
Mexico is also home to several mountains that are open for hiking like the Sierra Madre Mountains which comprised of smaller scale ranges and are a popular destination for most travelers. Also don’t forget to check out the alluring and majestic Popocatépetl Volcano in Puebla, popularly known as El Popo, this mountain snowcapped peaks tower 5,426 metres (17,926ft) high.
Sensational Exotic Food
Food in Mexico is ten times better, and totally different, to the Mexican food found abroad. There are tons of regional specialities to indulge in. Besides some of the obvious choices such as tacos, enchiladas, chips, and salsa, or tamales, there are many other amazing dishes. For example, mole is a delicious sauce made with chocolate, chile, and nuts.
If you have a sweet tooth and are in the Yucatan Peninsula then try a marquesita. Like a crispy crepe, the classic version is filled with cheese and Nutella and can be found at street food carts all over the peninsula. In Mexico, street-food culture reigns supreme, bringing vibrant, spicy dishes to the masses on a daily basis.
Also in Mexico you can find the world's best tequila. Did you know that Tequila is actually a town in Mexico's Central Highlands known for its lush agave plants? On Mexico's famed Tequila Trail is where you'll find some of the world's top distilleries.
Spectacular Night Life
Whether you enjoy hitting a nightclub, dancing in the streets or just letting a few drinks turn into wee hours of the morning, you will find it in Mexico. Cities like Mexico City and Guadalajara have tons of bars and clubs to suit anyone’s tastes. In recent years Tulum has become a hotspot for those looking for a good time in an Instagram worthy setting.
A Country of Awe-inspiring UNESCO Sites
With 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites, and 10 world heritage cities, Mexico is full of many picturesque UNESCO World Heritage sites. The holy city of Teotihuacan, which was built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD, is loaded with sacred sites and ancient relics dating back to some of the earliest civilizations on record. Mexico is full of amazing opportunities for discovery and exploration.
Mexico is an inexpensive country to visit, especially if you’re from the United States as the dollar-to-peso conversion is very good. Mexico is very easy to get to because it’s a major tourist destination so there are plenty of flights in and out of Mexico from all around the world. The price of items in Mexico is much higher to make up for some of the difference but it’s still inexpensive for travelers.
Mexico is one of the easiest and most straightforward countries to travel around thanks to its amazing bus system. Within destinations, you’ll also find a range of transport options. Bigger cities like Mexico City and Guadalajara have trains, trams, buses and Uber is also available. And all cities, towns and villages in Mexico are serviced by a number of collectivos.
Cost-wise, Mexico can be as cheap or expensive as you like. Accommodation options range from 5 star luxury hotels to budget hostels. Mexico is a low-cost destination that definitely won’t break the bank.
Flamboyant Festivities & Shopping Central
Festivals are so common, you are almost always likely to find one during your trip to Mexico. The Day of the Dead is an annual celebration that, despite its title, is actually a warm, festive tradition. The Día de los Muertos takes place each year on the first two days of November, when people all across Mexico come together to remember cherished relatives who have passed away. Other carnivals include Semana Santa, Dia de la Independencia, and Día de la virgen de Guadalope, just to name a few.
It is almost impossible to come to Mexico and not want to shop. For the shopaholics, there are many small but mighty shops to check out. Head to the local markets to experience true Mexican culture. The biggest indoor market in Mexico can be found in the city of Guadalajara. It’s a maze of stalls and shops and a bustling portrait of local life. You’ll find some very unique and beautiful items as you travel around Mexico. Various goods you’ll discover include clay and pottery, traditional weaving, and lots of colors.
Are you ready to explore the natural landscapes, archeological wonders and diverse culture that Mexico have to offer?
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