American and other foreign tourists just love visiting Mexico! Its Caribbean and Pacific resorts are breathtaking; its culture, rich and absolutely distinct. People who travel to Mexico must be ready to encounter lots of great spots. With that, the Mexico Tourism Board, along with the tourists that have visited this gem, has reported the top ten destinations that a tourist in Mexico must never miss.
Frequently flooded by American celebrities and prominent multimillionaires, the city of Acapulco is a resort town that dates all the way back to 50s. Mexicans and tourists alike love visiting Acapulco to watch professional cliff-divers jump into the ocean (the image above).
The Aztecs’ floating gardens offer the tourists a creative way of shopping. Riding colorful boats, one can simply sail whilst buying from barge vendors. Bands can even be hired to serenade you while you shop.
Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres
Whilst traveling, it is likely that one suddenly craves for the sun and the relaxing feel of the beach. Don’t worry though, there’s the Cancun to satisfy that craving! Considered one of Americans’ favorite vacation spots, Cancun is close to equally relaxing spots such as the Cozumel, Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos. In Cancun, everything is water-related; there’s a variety of activities to choose from, such as island hopping, diving, snorkeling, speed-boating and jet skiing. The beach and pools in Cancun are irresistibly wonderful, but they’re not only what this treasure has to boast. There’s an Under Water Museum that everybody loves, as well. The food choices are also unbelievable
At the southern end of the peninsula of Baja California is a mesmerizing beach area. The beaches of Los Cabos is overflowing with elegant resorts and food places. This place is definitely a good vacation spot for enthusiasts of water sports. During winter, whales can even be viewed in the ocean.
Chiapas: San Cristobal de las Casas
As the epitome of everything cultural in Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas showcase a plethora of old homes and historical buildings. In the middle of this city is the Zócalo or its plaza that is usually flocked with natives selling interesting works of art. San Cristobal indeed makes it to the list of fascinating areas in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
The Americans and Canadians never think twice about what resort to stay in every time they visit Mexico – it’s definitely Puerto Vallarta. Not only is Riviera Nayarit the land of the beach and sun, it also holds within it arts to brag. Galleries such as the famous Galería Dante can be found in this city. There are lots of restaurants in it; most of which provide the customers with spectacular bay view. Riviera Nayarit is merely fifteen minutes away from the airport of Puerto Vallarta; it deserves a visit:
Dias des los Muertos, Oaxaca
Famous for having the best Dia de Los Muertos festival in the whole of Mexico, Oaxaca is frequently visited by tourists. This festival celebrated in most of Latin America dates back to more than a thousand years ago when indigenous tribes such as the Aztecs dwelled in Mexico. This festival commences on the last day of October and is marked by families preparing the burial places of their loved ones to signify the return of their souls. Flowers are usually placed in the tombs and home shrines of families to serve as their offerings for the souls. A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish calavera), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (colloquial term for skeleton), and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead. Sugar skulls as gifts can be given to both the living and the dead.
Central Mexico: Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City
It’s not true that Mexico only has its coast to boast; it has cultural experiences to offer, as well. It may be found in the mountains, but the tourists of Mexico have never hesitated visiting Guanajuato City, the state capital. This city is filled with interesting art places such as museums and places for mines. Querétaro may be a cultural paradise those who walk it, but San San Miguel de Allende is deemed to be the center of culture in central Mexico as it is where ex-pats from the States and Canada reside. The three cities are recognized by UNECO as its heritage sites.
Also one of Mexico’s top tourist spots is the Chicen Itza, the largest of cities the Mayan put up in the Yucatan Peninsula. In this city is El Castillo’s temple-pyramid with an astronomically-significant structure to brag. In each of the pyramid’s faces are 91 stairs that meet and eventually add up to 365, representing the number of days in one year. The El Caracol can also be found in this city – which is famous for also being used as an observatory.
This canyon coined its name from its color – copper for it is definitely copper green. Tourists who want to ride the Chihuahua al Pacifico train (it’s quite an experience) can’t help but appreciate the 390 miles of canyons that they pass through. The whole trip lasts for fourteen hours, but it isn’t the dragging one for the views are consistently pretty. The Basaseachic Falls can also be found in this canyon. It is the second highest in Mexico’s list of waterfalls, and is an ideal place for camping and hiking.