October 5, 2023 | Allison Robertson

The Top 10 Destinations To Visit In Mexico


North America’s Favorite Hotspot: Mexico

Tropical plant and tourist selfie split image

Mexico, with its rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, vibrant cities, and pristine beaches, offers an array of destinations that cater to all types of travelers. 

Whether you're an adventurer, a history buff, or a beachcomber, Mexico has something special in store for you. 

Here are some of the top destinations to consider on your next trip to this diverse nation.

1. Cancún and the Riviera Maya

Beach in Cancun, MexicoAndrea, Adobe Stock

Location: Yucatán Peninsula

Highlights: This tropical paradise boasts of white sandy beaches, the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea, and world-class resorts. 

Explore the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba or dive into the underwater beauty of the Great Maya Reef.

2. Mexico City

Mexico City - The Fine Arts PalaceLogan, Adobe Stock

Location: Central Mexico

Highlights: As the country's capital, Mexico City offers a blend of historical landmarks such as the Templo Mayor and Palacio Nacional, and modern attractions like the Chapultepec Park. 

The city's gastronomy scene is not to be missed.

3. Oaxaca

Oaxacan parade in Oaxaca, Mexicovictorfotomx, Adobe Stock

Location: Southwestern Mexico

Highlights: Oaxaca is a cultural treasure trove. Dive into its indigenous roots, visit Monte Albán ruins, and savor the local cuisine, including the world-famous mole.

4. Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexicoeskystudio, Adobe Stock

Location: Jalisco state

Highlights: Experience the authentic charm of mariachi music, tequila distilleries, and the traditional charreada, or Mexican rodeo.

5. Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, MexicoRyan Bates, Adobe Stock

Location: Pacific Coast

Highlights: A resort town known for its beaches, nightlife, and water sports. The historic town center, El Malecón boardwalk, and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe are must-visits.

6. San Miguel de Allende

City streets in San Miguel De Allendeeskystudio

Location: Central Mexico

Highlights: A UNESCO World Heritage site, its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and vibrant arts scene have made it a favorite among expats and creatives.

7. Chichén Itzá

Chichen itza, Mexicomiguel, Adobe Stock

Location: Yucatán Peninsula

Highlights: One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this archaeological site showcases the grandeur of the Mayan civilization.

8. Copper Canyon

Views from the train in Copper Canyon, MexicoFernando, Adobe Stock

Location: Northern Mexico

Highlights: Deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon, it offers stunning vistas, especially if you take the scenic train journey through it.

9. Los Cabos

Los Cabos, MexicoVanda, Adobe Stock

Location: Baja California Peninsula

Highlights: Comprising Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Los Cabos offers a blend of luxury resorts, championship golf courses, and lively nightlife.

10. Cozumel

Dolphinarium in Cozumel MexicoR. Gino Santa Maria, Adobe Stock

Location: Caribbean Sea, off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Highlights: Renowned for scuba diving, Cozumel's waters provide a kaleidoscope of coral formations and marine life.

No matter where you choose to go in Mexico, the warmth of its people, the richness of its culture, and the diversity of its landscapes will surely make your journey memorable. 

Whether you're exploring ancient ruins, lounging on sun-kissed beaches, or savoring the intricate flavors of Mexican cuisine, there's no denying that Mexico offers a unique travel experience for every kind of wanderer.


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