From cactus-filled deserts to 10,000 km of coastline, Mexico is a top-rated destination for many travelers in North America and beyond. It is an all-year favorite due to its close proximity, rich culture, and of course paradise-like beaches.
If you’re looking for a destination that is abundant with ancient ruins, cosmopolitan cities, and lively culture, Mexico should be on your list. Similarly, it provides travel experiences for travelers of all ages and interests.
Explore endless adventures and open-air activities that will leave you breathless. We’ve gathered the top-visited cities to visit in Mexico for you to start planning your next trip!
Cancún, one of the most visited cities in Mexico, is a traveler’s favorite! Revel in white sand beaches and turquoise waters as you explore the Mayan culture in a beautiful landscape. Cancún features an abundance of experiences including international cuisine, golf courses, luxurious spas, and more. Not to mention its vibrant nightlife and entertainment districts.
Firstly, make sure to visit the large selection of beaches that Cancún has to offer. Those include De las Perlas, Juventud, Lina, Lanfosta, Tortugas and more! The beaches lie along with the Boulevard Cancún and the Paseo Kulkan across the city boundary. The beaches offer both on and off-water activities creating an experience to be enjoyed by all travelers.
Furthermore, for travelers looking for some historic tourism, Cancún is in close range to some of the larger Mayan ruins in the country. Take a day trip to Chichén Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes one of the country’s most historic pyramids.
Last but not least, a must-see in the city is the Cancún Underwater Museum (MUSA). MUSA was built in 2009 in the wake of the damage of the city’s national marine park. This attraction is a must-see for divers looking for some underwater conservatories and includes more than 500 sculptures under the sea.
Cabo San Lucas
Another treasure of Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. This gem is a resort city located in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is well-known for its sandy beaches and entertainment venues. Travelers can enjoy an array of memorable experiences including fishing, golf, diving, horseback riding, luxury spas and resorts, and a vibrant nightlife.
First off, make sure to visit Cabo’s main beach, Playa El Médano. This paradise-like gem brings an array of outdoor venues leaving your senses in awe! Sip on your favorite cocktail as you gaze into limitless blue landscapes under the sun. Similarly, another must-see is Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach). It is also one of Cabo’s most famous shoreline stretches and is accessible by water taxi from the Marina. It’s the perfect spot for romantic getaways and relaxing sunbathing!
Secondly, stop by “Land’s End” (El Arco) located between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio. These rock figures resulted from the roughness of wind and sea in the southern Baja Peninsula. This rock formation is a go-to for photo ops for its picturesque setting.
Finally, if you’re looking for some cultural and historic exploration, take a trip down to San José del Cabo and experience traditional Mexican charm. While you’re there, visit the Plaza Mijares to experience a rich culture from the town’s mission church, town hall, and charming shops and restaurants. San Jose is also well-known for its selection of golf courses such as Palmilla Golf Club.
Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-largest city showcasing culture and tradition. For instance, the city is known to “guard the old” including several iconic Mexican traditions such as mariachi music, sombreros, charreadas, and more! It is filled with historic architecture that dates back to Mexico’s history, including an array of churches, castles, and government buildings. Guadalajara is currently booming in travel as it delivers a fusion of cuisine and nightlife in less crowded landscapes than the capital, Mexico City.
Historic buildings that are a must-see in Guadalajara include the Guadalajara Cathedral. It was built from 1558 until 1618 and one of the most iconic landmarks of Mexico and best viewed at night. Make sure to also stop by Rotunda de Los Jaliscienses Ilustres, which is a roundly built monument honoring the region’s favorite writers and revolutionaries.
In conclusion, there’s no shortage of paradise-like beaches, historic landmarks, and beautiful landscapes in Mexico. From the capital, Mexico City, to beach-paradises in Cabo and Cancun, Mexico brings unforgettable memories to travelers of all ages.
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