10 Best Places To Visit In Mexico
Lined by beautiful beaches, boasting architectural marvels and sporting a laid-back lifestyle, Mexico is the perfect place to visit if you want to go out on a vacation. And this vacation can be undertaken with anyone, your spouse, your family, your friends and even strangers. That’s because Mexico has something for everyone, irrespective of their age, gender, tastes, likes and dislikes. While the sporty lot can go snorkeling in one of its beaches, the history buffs can have a look at the remains of the Mayan civilization. Sounds interesting, right? Then take a look at some of the best places in Mexico that you must visit at least once.
Regarded as one of the best beach resorts in the world, Cancun is one place where you must go if you love the waters. This temperate paradise boasts a 17-mile long strip of white sand beach that is ideal for swimming, sun bathing, diving and other activities. Cancun also boasts an impressive nightlife and cultural heritage. An evening at one of the bars in Cancun can help you get acquainted with folk music and local entertainment.
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2. Chichén Itzá
Located nearly 90 miles away from Cancun is Chichén Itzá, the place where you'd find remnants of the Mayan civilization. It is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for having preserved the ruins of the great Mayan civilization. You'd be delighted to see the castle, the ball field, the temple of Kukulkan and several other ancient artifacts that would leave you awestruck.
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Recognized as the oldest coastal tourist destination in Mexico, Acapulco is a thriving beach resort that is world famous for its balneario. The place is most known for its warm coastal waters, cliff divers and sun baths. Besides that, Acapulco also boasts a nightlife for those who love to party hard. In fact, in Acapulco, the party begins late at night and continues until dawn. It's quite infamous for the shady practices that take place along the beach side. So, women and families, beware!
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4. Mexico City
Contrary to most beliefs, the capital city in Mexico is ultra-modern and safe. In fact, it's a unison of the past, present and future. On the one hand, you'd find a metropolitan look while on the other, you'd find stunning colonial edifices. The dining experience and local ambiance would surely make your trip to this place a memorable one.
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5. Puerto Vallarta
If outdoor activities is all what you are looking out for, then the 40-mile coast of Puerto Vallarta is where you need to head to. A scenic backdrop, loads of aquatic activities and numerous options for entertainment, art and culture, Puerto Vallarta is a perfect place for those who pine for a relaxed getaway.
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6. San Miguel de Allende
This is quite a tiny town that is meant for those out on a laid-back vacation. San Miguel de Allende is home to numerous churches, historic edifices and ancient markets. You can even participate as a spectator for the bullfights that take place here. In short, this little haven has an archaic feel to it that makes it best for everyone who wants to enjoy some time amid the good ol' days.
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7. Playa del Carmen
If you are looking out for a heady mix of white beaches, thriving bars and one of the finest balneario resort, then you'd be thanking your stars once you reach Playa del Carmen. Diving, snorkeling and sun bathing are the major outdoor activities that take place here. If you want to cut yourself from the crowd and enjoy serene waters, you can always find some quality time at the northern shores.
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Most known for the Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato is a haven for those who wish to experience the magic of the colonial times. Its streets, its buildings, its ambiance everything is so colonial, you'll feel you've gone back in time. Art, culture and history also find a place in this city. Do not miss the festival where you'd get access to local music, folklore and dance.
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If you go to see, Mérida has nothing special to boast about. It has colonial buildings, stately edifices, shops, concert halls, taco stands and upscale restaurants which you would any ways find in any other city. So, what makes Mérida so special? Its colonial feel. Its warm ambiance. Its Mayan influence. In short, truly worth visiting.
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If you wish to cut yourself from the hustle bustle of the Mexican cities, Cozumel is the place to go. This island is lined by clear sea waters that are ideal for diving, snorkeling and what not. It has such a relaxing atmosphere that you'd forget all your worries. And when you go back to your place, you'd take home a fresh new zeal to kick start your routine life all over again!
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