It is for certain that we all deserve –and want to know- which would be the perfect destination to visit on our next vacation season, at least it’s something we all ask ourselves once in our lives, right?
In Mexico you can get to visit sunny and beach places, mountains, cultural cities and much more, as there are infinite options. It doesn’t matter if you are up to relax, party or just wanting to lay back and delight with exquisite typical cuisine.
By saying that, we want to share with you 7 of our special spots to visit during your next vacation in Mexico!
This charming island will make you fall in love as soon as you are getting close. Sorry Cancun, you’ve got lovely beaches but Isla Mujeres is one of a kind.
Its dazzling sand white beaches are the perfect place to unwind and have fun during the day, as well as enjoying an exquisite Tikinxic, a local dish made with grilled fish, lemon and spices. At night you can take a stroll at any of its streets and breath in the magical atmosphere, visit local bars by the beach or simply pay a visit to the boardwalk.
We strongly recommend to go to Playa Norte (North Beach), there are many beach clubs with bars to quench your thirst with cold beers, cocktails and seafood.
The cultural scene of Merida is a complete experience you shouldn’t miss. This colonial city keeps a lot of history on every corner; a visit to the historic downtown to appreciate gorgeous buildings, including churches, markets and local food venues. On some days, there are several shows that include folklore dancing such as jarana yucateca and music groups performing salsa and cumbia.
A place you should visit is the restaurant Chaya Maya, where you will have a taste of Yucatecan fares, going from cochinita pibil to papadzules and lime soup. Don’t forget to try the handmade tortillas that are served with your dishes.
Whether you are traveling with kids or not, a visit to the Centenario Zoo Park is a must. This beautiful park is a complete experience for bird watching, appreciate wild animals and learn about them. Also, you can take a ride aboard a mini train that goes across the zoo or simply take a stroll as you delight with exquisite typical candies.
The park is located on Itzaes Avenue and Calle 59 (Street 59).
Located north from Cancun, the Holbox island is the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Secluded, white sanded and pristine beaches blending with an authentic natural scene is what you will find in this amazing destination.
To get to Holbox is very easy, you can either rent a car or simply buy your tickets at the bus station to the town of Chikila (pronounced as Cheekeella). It’s better if you just get your bus tickets as Chikila is a 3-hour drive from Cancun and although it’s easy to get to this town, you might want to take a nap during the trip as Holbox awaits with an infinite array of activities.
Downtown Holbox is small; you will see a main square and a lot of restaurants. Also, you should pay a visit to the market located next to the town hall, where you will find two, maybe three food stands where fishermen take the catch of the day and serve a fresh exquisite ceviche, it’s a superb experience! Try it with a refreshing cold beer.
The beaches zone is the perfect place to dip in the emerald waters of this fantastic fishermen island. Get your camera ready, unexpected moments are always on the scene.
Coyoacan, Mexico City
Coyoacan is a picturesque town located about a 30-minute drive south from Mexico City. It’s very famous for its colorful streets, museums and restaurants.
A visit to Coyoacan is like traveling to the past as you can see stores and museums from the 1900s and that are still operating. Also, for its magical atmosphere, Coyoacan has been the hometown for Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Some of the most famous places you can visit include the Frida Kahlo’s Museum, also known as the Casa Azul (Blue House). In this house-museum you can admire some of her artwork and pieces that represent traditional Mexican items. The museum is located on Londres 247, one of the most representative streets of this borough in Mexico City.
Also, you can visit bars and canteens such as La Guadalupana and La Puerta del Sol, or delight with Mexican gastronomy at Mercado de Antojitos, where you will find exquisite quesadillas, pozole and tacos. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Helados Siberia to taste exotic ice cream flavors that will sweeten your palate.
Xilitla is a beautiful Magic Town of Mexico located in the La Huasteca region, and is considered as an adventure and surreal town for its impressive natural landscapes.
This small town in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi combines waterfalls, mountains and lush vegetation, a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy outdoor activities.
Its cultural heritage, nature and the coffee plantations are just a few reasons to visit Xilitla at any time. We recommend you to taste the exquisite zacahuiles, a traditional and gigantic tamal stuffed with pork and turkey meat that can be found.
If you are into adventure activities, you can practice rappel in several caves and underground places where you will appreciate gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the caves you can visit are Salitre, Agua and Laberinto.
Tlaquepaque is a cultural and beautiful town in the Mexican state of Jalisco, about 30 minutes southeast from the city of Guadalajara.
Along the streets of downtown Tlaquepaque you will appreciate local artisans as they work on truly pieces of art, an area that is locally known as La Casa del Artesano (The Artisan’s Home); in the surrounding area, you will also find art galleries showcasing items made with iron and glass.
The whole state of Chiapas is a secluded haven on earth; this is the place where nature meets paradise.
A visit to Chiapas includes nature, culture and history. Some places that must be on your itinerary during your next trip to this beautiful state include the Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get your camera ready, as its impressive natural scenery will take your breath away.
The archaeological site of Palenque is also a place you should definitely include on your bucket list when traveling to Mexico. While in this ancient Mayan city, we recommend you to take your time to visit the Murals Temple where you will discover and learn about the battles that the Mayans went through.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to downtown Palenque. In the city you will also find interesting places to visit and delight with Pre-Hispanic dishes prepared with traditional ingredients, that will tell you a story as you savor them.
There you have, 7 fantastic scenarios in Mexico you should visit at least once in your life. If you have been to any of these places let us know about your experience or tell us which one would you add to your bucket list!
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