Mexico is the kind of place that makes people return in a heartbeat. Exceptional landscape, strong cultural roots, fascinating history, tantalizing food, and drinks excite every traveler. Here are some of the best spots for a Mexican holiday in 2019, so start planning!
The capital of Mexico is a contrasting union of the ancient and the modern. High-rises in Santa Fe are just minutes away from Zócalo, the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. You must certainly visit Bellas Artes, scale Torre Latinoamericana and stroll down the buzzing Avenue de Cinco de Mayo. This will summarise the pre-Hispanic and colonial-era architecture of Mexico.
Just outside Mexico City, at Teotihuacan are the formidable Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Moreover, another archaeological marvel is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, considered the largest in the world. Delve into the world of Frida Kahlo in the house-turned-museum at Coyoacán. It can be easily recognized by the brightly colored cobalt blue house that stands out in a sleepy neighborhood.
Sandy coastline interspersed by craggy beaches on the western coast of Mexico promises very romantic sunsets. While you are here, walk down the mile-long promenade called Malecón. It is lined with contemporary sculptures and an unusually shaped pier which will help you attain Instagram nirvana. A favorite among the LGBTQ community, Puerto Vallarta is referred to as the Gay Beach Capital of Mexico.
The warm water of the Bay of Banderas has whales and turtles visiting every year. Undoubtedly, it is the perfect breeding ground for humpback whales and hence whale watching is an obvious activity. What’s more, you can facilitate harvesting, hatching and releasing of baby sea turtles into the sea.
Also, whether you want to zip line, snorkel, learn cooking or go club hopping, Rizort has you covered.
This Cancun–Tulum corridor is a 75-mile strip of coastline famed for its white sand beaches. Along with it are the Mayan ruins and sinkholes called cenotes. Playa del Carmen at the mid-point of Riviera Maya is a textbook definition of a beach destination.
First thing first, snorkel or scuba dive at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. For instance, whale sharks, loggerhead turtles, coupled with colorful sponges lying on the ocean floor are a regular sight here.
With humble beginnings as a quaint fishing village, Cancún has catapulted itself to international fame as a premier coastal destination. The glitzy hotels, white sand beaches, and ancient Mayan relics are the soul of this city.
Go on an Indiana Jones-like adventure at Chichén Itzá and the ancient Mayan city of Coba, a lost world in the middle of a thick jungle. Cancún is popular for its beach parties and its underwater escapades. Snorkel in crystal clear water at the Cancún Underwater Museum for an otherworldly experience.
Defined by its rich Mayan history together with the cenotes that dot the coastal city, Tulum is a pleasant surprise. Diving underwater through eerie sinkholes will reaffirm the existence of ethereal landscapes on this planet. The Parque Nacional de Tulum overlooking the turquoise blue Caribbean will leave you wondering about the days when the Mayan civilization was at the helm of power.
The 25-mile coastal corridor between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Baja California is a luxury travelers’ paradise. High-rise hotels and condos stand cheek by jowl along El Medano beach.
Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, whale watching, and bone fishing are a big draw here. Furthermore, the parched desert dotted with tall saguaro cacti is best enjoyed on camel-back or an ATV. The charming little town of Todos Santos is a place to reckon with for art enthusiasts. When you are in an artsy town full of galleries and boutique shops, you surely need to shop.
Most important are the vineyards of Baja California. They have been on the radar of oenophiles around the world quite sometime now. The fertile land of Valle de Guadalupe with its year-long spring-like climate is even termed the Napa Valley of Mexico!
San Miguel de Allende
Unknown to many, this romantic colonial-era city in Central Mexico is strikingly well-preserved. Dominating the skyline are the lofty spires of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel which boasts of dramatic baroque architecture. Also, the city has been attracting artists and writers since the beginning of the 20th century. Due to,the artesanias, local markets, and a year-round stream of festivals spill color onto the streets.
As a result, these best spots for a Mexican holiday will throw open a myriad of memorable experiences in this beautiful nation. It is unsurprising that Mexico lives up to its slogan that it is indeed ‘A World Of Its Own’.