For the last decade, Mexico has seen a sharp rise in it’s tourism as more and more people from the rest of the World come to visit this vast country. Cancun is one of the most popular places in the country but there is so much more to see in Mexico than just it’s Ibiza-esque party town and here are the top 5 places you should see in Mexico.
Mexico’s capital is a cool, vibrant and modern city with historical neighbourhoods and European-like infrastructure. The city has invested heavily in tourism and it is far too often overlooked by tourists. The city houses more museums than any other in the World and it is not only easy to get around but a very cheap city to visit. The street food in this city is amazing and the people are some of the friendliest that I’ve ever come across. There is ample accommodation here for all price ranges and in truth it is one of the coolest cities that I’ve ever visited, ignore any bad reputations that you hear and get yourself to Mexico City now.
Yucatan is on the southern peninsula of Mexico and is around 40 minutes from Cancun airport, it is a beautiful part of the country that is blessed with beautiful beaches and a stunning natural landscape. The state is filled with ancient Mayan ruins and some exotic cenotes which are huge craters in the earth filled with natural lagoons. Yucatan capital Merida has a rich colonial history that can be seen not only it’s buildings but it’s way of life and it’s food. Easily accessible, pure beauty, entrenched in history and a relaxing place to go, Yucatan is a must-visit destination.
Oaxaca is a huge state in the the south of Mexico that is known for it’s still-remaining indigenous cultures. One can easily spend a week traveling around the state and places such as Puerto Escondido, a stunning coastal town that attracts surfers from around the World are well worth a visit. The centre of Oaxaca is full of colonial charm and features the enormous Baroque style Cathedral and several other historical buildings that are built in a type of volcanic stone that gives them the look of no other buildings. The state also features several archaeological sites where ancient ruins have been found from several cultures. This state has everything that you would be looking for for a vacation so it’s time that you put Oaxaca on your list.
Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast is a beach resort that is notorious for it’s nightlife, it’s beautiful beaches and it’s incredible array of activities on offer. The city’s centre remains beautifully historic with it’s cobbled-stoned streets and pre-colonial architecture. The resort relies heavily on tourism and is like a more relaxed Cancun. This place is perfect for you if you are looking for a high energy beach holiday at a fraction of the price of Cancun.