Mexico is a parade of colors, smells and tastes, with a wide cultural diversity and innumerable entertainment options that satisfy the taste of the thousands of people who visit it to discover its charms. Mexico offers a diversity of places that can be discovered in its thirty-two states, where you find countless tourist destinations and where you can practice all kinds of tourist activities. Here we discover the eleven best tourist attractions of Mexico: Millenary ruins, paradisiacal beaches, magical colonial towns and cosmopolitan big cities. Check the list below!
1. Mexico City
The capital of Mexico, a metropolis famous for its vibrant urban life, congregating museums of worldwide relevance, emblematic historical sites, massive festivals, glamorous avenues, shops, restaurants, and of course, one of the most lovely nights you can pass a wonderful vacation.
Among its main tourist attractions, the fascinating historical center has declared a world heritage site by UNESCO with impressive sites of the Aztec culture, which account for a history of the human development of over 3,000 years and colonial jewels from the 16th to the 19th centuries. In its surroundings, one’s cannot fail to mention the neighboring Teotihuacán with its giant pyramids of the sun and the moon.
2. Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, a Mayan city that shows the magnificence of a culture full of art, harmony, and mysticism with Mother Nature, situated in the western state of Yucatan, Mexico. It is situated to 120 km (74 miles) of Mérida, via federal road 180, towards Cancún. The city of Chichén Itzá built between 435 and 455 d.C. This famous city worked as an economic and political center of the Mayan civilization around the years 600 and 1250.
In the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site, due to its geographical location and magnificent beauty. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will transport you in time to the Pre-Hispanic Age. This extraordinary beauty of archaeological place helps you discover the secrets of the most important buildings that can still be appreciated today.
3. Los Cabos
Considered to be one of the most beautiful tourist places in Mexico. It dazzles with its miles of beaches bathed by the Sea of Cortez, famous for its golden sands and turquoise waters, immersed between mountain landscapes and desert. This area is also part of the set of islands and protected areas of the Gulf of California, declared for its natural wealth, Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.
The picturesque town of San Jose del Cabo, the nightlife of Cabo San Lucas and the large hotel chains in the tourist corridor covers the three areas of Los Cabos, constituting in its entirety a spectacular destination whose offer combines ecotourism, sports, rest, and entertainment.
Cancun is recognized for its beaches of white sand and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupté Lagoon, home to the second most important coral reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef, in a jungle environment and close to the ancient archeological remains of the Riviera Maya.
Its main attractions include a stretch of 23 kilometers of beaches, numerous hotels belonging to multinational chains, spa centers, golf courses and hundreds of restaurants, all of which manage one of the best tourist resorts in the world.
5. Puerto Vallarta
A charming tropical city of Mexico that immediately seduces its visitors, combining a privileged always warm climate, bustling nightlife, entertaining urban center and beautiful beaches bathed by the Pacific Ocean.
An extensive jetty bordering the coast, allows you to explore all corners, starting in the famous Hotel Zone with resorts and hotels located at the edge of the beach. Further, south coastal towns like Boca de Tomatlán and Mismaloya end up giving charm to one of the most picturesque spas in the country.
6. Rivera Maya
This touristic strip located along the Caribbean Sea, home to sites of extraordinary scenic beauty among which are archaeological remains of the Mayan civilization. Paradisiacal beaches of turquoise waters, national parks, and coral reefs are magnificent tourist destinations for you.
With an extension of 130 kilometers, it houses many tourist sites in Mexico that would merit a separate chapter, from the famous Carmen beach with its vibrant nightlife, marine biodiversity paradises like Cozumel, and coastal cities like Puerto Morelos to the majestic ruins Maya of Tulum.
Considered one of the best tourist destinations having the oldest resorts in Mexico, captivating by its paradisiacal bay located between mountains and cliffs, home to idyllic beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, with soft waves and golden sands where have been located various luxury hotels, and sophisticated restaurants.
Today it is divided into three known tourist areas like Acapulco, Acapulco Dorado, and Acapulco Diamante. It maintains the elegance and glamor that fascinated from the middle of the last century to various Hollywood stars.
8. Oaxaca de Juárez
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, captivating both its magical colonial center declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as its cultural richness with still living vernacular traditions, colorful popular festivals and picturesque markets where exotic foods are offered.
Monte Alban is another captivating site declared World Heritage by UNESCO, home to the impressive ruins of a pre-Hispanic city raised by the Zapotecs which had its splendor between the years 500 AC and 800 DC.
The capital of the Yucatan Peninsula, a cosmopolitan city of intense cultural life founded on the ruins of a Mayan city. It houses the second largest historic center after Mexico City, captivating easily with its mixture of colonial architecture and dozens of pre-Hispanic archeological sites.
Just 62 kilometers away, you can visit the city of Uxmal, a Mayan city declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO built between 600 and 1000 AD. Currently, it is presenting a high state of preservation which allows appreciating in its splendor impressive pyramids, and palaces rose by this culture.
Mexico’s second most populated city, home to an intense urban life where many festivals of international scope, numerous centers of artistic expression and a vibrant nightlife make Guadalajara best visitors destination in Mexico.
Walking along its streets is undoubtedly its greatest attraction among picturesque walks where there are sculptures, arches, water fountains and squares full of life animated by the music. Although many of its colonial buildings were demolished in the 1950s, the city still has heritage jewels.
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It is the home to a unique mix of pre-Hispanic, Spanish and Oriental influences, visible in imposing religious buildings, palaces and other constructions with impressive domes and walls upholstered in tiles. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In its surroundings, you can visit seven places that are parts of the group of magical towns of Mexico: Cuetzalan, Zacatlán de Las Manzanas, Pahuatlán, Chignahuapan, Tlatlauquitepec, Cholula and Xicotepec de Juárez, all places that stand out for jealously guarding its historical heritage.