Mexico vacation spots are very popular with tourists. Having a history that dates back to about 8000 years and a culture that is contagiously vibrant and colorful, Mexico has something to offer to everyone. Tourist attractions in Mexico range from tours to ancient Mayan and Aztec city sites to colonial cities like Guanajuato, from beautiful lush green rain forests to volcanoes, from rocky canyons to gorgeous white sandy beaches, from a countryside that hasn’t changed much since last era to all-inclusive resorts that have all the luxuries and amenities of 21st century.
There is so much to see in Mexico that one can easily get confused, what to see and what not? This list would help you to choose as we have compiled a list of top 10 tourist destinations in Mexico.
Riviera Maya – It is a popular tourist district and is located on the east of Yucatan peninsula. Historically, this district started at Playa del Carmen and ended at Tulum. Originally Riviera Maya was known as the Cancun – Tulum corridor but was given this new name in 1999.
All-inclusive resorts offering great deals, luxuries and sports facilities to customers are the most popular attraction in Riviera Maya. Sometimes, these Resorts even get your Itineraries ready for you and arrange local tours and excursions also. Coastal and reef aquatic activities are another major attraction in Riviera Maya. Riviera Maya is home to the second longest barrier reef system in the world – Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (also known as the Belize Barrier Reef) continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya. Riviera Maya is also famous for its Archeological sites such as Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba. Other activities available here include Jet Skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, horse riding, sailing, and guided jungle tours
Cancun –It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Cancun is mainly known for its gorgeous white sandy beaches and water activities. It has the best resorts and hotels situated in most picturesque locations.
Cozumel – This is one of the Mexico vacation spots that is a popular stop for cruise ships. It is known for one of the top dive sites in the world, which is situated at a beautiful coral reef. It is home to Corona and Chankanaab Lagoon beaches which are rated amongst the best beaches in the world.
Playa Del Carmen – It has ancient Mayan ruins that date back to 13th century. It is famous for beautiful lush forests and a long stretch of white beaches.
Templo Mayor – Again one of the most popular Mexico vacation spots. It is an ancient Aztec temple. History states that this temple was built to mark center of the earth. Museo Del Templo Mayor Museum is situated in Templo Mayor and displays artifacts from the original site and provides lots of information about ancient Aztec civilization
Acapulco – It is a popular holiday destination and is famous for La Perla cliff divers. Acapulco is home to the historical district of Plaza Alvarez, and the 18th century fortress of El Fuerte de San Diego.
Punta Mita – It is a beautiful beach front village that extends to around 1500 acres. It is located in Nayarit, which is a Mexican state known for pre historic human settlement. You can see Careyeros Hill in the Punta de Mita peninsula. Careyeros Hill is a hilltop archaeological site dating back to circa 800 AD.
Three of the sides of Punta Mita are covered by beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches and coves. You can find five star resorts such as Four Seasons and St Regis in this small town. Mexican national park of Marietta Islands is just 15 minute boat ride from Punta Mita.
Loreto Bay – It was also known as Concho bay and it was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. It was capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777. Tourists enjoy fishing here and the local restaurants offer to cook tourists ‘catch of the day. Loreto bay has many beautiful beaches such as Nopolo, Juncalito, and Agua verde to name a few. It offers world class snorkeling and scuba diving facilities with an added feature of warm water which means you are not required to wear wet suits and is great fun. Loreto bay also offers great camping, sailing and kayaking facilities, which makes this town very popular amongst water sports loving tourists.
Tulum – It is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans. It was a great and popular city between the 13th and 15th centuries but managed to survive for only about 70 years after Spanish invasion. It is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites.
Guadalajara – it is the capital of Mexican state of Jalisco. It is Mexico’s second most populous municipality and hosts many International cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Guadalajara is the home of world famous Mariachi music. Guadalajara has a large number of Public parks and Squares known for their beauty. Some places to visit in Guadalajara are – Jardin Del Santuario , Parque Morelos, Parque Revolucion , Plaza de Armas, Plaza del Agave , Plaza de la Liberacion, Jalicienses Ilustres , Plaza de los Mariachis, and Plaza Fundadores.
This list covers ten of the top Mexico vacation spots, but Mexico has lots more to offer and with a little travel advice you can see and enjoy the most beautiful locations in the world