Visiting Mexico is a great opportunity to see a vibrant and diverse culture. Mexican people are high-spirited, warm-hearted and very welcoming. With so much to explore in the country of Mexico, there is no reason not to take advantage of these fantastic offers.
Mexico offers so much more than the holiday resorts which it has become famous for. Explore a little further ahead than the usual package vacation favorites and you’ll unearth deserted coastlines, remains of ancient and important civilizations and peaceful national parks. Although selecting the “most beautiful” places in Mexico is of course subjective, here is the list of seven of my personal favorites of Mexico:
On the southern end of Eastern Mexico lies the Yucatan peninsula. An amazing area to visit, the peninsula is filled with wonders in the likes of unique geology, natural beauty, outstanding coastline and ancient Mayan ruins. The state’s national parks shouldn’t be missed nor should the incredible underground lakes otherwise known as the Cenotes.
The area is really popular for swimming, snorkeling and experienced diving. They are also considered to be one of the best cavern diving spots in the world. Diving enthusiasts around the world flock here because of the crystal clear water and amazing underwater scenery. Divers can swim through innumerable stalagmites and stalactites formed over 65 million years ago and with the sunlight penetrating the multiple openings, the whole experience becomes memorable.
A subtropical paradise characterized by rainforest jungles and ancient Mayan ruins, the Chiapas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mexico. Highlights include the river-carved Canyon of Sumidero, the lakes at Montebello and the ancient ruins at Palenque. Also visit the weekend market in Oxchuc & indulge yourself in the Mayan country to learn about their traditions.
It’s not known who built or lived in Teotihuacan, but the city is home to some of the largest pyramids of the pre-Columbian America. It’s believed the city was abandoned by an internal uprising and razed by fire which is seen on the ruins of buildings, though this too remains a mystery. This place has an old-world aura around it & it makes up for an amazing day trip.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza stands as symbol of the power of the mighty Mayans. Dominated by the imposing El Castillo structure this site of extreme archaeological interest is also one of the most sensational spots in the country and should be on everyone’s list of places to visit in Mexico. When you are planning your trip make sure you keep aside a day for it – this area is ginormous. To add to the excitement rent a cheap car in Mexico from Cancun. The highway to Chichen Itza from the Cancun area is perfect for a great road trip.
The Cola de Caballo (or horse’s tail) waterfalls in Monterrey draw a large number of visitors every year. The cascades are a great photogenic attraction and the surrounding area is bursts with nature enthusiasts coming for various outdoor activities. Book a hotel in the nearby resort and choose from hiking, bungee jumping & horse riding to have a perfect adventure trip.
Just a short boat ride from the package holiday favorite Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a perfect tropical paradise which is a world away from the craziness of the mainland. It’s a small island with not an awful lot going on – but that’s the island’s main selling point. Swim, snorkel or just indulge in the sweet art of not doing very much at all.