As you embark on this unique adventure, consider discovering these wonders:
It’s unthinkable to plan a Mexico vacation without including a stop in Tulum. Whether you are there to discover the Mayan site of unparalleled beauty or to enjoy the stunning white sand beaches, Tulum delivers on all its promises. In addition, you will find accommodation to suit all budgets to discover all the secrets of this world-famous destination.
● Puerto Vallarta
This seaside resort is in a sumptuous mountain setting. If you like to party and meet other travelers, this Pacific destination is for you. If you want to explore the Puerto Vallarta Bay area, head to Sierra Madre. Several exciting activities are available to you: horse riding, whale watching, diving, fishing…
● Bacalar Lagoon
If you’re passing through Quintana Roo, I highly recommend going to Bacalar Lagoon. You will be mesmerized by its enchanting shades that gather several degrees of blue. It is possible to go on a kayak tour or even go on a bike tour to enjoy this idyllic spectacle.
Formerly a mining town, Guanajuato is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now it has become a university town. It stands out with many colonial houses that will catch your eye. As you walk through the alleys of this city, you will undoubtedly attend an estudiantinas, a traditional festival given by a musical troupe in costume.
● Baja California Peninsula
La Finisterra is a universe in itself. Located in the western part of the country, it has a total area of 143,396 km2. To get around Baja California, remember to find out about the bus routes that connect the main cities. You can also rent a car for more freedom.
● Riviera Maya
Between the sublime Cancun and the nature reserve of Sian, the Riviera Maya is a paradise to discover in the northeastern part of the country. It is especially famous for destinations such as the city of Playa del Carmen. This seaside resort is actually an important passage for circuits in Mexico.
● Nevado Volcano
The Nevado de Toluca volcano is also called Xinantecatl. Located in the state of Mexico, it offers a surprising view of its crater. Also take time to admire the lake of the Sun and the Moon. If you are looking for an unusual adventure, this place is ideal for hiking.
● The impressive Mayan sites
The Maya civilization developed over a vast territory that included not only the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, but also El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. These cities, the remains of which can still be admired today, are a striking testimony to the past. During your trip to Mexico, I invite you to visit Chichen Itza. Built between the 5th and 10th centuries, this archaeological site is undoubtedly the most famous in Mexico. Furthermore, it has been classified as one of the New Wonders of the World. Mexico also offers you other places worth seeing. I would especially mention Palenque in Chiapas, Calakmul in Campeche or Kabah, Uxmal and Tulum in Yucatan.
● Visit the cenotes
By definition, a cenote is a freshwater well formed naturally after the collapse of limestone soil. A cenote once had sacred symbolism. In fact, the Mayans practiced rituals there and offered sacrifices to their deities. There are about 10,000 cenotes located on the Yucatan Peninsula. I especially recommend the cenote of Dos Ojos in Tulum, Azul in Puerto Aventuras, Noh Mozon in Pyxia or the cenote Angelita in Quitana Roo.
● Playa Escondida
This hidden beach owes its name to its intriguing shape. It is located in an open cave in the Marietas Islands. You can get there at low tide. Also called Lover’s Beach, be prepared to swim through an underwater cave. Trust me, the show is worth the trouble!
● The islands of Quintana Roo
If you are planning a week in Mexico, I invite you to visit the southern part of the country, especially the islands of Quintana Roo. For example, Holbox is an ideal place to admire pink flamingos while strolling on a sumptuous white sand beach. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, it is also ideal for snorkeling. On Isla Mujeres you can dive and especially discover the exciting underwater museum. Also, the island of Cozumel, in the heart of the Caribbean, is home to seabeds that enjoy an international reputation.
● Agua Azul waterfall
You can admire this treasure in the state of Chiapas. Agua Azul, meaning blue water, is an amazing natural spectacle that will leave you speechless. You will walk through the jungle to reach these hypnotically colored waterfalls. Whether you are on holiday, with family or friends, it is possible to swim in the turquoise waters of this magical place.
As one of the country’s Enchanted Villages (Pueblos Magicos), Cholula is an unexpected wonder. Located at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, this village is home to the largest pyramid in existence. Also, don’t forget to visit the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, a landmark monument in this magical village.
● San Cristobal de Las Casas
The town of San Cristóbal de Las casas is spread out in the heart of the Chiapas mountains and rises to 2,000 m above sea level. It represents an unprecedented coexistence model that brought together the Spanish settlers and the Tzotzile Indians. Even today, this city with its colorful streets has retained its cosmopolitan and welcoming aspect. During your visit, don’t miss discovering the Tzotzile Church of San Juan de Chamula.