Whether you’re a high school student, a college student, a professional, a parent, a grandparent, young or old, Mexico has a place for you. With so many things to see and do, from beach fortnights to sightseeing city breaks, why not hop across the border and discover Mexico for all it has to offer. I hear you, where is the right destination for me? Well, here are some pointers; the 5 must see places in Mexico.
1. Chichen Itza
In the south-eastern Mexican state of Yucatán lies the ancient city of Chichen Itza. Recently declared one of the seven new wonders of the world, the city was home to the Mayan civilization in pre-Columbian South American. Wonderfully preserved, amongst the ruins, practically the whole city is intact. There are markets, temples and courtyards to enable you to image the lives of the Mayans. A multitude of architectural styles can be found within its enchanting walls.
If architectural heritage is not your thing, at the complete opposite end of scale is Cancun. Legendary for its college and high school spring break blowouts, if you’re looking for sun, sea and nightlife, then Cancun is the place for you. If you’re looking for a mixture of relaxation and activity, Cancun can provide the perfect base to access the warm waters of the Caribbean and to explore Riviera Maya and close-by archeological sites such as Tulum.
3. The Tequila Express
All aboard the Tequila Express! Every Saturday and Sunday the train runs from Guadalajara to Amatitan taking 1 hour 45 minutes. Sip on delicious cocktails, while hearing about the history of Tequila and listening to the music of a Mariarchi band. It is a truly Mexican experience. Upon arrival at Amatitan, you are taken on a tour of “la Hacienda San José del Refugio” where Tequila is manufactured. A Mexican buffet is provided for lunch.
4. Banderas Bay
If you’re looking for something more relaxing than the above, why not book a stay at a hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Puerta Vallarta is a popular tourist resort on the west coast of Mexico, facing the Pacific Ocean. Within it lies the 80km long Banderas Bay. Perfect for both family and romantic vacations, you’ll enjoy soaking up the sun on its glorious beaches. At the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the bay is a sanctuary for wildlife where, each year, humpback whales flock to deliver their young. It’s the place to forget about the daily grind and take the opportunity to go all inclusive in Puerto Vallarta.
5. Dos Ojos Cenote
In the state of Quintana Roo on the Riviera Maya is the world´s third-largest underwater cave system. Here you can dive and snorkel to discover, as legend has it, the entrance to the underworld. There are family-friendly areas where you can explore the stalactite and stalagmite formations and the wildlife who live in it´s clear blue waters.