Jul 30

Five “Must-See” Attractions of Mexico

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Breathtaking beaches, ancient ruins and vibrant cities all abound in Mexico, one of the world’s top holiday destinations. From the world-renowned galleries and museums to Mexico City to the celebrated beaches of Cancun, Mexico certainly offers no shortage of things to see and do on a luxury holiday tour. Whether you seek culture, leisure or just a memorable trip, Mexico always delivers. Be sure to check out these five must-see attractions and destinations while on holiday in Mexico.

Mexico City

Sprawling and vast yet intimate in detail, Mexico City is a fascinating destination and home to many of the country’s finest museums, galleries, cultural institutions, theatres and parks. Some of its top sites of interest include the magnificent Mexico City Cathedral, known for its stunning architecture and rich décor, as well as Plaza de la Constitucion, one of the largest city squares on Earth. Holidaymakers should also pay a visit to Mexico City’s rich museums and galleries such as the National Museum of Anthropology, the National Art Museum, the National History Museum and the Fine Arts Palace Museum. Other top attractions include the Chapultepec Park and Zoo, Torre Latinoamericana and the colorful Coyoacan arts district.

Acapulco

Renowned for its gorgeous beaches and iconic cliffs, Acapulco is one of Mexico’s finest holiday destinations. In addition to its brilliant beaches and plentiful sunshine, Acapulco’s top attractions include the Zocalo, the La Quebrada cliffs and the city’s wealth of fine restaurants, bars, stores and boutique shops.

Cancun

One of the world’s top beach destinations, Cancun conjures up images of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and colorful Caribbean flair. The city is a top spot for surfing, swimming, water sports, fishing, boating and other fun activities. Holidaymakers should also check out the Xcaret ecopark and Isla Contoy while visiting this tropical paradise.

Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula hosts far more than Cancun and other beach resorts. On this tropical stretch of land, holidaymakers will find everything from ancient ruins to stunning natural landmarks to discover. The region is famed for its ancient Mayan ruins, the best of which can be found at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is home to the iconic El Castillo as well as the Great Market, the Temple of the Jaguars, El Caracol and many other fascinating sites. Other top destinations for Mayan ruins include Tulum, Uxmal and Calakmul. Elsewhere in the exotic Yucatan Peninsula, visitors can explore the otherworldly Lol-Tun Caves, relax on the beautiful Mayan Riviera and discover the breathtaking island of Cozumel.

Baja California

This vast peninsula stretches across the Pacific coast of Mexico and plays host to everything from colonial cities to phenomenal natural attractions. The top destinations for holidaymakers here include the Canyon de Guadalupe, the city of Tijuana and the region’s world-famous beaches.

One Response to “Five “Must-See” Attractions of Mexico”

  1. From RaysAdventures:

    Don’t forget while in Cancun there is Isla Mujeres and Cozumel which have some beautiful beaches, and you can actually still find some less traveled beaches. Also, head south to Tulum to see archeological ruins on the beach and a view of the Barrier Reef. The Caribbean coast was one of my favorite locations in Mexico.

    Posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

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