Places to Visit in Mexico

Mexico is the 15th largest country in the world and the 5th largest country in the Americas with a total area of 1,964,375 sq km.

It is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. Mexico is one of the best countries which attract tourists from all over the world especially the US. Mexico is famous for its beaches, historic landmarks, natural wonders, food and nightlife. There are many places to visit in Mexico.

The major places to visit in Mexico are:

  • Puerto Vallarta - Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahia de Banderas. It is the 5th largest city in Mexico. Spectacular beaches, wildlife, awesome weather and lip smacking food makes Puerto Vallarta an attractive destination for tourists. Situated among the Sierra Madre Mountains with more than 40 miles of coastline, the city of Puerto Vallarta offers a plethora of outdoor activities set against a scenic backdrop. Also, the city is a cultural Mecca for history, art, cuisine, and music which brings around 1 Million visitors every year making the city as one of the top spots for a tropical getaway.

  • Mexico City - Mexico City is the capital and the largest city in Mexico. The city has 16 boroughs. Two tourist destinations, the Historic Centre (Centro Historico) and the "floating gardens" of Xochimilco have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. The famous landmarks in Mexico City are the Plaza de la Constitucion (Zocalo), La Catedral, Angel de la Independencia (El Angel), Basilica de Guadalupe, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi, Ciudadela crafts market, Alameda and Paseo de la Reforma, Cineteca Nacional (National Film Archive), Torre Latinoamericana, Torre Mayor, Mexico City National Cemetery, Chapultepec Park and Zoo, Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi, Parque Mexico and Parque Espana, National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City's Museum, and many more.

  • Isla Mujeres - Isla Mujeres is a small beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean Sea. The island is located at a short ferry ride from Cancun. The island is seven kilometers [five miles] long and less than one kilometer. Isla Mujeres Island is very small and isn't too far to walk from the ferry ports to the main beaches. To see more of the island, the best way to go is to rent a scooter or golf cart. Places to visit are Turtle Farm, Hacienda Mundaca, North Beach, Playa Sol, Punta Sur, and La Noruega Art Gallery.

  • Oaxaca - Oaxaca is a top spot for food lovers, history buffs and cultural enthusiasts. The city has mountains, beaches, caverns, forests, and architectural gems for visitors to explore and enjoy. The city has mountain peaks more than 3,000 meters high, deepest caverns in the world, virgin beaches, hidden jungles, and glowing valleys that house populations with varied customs and cultures. Places to visit are Oaxaca Mio, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo, Museo Regional de Oaxaca, Catedral Metropolitana, Casa de Benito Juarez and Rufino Tamayo Museum.

  • Tulum - Tulum is on the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. Tulum is a combination of beautiful beaches, archeological zone, and towns of pueblo, Playa and Ruinas. It is one of the earliest resorts in Mexico, offering a place of worship and solitude for the Mayan Kings, clergy and Gods in early times. The tropical beach environment is the main attraction of this picturesque, most-visited small ruin destination on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Places to see are Tulum archaeological site, Muyil archaeological site, Grand Cenote, Cenote Calaveras, Dos Ojos Cenote, Sian Ka'an Biosphere and Coba ruins.

  • Akumal - Akumal is a small town between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Akumal has a beautiful bay with a wide white sand beach, astonishingly warm blue-green water and great snorkeling. The place has several luxurious restaurants.

  • Cozumel - Cozumel is a Caribbean island off the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Cozumel is known world over for its crystal-clear waters and coral reef. Cozumel boasts a variety of water sports, like snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, deep-sea fishing, and diving. Coral reefs and the water sports are the main attractions of the island.

  • Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas is a city at the far end of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo is a varied destination that captures the essence of Baja Peninsula in most of its resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining and amazing outdoor activities. Cabo San Lucas is a lively hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, handicraft vendors, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers. The area of Cabo San Lucas is considered as the second fastest growing resort destination of Mexico and is particularly busy with visitors during the winter high season, November to February. Cabo is an ultimate destination for explorers looking for outdoor adventures with some of the best all-around sport fishing in the world and all water sports. Places to see are Land's End (for its exceptional views), Church of San Lucas and Cultural Center.

  • Monterrey - Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. It is a commercial, transportation, industrial, and educational hub of northern Mexico. Places to visit are Cerro de la Silla, Cerro del Obispado, Cerveceria Cuahtemoc, Macroplaza, Puente Colgante San Pedro, Safari Parque Estrella, Cascadas Cola de Caballo and Presa de la Boca.

  • Cancun - Cancun is a coastal city in the Mexican Caribbean, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It is a popular vacation spot on the Caribbean coast. The peak seasons to visit Cancun are from December to April. Places to see are Interactive Aquarium, Water and sand (Cancun is one of the best known for its beautiful turquoise waters and powdery white beaches), and Isla Contoy.

Last Updated on: March 23rd, 2018