Best Vacation Spots in Mexico
Best Vacation Spots in Mexico
For those craving a vacation filled with sunny beaches, gorgeous water ways, thrilling night life, and rich culture, it’s hard to beat Mexico. From the vibrant capitol of Mérida to the breath-taking and adventure-soaked Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has something to offer every traveler.
Here are 10 of the best vacation spots in Mexico that you undoubtedly need to visit!
Overlooking the breathtaking Bahía de Banderas is Riviera Nayarit, known as Mexico’s Pacific Treasure. Spend your days surfing or deep sea fishing, or go for 200-mile sailing adventures north of Nuevo Vallarta. Those who prefer to stick to the land will find six signature golf courses, as well as dozens of unique boutiques just waiting to be explored. Countless bars and restaurants in the area are waiting to be visited, so whether you’re looking for some quick tapas between adventures or a long night of cocktails, you’re sure to find what fits your palate!
Those who want a little history with their vacation will have to add Tulum to their list of places to visit. It’s home to some of the best preserved Mayan ruins in the Western hemisphere, a tourist stop that even the most tech-addicted teen will want to check out. There are also a number of underground water-filled caverns (known as cenotes) waiting to be explored. Tulum is also more on the quiet side; if you’re looking to get away from the big cities, this is your place.
Visit the Bay of Banderas if you’re hungry not only for stunning beaches, but also thriving and rich jungles mountains. The stunning town of Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by all of these, offering tourists a rich visit of colonial history, sunny sea-side lounging, and mouth-watering authentic cuisine.
In a valley deep below the Sierra Madre mountains, the peaceful capitol of Oaxaca awaits. Much of the city remains immersed in traditional Mexican culture, architecture, and even some archaeological sites, making it a pristine location to visit for any history or knowledge buff.
One of the first cities that come to mind when you hear the words “spring break,” Acapulco has rightly earned that train of thought. Not only is it the largest beach and balneario – seaside – resort city, it’s become steadily more International in its ambiance than the very American-centric spring break destination of Cancún. If you’re looking to get away during that period and want to avoid the American ‘breakers, Acapulco is the best bet for you.
Mexico isn’t all sunny beaches and urban hangouts – the Sierra Madre (Spanish for mother mountain range) makes up five different mountain ranges in Mexico. Copper Canyon, located in Sierra Madre Occidental in Chihuahua, gives travelers a score of thrilling scenery, stunning hikes, and natural formations that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. With six canyons to choose from, which one will you visit first?
A booming cultural center, Guadalajara is a city that can’t be avoided. Home to one of Mexico’s proudest soccer teams, Guadalajara also offers visitors a drink of tequila in the city where it was born. The gorgeous city is also the birthplace of mariachi, so why not plan on a few nights on the town with all the cultural favorites of Mexico?
Want – nay, need to fish? You can’t do much better than Los Cabos, the fishing capitol of the world. Located in the state of Baja California Sur, there are two towns in Los Cabos and twenty miles of scenic highway. On one end sits San Jose del Cabo, the sleepy and more relaxed of the two cities. On the other, waiting for nightfall, is Cabo San Lucas. Sound like your idea of a perfect vacation? You aren’t the only one!
San Miguel de Allende
Those seeking a peaceful retreat of quiet strolls downtown, window shopping, and romantic bistro dinners will need to look no farther than San Miguel de Allend. This 16th century city, hidden away in the Sierra Madre Mountains has slowly evolved into a more contemporary vacation spot with all the modern city amenities – while still retaining its 500-year-old historical charm.
The “Pearl of the Pacific” was once a hot stop for Hollywood actors looking for a little R&R – today, it isn’t quite the star-scattered spot it was, but its on the rise again and just as ready to take on tourists. Beer lovers will need to visit for Mazatlan’s special brew of Pacifico, while opera lovers will want to stop in at Mexico’s only opera house in the country
The best is yet to come! Need more? Contact us for even more tips and ideas on visiting Mexico and making the most out of your Mexican adventure!