You want to go to Mexico but not sure what place to choose? Finding Mexico Vacations or Mexican Holidays (for our European visitors) has never been easier.
There are a few choices to make: Do you want a beach to relax, a cultural trip or more of an adventure travel experience? You can of course combine them all. Find below some of the most popular places in each category. Click on them to get more details.
Acapulco is in the pacific ocean with great night life and superb restaurants. Is very accessible from Mexico City with the relatively new, "Autopista del Sol", Sun Highway.
Cancun is in the Yucatan Peninsula with the Caribbean sea bathing its beaches. It is characterized by clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches. Night life is very active.
Cozumel, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen are all Caribbean places with the beautiful beaches, but are less crowded and have a more relaxing atmosphere than Cancun. Great places to go with kids and family.
Huatulco is a gem in the southern pacific coast of Mexico. This is a relatively new resort place so there are not as many hotels. However, Huatulco is not short of things to do. Excellent choice for a honeymoon or a relaxing vacation.
Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are twin cities. They combine the typical Mexican town with the wonderful hotels and restaurants. Great places to visit with kids and family.
Los Cabos is in the most southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. There are really two towns and that is why is called in plural "Los Cabos". The two towns are "Cabo San Lucas" and "San Jose del Cabo". This beach vacation place is the closest to the US. Los Cabos is famous for golf courses and upscale resorts and amenities.
Puerto Vallarta is becoming a very popular place. It combines the typical colonial Mexican town with the all kinds of resorts. There is something for everybody in Puerto Vallarta.
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Chichen Itza is a city of the Mayan empire located in the Yucatan peninsula. The Kukulkan pyramid is its main attraction. There is a wealth of culture in the four square mile site. It is a day trip from Cancun if you want to combine it with a relaxing beach vacation.
Palenque is Mayan city, and probably the most impressive archeological site in Mexico. It is located in the middle of the jungle in the state of Chiapas. Palenque is a little far from Cancun for a day trip.
Uxmal is another Mayan city in the Yucatan peninsula. It is a most see in a cultural trip. It is about 250 miles from Cancun.
Tulum is a Mayan city and part of the Mayan Riviera. Its special location by the turquoise Caribbean waters makes it very attractive to visit.
Teotihuacan is one of the most important archeological site in Mexico and the world. The population during its peak is calculated at 200,000 inhabitants similar to Rome during the peak of the Roman empire. It is located 30 miles north of Mexico City.
San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial city in the state of Guanajuato. It is known for its architecture and surrounding thermal springs. It is visited by people all over the world and is home to many retirees from US, Canada and Europe.
Taxco is a charming colonial town known for silver. Silver was discovered in the XVIII century but is now almost exhausted. In the XIX century sivler artisans began to be notice and are now Mexico's silver craftsmanship capital. Taxco is a day trip from Mexico City or Acapulco.
Patzcuaro is a typical Mexican town with houses made out of adobe and tile. Visit the Pazcuaro Lake where you will learn about the Purepecha indigeneous culture or visit the archeological sites of Ihuatzio y Tzintzutzan. Patzcuaro is located 50Km from Morelia de capital of the state of Michoacan.
Tlaquepaque is now a suburb of Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico. It offers craft shops, boutiques and excellent food.
Kayaking and rafting can be practiced in rivers, lakes or the ocean. There are multiple places around Mexico: In the Mayan Riviera, near Acapulco in the Papaloapan River or the inside Mexico in La Huasteca and Veracruz.
Sumidero Canyon is located in the state of Chiapas. The river through the canyon is the force that runs the biggest hydroelectric in Mexico powering 35% of the country's needs. In addition, the national park in the middle of the jungle provides the visitor with an amazing vegetation and wild life to explore.
Copper Canyon and other impressive valleys and mountains can be admired in the train route from Chihuahua to Los Mochis. It's a 656Km route in the north of Mexico with more than 250,000 tourists per year taking the comfortable train.
La Huasteca - Rain Forest is an area of Mexico that covers the states of San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Hidalgo. There are water falls, lowland, and mountains. Not as well know but a true paradise for the adventure traveler.
This Mexico Vacations page is only intended to provide you with a quick overview of places and activities you can enjoy in Mexico. More details are found in each link. Have fun!