To describe the beauty of Mexico will be a difficult task, it is a place to go on holiday if you want to plan a trip that will cover a lot of things or have you ticking off many things off your bucket list. It is land that has abundant history, ancient towns, diverse people and culture, varied landscape and art centers. All these have culminated in turning Mexico into one of the best travel destinations that appeal to all visitors regardless of budget and interest. It is an ideal location for outdoor activities, visit ancient towns, museums and galleries and stroll on beaches.
Why Mexico Should Be On your Travel List This Holiday
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Places to visit in Mexico
There are a myriad of places that you can visit in Mexico overtime, but if you only have a few days or even a single day; here are a few places that you should not miss.
Day Hike at the Copper Canyon
If you like the Grand Canyon in the United States, then you will also like this as it is bigger and more profound than it. This canyon derives its name from the copper green colour on its walls. The Copper Canyon consists of six different canyons that were formed by six rivers that meet at Rio Fuerte before it eventually drained into the Gulf of California. Although trains are a more popular way of experiencing the grandiose of this canyon, the rugged mountains with its local hiking trails hiking another great option to consider. Other ways you can fully capture the magnificence of the Copper Canyon is by biking and horseback riding on the trails.
Dive and Snorkel at the ancient town of Tulum
Tulum is an old town in the Yucatán Peninsula. It is home to some the best beaches in Mexico with its peculiar white sand and turquoise water- which makes it the perfect spot for diving and snorkeling and diving. It is also an ideal location to take strolls on the beach, to sit with your favourite book or to sit down and enjoy the view. The town of Tulum also has great tall walls, magnificent ruins and other spectacular sites. If you are not too keen on getting your feet wet, you can visit the nature reserves, water parks, beautiful street arts and have a blast. Tulum is also a good location for a family vacation if you are looking to take a break from theme parks.
Go sightseeing in Mexico City
The capital of Mexico is not only the seat of the government, but it is also a place that captures most of the culture, history and the heritage of the people. Although not a very big city, it has a lot of museums and art galleries. It is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site- Centro Histórico de la Ciudad (the city center). The famous anthropology museum, the National Museum of Anthropology is one of the most visited sites here. Other places that are equally visited are the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the where people get to see the Aztec relics- the ruin of the former capital. Mexico City also has a robust nightlife and incredible culinary greatness.
Attend the vibrant festivals in Mexico
As the saying goes “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” so when Mexico do as the Mexicans do. The calendar in Mexico is filled with different festivities and celebrations all through the year. From the Dia de Muertos (festival day of the dead) which contrary to its name is a celebration of life to Dia de la Independencia to the day for the anniversary of independence of the Mexicans to Semana Santa. Then there is the day the Catholics in Mexico set aside for both celebrations and devote acts of worship to Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe which is also another religious festival that is for the celebration of the country’s Patron saint.
The colorful city of Mexico is a great tourist center that has a lot of places to visit and discover. The rich cultural heritage makes it a haven for historians and culture enthusiasts. It is a great destination that is safe for tourist despite news of drug cartels.
Exploring Canyons in Boca de la Sierra
No matter where they're located, canyons are always a beauty to behold. However, the canyons in Boca de la Sierra National Park is among the best that exist on the planet. This UNESCO-protected area is around an hour’s drive northwest of the villas in Los Cabos. For travelers and tourists, Boca offers an array of fascinating sightlines.
If you're the brave type, you could undertake a zip line adventure 200 feet over the canyon ground. The adventure is also a great opportunity to gaze out into the area’s magnificent, and untouched landscape. Get up close and personal with this park and you'll marvel at the many wonders that it harbors.
Explore the Caverns and Hot Springs of Tolantongo
The canyon resort of Tolantongo is located in the state of Hidalgo. In this beautiful place you'll find several powerful waterfalls, decorated caverns, bright blue rivers, natural thermal springs and many more. Take your time exploring the caverns and appreciating its stalactites and stalagmites. You could even take a dip in the 100°F water or zip line over the river. It would also be great to rent a tent in the area and stay the night there.
Take a Camel Tour in Los Cabos
There's no better way to take in the splendid coastal views along the Pacific Ocean than to roam through the Baja California peninsula on a camel's back. This is a very rare opportunity that only a place like Mexico can offer. You would find it both peaceful and exciting if you try it out.
Why you should visit Mexico ?
Still not sure why you should visit Mexico, here are a few reasons to make you consider visiting this astounding and fantastic location
• For the foodies and non-foodies alike, there is a variety of delicious meals to entice your appetite and leave you wanting more.
• The people are friendly and welcoming that you will almost forget you’re not home. They are always ready to help and willing to take you through tourist sites and destinations.
• The beaches here offer an excellent opportunity for people that the outside appeals to. It is ideal for beach walks, recline and read a book or enjoy the view of the beautiful crystal clear waters.
• For the outdoor lovers, the diversity in the landscape makes it an excellent destination for a lot of activities including from snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming, hiking, surfing and kayaking.
• Visit the many ruins in Mexico, explore the museums and discover the rich history and culture of the land.