Mexico, known for its tequila, ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations, and beach resorts, is one of the most prominent vacation spots for foreign travelers in the world. There are countless places to visit while in this beautiful country including beaches, historical sites, and world-renowned cities. Here are some of the top sights to see in Mexico:
Known to be a getaway for famous Hollywood stars and wealthy business people, Acapulco is one of the most legendary beach towns in the country of Mexico, and is a hot spot for American college kids during spring break. Watching the cliff divers do their spectacular jumps is something you must do while in this wonderous city.
Oaxaca is reputable for having the best Dia de los Muertos festivals, a celebration similar to Halloween that is observed in Latin America. The Day of the Dead, which is what ‘dia de los muertos’ means, occurs at the end of October. Home altars, tombs, and cemetaries are decorated and offerings are left for the spirits. Amazing parades and parties go on during this celebration, and it is a one of a kind experience for any traveler.
The stunning snorkeling and scuba diving make Cozumel a very popular destination for out-of-towners. Dazzling reefs and gorgeous tropical fish can be found in this area, which is right off of the Yucatan Peninsula.
For you history buffs, Palenque is the place. It is an archaelogical site in southern Mexico, where it was a Mayan city-state centuries ago. Some of the ruins date back from 226 BC to 1123 AD. The architecture, sculptures, and carvings are remarkable, but the site itself is small compared to many of the other sites.
This city is one of the more traditional ones in Mexico, and is well-known for their tequila. There are quite a few historical places for the sightseers, and is a great place to just soak up the Mexican culture.
Of course, being the capitol of Mexico, this is a great place to visit. It was formerly Tenochtitlan, and was ruled by the Aztecs until the ruler accidentally handed it over to the Spanish during the 1600s. With between 10 and 20 million people living there, dozens upon dozens of streets, and buildings of every shape and size, it can be a confusing city to navigate, and you are advised to pick a smaller city first before tackling the capitol because it can be intimidating.
Cancun is mostly based on tourism. Golf, fishing, beaches, clubs, discos, snorkeling, scuba diving, watersports, and lots more can be found in this famous city. Just like Acapulco, it is an immensly popular place for spring breakers looking to party in paradise.
Mexico is a phenomenal country filled with adventure, mystery, and fun! Whether you are looking into the history and culture, or just want to relax on the beach and party, there is a place just for you. Miles of beach and hundreds of historical sites await you as you venture into “Mexico, the place you thought you knew.”