What are the best places to go to in Mexico?

What are the best places to go to in Mexico

  • The high and often snow-capped peaks of the Popocatépetl and Nevado de Toluca volcanoes are easy to climb. You can even take a spectacular dive into the water-filled craters.
  • The reefs of Los Manchones, Cuevones, Chital and La Bandera have beautiful marine life and are famous among divers for their underwater caves.
  • Another reason to visit Mexico is the impressive remains of ancient Native American cultures. It is impossible to see them all but if you follow famous Mayan route you can make a selection of the most impressive ruins. Teotihuacan just outside Mexico City, Palenque in Chiapas, Chichen Itzá and Tulum on the Yucatán Peninsula are the must-sees.
  • Play cowboy in one of Mexico's many luxurious farms with guesthouses (estancias). During the day you can explore the ranch on foot or on horseback, and then enjoy the evening here by the campfire over a glass of tequila.
  • Far away from Venice, but also in Mexico you can rent gondolas and these are the so-called trajineras. In these brightly painted gondolas, accompanied by a mariachi singer, you can admire the beautiful canals and Aztec-built floating gardens of Xochimilco.
  • Political unrest in Chiapas (Zapatistas) is the direct result of the Indian majority that gives this state a very distinct place in Mexico. Mysterious Mayan villages and the fascinating Lacandona jungle give Chiapas a Central American touch. Absolute hihglights are San Cristobal de las Casas and the surrounding villages, the breathtaking boat ride through the Cañon del Sumidero and the waterfalls of Aguazul.
  • Merida is a truly Mexican city, which is not (yet) very touristy. The center is very nice and clean with beautiful colonial buildings. At night it is often even more fun than during the day in Merida: then everyone gathers outside and listens to the music of the many musicians and orchestras.
  • You'll also find the Caribbean in Mexico; ideal for recovering from the long distances you have to travel. Relax on pearly white beaches (Tulum and Playa del Carmen), enjoy the exuberant life of the tropical sea... Islands like Cozumel and Isla Mujeres have extensive -and affordable- diving facilities.
  • Like most metropolises in Latin America, Mexico City has a reputation for being dangerous and highly polluted. Yet this city of extremes has a host of attractive attractions. The historic center (Zócalo), wonderful museums (Museo de Antropología) and pleasant parks (Chapultepec) are more than worth seeing. If you can brave the city's altitude, smog and raging crowds you should definitely visit the picturesque and art-loving Coyoacan and San Angel. Also highly recommended is the ancient labyrinth of canals, Xochimilco.
  • You will undoubtedly recognize the stereotypical image of Mexicans in and around Guadelajara, Mexico's second largest but most "Mexican" city. Tequila, sombreros and Marriachi music that originated there can be experienced in all their glory.
  • Mexico also possesses an abundance of sea and beach. Surfers will not be bored along the southern, Pacific coastline; around towns like Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Bahías de Huatulco you will find not only the perfect wave, but also fantastic lagoons teeming with tropical life that can best be discovered by snorkeling. A little further inland, the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca cannot be ignored; the ruins of Monte Alban and Mitla are the perfect day trip.
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