9 Best vacation spots in Mexico

Story by: Jackson Fleming     Date: 16 July 2022   

7 minutes reading time Mexico

It’s not hard to see why Mexico is a popular place to go on vacation any time of year. It has a rich cultural history, beautiful scenery, year-round sunshine, and beautiful sandy beaches.

Mixing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, luxury resorts, and traditional beach vacation spots, Mexico offers visitors an interesting blend of Mesoamerican cultures. Authentic Spanish traditions, delicious food, and a shimmering blue coastline are just some of the interesting parts of culture to explore.

Nature lovers will love Mexico because it has a lot of outdoor activities and miles of quiet beaches where they can relax or go on exciting water-based adventures. Find out the best places to go on vacation in Mexico, from cities with snow-capped mountains in the background to beach towns with colorful sea life.

1. Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

People think of Cabo San Lucas as the world capital of sport fishing for marlin. It’s also known for being a party town where people go to enjoy the lively nightlife scene and sun-kissed beaches.

This area is full of high-end resorts and restaurants, so it’s a good place to go if you want to go to a fancy party. It’s also a good place to go to a party any time of the year.

People can also take a day trip to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas to see how the sea has shaped a group of rocks, and spend the day swimming and snorkeling where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific.

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2. Mexico City

Mexico City Skyline

Mexico City is not only the country’s capital, but it is also one of the most popular places to visit in the world. Mexico City is surrounded by beautiful volcanic mountains, and it has enough world-class museums, art galleries, and other attractions to keep most travelers busy. Its historic city center is the heart of the city, and its streets are lined with restaurants, bars, and other attractions.

In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is 5 square miles, there are more than 1,400 important colonial-style buildings from the 16th century.

Take a walk through the busy Constitution Square to find the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor, which has Aztec artifacts, and then go back to one of the best hotels in Mexico City.

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3. Puebla

Puebla, Mexico

People often call Pueblo a “mini Mexico City” because it is a colonial city full of beautiful cathedrals, museums, and other interesting places to visit.

Walk through its historic center to see buildings with beautiful painted tiles, try some of the local food, and see a number of important historical sites. In the middle of Mexico, Puebla is one of the oldest cities. It has winding streets where people can get lost and find beautiful fountains, gardens, and craft markets.

Visitors will find a lively city with a unique mix of old and new, with more than 70 historic churches in the city center alone. The art scene and nightlife are also very active.

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4. Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen is one of the most beautiful beach areas in Mexico. It is on the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. It is a lively resort town in the state of Quintana Roo. It used to be a fishing village with a European feel, and now it has both soft-sand beaches and busy places to have fun.

Playa del Carmen has a laid-back vibe, so most people go there to relax, enjoy the endless sunshine, and do one of the many outdoor activities that are available. Locals and tourists alike spend the day in the crystal clear waters and on the beaches, doing things like scuba diving and snorkeling, until the bars and clubs on La Quinta Avenida fill up with partygoers in the evening.

5. Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is becoming a more popular beach destination for people from all over the world because it feels like a small town and has a wide range of fun things to do outside.

Over the years, the city on the Pacific coast has gotten a lot of attention from travelers looking for fun things to do on the water, like swimming with dolphins, paragliding, and jet skiing.

With a lush jungle setting and mountains in the background, visitors can spend the day exploring colonial sites and spend the night in first-class resorts. They can also spend the day looking for giant manta rays on one of the area’s beautiful beaches.

People who want to do something on land can eat at gourmet restaurants, shop at high-end stores, or dance in one of the many busy nightclubs until the wee hours of the morning.

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6. Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

Once a hidden oasis on the east coast of Mexico, Tulum is now a popular beach destination for wealthy tourists. It is also known for its well-preserved Mayan ruins and other outdoor attractions.

People go to Tulum to see one of the last cities built by the Mayans. The area is also a great place to see the Caribbean Sea because it is perched on a bluff and looks like a picture-perfect postcard.

Visitors won’t soon forget a day spent shopping at Tulum’s craft markets, eating at one of its many restaurants, or swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water.

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7. Cozumel

Cozumel in the water, snorkel

Cozumel is known all over the world for its clear waters and coral reefs. Even the most experienced beachgoers are impressed by its stunning beauty and wide range of fun water sports.

There are many water-based things to do, like snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, deep-sea fishing, and diving, that visitors can do to fill their days. In the Caribbean Sea, on the Yucatan Peninsula, there is a 30-mile island that is popular with tourists because cruise ships stop there all year and locals sell a wide range of souvenirs.

Use a local diving charter boat or a glass-bottom boat tour to see the island’s best-kept secrets and natural wonders. You can find out what makes this area so appealing by going away from the tourist hotspots.

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8. Oaxaca

Oaxaca. Mexico

Oaxaca, the capital of the state with the same name, is the place to go if you want to feel like you’re in the real Mexico.

This area of Mexico, which has both Indian and Spanish influences, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is known for its colorful festivals, like the Guelaguetza. It is also a great place to learn about the local food, lively markets, and customs.

The area is 5,000 feet above sea level and has many cultural treasures and architectural gems that both foodies and history buffs enjoy. It is a beautiful town that you shouldn’t miss. The Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range is all around it.

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9. Cancun

Best areas in Cancun for solo travelers

Cancun is a well-known place in the world. It has beautiful beaches where you can try water sports like jet skiing and parasailing.

Cancun is known for its sparkling beaches, all-inclusive hotels, and lively nightlife, which make it a great place to spend a vacation. Cancun is still one of the most popular places to visit in Mexico because it has warm, sunny weather all year long.

Cancun is full of restaurants, bars, and clubs, so visitors have a lot of options for how to spend their days and nights.

Even though the area’s nighttime activities are some of the most popular in Mexico, visitors shouldn’t miss out on seeing Chichen Itza, a large Mayan archaeological site that is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

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