Mexico is home to countless ancient artifacts, brand new architectural structures, as well as many other venues that make for an exciting and educational vacation. If you get the chance to go to Mexico then you should feel free to get away from the tourist traps and meet and hang-out with the locals. Mexicans are extremely accommodating and friendly towards tourists. Many people return to Mexico for further vacations because they had so much fun the first time they went. Regardless of which regions in Mexico you visit there are going to be numerous places that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you want a fun vacation then look at heading to Mexico. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Mexico.
10. Mexico CityCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneas/2290156408/in/photostream/
By far the largest City in Mexico, Mexico City has a lot to offer visitors. The people, architecture, and living styles vary drastically from each area and neighborhood with the Mexico City region. Mexico City is definitely one of the top 10 places to visit in Mexico.
There are numerous places you should visit when you are on Vacation in Mexico City. Some of the places that you should check-out in Mexico City include:
- The National Palace of Mexico
- Ride in the Xochimilco riverboats
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Placios de Bellas Artes
- National Museum of Anthropology
- Frido Kahlo Museum
9. Baja California PeninsulaCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2803129364/sizes/m/in/photostream/
The Baka Peninsula on the West Coast of Mexico is very popular with tourists. You can meet surfers, seniors in motor homes, and many other types of people including college students who love to visit the Baja Peninsula. Baja is popular for Deep Sea Sport fishing. At certain times throughout the year you can also watch whales out in the water.
8. Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de GuanajuatoCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/5622497253/in/photostream/
The Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato is a church in the town of Guanajuato. Construction of the he Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato church began in 1671 and was finished in 1696.
7. Zicatela BeachCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hutchike/2182586/in/photostream/
In Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, there is one of the coolest beaches in all of Mexico. Zicatela Beach is a world-class destination for surfers from all over the world. Zicatela Beach is nicknamed the “Mexican Pipeline”.
6. Playa Azul, Michoacán, MéxicoCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotodisenocm/2095459365/in/photostream/
Playa Azul is a very small town In the Mexican State of Michoacán. You will find that the locals are extremely friendly to tourists. Many people return year after year to spend time in this wonderful little Mexican Village. Although Playa Azul is a small town you will still be able to find RV hookups. A week’s vacation in Playa Azul can be very inexpensive, yet very fulfilling.
5. Los CabosCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2984872864/in/photostream/
Los Cabos is one of the most visited areas in México by tourists. Tourists are attracted to the Los Cabos region for the multitude of golf courses, numerous resorts, and deep sea sport fishing. Los Cabos will be more expensive than other areas of Mexico that are not as popular with tourists, however you can still book a week at a Los Cabos resort for a fair price is you reserve in advance.
In the past many travel agents advised their clients that traveling to Los Cabos was safer than other parts of Mexico, however with the Mexican Drug Cartel murders this is no longer true. Other smaller areas such as Playa Azul will be safer. You should however still feel safe visiting Los Cabos as long as you do not flaunt your money.
4. Puebla, Puebla, MexicoCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robphoto/2586673419/in/photostream/
Puebla is located in the Mexican State of Puebla. Puebla is also the Capitol City of this State. Puebla was originally founded in 1531. For photographers the City of Puebla provides a huge amount of photographic opportunities. There are numerous attractions you should visit in Puebla including:
- Fort Loreto and Fort Guadalupe
- Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design
- Chapel of the Rosario
- Church and ex Monastery of San Francisco
The building of the Chapel of the Rosario was finished in 1690. Although this is a very old piece of architectural history, the Chapel of the Rosario building is in amazingly great shape. Outside the Church you can also view some very beautiful paintings.
3. The BufadoraCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sophistechate/2697835931/in/photostream/
In Baja California there is the Bufadora sea cave. The Bufadora sea cave sits at water level, and when the tide changes the water is forced through the cave and shoots up like a Geyser. There are many caves similar to this in the World, but what sets the Bufadora water cave apart is the unique and distinct sound that is made as the water shoots out of the cave.
2. The Copper Canyon Railway
The Copper Canyon region is located in the Mexican State of Chihuahua. The Copper Canyon is often compared to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, yet the Copper Canyon region is actually larger. One extremely popular way to tour the Copper Canyon is by riding on the Copper Canyon Railway.
There are numerous travel options available when riding the Copper Canyon Train. It makes several stops along the way, and you can set up to spend a night or 2 in each location to allow you time to explore the Copper Canyon Region.
1. Ancient PyramidsCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89241789@N00/750441966/in/photostream/
Mexico is home to numerous pyramids and ancient monuments. There are pyramids in other South American Countries, but the Pyramids in Mexico are easy to get to and truly amazing. One of the highlights of any trip to Mexico is visiting the ancient ruins at Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza was the site of the largest ancient Mayan City. If you get the chance to visit Chichen Itza or any of the other Mexican ancient pyramid structures, make sure you bring along your camera with plenty of extra batteries. You will definitely want to take a lot of pictures of the ancient structures that have survived the test of time.
Chichen Itza is listed and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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