Visiting Mexico? With the country’s palm-dotted beaches, plentiful mojitos, Mayan history and incredible culture and art, it’s a tempting tropical destination. If you’re planning a trip, check out this list of some top things to do in Mexico.
Things to do in Mexico
Swim in a Cenote
Below ground in the Yucatan Peninsula, underground river systems snake a watery route through the limestone terrain. A cenote is a water-filled sinkhole that offers a door to this fascinating subterranean world.
Considered sacred by the Mayan people, cenote adventures can be stunningly beautiful and well-worth a day trip from your resort in the Riviera Maya or Cancun.
Explore the Ruins of Teotihuacán
Once a powerful metropolis, the ancient site of Teotihuacán is now a magnificent ruin. Located about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Mexico City, this vast archeological complex is known for its two great pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.
Check out the Artistic Side of Mexico City
If you’re a first time visitor to Mexico City, you’ll be surprised to find out how culturally-rich and elegant the country’s capital city can be.
Track down the political murals of Diego Rivera in the National Palace in the Plaza de la Constitucion and visit the Blue House, the former home of Rivera and his talented wife, Frida Kahlo for a taste of the past when Mexico was on the cutting edge of modern art.
Visit Mexico’s Top Attraction: Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, the most famous of all the great Mayan sights in Mexico, is a highlight of any Mexico travel itinerary. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, it can be visited as a day trip from Cancun.
Highlights include the well-preserved Casa Colorada (the Red House) where hieroglyphs go back to 869 AD, the Temple of the Skulls and the best known attraction of all, the Temple of Kukulkan.
Visit San Miguel Allende
Sitting pretty in the highlands of central Mexico, the colonial town of San Miguel Allende, has attracted artists, writers and artisanal craftsmen for years.
Declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, this eye-catching town is an appealing mix of cobblestone streets, quiet courtyards and 17th and 18th-century buildings.
Watch Cliff Divers in Acapulco
Since the 1930s fearless cliff divers have been performing death-defying leaps into the Pacific at La Quebrada, Acapulco. The 136 foot leap into the ocean is one of Acapulco’s classic sights, just as Acapulco is a classic beach destination.
Beaches Beaches Beaches
We all know Mexico is famed for its beach resorts. Who couldn’t use a few days (or a few weeks) by the ocean?
Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Tulum and so many more – these popular resort destinations will continue to draw sun seekers, water lovers and beach fans from all over the world.
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