There are a million and one reasons why Mexico is a popular and wonderful place to visit. The food is exciting and divine, the people are kind, the culture is fascinating, the weather is as perfect as the landscapes, and it is a relatively affordable destination to travel to and around. Whether you’re looking for adventure, or simply a luxurious and lazy getaway, you can’t go wrong with choosing a vacation in Mexico. And while there are literally hundreds of different fabulous Mexican places to visit, there are a few prime spots where you should head to. Here are a few of the top areas in Mexico that you should consider taking a trip to:
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is the absolutely perfect spot for someone who wants a Beverly Hills or Paris style vacation in Mexico. Located right along the visually stunning Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is teeming with the finer things in life. The food is world class, and is filled with both authentic Mexican restaurants, and high class European joints, as Playa del Carmen is home to many European expats. Furthermore, the bar and nightlife scene is hip and exciting, but also classy. If what you’re craving is gorgeous beaches and top notch food, you don’t need to look any further than Playa del Carmen.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas may be the most accommodating city in all of Mexico when it comes to traveling. Looking to be pampered with five star service left and right on a romantic weekend with your partner? Looking for a family vacation, with fun for kids and adults alike? Or, looking for thrill and adventure? Cabo San Lucas truly has it all: it is one of Mexico’s prime spots for SCUBA diving, snorkeling, cliff diving, and sport fishing, it has immaculate restaurants, bars, clubs, beaches, and kids activities, and it has some of the fanciest and best villas to stay in, complete with access to world class fitness centers and golf courses. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s worth it to visit Cabo San Lucas.
Puerto Vallarta is a much calmer part of Mexico than many other tourist destinations. You won’t find the beaches in Puerto Vallarta littered with tourists; instead, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a small, friendly city. As such, Puerto Vallarta is one of the best Mexican cities to explore the culture: you’ll find that locals far outnumber the tourists, so if you spend enough time you’ll quickly make local friends, find local hot spots, eat incredible local fare, and find quiet, secluded beaches.
Oaxaca may be the best place in Mexico if you’re interested in arts and culture. Due to Oaxaca’s isolation relative to other parts of the country, it has maintained impressive amounts of indigenous culture and people. Known also for its stunning art, dance, and food, it’s a dream location for the intellectual traveler who is looking for a combination of arts, culture, and tourist attractions.
It’s hard to pick a bad spot in Mexico to visit, but if you head to any of these four, there can be no doubt that you will have the trip of a lifetime.
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