Mexico seems to have it all for the pleasure seeking-tourist. Following are 10 suggestions of the hottest vacation spots in Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is located on the Southern tip of the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. It is best known for its beaches, whale watching, and sport fishing but is also well known for its golf courses.
Guadalajara, located inland from the beaches, is the 4th largest city in Mexico. It is known for its museums, cultural sites and nightlife. It is the birthplace of tequila and the mariachi.
Just across the Gulf of California and Cabo is Mazatlan. Here you can visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, The Angela Peralta Theatre or the Beaches.
In the Sierra Madre Sur Mountain Range, is the city of Oaxaca. It is here that you can get a taste of the old Mexico with the native markets, customs and cuisine.
Playa del Carmen
If you like the hip food and the bar scene, Playa del Carmen is for you. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it has abundant water sports and reef diving.
Shopping at Isla Rio Cuale is one of the favorite things to do at Puerto Vallarta but being located on the Pacific Ocean, it still has all of the beach activities.
San Miguel de Allende
This city is located in the heart of Mexico, so there are no water activities, but it is known for its parks, gardens, hiking paths and artsy culture.
Tulum is best known for its Mayan ruins. You will also want to see El Gran Cenote, considered sacred waters by the Mayans.
For a quieter place on the beach, see the secluded beaches of Zihuatanejo. They also have over 30 dive sites.
Located on the Pacific Ocean at the foothills of Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, you will find Huatulco. This area is known for its beautiful beaches, whale watching and fishing tours. The staff at Huatulco Hotels can arrange a tour for you.
There has been talk about the dangers in Mexico. It’s true that some areas are dangerous, but that is no different than the United States or any other country. This link is to an article in the Chicago Tribune regarding travel in Mexico. It has many useful tips such as “how to avoid looking like a tourist”.