Main Attractions and Tourist Regions in Mexico
Most tours will kick off in the country’s buzzing capital city, Mexico City. This is one of the world’s largest urban areas, and those captivated by chaos will quickly fall for its charms. Lively nightclubs spin sets into the early hours of the morning, while mariachis wander the streets in joyous song on various corners. Museums, bars, restaurants, galleries and wrestling venues abound, while the amount of styles of architecture you can find is dizzying. Even those who prefer the quiet life will find plenty on offer in Mexico City. Thanks to its sheer vastness and diversity, you’ll find peaceful neighborhoods dotted throughout where you can enjoy a relaxing coffee or some hearty Mexican food.
Mexico tours are not complete without a spot of diving on the Caribbean, and annually tourists arrive in their droves to the pristine coastline of Mexico. The most popular of the destinations for tours in this part of the country is Cancun, made famous by Spring Breakers (but don’t let that put you off, just go off-season to avoid the crowds). Also in the area are the beach islands of Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox. Venture south and you’ll find Riviera Maya, which houses Playa del Carmen and two popular ecological parks, Xcaret and Xel-Ha.
This area is also a fantastic place to see Mayan ruins, and the historic port town Tulum boasts some of the best in Latin America (Mexico and Guatemala the prime nations to view the exquisite Mayan history) – dramatic cliff edge points that overlook beautiful coastlines.
Mexico’s other coastline is no less spectacular. Even though Acapulaco has become somewhat jaded and lost its sparkle, it retains a charm for the visitor. More notably, the bordering Baja California peninsula is a great place to visit for whale watching and you can enjoy sports fishing in Bahia de La Concepcion.
Mexico tours will also generally include a visit to Oaxaca, a fantastic place for beach holidays and for visiting Mayan ruins. This is where you’ll see some of the most beautiful of Mexico’s fascinating blend of European and indigenous cultures.