Top 4 places to visit in Mexico
Are you planning a trip to Mexico? Or even just pondering the idea? If so, we're sharing the best — and safest — places to visit in Mexico to experience a trip of a lifetime.
You may be wondering what exactly is the fascination with Mexico — considering some say it can be dangerous and isn't the best place for kids. While this can be true, it really depends on when and where you choose to visit. For example, spending spring break in Cancun probably isn't ideal if you have children or are out of college, but there are plenty of other places to embark upon that are both safe and fun. Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, rich history and authentic food, and it really can provide you with an affordable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out these top places to visit in Mexico!
Puerto Vallarta is a popular vacation spot in Mexico due to the stunning beaches, rich culture and unlimited amount of entertainment. Top things to do in this city include scuba diving, horseback riding, seeing live shows, dancing, enjoying local cuisine and learning about the city's history and culture. Puerto Vallarta is good for everyone — whether you're a family of five, a couple looking for a little romance or planning a much-needed girls' vacation.
Mexico City is jam-packed with entertainment, sightseeing and history, so plan your days ahead of time to make sure you see and do everything you desire. Your first stop should be Mexico City's downtown area, known as Zocalo. Here you can take in the historic sites and get a feel for what's to come. Vendors fill the streets trying to sell you everything from flowers to salsas to napkin holders, so be warned. Also, plan on staying out until the wee hours of the morning dancing and dining, as a typical Mexican night begins at 10pm.
If you're looking for a relaxing vacation with a small-town vibe, head south to Tulum. Tulum is where you'll spend your mornings soaking up the sun on one of their endless beaches, and your afternoons snorkeling in the bright blue water. Other activities include yoga on the beach, touring the Mayan ruins, exploring craft fairs and taking canal trips. No matter how stressed you feel when you arrive, you're sure to leave more relaxed than you’ve ever been in your life.
Cozumel is all about water sports and relaxation, making it the perfect destination for families or couples looking for both an adventure and for a rest. Must-do activities include snorkeling (Cozumel is known for its crystal-clear water and coral reef), deep-sea fishing, kayaking and trying the street vendors' fish tacos. It's a laid-back down but also boasts a fabulous nightlife. One thing's for sure — Cozumel is one trip you'll be dying to take again…and again!
Tips for traveling in Mexico
- Have the hotel arrange transportation to and from the airport. It’s best not to flag down taxis in Mexico.
- Drink and party safely. Make sure someone knows when you're expected to return.
- Use ATMs during the day. If you must use one at night, make sure the area is well lit.
- Women should dress conservatively, and both men and women should use common sense when walking the streets of Mexico (for example, leave valuable jewelry at home).