The Top 5 Places to Visit in Mexico

Here at El Guaca, we love Mexico – for obvious reasons! So, we thought it would be nice to give you some tips on where to visit if you ever decide to travel down Mexico way…

1. Mexico City

Mexico City is one of our favourite places in Mexico. It is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 8.5 million people and covering an area of 1,485 square kilometres. Being so big it has an awful lot to offer. It’s a great place to explore urban Mexico, take Spanish classes or even visit the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan, just an hour away from the city.

2. Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox is at the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula and is a relatively unknown destination. A two-hour drive from Cancun it is a paradise island full of stunning beaches, fresh seafood and a multitude of adventure and wildlife activities. You can go swimming with whale sharks or simply relax on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches you will ever lay your eyes on.

3. Guanajuato

Situated in a picturesque valley in central Mexico, Guanajuato is famous for its silver mining history and colonial architecture. Its colonial centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the Spanish in 1548 it is memorable for its ultra-narrow streets and alleys are a joy to explore. The Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss) is so named because the balconies are so close that a couple could reach across and kiss.

4. Oaxaca

The city of Oaxaca is some 5 hours drive south of Mexico City. It has a fascinating historical and cultural centre and is often touted as a must-see destination. Oaxaca is a place where you can explore the history of ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and experience the vibrant cultural traditions of the region. Many of the buildings are constructed in a green volcanic stone, giving them a rich and memorable appearance!

5. Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is a region in Yucatan, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It starts just south of Playa del Carmen and stretches to just below Tulum, where you can find ancient Mayan ruins perched on the side of stunning beaches. The weather is warm year-round and it’s a perfect place to learn a bit of history, explore the natural scenery or just relax on the beach, cocktail in hand and Mayan ruins as your ultimate selfie backdrop!

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