Mexico is a well known travel destination around the world and is full of diversity, culture and life. After a recent trip back to Mexico City this past November, I've decided to share some of my favorite destinations as well as several places that have come highly recommended.
1. Mexico City
Mexico City is one of favorite places in Mexico. It's one of the largest cities in the world and it has so much to offer. Like any major city, it's full of both rich and poor neighborhoods but is full of history and urban culture and life. 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. It's just a two hour drive from Cancun and 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 beaches I've ever seen.
I've heard from countless travelers that Guanajuato is an amazing city to visit in Mexico. Our friend Jaime at Breakaway Backpacker raved about Guanajuato and couldn't say enough great things. The city is situated in a pictureque valley and it's colonial center received the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city of Oaxaca is 5 hours driving south from Mexico City. It has a fascinating historical and cultural center and is a must see destination in Mexico. 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. Our friend That Gay Backpacker spent several months living in Oaxaca and absolutely loved it. We haven't had a chance yet to visit ourselves, but you can be sure it will be one of the first destinations on our next trip to Mexico.
5. Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya is a region in the Yucatan in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It starts just south of Playa del Carmen and stretches just below Tulum, where you can find ancient Mayan ruins perched on the side of stunning beaches. The weather is warm year around and it's a perfect place to learn a bit of history, explore the natural scenery and relax on the beach with a cocktail in the backdrop of ancient ruins.
Have you ever traveled to Mexico? What's your favorite destination?
Note: This is a sponsored post provided by Visit Mexico but rest assured all opinions are my own. I wouldn't post this if I didn't love Mexico and I recommend anyone to visit any of these destinations which are top rated in the country. Featured imaged provided courtesy of Cancun CVB.