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Best places to visit in Mexico

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Mexico is a trendy tourist destination, so here we will mention the best places to visit so you can choose the one you like the most. Also, we are going to recommend unique places so that you can live an unforgettable experience.

Mexico is rich in culture and has delicious gastronomy. Let’s not forget to mention that it has crystal clear beaches and unexplainable places. Wherever you go, you will find incredible things.

Unlike other countries, Mexico offers a great variety of ecotourism places. These places will make you connect with the culture of the country and nature.

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What is the most beautiful place in Mexico?

We can’t stay in just one place, so here are nine options that you will love.


Oaxaca is known for its colonial buildings; its historic center is considered a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico. One of the best places to visit in Mexico.

Something you can’t miss in Oaxaca is to visit the ex-convent of Santo Domingo De Guzman. It is a baroque-style place. This place is used as a museum and is full of paintings and culture.

What to visit in Oaxaca?

Puerto Escondido

It is one of the best-known places for its numerous beaches, and the nightlife is sensational. Walk along the Adoquín and fall in love with its streets.


A magical town you can’t miss. It preserves symbolic attributes and beautiful architecture. Learn more about this place by taking a stroll through the center.


It is ideal for vacationing and relaxing with the sound of the ocean waves. Huatulco has picturesque beaches, and the food offered by the locals is delicious.


You can visit Merida, which is the capital of the Yucatan Peninsula. Merida is a quiet city with unique gastronomy. It has historical and archaeological sites. You can also enjoy its cenotes and crystal clear beaches.

What else to visit?


It is one of the places richest in traditions. We recommend you to visit the Candelaria Church. This church has a colonial baroque style, and its exterior has a beautiful arched entrance.

Mexico City

Without a doubt, you have to visit CDMX in Mexico, it’s one of the best place. We recommend a stroll through the historic center. It has unparalleled architecture and many places to eat. It is also one of the cities with the most museums. According to the local Ministry of Tourism, there are 170 museums and 43 galleries.


Undoubtedly, one of the favorites, Chiapas, has unique landscapes; connecting here with nature is an unforgettable experience. Chiapas has four magical towns, but the one you should visit is San Cristobal de las Casas.

What to see?


One of the magical towns of Chiapas. Visit the Mayan archaeological zone, one of the most amazing places left by the Mayas. This place is the Great Plaza, the Palace, the Temple of the Inscriptions, and the Temple of the Red Queen.

San Cristobal de las Casas

We recommend walking through the downtown area, let yourself be impressed by the architecture of the place. If you want to stop, there are many restaurants and cafes to spend some time in.


Campeche is the only city in Mexico with walls and is one of the 13 heritage cities in Mexico. We recommend a stroll along the Malecon, which is a way to enjoy nature.

Mayan Riviera

It is one of the best-known tourist areas in the world. Its crystalline beaches are its main attraction. As it is very famous, it is an incredible place to go with friends, family or as a couple.

What to visit?


Cancun is well known all over the world, and its tourist area has more than 100 hotels. This place has white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. It is the ideal place to go with friends; the nightlife is crazy.


The most famous magical town in the Caribbean. Here you will find cenotes, beaches, and archeological sites. We recommend you visit the Tulum Castle; it was built by the Mayas at 12 meters above sea level.


This place is perfect for snorkeling, diving, and exploring the underwater world. You can also do other activities such as kite surfing, parachuting, and fishing.


This place has one of the best beaches in Mexico. At night, watching the sky is the best activity. You can see a clear sky full of stars.

Holbox is perfect for enjoying and relaxing on vacation.

Baja California

This place offers you a fun and relaxing vacation at the same time. Baja California has a unique desert climate. Enjoy its beaches and nightlife.

What to see?

San Jose del Cabo

This place offers something more historical and cultural. It has galleries, museums, and a Spanish-style church.

Cabo Pulmo

It is a Natural Protected Area designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as ‘The Aquarium of the World’, you can dive and discover the different species of fish found here.


A beach where you can enjoy snorkeling and kayaking. This beach has crystal clear waters, a magical place.


Jalisco is known for its Tequila, music, and mariachi. If you like to party and want to know the traditions of a Mexican fiesta, this is the right place.

What can I visit?

Puerto Vallarta

If you want to spend your vacations in a place with a beach, Puerto Vallarta is your option. One of the best things to do is a walk along the boardwalk. Admire its nature and enjoy artworks or street shows.


Guadalajara has a small-town charm. The cathedral basilica dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has a tapatío style.

This place has many restaurants with typical food, and of course, Tequila, you can’t miss it.


You can’t leave without visiting this Magic Town. If you like Tequila, this is the right place for you. Enjoy the tours that Tequila offers and have a great time tasting the different tequilas of Mexico.


Guanajuato is famous for its colonial architecture and mining history. Its network of tunnels and narrow streets are its main attraction.

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has impressive colonial architecture. It has been declared a World Heritage Site since 2008. Its famous church has a neo-gothic architectural style.


Walkthrough the historic center, its cobblestone streets make this place very beautiful to look at. Guanajuato is a place of legends; any local can tell you stories such as La Llorona, among others.


Puebla is one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, its churches and monuments are its main attraction. The Cathedral Basilica of Puebla is a World Heritage Site and has one of the richest collections of religious art in the country.


It is one of the magical towns of Puebla, it is a very picturesque place and here there are many great religious sanctuaries.

What are some unique places in Mexico?

Oaxaca: Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Huatulco
Yucatán: Valladolid, Merida
Mexico City
Chiapas: Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas
Mayan Riviera: Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel, Holbox
Baja California: San José del Cabo, Cabo Pulmo, Loreto
Jalisco: Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Tequila
Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Puebla: Cholula


Visit the Pueblos Mancomunados, where you can stay in cabins and do different activities such as: enter a gastronomic workshop with the local family, hiking the spoon route, or the long stone, and you can also enter a pulque workshop. Enjoy the 7-day hiking tour to get to know the place.

Get to know the ecotourism center Las Huertas, an area destined for conservation. In this place, there are several water springs where you can swim. You can do activities such as environmental education workshops, camping, and even spiritual retreats.

You can’t miss the amaranth gastronomic experience in San Pablo Etla.

In Manialtepec, make the journey on horseback or on foot to the Atotonilco Hot Springs. Enjoy this healing experience in the company of guides who will explain the medicinal uses of the hot springs.


You can’t miss a visit to the Maya community of Yaxunah. This place is made up of three groups: Lol Kum, Compadres, and the Yaxuna Tourist Parador. Their objective is to share and teach the culture and traditions of the place. Its archaeological zone is an impressive thing. Visit it.

Visit Zazil Tunich. In a 200 meters tour and 20 meters underground, you get to the deepest part of XIBALBA, where you will find a Cenote. Live an experience in the Mayan Underworld, tranquility, mysticism, and amazement.

Enter the jungle with the Munha community, take an ecological walk while the local guides tell you about the history of the place, and teach you their Mayan gastronomy.

Mexico City

If you like to connect with nature, we recommend you to visit Sehuaya, an ecotourism place where you can camp, swim and collect food.

Just 30 minutes from Mexico City, you will find a place called Tlalli Tonazihua. Where you can camp or stay in a suite. Its main characteristic is to have an important amount of magueyeras, the best pulque and the most exquisite barbecue on Sundays.

Visit Teotihuacan and enjoy a bike ride in the surroundings. To finish the tour, enter the pre-Hispanic gastronomy workshop, you will learn about pulque and maguey worms.


Visit Topché Jungle Lodge. It is located in the Lacandon Jungle. Its objective is to work under a sustainable scheme based on ecological tourism. Here you can perform various activities such as craft workshops, take a walk through the jungle, and rafting.

Meet the ecotourism network La Encrucijada. It is located within a protected natural area and is in charge of conserving and protecting natural resources. Here you can take a walk through the place and learn about their customs.

Enjoy different activities in Naha. Here you can live a unique experience, witness the Lacandon ceremony. Also, you can do activities such as a clay workshop and make your own spear for archery.

Take an orchid tour in El Triunfo. This is an 800-meter orchid trail on foot. When you finish, you can take a workshop on handicrafts made with flowers, jewelry, earrings, and much more.


The Cristobal Colon Caves, located in Calakmul, are the only caves where you can take a walk. These caves are evidence of the existence of the Mayas, and it is a unique experience.

Visit El Hormiguero, an archaeological zone where you can go hiking and biking. This place is located in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, the largest Mexican tropical forest reserve.

If you like handicrafts, you have to visit the twenty.  This place is known for being the only community that highlights the past and present through handicrafts that show the traditions of the community.

Quintana Roo

Do you want to connect with nature? The best way to do it is to go to the community of Nuevo Xcan. Here you can take a tour through subway rivers. Before entering, a permission ceremony is held out of respect for the ancient Maya.

If you like Mayan culture, you have to visit U Belilek. It is a community declared a zone of historical and artistic monuments. It offers activities that bring you closer to the history of the Maya Social War. Also provides a tour to get to know the ancient haciendas.

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Which is better: Cancun or Los Cabos?

There is no way to choose just one. Both have unique attractions and activities that you can enjoy.

Cancun has a hotel zone with more than 100 hotels, paradisiacal beaches, and a nightlife that is always sensational. It is one of the places where you will want to vacation with friends and have a great time. Cancun also has Tulum, which is currently one of the most visited tourist places.

Cancun has more beaches, bars, and tourist spots.

Los Cabos, unlike Cancun, is more mountainous and desert-like. The most famous attraction is El Arco, which can be seen by taking a raft ride on the sea and is also visible from many hotels. In Los Cabos, you can take a quiet family vacation or go with your friends to have a good time.

In Los Cabos, there are not as many things to do as in Cancun.

If you like a quiet family vacation, we recommend Los Cabos for a relaxing beach trip.

If you like to party, sightsee, visit new places and the beach, we recommend Cancun.

What are the safe destinations to visit in Mexico?

There are many rumors that traveling to Mexico is not safe, but it really is. Here is a list of safe destinations to visit:

  • Campeche
  • Chiapas
  • Guanajuato
  • Hidalgo
  • Mexico City
  • Puebla
  • Querétaro
  • Quintana Roo
  • Tabasco
  • Tlaxcala
  • Veracruz
  • Yucatan

The places we recommend you not to visit due to insecurity and violence are Sinaloa, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas, as they are listed by the U.S. State Department as a Level 4 risk.

Mexico is a lovely place with many places to visit; if you are interested in knowing more about unique places to visit,
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Oaxaca: Pueblos Mancomunados, Las Huertas, San Pablo Etla, Manialtepec
Yucatan: Yaxunah, Zazil Tunich, Munha.
Ciudad de México: Sehuaya, Tlalli Tonazihua, bike ride Teotihuacan.
Chiapas: Topché Jungle Lodge, La encrucijada, Naha, orchid el Triunfo.
Campeche: Grutas Cristóbal Colón, El Hormiguero, el veinte.
Quintana Roo: nuevo Xcan, U Belilek.