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  • Known as a popular spring break destination, Cancun is a must inclusion on your Mexico vacation
  • Tulum
  • San Cristobal
  • Oaxaca
  • Palenque's Mayan ruins are a great photo opportunity during your Mexico tour

Mexico is the 14th largest country in area in the world, has 10,000 kilometres/6000 miles of coastline and ethnically made up of a mixture of Spanish and Indigenous peoples. Historically, it has grown from a melting pot of 300 years of many cultures including the Spanish Conquistadores and the advanced civilizations of the Mayan and Aztec Indians.

Why visit Mexico?

Mexico is a tourist-oriented very diverse destination offering many excellent beach resorts, amazing archeological sites, colourful colonial cities, sophisticated metropolises and a natural beauty in its varied terrain, all to be enjoyed on a Mexico vacation. Whatever reason one has to visit the country on a Mexico vacation package, it is well worth combining pleasure and culture both provided in abundance in this destination. If the prime reason for a visit is sea, sun and sand, one is spoiled for choice. On the Pacific Ocean Coast, there is an array of excellent and attractive resorts such as Acapulco, a sophisticated and urban destination, the smaller resorts of Mazatlan and Manzanillo plus the resorts of the Baja Peninsula with its dramatic sea and landscapes, remote deserts and dormant volcanoes including the popular Cabo San Lucas.  On the Atlantic Coast, in the Yucatan Peninsula are also a number of excellent resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen. An advantage to these would be to explore the Peninsula laden with archaeological treasures and Colonial cities. The resort of Cozumel offers clear blue waters with wonderful coral reefs perfect for scuba diving or snorkelling on a Mexico vacation.

What are the top resorts to visit in Mexico? Pacific Coast

Puerto Vallarta was first put on the map by Hollywood stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It is a very picturesque resort. The town itself has cobblestone streets, white-walled houses and red-tiled roofs. In Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets. Mazatlan is a mixture of culture and history within a modern destination. It is known worldwide as a sport fishing destination. Visitors can enjoy surfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching and golf in Mazatlan as well as its 25 kilometres/16 miles of golden beaches. Zihuatanejo retains the feel of an authentic Mexican small fishing town in a beautiful setting as the Sierra Madre mountains are close by. Popular activities include scuba diving, surfing, and deep-sea fishing. Located on the southern tip of Baja California, Los Cabos is a favourite getaway of Hollywood stars and celebrities who enjoy the gorgeous scenery and luxurious resorts. Only a few of Los Cabos' beaches are suitable for swimming, but there are plenty of other activities such as whale watching, sport fishing, and golfing.

Atlantic Coast

On a Mexico vacation, the Yucatan Peninsula contains a number of popular beach resorts which include Cancun, a fairly recently man-made resort dating back to 1970 before which it did not exist, Cozumel with its excellent scuba diving and snorkelling sites  and Playa del Carmen, one of the fastest-growing resorts on the peninsula with luxury residential condominium buildings, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues.

What are the top cities or places to visit? Mexico City

The capital, Mexico City deserves several days to really make good use of the many attractions of North America’s largest city by population. The historic centre is a good starting point on Mexico vacations with the majestic Zocalo, the largest square in Latin America and the third largest in the world after Tien An Men Square, Beijing and Red Square, Moscow. Nearby is the Aztec Temple Mayor. The city boasts one of the largest parks in the world in the beautiful and lush Chapultepec Park, home to several museums and art galleries including the renowned National Museum of Anthropology with its amazing collection. It also houses a zoo, a castle and several lakes. In the near lying suburbs are atmospheric San Angel with its cobblestone streets, upscale restaurants and boutiques, Coyoacan, an arts district and previously home to artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera plus Leon Trotsky and Xochimilco known as the Mexican Venice with its canals. Just outside Mexico City is the Teotihuacan Mayan archaeological site with its Pyramid of the Sun and also Taxco, a very pretty town known for its silverware and jewellery.

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the second largest city in the country with a colonial downtown. It is the home of Mariachi music and Tequila. The cathedral here built first in the 16th Century took 50 years to complete and rivals the one in Mexico City. The mural "The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin" by Bartolome Esteban Murillo must be seen.  The Plaza de los Mariachis is where you will find several mariachis band who offer their music for a small fee.

Puebla

Puebla, south-east of Mexico City, surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, is a colonial city worth visiting on a Mexico vacation. It is known for its colonial architecture as well as being famous for its ceramics. The Catedral de Puebla is widely considered to be one of the country’s best with its tiled roof. The Museo Amparo has one of the finest collections of Mexican art in Latin America with everything from pre-Hispanic art to modern-day pieces.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a city located about 480 kilometres/300 miles south of Mexico City. Oaxaca city’s pleasantly mild climate, due to its altitude of 1560 metres/5000 feet above sea level, is but one of many reasons to visit it on a Mexico vacation. Rich in history and culture, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. It is especially known for its indigenous peoples and culture as well as its prehistoric ruins, baroque churches and monasteries and indigenous markets.

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Colonial Mexico

The Spanish Colonial era lasted around 300 years between 1521 and 1821. During this period, many cities and towns in Mexico inherited the style of architecture and ambience of the Spanish influence which can be experienced today on Mexico vacations. Some of the major Colonial cities are San Miguel de Allende, probably the most attractive colonial city in the country situated north of Mexico City on the “Colonial Route". The narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards and well-preserved 17th and 18th Century buildings make this pleasant city to spend time in. It is a town that has developed a following among artists. San Luis Potosi is an old silver mining city with its colonial inheritance of magnificent buildings, art and public spaces and Guanajuato is a gem named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with its genuine Spanish Colonial look, style, feel and atmosphere.

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Mayan Sites

Just outside Mexico City is the Teotihuacan Mayan archaeological site with its Pyramid of the Sun and also Taxco, a very pretty town known for its silverware and jewellery. 

San Miguel de Allende is probably the most attractive colonial city in the country situated north of Mexico on the “Colonial Route". The narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards and well preserved 17th and 18th century buildings make this pleasant city to spend time in. 

Puebla, south east of Mexico City is another colonial city worth visiting on a Mexico vacation. It is surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains and is known for its pottery and colourful ceramic tiles.

Guadalajara is a graceful city with a colonial downtown. It is the home of Mariachi music and Tequila. Oaxaca in the southern part of Mexico is a charming city full of culture with a rich and colourful history. Check out the indigenous market and the ruins of Monte Alban, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. As a contrast, on a Mexico vacation,consider a train journey through the wild and exotic Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre Mountains (an extension of the Rocky Mountains in the US).

Mexico Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Mexico vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Mexico, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mexico's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mwexico for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mexico vacations today!

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

How to Make the Best of Your Time in Mexico City on a Mexico Vacation

Explore the History and Culture of the Yucatan on a Mexico Vacation

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Extend Your Trip across Latin America

After your Mexico Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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    Bringing together the best Mayan sites of the Yucatan Peninsula, including Calakmul, Palenque, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza, this trip through Mexico delves into the history of Central America’s most famous civilization on a round-trip journey from Cancun.
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    Discover the influences and legacies of the Spanish Colonial era in Mexico. Visit exceptionally beautiful towns and immerse yourself in history. You will be delighted at the colourful cities and towns offering extraordinary and remarkable sights including the Colonial-style buildings, plazas and avenues.
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  • Natural Mexico: Monarch Butterflies & Gray Whales

    Experience the history and nature of Mexico on this unforgettable journey through the nation. Begin in Mexico City, where you’ll explore the historical city centre before heading north to Piedra Herrada to see the monarch butterflies. Then jet west to reach La Paz and the coast of Baja California Sur, home to calving gray whales and breathtaking ocean views.
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