Top Five Places to Explore in Mexico
Could it be possible that those Mexican travel warnings are really just designed to keep us all off the beaches so that the writers of those warnings can escape the crowds and enjoy the country all to themselves? Because if you’re dreaming of a safe, beautiful, and culturally rich travel experience, then you should seriously consider Mexico. It is a country of mountains, beaches, deserts, jungles, vibrant cities, gorgeous architecture, delicious food, friendly people, and cheap flights. Let Bravofly UK introduce you to just a few of the experiences Mexico has to offer.
Being one of the oldest cities in the Americas, Mexico City is a hub of culture, history, architecture, art, and food. It is Mexico’s capital city, originally named Tenochtitlan when it was built in 1325 by the Aztecs.
Be sure to head to the Museums of Chapultepec if you’re a history buff, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan if you’re an architecture buff, the Frida Kahlo museum if you’re an art buff, and the Maximo Bistrot Local if you’re a foodie (as well as the many street trucks all waiting to serve you up the best street food your little taste buds have ever encountered).
The Whale Shark Festival held every year in Isla Mujeres in mid-July is something not to be missed by those who prefer a little adrenaline shot with their travel.
Between June and September, you can dive with the world’s largest shark (in fact, you may see up to fifty!) that eats nothing but plankton, krill, and algae. They grow up to fourteen metres long and are very docile, and will certainly make for one crazy holiday photo. Did we also mention the food? Because they have great food.
Hop on a taxi down to Old Mazatlan to gobble down the best fish tacos you’re ever had, visit the beautiful Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for the architecture, history, and religion, and check out the performances at the famous Angela Peralta Theatre to satisfy your artistic longings. Don’t skip the El Faro Lighthouse for gorgeous landscape views of the surrounding countryside. Mazatlan is also known as Mexico’s shrimp capital, so don’t forget to get yourself some mind-blowing shrimp dishes in the city’s many restaurants and street trucks.
Pronounced “wa-ha-ka,” this culturally rich city is also a top destination for bird-watchers, kayakers, and surfers. In addition to the many outdoor activities, don’t miss the city’s main Cathedral in the Zocalo (town square) where you can admire the architecture from any number of outdoor cafes and eat delicious food.
So much to say about PV and so little time to say it in… Walk along the picturesque Banderas Bay for its unusual sand sculptures and statues, stop by the iconic Church of Our Lady Guadalupe, wander through the Botanical Gardens of Vallarta, hike through the jungle mountains on one of the city’s many tours or hop from nightclub to nightclub to experience the electric Vallartan nightlife. For the morning after, visit Coco’s Kitchen for one of the quietest and best breakfast spots in Puerta Vallarta.
Mexico is an amazing country, with a rich platter of culture, architecture, art, beaches, jungle, and did we mention the food?!