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Full Mexico Travel Guide

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Welcome to Mexico! This travel guide is designed to help you make the most of your time in this vibrant and diverse country. From the bustling cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara to the stunning beaches of Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as you will find out soon enough as we will tell you tirelessly has something for everyone.

This guide book will provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip, including detailed descriptions of the best places to visit, the best restaurants and bars, and the best activities to do so don’t forget to check the links provided. We will also provide you with tips on how to stay safe and healthy while traveling in Mexico.

We will provide you with information about the culture and customs of Mexico, as well as advice on how to get around the country. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure-filled exploration of the country, this guide book will help you make the most of your time in Mexico.

So, let’s get started!

Safety in Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a safe and enjoyable experience if you take the necessary precautions. It is important to research the areas you plan to visit, be aware of your surroundings, and take basic safety measures such as not carrying large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewelry. It is also important to be aware of the local laws and customs, and to avoid areas that are known to be dangerous. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the potential for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and to have a plan in place in case of an emergency.   

Mexico is generally considered safe for travelers, but there are certain areas that are more dangerous than others. It is important to research the areas you plan to visit and take the necessary precautions to stay safe. Be aware of your surroundings and be sure to keep your valuables secure and be aware of pickpockets in crowded places.  

Places to avoid in Mexico

The main rule is to use common sense in every place you visit, every city in Mexico has better and worse areas but as long as you enjoy your trip without putting yourself in obvious risk you will be just fine, besides that here are some general tips to follow. 

It is generally recommended to avoid the border areas (both north and south) in Mexico due to the high levels of crime and violence associated with drug trafficking and illegal migration. If you must cross the border by land please take all necessary precautions and proper documentation. 

Also in general it is best to avoid the rural areas of Morelia, Jalisco, Sinaloa and Veracruz given the illicit activities and crime rates of those particular states. 

It is not recommended to go to the wild on your own. Mexico has beautiful jungles, deserts, mountains and much more but the wild can be a dangerous place, and it is important to have someone with you who is experienced in navigating the terrain and is familiar with the area. Additionally, it is important to have a plan in place in case of an emergency.

Other things to avoid in Mexico

Mexico is a very tourist friendly country and in recent years safety has increased but in any case please take care of yourself and: 

  1. Avoid walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas.
  2. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewellery.
  3. Avoid taking unmarked taxis or public transportation late at night.
  4. Avoid participating in illegal activities such as drug use or trafficking.
  5. Avoid visiting remote areas without proper guidance or protection.
  6. Avoid swimming in bodies of water that may be contaminated.
  7. Avoid swimming at the sea if it is marked with red or purple flags
  8. Avoid drinking tap water.
  9. Avoid getting involved in political demonstrations or protests.
  10. Avoid traveling to areas that are known to be dangerous.   
  11. Do not accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended.
  12. Do not leave your belongings unattended.
  13. Do not carry drugs or weapons.
  14. Do not engage in illegal activities.

What to do in case of emergency in Mexico

When you go on holiday you never expect something bad to happen to you, and even though we really hope you never have to use any of these advices, it is better to know them and not to need them than needing them and not knowing them.

Medical emergency

Please, if at any point you fear for your health follow this steps 

  1. In Mexico, the emergency number is 066 and 911 also works. 
  2. Seek medical attention: If you are injured or ill, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  3. Contact your embassy: If you are a foreign national, contact your embassy for assistance.
  4. Stay in contact with family and friends: Let your family and friends know where you are and what is happening.  

If you are feeling unwell or have a minor injury and you don’t think you need emergency services there are many options as Mexico is well known for its affordable and effective medical attention. 

  1. Contact your hotel reception or your tour leader for indications to the nearest doctor’s office or pharmacy depending on your case.
  2. If you are traveling on your own all services can be found very easily on google maps
  3. In any case notify your group of your whereabouts.

Stolen documents or victim of a crime

If you are the victim of a crime and/or your documents were stolen in Mexico, you should:

  1. Immediately contact the local police and report the theft and seek medical help if you were injured.  
  2. You should also contact your embassy or consulate in Mexico to get assistance in replacing the documents. 
  3. Additionally, you should contact your bank and credit card companies to cancel any cards that may have been stolen. 
  4. Stay in contact with family and friends: Let your family and friends know where you are and what is happening.  
  5. Contact the relevant government agencies in your home country to report the theft and get assistance in replacing the documents.


Separated from your group

If you get separated from your group in Mexico, the first thing you should do is remain calm. Then: 

  1. Try to find a safe place to stay, such as a police station or a hotel. 
  2. If you can, contact your group or the local authorities to let them know your whereabouts. 
  3. If you are unable to contact anyone, try to find a way to get back to your group or to a safe place. 
  4. Make sure to stay aware of your surroundings and to avoid any dangerous areas. 
  5. We suggest creating a plan or agreeing to a meeting point with your group beforehand so that in case this happens you can know where to find each other.
  6. Also, as soon as you arrive in Mexico get a sim card for your phone so that you always have ways to reach your contacts and get information about your location and the location of your hotel or other meeting points, you can buy them right in the airport or at most convenience stores.

Final thoughts

Our biggest wish is for you to only enjoy our country in the manner that you prefer and that you never have to use the tips we just gave you, but just in any case, please do your own research that fits your particular case and lastly before your trip: 

  1. Research the area you plan to visit and familiarize yourself with the local laws and customs. 
  2. Make sure you have a valid passport and visa. 
  3. Make copies of your passport and other important documents and store them in a secure place. 
  4. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance.
  5. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
  6. As soon as you arrive in Mexico, get a sim card for your phone.

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Language and Cultural Barriers

Mexico is both modern and traditional, open minded and conservative, developed and still with some issues. We know how confusing this might be so here are some tips for you: 

First impressions 
  • Language: Spanish is the official language of Mexico, and many people in Mexico do not speak English. This can create a barrier for those who are not fluent in Spanish.
  • Religion: Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, and many people are very devout.
  • Gender Roles: Traditional gender roles are still very prevalent in some areas in Mexico, and this can create a barrier for those who do not conform to these roles.
  • Social Class: Mexico has a large gap between the wealthy and the poor.
  • Mexican culture is very different from many other cultures, and this can be a shock to visitors. For example, Mexicans are very family-oriented and it is common for extended families to live together.
Day to day advises
  • People: for some people on occasions Mexicans can be seen as over friendly and too “touchy” please note that that is part of their uprising and culture. At the same time they tend to be very respectful so if you indicate that you do not feel comfortable they will keep their distance. 
  • The word NO: Mexicans are not very fond of this word and prefer to express it in different more subtle ways like -another time, not at the moment, maybe later, etc. We recommend you apply the same strategy in order to appear even friendlier. 
  • Food: Mexican food is very different from other cuisines, and this can be a shock to visitors. The flavors are often very spicy and the dishes are often served with a variety of sauces and condiments. If you are not used to it please try to enjoy the less spiced dishes but in any case when you order in a restaurant you can tell that you wish your food not spicy or with no extra souce.
  • Climate: in the most touristic areas, Mexico has a tropical climate, which can be a shock to visitors from colder climates. The heat and humidity can be overwhelming, and the sun can be very strong so please take all the necessary precautions (also please note that some areas in Mexico in higher elevations can get very cold in the winter).
  • As mentioned in the previous topic, as soon as you arrive in Mexico get a sim card for your phone so that you always have ways to reach your contacts and get information about your location and the location of your hotel or other meeting points, you can buy them right in the airport or at most convenience stores.
Useful Spanish phrases to know

There is more to the Spanish language than -una cerveza por favor- so here we give you a list of phrases to use in your trip.

  • Hola – Hello
  • ¡AdiĂłs! – Goodbye!
  • ¡Buenos dĂ­as! – Good morning!
  • ¡Buenas tardes! – Good afternoon!
  • ¡Buenas noches! – Good evening!
  • ÂżCĂłmo estás? – How are you?
  • ÂżCĂłmo te llamas? – What’s your name?
  • Mucho gusto – Nice to meet you
  • ÂżQuĂ© hora es? – What time is it?
  • ÂżCuánto cuesta? – How much does it cost?
  • ÂżDĂłnde está? – Where is it?
  • ÂżDĂłnde está el baño? – Where is the bathroom?
  • Por favor – Please
  • Gracias – Thank you 

Mexico Full Roadtrip 

A road trip through Mexico is a great way to explore the country’s diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. From the colonial cities of the Yucatan Peninsula to the beaches of the Pacific Coast and everything in between like our towns, mountains, parks, ruins and more. There are plenty of amazing places to explore and these are a few of the highlights of a full road trip through Mexico.

This article consists of a short explanation of the main places to visit in Mexico in the recommended order to take full advantage of a full road trip and the easiest routes to take to make the trip more pleasant. Of course you choose what you want to see, just don’t forget to check the links included in every area if you want to know more about them, lets begin!  

Starting in The Yucatan Peninsula

Bacalar, a small town located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Bacalar, which is known for its stunning turquoise waters. The town is known for its laid-back atmosphere and its many outdoor activities, such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing. It is also home to a number of Mayan ruins, including the ancient city of Chacchoben. Bacalar is a great destination for those looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation.

Tulum is a city located on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It is known for its Mayan ruins, which are situated on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The ruins are the most visited archaeological site in the Yucatán Peninsula, and are a popular tourist destination. The city is also known for its beautiful beaches, cenotes, and nearby eco-parks. Tulum is a popular destination for eco-tourism, and is home to a variety of hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Playa del Carmen is a popular beach destination located on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. The city is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs, as well as a variety of shopping and entertainment options. Playa del Carmen is also a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water sports. 

Cancun, the city has the second most important international airport where you are likely to land. Known for its amazing sunrises that you can enjoy in any of its luxury resorts built at its beautiful white sand beaches, it offers a wide variety of activities if you plan something other than just relaxing with your favorite drink.
Some of these activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing. Cancun is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs, making it a great destination for a night out. 

Valladolid is known for its colonial architecture, its nearby cenotes, and its proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. The city is also known for its vibrant culture, with many festivals and events taking place throughout the year.

Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan city. It is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The city was a major political, economic, and religious center of the Mayan civilization and is believed to have been founded around the 5th century AD. The city is best known for its large pyramid, the Temple of Kukulcan, which is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The city also contains other impressive structures, such as the Temple of the Warriors, the Great Ball Court, and the Observatory. Chichen Itza is a popular tourist destination and is visited by thousands of people each year.

Merida is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. Also known as the white city is located in the northwest part of the state, on the Gulf of Mexico. The city is known for its colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and rich history and of course as the name implies, white buildings. In Merida you will be able to enjoy the best that the Yucatan cuisine has to offer. The city is also home to a number of museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions and is a great place to stay if you plan to get to know the archeological sites nearby or adventure yourself in the jungle or the centotes. 
Join our Free Tour every day at 10 starting at Parque de Santa Lucia 

Heading to the Deep South 

Campeche City is the capital of the Mexican state of Campeche. It is best known for its colorful architecture, with buildings painted in shades of yellow, blue, and pink. The city is home to the Fuerte de San Miguel, a 16th-century Spanish fort, and the Palacio de Gobierno, a government palace with a neoclassical facade. The city also has a number of museums, including the Campeche Regional Museum and the Campeche History Museum. Visitors can explore the city’s cobblestone streets and plazas, or take a boat tour of the nearby lagoon and learn a lot about the real history of pirates in the Caribbean.

Palenque is a Mayan ruin, which is located in the Palenque National Park. These ruins date back to the classic Mayan era, between 226 and 799 AD. The park is also home to a great variety of flora and fauna, it is one of the largest archeological sites in Mexico and a great place to take pictures as most of the area including some pyramids are allowed to be climbed and the ancient architecture fits perfectly with the jungle. 

San Cristobal de las Casas is a city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is located in the Central Highlands region of the state, at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7,200 feet) above sea level. The city is known for its colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and indigenous markets. With many attractions including the nearby Sumidero Canyon, the nearby archaeological sites of Palenque and Yaxchilan, and the nearby Mayan villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. The city is also home to a number of museums, galleries, and cultural centers and in recent years is one of the top destinations for young expats in Mexico.

Oaxaca City is the capital of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Also known as the green Antequera, it is located in the Central Valleys region of the state, at an elevation of 1550 meters above sea level. The city is known for its colonial green store architecture, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. It is home to numerous museums, galleries, and archaeological sites, as well as a thriving nightlife. Oaxaca is home to unique artisanal work such as Alebrijes, Black Calay and of course Mezcal. Another reason why Oaxaca is known is because of its celebration, thousands of people come to the city to admire the unique decoration in Dia de Muertos, The Winter holidays and Guelaguetza.
Join our Free Tour every day at 10 starting at Oaxaca Cathedral (next to the main square).

Touring the Central Area 

Puebla City is the capital of the Mexican state of Puebla. It is located in the Valley of Puebla, a large valley surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains in the Sierra Madre Oriental range. The city is known for its colonial architecture more correlated to the renaissance, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. It is home to many historical sites, including the Puebla Cathedral, the Zocalo, and the Palafoxiana Library. The city is also home to many universities, museums, and other cultural attractions. Puebla City is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and cuisine. 

Mexico City, where can we even begin telling you about it. Mexico City is a major cultural and financial center not only in Mexico but all of Latin America, and it is home to a wide range of historic sites, museums, and other attractions. The city depending of the area can offer a wide variety of architecture from modern to baroque to colonial and even prehispanic. It is also known for its vibrant nightlife, excellent cuisine, and vibrant arts scene. Explore the heart of the city, its many attractions, including the Zocalo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and the Templo Mayor.

Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum: Explore the life and work of one of Mexico’s most famous artists at the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Take a Tour of Teotihuacan: Visit the ancient city of Teotihuacan and explore its pyramids, temples, and other archaeological sites.

Visit Xochimilco: Take a boat ride through the canals of Xochimilco and explore the colorful floating gardens.

Explore Chapultepec Park: Enjoy the many attractions of Chapultepec Park, including the National Museum of Anthropology, the Chapultepec Castle, and the Zoo.

Visit Coyoacan: Explore the cobblestone streets of Coyoacan and visit the Frida Kahlo House Museum, the Leon Trotsky Museum, and the San Juan Bautista Church.

Take a Food Tour: Sample the many flavors of Mexico City on a food tour of the city’s best restaurants and street food.
Join our Free Tour every day at 10 starting at Palacio de Bellas Artes

Querétaro City is the capital of the Mexican state of Querétaro. It is located in the central part of the state, about 160 km northwest of Mexico City. The city is known for its vibrant culture, and rich history. It is home to numerous museums, galleries, and other attractions, including the Aqueduct of Querétaro, the Plaza de Armas, and the Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Querétaro City is also a popular destination for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and camping. The city is served by an international airport, making it a convenient destination for travelers.

Heading North

Guanajuato City is a beautiful colonial city located in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. It is known for its colorful buildings, winding cobblestone streets, and vibrant culture. The city is home to many historical sites, including the Alhondiga de Granaditas, a former grain storage facility that was the site of a major battle during the Mexican War of Independence. Guanajuato City is also home to the University of Guanajuato, one of the oldest universities in Mexico. The city is a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of attractions, including museums, galleries, and theaters. Visitors can also explore the city’s many churches, plazas, and parks. 

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and the capital of the state of Jalisco. It is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful architecture, and delicious cuisine. The city is home to many attractions, including the historic center, the Guadalajara Cathedral, the Hospicio Cabañas, the Degollado Theater, and the Teatro Degollado. There are also many parks, museums, and galleries to explore. Guadalajara is also a great place to experience traditional Mexican music, art, and dance. Not to mention that nearby Guadalajara there are many places that can be reached such as Ajijic Lake and the famous city of Tequila, the home city of the drink with the same name. 
Join our Free Tour every day at 10 starting at Plaza de Armas

Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort city located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious Mexican cuisine. The city is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including the Malecon Boardwalk (one of the longest in the world), the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Puerto Vallarta Zoo. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as snorkeling, fishing, and whale watching. Puerto Vallarta is a great destination for a relaxing beach vacation or an exciting adventure and the perfect place to end your trip with a beautiful sunset.

Extra pieces of advice

If you are traveling by car in a group, dividing expenses is always an issue as there are costs along the way like gas and tolls. As many of those expenses are still paid with cash, we recommend each to place 1000 pesos in a designated area for common expenses and take from there every time, when the money is finished you can place more, that way you will know that you all paid your fare share and you won’t be agonising with the math at the end of the trip.
And you can also check our article on Creating a Budget.

Food in Mexico 

Mexican food is a blend of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish. Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and variety of spices. Common ingredients include maize, beans, chili peppers, tomatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, and avocados.

It is worth noting that the Mexican cuisine is one of the most varied in the world and even though there are dishes shared all over the country, every region, state and even city have their own original cuisines a and dishes     


Mexican food is famous for its use of spices, fresh ingredients, and unique flavors. From tacos and tamales to mole and pozole, Mexican food is a favorite around the world.

The ancient Aztecs were the first to introduce corn to the world. Corn was a staple of their diet and was used to make tortillas, tamales, and other dishes. The Aztecs also used beans, squash, and chili peppers in their cooking. The Spanish conquistadors brought with them new ingredients such as beef, pork, chicken, and cheese. These ingredients were combined with the traditional Aztec ingredients to create the modern-day Mexican cuisine.

Tacos

Tacos are not only the most popular dishes in Mexico but also the ones with the most variations on ingredients, sizes and methods of preparing. They are typically made with a corn tortilla, filled with a variety of ingredients such as beef, pork, chicken, or vegetables. They can be served with a variety of toppings such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

They have been around for centuries, as even pre columbian civilizations used to consume them.  Tacos are a great way to enjoy a variety of flavors and textures and of course every region in Mexico has their own style of serving them. 

Tamales are a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough, which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is usually a corn husk or banana leaf. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned. Tamales are a popular dish not only in Mexico but also in Central America, and parts of South America. They are a common snack to have for the winter holidays.

Barbacoa is a traditional Mexican dish that is made by slow-cooking meat, usually beef, lamb, or goat, over an open fire or in a pit. The meat is usually seasoned with a variety of spices, including chili peppers, garlic, oregano, and cumin. The cooked meat is then shredded and served with a variety of accompaniments, such as tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and beans. Barbacoa is often served as a main course, but it can also be used as a filling for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes. 

Cochinita Pibil is a traditional dish from the Yucatán Peninsula. It is made with pork that is marinated in a mixture of citrus juices, achiote paste, and other spices, then wrapped in banana leaves and slow-cooked in a pit oven. The result is a tender, flavorful pork that is usually served with rice, beans, and tortillas. It is a popular dish for special occasions and holidays. 

Mole poblano is a traditional Mexican dish made with a complex sauce of chili peppers, spices, nuts, and chocolate. It is usually served over chicken or turkey, but can also be served with pork, beef, or vegetables. It is often served with rice and beans. 

Much more

It would be impossible to list all the dishes and all there is to know about Mexican cuisine but here are some more options you can try!

Fajitas. Fajitas is a dish that typically consists of grilled strips of meat, peppers, and onions served in a warm tortilla. The meat is usually beef, chicken, or shrimp, but other proteins such as pork, lamb, and fish can also be used. The vegetables are usually bell peppers and onions, but other vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, and squash can also be used. The tortillas are usually flour, but corn tortillas can also be used. Fajitas are often served with condiments such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, bacon and cheese. 

Pozole is a traditional Mexican stew made with hominy, pork, and a variety of spices and chiles. It is usually served with a variety of garnishes, such as shredded lettuce, diced onion, sliced radishes, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and avocado. It is often served with warm corn tortillas. Pozole is a popular dish for special occasions and holidays, and is often served at parties and gatherings. 

Chile Relleno is a dish consisting of a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with cheese, vegetables, or meat, and then fried in an egg batter. It is often served with a tomato-based sauce. The dish is believed to have originated in the city of Puebla, Mexico, and is a popular dish throughout the country. 

Carne Asada is the translation of grilled Meat. The beef is usually marinated in a mixture of citrus juices, garlic, and spices, then grilled over an open flame. It is typically served with salsa, guacamole, and other accompaniments. Carne asada is a popular dish in Mexico and is often served at parties and other gatherings.

Off the Beaten Path


Mexico is a country full of adventure and excitement, and there are plenty of activities to explore off the beaten path. From exploring ancient ruins to discovering hidden beaches, Mexico has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an adrenaline-filled adventure, there are plenty of activities to choose from. From exploring the depths of the cenotes to trekking through the jungle, Mexico has something for everyone. So, if you’re looking for something a little different, why not explore the hidden gems of Mexico.

One Day Adventures

Visit a Cenote: Cenotes are natural sinkholes filled with crystal clear water and they used to be sacred places for the old Maya. They are common in the south of Mexico particularly in the state of Yucatan. They are popular spots for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. There are popular options like: Gran Cenote near Tulum, the Cenote Azul but ask the locals if you wish a less known alternative.

Take a Cooking Class: Taking a cooking class in Mexico is a great way to learn about the country’s culture and cuisine. There are many cooking classes available throughout the country, ranging from traditional Mexican dishes to modern fusion cuisine. Most classes will include a hands-on cooking experience, as well as a tour of the local market and a discussion of the history and culture of Mexican cuisine. Many classes also include a visit to a local restaurant to sample the food. This is more recommended to do in Mexico City or in the states of: Puebla, Oaxaca, Yucatan or Michoacan.

Go Whale Watching: Whale watching in Mexico is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike. The best time to go whale watching in Mexico is between December and April, when the humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. There are several tour operators that offer whale watching tours in Mexico, including in the states of Baja California, Guerrero, and Oaxaca. Most tours include a guide, a boat, and a chance to observe the whales up close.

Visit a temazcal: If you’re looking for a truly unique and spiritual experience while visiting Mexico, then a visit to a temazcal is a must. A temazcal is a traditional Mexican sweat lodge ceremony that has been used for centuries to purify the body and soul.
The temazcal is a dome-shaped structure made of clay, stone, or wood, and is heated with hot stones. Inside the temazcal, a shaman or spiritual leader will lead participants in a ceremony that includes chanting, singing, and prayer. The heat of the temazcal helps to open the pores and release toxins from the body, while the spiritual leader helps to guide participants on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
The temazcal experience is said to be both physically and spiritually cleansing. Participants often report feeling a sense of peace and clarity after the ceremony. The temazcal is also a great way to connect with the local culture and learn more about traditional Mexican healing practices.
If you’re looking for a unique and spiritual experience while visiting Mexico, then a visit to a temazcal is a must. You’ll be sure to leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride: Hot air balloon rides in Mexico are a popular way to experience the country’s stunning landscapes. There are several companies that offer hot air balloon rides in Mexico, with some of the most popular destinations being the Teotihuacan ruins, Jalisco, San Miguel de Allende or Guanajuato. Hot air balloon rides in Mexico typically last between one and two hours, and offer breathtaking views of the country’s diverse terrain.

Go Horseback Riding: Explore the Mexican countryside on horseback and take in the stunning views.

Visit a Tequila Distillery: Visiting a tequila distillery in Mexico is a great way to learn about the history and production of tequila. Many distilleries offer tours that include a tasting of their products, as well as a look at the production process. Some distilleries even offer cooking classes and other activities.

Go Zip Lining: Yes, you can go zip lining in Mexico. There are many zip lining tours available throughout the country, from the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula to the mountains of the Sierra Madre. Zip lining is a great way to experience the beauty of Mexico’s natural landscapes and get a unique perspective on the country.

Visit the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: It is a World Heritage Site located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests in the states of Michoacán and State of Mexico, Mexico. It is a sanctuary for the monarch butterfly, which migrates there each winter from the United States and Canada. It is home to millions of monarch butterflies. Visitors learn about the monarch’s life cycle, and observe the butterflies in their natural habitat.

Go scuba diving: Mexico has many options for this activity, is a top destination for scuba diving, with a variety of dive sites to explore. The country is home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef, there are also numerous cenotes, or underground rivers, to explore, as well as shipwrecks, coral reefs, and unique marine life.

Explore the caves of Cacahuamilpa: Cacahuamilpa is a national park located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is home to the world’s largest cave system, with over 300 known caves. The caves are filled with spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as a variety of wildlife.

Shows and Festivals 

As you arrive to Mexico it will not be uncommon to see in every plaza, every square and even every street  artists performing at some time or other, from musicians to dancers and from acrobats to artisans, Mexico is full of live attraction but if you are looking for something more specific here are some options:

Corona Capital Music Festival: The Corona Capital Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Mexico City, Mexico. It was first held in 2010 and has since become one of the most popular music festivals in the country. The festival features a variety of genres, including rock, indie, electronic, hip-hop, and more. It also features some of the biggest names in music, such as The Killers, The Strokes, The xx, LCD Soundsystem, and many more. The festival takes place over two days and includes multiple stages, food vendors, and art installations.   

Cumbre Tajin: Cumbre TajĂ­n is an annual music and cultural festival held in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The festival takes place in the archaeological site of El TajĂ­n, a pre-Hispanic city that was inhabited by the Totonac people. The festival is held over three days and features a variety of musical genres, including rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, and electronic music. The festival also includes cultural activities such as workshops, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances. The festival has been held since 2005 and has become one of the most important music festivals in Mexico.  

Feria Nacional del Mole (gastronomy): The National Mole Fair is an annual fair held in the town of San Pedro Atocpan, State of Mexico, Mexico. The fair is held during the month of October and focuses on promoting Mexican culture through the tasting and sale of mole, a traditional Mexican dish. The fair also includes a variety of activities, such as cooking contests, live music, crafts, games and much more. The fair is an excellent opportunity for visitors to enjoy Mexican culture and taste some of the best moles in the country.

Festival Internacional del Globo (hot air balloons): The International Balloon Festival is one of the most important events in Mexico. It is held annually in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, during the month of November. The festival is a celebration of Mexican culture and an opportunity to see hot air balloons from around the world. During the festival, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, from balloon flights to fireworks shows. The festival also includes a variety of activities for children, such as a balloon fair, a balloon race, a hot air balloon competition and a colorful balloon display. The International Balloon Festival is a unique experience for all who attend.

Festival Internacional Cervantino (all arts): The Festival Internacional Cervantino is one of the most important performing arts festivals in Mexico. It is held annually in the city of Guanajuato in October and is dedicated to the work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The festival began in 1972 and since then has become one of the most important cultural events in Mexico. The festival offers a wide variety of activities, from classical music concerts to theater, dance, film, visual arts and literature. The festival also includes a series of educational activities, such as conferences, workshops and seminars. The International Cervantino Festival is an excellent opportunity to enjoy Mexican culture and learn about the work of Miguel de Cervantes Saaved.

Guelaguetza (dancing): Guelaguetza is an annual indigenous festival held in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is celebrated on the two Mondays of July, and is a celebration of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of the region. The festival includes traditional dances, music, food, and crafts. It is a time for the people of Oaxaca to come together and celebrate their culture and history. The festival is also a time for the people of Oaxaca to share their culture with visitors from around the world.  

The International Mariachi Festival: It is an annual event held in Mexico City, Mexico. The festival celebrates the traditional music and culture of Mexico. It features performances by some of the most renowned mariachi bands in the world, as well as workshops, lectures, and other activities. The festival also includes a competition for the best mariachi band in the world. The event is usually held in late April or early May. 

The Guadalajara International Book Fair: It is the largest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world and the second largest in the world. It is held annually in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is considered the most important literary event in the Spanish-speaking world. The fair is organized by the University of Guadalajara and the Government of the State of Jalisco. It is held in November and lasts for nine days. The fair attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year and features more than 500 exhibitors from around the world. It also includes a variety of activities such as book presentations, lectures, workshops, and literary competitions.   

The Mazatlan Carnival: It is an annual event held in the Mexican city of Mazatlán, Sinaloa. It is one of the largest and most famous carnivals in Mexico and Latin America. The carnival is held in the weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday and is celebrated with parades, music, dancing, and other festivities. The carnival is known for its elaborate costumes, floats, and fireworks displays. The event attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year.

Merida Fest (folk culture): Merida Fest is an annual festival held in the city of Merida, Mexico. It is a celebration of the city’s culture, history, and traditions. The festival includes a variety of activities such as live music, traditional dances, parades, art exhibitions, and food stalls. It is a great opportunity to experience the culture of Merida and to meet the locals. The festival usually takes place in the month of April and lasts for several days.  

Mexico City Marathon: The Mexico City Marathon is an annual marathon race held in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was first held in 1978 and is one of the most popular marathons in the country. The course is a loop that starts and finishes in the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. The course takes runners through some of the city’s most iconic sites, including the historic center, Chapultepec Park, and the Reforma Avenue. The event also features a half marathon and a 10K race. The marathon is usually held in October or November.   

Morelia en Boca (gastronomy): The Morelia en Boca Gastronomic Festival is an annual event held in the city of Morelia, Mexico. The festival celebrates the city’s rich culinary heritage and showcases the best of Mexican cuisine. The festival features a variety of events, including cooking demonstrations, food tastings, and lectures on Mexican cuisine. The festival also includes live music, art exhibitions, and cultural activities. The festival is held in the historic center of Morelia and attracts thousands of visitors each year.   

Vive Latino Music Festival: Vive Latino is an annual music festival held in Mexico City, Mexico. It is one of the largest music festivals in Latin America and has been held since 1998. The festival features a variety of genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic, and Latin music. It also features a variety of activities, such as art installations, food trucks, and interactive experiences. The festival is held in the Foro Sol stadium and attracts over 200,000 people each year. 

Veracruz Carnival: The Veracruz Carnival is an annual celebration held in the Mexican city of Veracruz. It is one of the most important carnivals in Mexico and is celebrated in the weeks leading up to Lent. The carnival is known for its colorful parades, live music, and traditional dances. The celebration also includes a variety of food and drinks, as well as a variety of activities for children. The carnival is a great way to experience the culture and traditions of Veracruz.

Natural Wonders and Ecotourism

Mexico is home to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. From the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental to the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the country is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers alike. Please join us in taking a look at some of the most iconic landmarks mother nature has provided.

Agave fields in Jalisco: It is a great way to experience the beauty of the Mexican countryside and learn about the traditional methods of agave cultivation. Visitors can explore the fields and learn about the traditional methods of agave cultivation, such as the use of fire to burn the leaves and the harvesting of the agave hearts. They can also learn about the traditional uses of agave, such as for making tequila and mezcal. Additionally, visitors can learn about the importance of agave in the local culture and economy, as well as the environmental impact of agave cultivation. Staying the night in the agave fields of Mexico is a great way to experience the beauty of the Mexican countryside and learn about the traditional methods of agave cultivation.  

Akumal in Quintana Roo: A popular activity for tourists and locals alike. Akumal is a small beach town located on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush jungles, and abundant wildlife. Staying in Akumal is a great way to explore the area and experience its natural beauty.
The most popular ecotourism activities in Akumal include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and bird watching. Snorkeling is a great way to explore the coral reefs and observe the colorful fish and other marine life. Scuba diving is also popular, and there are several dive sites in the area. Kayaking is a great way to explore the mangroves and other coastal areas, and bird watching is a great way to observe the many species of birds that call Akumal home.
In addition to these activities, Akumal also offers a variety of eco-friendly accommodations. There are several eco-lodges and resorts in the area that offer comfortable and sustainable accommodations. 

BahĂ­a de ConcepciĂłn in Baja California Sur:  The bay is home to a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of birds. Visitors can explore the area by boat, kayak, or on foot. There are also a number of eco-lodges and resorts in the area, offering visitors a chance to stay in a comfortable and sustainable environment.
The bay is also home to a number of protected areas, including the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, which is home to a variety of endangered species. Visitors can explore the area on guided tours, or take part in activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and bird watching.
The area is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the traditional fishing villages of San Blas and San Ignacio. Visitors can learn about the history and culture of the region by visiting the local museums and galleries.

Basaltic Prisms in Hidalgo: These prisms are formed when molten lava cools and hardens into a unique and beautiful shape. The prisms are located in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range and can be seen from the nearby towns of Pachuca and Real del Monte.
Visitors to Hidalgo can explore the basaltic prisms by taking a guided tour or by hiking the trails in the area. The trails offer stunning views of the prisms and the surrounding landscape. Visitors can also take part in activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Ecotourism in Hidalgo is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the region and to learn more about the local culture. The area is home to many species of birds, mammals, and reptiles, making it a great place for wildlife viewing. Visitors can also explore the local markets and enjoy the traditional cuisine of the region.   

Cabo Pulmo National Park in Baja California Sur: It is known for its stunning coral reef, which is the only living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez and the northernmost coral reef in the Eastern Pacific. It is also home to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, manta rays, and dolphins.
Ecotourism activities in Cabo Pulmo are popular for visitors to the area. Visitors can explore the coral reef and its marine life through snorkeling and diving tours, as well as kayaking and boat tours. There are also a variety of eco-lodges and resorts in the area that offer visitors the opportunity to stay in a sustainable environment and learn about the local culture and environment.
Cabo Pulmo is also home to a number of conservation efforts, including the Cabo Pulmo National Park, which was established in 1995 to protect the coral reef and its marine life. The park is managed by the Mexican government and is open to the public for educational and recreational activities. Additionally, the local community has established a number of marine reserves to protect the area’s marine life and coral reef. 

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Campeche: Located in the heart of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, this area is home to a variety of wildlife, including jaguars, ocelots, and howler monkeys. Visitors can explore the area on foot, by bike, or by horseback, and there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching, wildlife photography, and nature hikes. The area is also home to a number of Mayan archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Calakmul, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can also take part in a variety of cultural activities, such as traditional Mayan cooking classes and workshops on local crafts. 

Centla swamps in Tabasco: The Centla Swamps in Mexico are a unique and beautiful ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife and plants. This area is a great destination for ecotourism, as it offers visitors the chance to explore the wetlands and observe the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area. Visitors can take part in a variety of activities, such as bird watching, canoeing, fishing, and hiking. There are also a number of educational programs available, such as guided tours and lectures about the local flora and fauna. The Centla Swamps are a great place to experience the beauty of nature and learn about the importance of conservation.  

Copper Canyon in Chihuahua: It is a network of six canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental range of northern Mexico. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Mexican gray wolf, and is a popular destination for hikers, campers, and nature lovers. The area provides a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, bird watching, and horseback riding. The Copper Canyon also offers a variety of cultural activities, such as visiting the Tarahumara Indians, who live in the canyon and are known for their traditional music and dance. Visitors can also explore the area’s many archaeological sites, including the ruins of the ancient city of PaquimĂ©.

Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park in Quintana Roo: A great way to explore the beautiful reefs and marine life of the Caribbean Sea. Cozumel is home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world, and the island is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Enjoying nature in Cozumel is a great way to experience the beauty of the Caribbean Sea while also helping to protect the fragile coral reefs. The Cozumel Reefs National Park is a protected area that is home to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of fish species. Visitors can explore the reefs and observe marine life in its natural habitat. Visitors can also explore the Mayan ruins of the island, visit local markets, and learn about the traditional fishing techniques used by the local fishermen.

Deer Island in Sinaloa: The island is also home to a variety of activities, such as bird watching, fishing, and swimming. Visitors can also take part in educational activities, such as learning about the local flora and fauna. Travelers can also enjoy the stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. With its unique wildlife and activities, Isla de Venados Sinaloa is a great destination for those looking for a unique and exciting vacation.  

Cuatro CiĂ©negas Biosphere Reserve in Coahuila: A popular destination for nature lovers. Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, the area is home to a unique ecosystem of springs, wetlands, and desert landscapes. Visitors can explore the area on foot or horseback and can take part in activities such as bird watching, hiking, and camping. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, bobcats, and roadrunners. The area is also home to a variety of plants, including cacti, yucca, and mesquite. Visitors can also take part in educational activities, such as guided tours of the area and lectures on the local ecology.  

EspĂ­ritu Santo Island in Baja California Sur: Located off the coast of Baja California, EspĂ­ritu Santo is a paradise for nature lovers. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. Visitors can explore the island’s beaches, lagoons, and mangroves, or take part in activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and bird watching. The island also offers a variety of eco-friendly accommodations, including eco-lodges and camping sites. With its stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, EspĂ­ritu Santo is the perfect destination for an eco-friendly vacation.   

Huasteca Potosina in San Luis Potosi: The region is home to a variety of ecosystems, including tropical rainforest, cloud forest, and dry forest. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including ocelots, and a variety of birds.
The Huasteca Potosina region is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including colonial towns, and traditional markets. Visitors can also explore the region’s many rivers, waterfalls, and caves.
Ecotourism activities in the Huasteca Potosina region include bird watching, hiking, and camping. Visitors can also take part in cultural activities such as visiting local villages and learning about traditional customs.
The Huasteca Potosina region is a great destination for adventures, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.  

Jalcomulco in Veracruz: It is a nature reserve located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is a protected area of over 1,000 hectares of tropical rainforest, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including howler monkeys, toucans, and parrots. The area is also home to a number of archaeological sites. Jalcomulco offers a variety of activities for visitors, including bird watching, hiking, and kayaking. Visitors can also take part in educational programs about the local environment and culture. The area is also home to a number of eco-lodges, offering comfortable accommodation in the heart of the rainforest.
It is a great destination for those looking to explore the natural beauty of Mexico. With its stunning scenery, rich wildlife, and fascinating history, it is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Las Coloradas in Yucatan: Las Coloradas are a unique and beautiful destination for nature lovers. This area is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, manatees, and a variety of birds. The area is also known for its stunning pink-hued lagoons, which are the result of a unique combination of salt and algae.
Visitors to Las Coloradas can explore the area by boat, kayak, or on foot. There are several guided tours available, which provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the area’s history and ecology. Visitors can also take part in activities such as snorkeling, bird watching, and swimming.
The area is also home to a variety of eco-friendly accommodations, including eco-lodges and eco-resorts. These accommodations provide visitors with the opportunity to stay in a sustainable environment while still enjoying the beauty of the area.
It is a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty of nature in a sustainable way. With its stunning pink lagoons, diverse wildlife. 

Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas: A tropical rainforest located in the southeastern part of Mexico, bordering Guatemala. It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including jaguars, monkeys, toucans, and parrots.
The Jungle offers visitors the opportunity to explore the region’s unique biodiversity and learn about the local culture. Visitors can take part in activities such as bird watching, hiking, and canoeing. They can also visit local villages and learn about the traditional way of life of the Lacandon people.
Visiting the communities in the Jungle is a great way to support the local economy and help protect the environment. The region is home to many endangered species, and ecotourism helps to raise awareness of their plight and encourages conservation efforts. Additionally, ecotourism helps to create jobs and provide income for local communities.

Tepozteco Hill in Morelos: The hill is home to the ruins of a pre-Hispanic temple dedicated to the Aztec god Tepoztecatl. The area is known for its stunning views of the surrounding countryside, as well as its lush vegetation and abundant wildlife. Visitors can explore the ruins, hike the trails, and take in the breathtaking views. The area is also home to a variety of bird species, including the endangered Military Macaw.
Touristic activities in the area include bird watching, hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Visitors can also take part in cultural activities such as traditional dances and music. The area is also home to a variety of conservation projects, such as the Tepozteco Conservation Project, which works to protect the area’s biodiversity. The project also works to promote sustainable tourism and to educate visitors about the importance of protecting the environment.

The Pinacate Desert in Sonora: It is located in the northern part of the Sonoran Desert and is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope. The area is also home to a variety of archaeological sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. 

The Reefs in Veracruz: include the Veracruz Reef System, the Alacranes Reef, and the San Fernando Reef. These reefs are home to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of fish species. The reefs are also popular with divers, snorkelers, and kayakers, who come to explore the vibrant coral reefs and observe the abundant marine life. The reefs are also important for the local economy, as they provide jobs for fishermen and other related industries.  

The Swallow’s Cave in San Luis Potosi: The Cave of Swallows is a spectacular natural wonder located in the Sierra Gorda region of Mexico. It is a deep, open air pit cave, with a circular opening measuring approximately 90 meters (300 feet) in diameter. The cave is over 300 meters (1,000 feet) deep, making it one of the deepest known caves in the world.
The Cave of Swallows is a popular destination for ecotourism, offering visitors the chance to rappel down the walls of the cave and explore its depths. The cave is home to a variety of wildlife, including bats, swallows, and other birds. The cave is also home to a variety of plants, including ferns, mosses, and lichens.
The Cave of Swallows is a protected area, and visitors are asked to respect the environment and the wildlife that inhabit the cave. Visitors should also be aware that the cave is a fragile environment, and should take care not to damage the cave walls or the plants and animals that live there.
The Cave of Swallows is a unique and beautiful destination, and a great place to experience the wonders of nature. 

Marieta Islands in Nayarit: Marieta Islands National Park is a protected area located off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and over 200 species of birds. The islands are also known for their unique rock formations, which were created by volcanic activity.
Visitors can explore the islands and observe the wildlife in its natural habitat. There are several tour operators that offer boat trips to the islands, as well as guided hikes and snorkeling trips. Visitors can also take part in educational programs about the park’s ecology and conservation efforts. The park is also home to a research station, where scientists study the local wildlife and their habitats. 

Montebello Lagoons in Chiapas: The Montebello Lagoons in Mexico are a beautiful and unique destination. Located in the state of Chiapas, the lagoons are part of the Montebello National Park, a protected area of over 1,000 hectares of tropical rainforest. The lagoons are home to a variety of wildlife, including over 200 species of birds, and are a popular spot for bird watching. The lagoons are also a great spot for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors can also explore the nearby Mayan ruins, or take a boat tour of the lagoons. The Montebello Lagoons are a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty of nature and the culture of Mexico.   

Nevado de Toluca in State of Mexico: Nevado de Toluca is a dormant volcano that stands at 4,680 meters (15,354 feet) above sea level. The area is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the endangered Mexican wolf.
The area is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers. There are several trails that lead to the summit of the volcano, and the views from the top are spectacular. The area is also home to a variety of birds, including the endangered Golden Eagle.
Nevado de Toluca offers visitors the chance to experience the unique culture of the area. Visitors can explore the local villages, visit the local markets, and learn about the history and culture of the area.
The area is also home to a variety of other outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, and horseback riding. The ecotourism in Nevado de Toluca is a great way to experience the beauty of the Mexican countryside. 

Peña de Bernal in Queretaro: The Pena de Bernal is a unique ecotourism destination located in the state of Querétaro, Mexico. It is a monolith of volcanic rock that stands at a height of 1,020 meters (3,350 feet) and is the third-largest monolith in the world. The area is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including cacti, agave, and a variety of birds.
The Pena de Bernal is a popular destination for hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers. The area is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the ruins of a pre-Hispanic settlement. Visitors can explore the ruins and learn about the history of the area.
The Pena de Bernal is also a great place to observe the night sky. The area is known for its clear skies and lack of light pollution, making it an ideal spot for stargazing.
The Pena de Bernal is a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty of nature and the history of the area. 

Pico de Orizaba in Veracruz: Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain in the country and a unique eco-tourist destination located in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The area and the mountain are surrounded by lush forests, rivers, and waterfalls. Visitors to the area can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, bird watching, and horseback riding. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including jaguars, ocelots, and pumas. Pico de Orizaba is a great destination for those looking to explore the natural beauty of Mexico while also learning about the local culture and history.  

PopocatĂ©petl-IztaccĂ­huatl National Park in Puebla: The park is located in the states of Puebla and Mexico and is home to two of the highest peaks in Mexico, IztaccĂ­huatl and Popocatepetl. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, and a variety of birds. Visitors can also explore the park’s many trails, which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
The park is also not far from a variety of cultural attractions, including the ancient city of Cholula, and the archaeological site of Xochicalco. Visitors can also explore the nearby villages of San Miguel and San Pedro Cholula, which offer a glimpse into the traditional culture of the region.
A great way to experience the beauty of the park and its surrounding areas. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, bird watching, horseback riding and of course, climbing. 

Potrero Chico in Nuevo Leon: A unique destination for rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts in Mexico. Located in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, the area is known for its stunning views, diverse wildlife, and unique rock formations. The area is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as a wide variety of plants. Potrero Chico offers a variety of activities for visitors, including rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. The area is also home to a number of eco-lodges, which provide comfortable accommodations for visitors. The area is also home to a number of restaurants, bars, and shops, making it a great place to explore and enjoy the local culture.
Potrero Chico is a great destination for those looking to explore the outdoors and experience the beauty of the Mexican countryside. With its stunning views, diverse wildlife, and unique rock formations, the area is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.  

Ria Lagartos Reserve Natural Park in Yucatan: It  is a nature reserve located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including flamingos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. The area is also known for its mangrove forests, which provide a habitat for many species of fish and other aquatic life. Visitors to the area can take part in a variety of activities, such as bird watching, kayaking, and snorkeling. The area is also home to a number of Mayan archaeological sites, which can be explored on guided tours.  

Sea of Cortez in Baja California: The Sea of Cortez in Mexico is a great way to explore the unique marine life and stunning landscapes of this region. The Sea of Cortez is home to a variety of species, including whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish. There are also a variety of eco-tours available, such as whale watching, bird watching, and snorkeling tours.
Ecotourism in the Sea of Cortez is a great way to experience the beauty of this region while also helping to protect its fragile ecosystems. Visitors can help protect the area by following the rules and regulations of the local authorities, such as not touching or disturbing the wildlife. Additionally, visitors can help by supporting local businesses and communities that are dedicated to sustainable tourism. By doing so, visitors can help to ensure that the Sea of Cortez remains a beautiful and healthy environment for generations to come.  

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, and over 300 species of birds. The reserve is also home to several Mayan archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Muyil.
The reserve offers a variety of eco-friendly activities, including bird watching, kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. Visitors can also explore the Mayan ruins and learn about the local culture and history. The reserve also offers educational programs for children and adults, as well as volunteer opportunities.
The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and learn about the local culture and environment. It is a great place to explore and appreciate the natural wonders of the region. 

Sima de las Cotorras in Chiapas: The Sima de las Cotorras is an eco-touristic destination located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is a unique natural area that is home to a large population of parrots, which are the main attraction of the area. The Sima de las Cotorras is a protected area, and visitors are asked to respect the environment and the wildlife.
Visitors to the Sima de las Cotorras can enjoy a variety of activities, including bird watching, hiking. The area is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including armadillos, deer, and wild boar. There are also several waterfalls and caves in the area, which can be explored.
The Sima de las Cotorras is a great destination for those looking to experience nature and wildlife in a unique and beautiful setting. 

Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas:  It is a deep canyon with steep walls that reach up to 1000 meters (3280 feet) in height. The canyon is home to a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of birds.
The canyon is a popular destination for eco travelers, as it offers a variety of activities for visitors. Visitors can take boat tours of the canyon, go on hikes, and explore the area. There are also a number of archaeological sites in the area, including the ruins of the ancient city of Palenque.
Sumidero Canyon is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the region and learn about its history and culture. 

Xel-Ha in Quintana Roo: Xel-Ha is a national park located in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is a natural aquarium and a protected area of mangroves, lagoons, and cenotes. Visitors can explore the park’s natural beauty and take part in activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming with dolphins. Xel-Ha also offers educational programs about the environment and sustainable tourism. The park is committed to preserving the environment and promoting sustainable tourism practices. 

Xilitla in San Luis Potosi: Xilitla is a unique ecotourism destination located in the Sierra Gorda region of Mexico. It is a small town located in the state of San Luis Potosi, and is known for its lush green forests, stunning waterfalls, and unique rock formations. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including jaguars, ocelots, and howler monkeys. Visitors can explore the area on foot, by bike, or by horseback, and can also take part in activities such as bird watching, caving, and rappelling. Xilitla is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the ruins of the ancient city of Xilitla. Visitors can also enjoy the local cuisine, which includes traditional Mexican dishes such as tamales, enchiladas, and tacos. 

Transportation in Mexico

You may want to arrive in Mexico and start a 1 year adventure or you might want to go from the airport to the hotel and back, in any case this information will be useful for you.

Transportation in Mexico is provided by a variety of methods, including air, road, water, and public transportation. Mexico has an extensive network of highways, roads, and toll roads, as well as a number of airports and ports. The country also has a number of public transportation systems, including buses, metro systems, and light rail.

Mexico by plane 

The major airports in Mexico that offer international flights are Mexico City International Airport (MEX), Cancun International Airport (CUN), Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), Monterrey International Airport (MTY), and Tijuana International Airport (TIJ). If you arrive to Mexico by air there is a big chance that you will arrive to one of there airports, it is also worth knowing that from most of this airports you can also arrive to any other minor airport in the country, so if you are planning to take a long distance trip in Mexico but land is not an option then check study this options.

Mexico is home to a number of airlines that offer domestic and international flights. The country’s largest airline is AeromĂ©xico, which is based in Mexico City and operates flights to more than 80 destinations in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Aeromexico is the biggest one of all and is recommended for international travel as it has direct flights as far as Tokio. Interjet is a low-cost carrier that operates flights to more than 50 destinations in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central America, and South America. Volaris is another low-cost carrier that operates flights to more than 50 destinations in Mexico, the United States, and Central America. VivaAerobus is a budget airline that operates flights to more than 30 destinations in Mexico and the United States.


Mexico by Bus 

Traveling Mexico by bus is a great way to explore the country and experience its culture. The bus system in Mexico is extensive and reliable, with routes connecting major cities and towns throughout the country. Buses are comfortable and affordable, and they offer a great way to get around and see the sights.

The best way to travel Mexico by bus is to purchase a ticket in advance. This will ensure that you get the best price and the most comfortable seat. You can purchase tickets online or at the bus station. When you arrive at the station, make sure to check the schedule and make sure you are on the right bus.

Once you are on the bus, you can enjoy the scenery as you travel through the country. Mexico is a beautiful country with a variety of landscapes, from the beaches of the Caribbean to the mountains of the Sierra Madre. You can also take in the culture of the country, as you pass through small towns and villages.

IMPORTANT, please note that Mexico City has 4 major bus terminals and not all of them share the same destinations these stations are the (North, South, East and West stations).

There are many bus companies to choose from but we recommend you try: 


Mexico by Car 

In our humble opinion this is the best method as the investment on the roads has increased in recent years and the safety in the country has improved. Traveling Mexico by car is a great way to explore the country and experience its culture. Mexico is a large country with a variety of landscapes, from the beaches of the Caribbean to the deserts of the north. Driving through Mexico can be a great way to get off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of the country.

When traveling Mexico by car, it is important to plan ahead and make sure you have all the necessary documents and permits. You will need a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a valid visa (or passport stamp) if you are not a Mexican citizen. It is also important to make sure your car is in good condition and that you have all the necessary safety equipment.

Once you have all the necessary documents and permits, you can begin your journey. Mexico has a great network of highways and roads, so you can easily get around the country. Be sure to take your time and enjoy the scenery as you drive.

When you are traveling Mexico by car, it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs. Be sure to obey all traffic laws and respect the local culture to enjoy the trip even more.

If you are planning to rent a car in Mexico, there are many companies that make the process very easy but check the requirements:

  • Make sure you meet the minimum age requirement (usually 21)
  • Have a valid driver’s license from your home country (you may also need to provide a valid credit card).
  • Research rental companies, compare prices and read reviews to find the best deal.
  • Once you’ve chosen a rental company, reserve your car online or over the phone and make sure to ask about any additional fees or taxes that may be added to the cost.
  • When you arrive at the rental location for the pick up, present your driver’s license and credit card. 
  • Check up the car for any damages and report them to the agency before leaving so that there is no misunderstanding or fees when you return the car.
  • When you finish your trip return it to the rental location and make sure to fill up the tank before you leave.  

For a safe and more economic car rental service we recommend you compare these 3 companies against each-other as the work with most providers in Mexico but from time to time one has better deals than the other:


Mexico by Motorcycle 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, consider the growing tendency of taking a motorcycle trip through Mexico. From the bustling cities to the stunning beaches, Mexico has something for everyone and Mexico offers a climate suitable for riding most of the year.

Consider the type of terrain you want to explore, the attractions you want to see, and the length of your trip, a highway trip? Offroad? A mix of both? Be sure your motorcycle will be able to handle it. The highways of Mexico are in a better state than in previous years and there are rest areas in the highways you can use if you need them but keep in mind that many areas in Mexico are quite mountainous so take it into consideration when preparing your route and take the necessary precautions.   

Once you’ve decided on a route, it’s time to start planning. Make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as a valid driver’s license and insurance. You’ll also need to make sure your motorcycle is in good condition and that you have the right gear.

When you’re ready to hit the road, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From the deserts of the north to the jungles of the south, you’ll find plenty of places to explore.

For a better experience: 

  1. Wear a helmet: Wearing a helmet is the most important safety precaution when riding a motorcycle. 
  2. Wear protective clothing: Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs to protect your skin from road rash in the event of an accident.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings: Always be aware of your surroundings and watch for other vehicles, pedestrians, and animals.
  4. Follow the rules of the road: Obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
  5. Avoid distractions: Do not use your phone or other electronic devices while riding.
  6. Maintain your motorcycle: Make sure your motorcycle is in good working condition and that all safety features are functioning properly.
  7. Take a safety course: Taking a motorcycle safety course can help you learn the basics of riding and how to stay safe on the road.   
  8. Take a mechanical course: in case of any event you should be able to fix your motorcycle of any minor issue
  9. Take the necessary equipment: Tools, an extra tank of gas, hand lamp, protective equipment, GPS and communication devices. 

No matter where you go, be safe and be sure to have an amazing time. 

Mexico by Bicycle

By far the hardest and most adventurous of all the options, but also it might be the most rewarding and the one that is growing in popularity the fastest. 

Exploring Mexico by bicycle is an amazing way to experience the country’s vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and friendly people. From the bustling cities to the remote villages, cycling through Mexico is an adventure like no other.

The best way to experience Mexico is to take your time and explore the country at your own pace. With its diverse terrain, cycling in Mexico can be a challenge, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. From the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, there’s something for everyone.

The roads in Mexico are generally well-maintained and easy to navigate, making it a great place to explore by bike. You’ll find plenty of places to stay along the way, from hostels to camping sites. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at bikepacking, a form of cycle touring that involves carrying all your gear on your bike.

No matter where you go in Mexico, you’re sure to find friendly locals who are more than happy to help you out. From the locals who will offer you a place to stay to the shopkeepers who will help you find the best food, you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

To have the best time ever:

  1. Plan your route in advance and make sure you know the terrain you will be cycling on.
  2. Make sure you have the right equipment for your trip, including a helmet, bike lock, bike lights and tools.
  3. Bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you hydrated and energized.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times.
  5. Avoid cycling at night and in isolated areas.
  6. Make sure you have a valid passport and visa if necessary.
  7. Carry a first aid kit and know basic first aid.
  8. Make sure you have a reliable form of communication, such as a cell phone or satellite phone.
  9. Make sure you have a paper map of the area and know where you are going in case your electronics fail.
  10. Let your loved ones know where you are and where you’re heading.

As an extra piece of advice, we do not recommend you do this trip alone, find some friends or family to join or look in social media for groups that share the same interest. 

Incity transport

In almost every city in Mexico you will find that the mobile apps such as Uber and Lyft or DiDi work as well as in your home country so if you don’t feel like learning how the local transport works then you can still very comfortably continue using your app. In order for it to work you can as soon as you arrive in Mexico get a sim card for your phone so that you always have ways to reach your contacts and get information about your location and the location of your hotel or other meeting points, and off course be able to use those apps. You can buy them right in the airport or at most convenience stores.

It is IMPORTANT to know that those apps do not offer pick ups at the international airports so you will have to approach the taxi companies in the airport and request a service there. The price is set according to the distance to your destination and it can be payed by cash or card at the kiosk of the company.

Mexico City

Mexico City has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, metro, light rail, and trolleybuses. The Metro is the most popular form of public transportation in the city, with 12 lines and 195 stations. The MetrobĂşs is a network of dedicated bus lanes that run along major avenues in the city. The Trolleybus system is a network of electric buses that run along dedicated lanes in the city. The city also has a network of regular buses, which are operated by several different companies. Taxis are also widely available in the city that can be just stopped and played with cash.   

Here are links to the different transportation systems the city offers.

Metro
Buses
Metrobus
Tren Ligero

Guadalajara

Public transportation in Guadalajara, Mexico is provided by the Guadalajara Metropolitan Transport System. The system consists of a network of buses, trolleybuses, and a light rail system known as the Guadalajara Metro. The STC also operates a number of express buses that connect the city with nearby towns and cities.

The STC buses are the most popular form of public transportation in Guadalajara. The buses are divided into two categories: urban and suburban. The urban buses cover the city of Guadalajara and its suburbs, while the suburban buses connect the city with nearby towns and cities. The buses are air-conditioned and have a flat fare of 8.50 pesos (about 0.40 USD).

Here are links to the different transportation systems the city offers.

Metro
Buses

Cancun

Public transportation in Cancun is provided by the RTP Cancun bus system. The buses run from 5:00am to 11:00pm and cover the entire city. The fare is 8 pesos per ride. There are also taxis available, which are a bit more expensive but can be more convenient. Additionally, there are several car rental companies in Cancun, which can be a great option for those who want to explore the city at their own pace.   

Here are links to the different transportation systems the city offers.

Buses 

Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is a country full of vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and exciting holidays. From the Day of the Dead to Cinco de Mayo, Mexico has a variety of holidays that are celebrated throughout the year.

One of the most popular holidays in Mexico is the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This holiday is a time to remember and honor the deceased. People create altars with photos of their loved ones, decorate them with flowers, and offer food and drinks. They also visit the graves of their loved ones and leave offerings.

The winter holidays in Mexico are festivities that last for a long time, to be precise from December 12 to January the 6th and between those 2 dates there are very important days with a very precise meaning.

Most of the year is good for traveling and in every season you will find a different Mexico, new decorations, new food, new atmosphere, so come and try it yourself. 

Winter holidays  

Even during the winter most of Mexico has very comfortable weather so if you are looking for a warm place to escape from the cold, Mexico is a very good option. The winter holidays in Mexico are a time of joy and celebration, many families decorate their homes with lights and decorations, and some even set up nativity scenes in their yards.  They also enjoy traditional foods, such as tamales and atole, and exchange gifts.

Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. December 12th. The start of the winter celebrations the Mexican Catholic community celebrates the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This celebration commemorates Mary’s appearance to Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531 at the Hill of Tepeyac.

Posadas. December 16th – December 24th. Posadas in Mexico are a traditional celebration that takes place during the nine days leading up to Christmas. The celebration is based on the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. During the celebration, people dress up as Mary and Joseph and go from house to house asking for lodging. At each house, they are turned away until they reach the last house, where they are welcomed in. This symbolizes the hospitality of the Holy Family and the importance of welcoming strangers. Posadas are celebrated with food, music, and piñatas.  If you wish to be part of the festivities we Mexico city has many locations for its traditional demonstrations as well as Oaxaca, Guanajuato, and Jalisco.

Christmas Eve. December 24th.  Christmas Eve in Mexico is a festive and joyous occasion. Families gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Traditional Mexican Christmas Eve celebrations include attending midnight Mass, eating a special dinner, and exchanging gifts.
The traditional Mexican Christmas Eve dinner is called Noche Buena. This meal typically includes tamales, pozole, and other traditional Mexican dishes. After dinner, families often exchange gifts.

Christmas Day, December 25th. Christmas Day in Mexico is celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy. Families gather together to exchange gifts if they were not exchanged the night before, enjoy traditional Mexican dishes, and attend religious services. Families often exchange gifts and sing Christmas carols. Many people also attend church services on Christmas Day. In some areas, people also celebrate with fireworks and parades.   

New Year. December 31st – January 1st. If Christmas is a more intimate celebration, then New Year tends to be a celebration open and extended to a wider circle of friends and relatives. Just like in many other countries around the world. Mexicans celebrate the New Year with a variety of traditions, including fireworks, parties, and special meals. Many Mexicans also take part in a traditional New Year’s Eve ritual called “quema del año viejo” where they burn the doll of an old man that represents the old year. 

Kings’ Day. January 6th. The same day as the Epiphany in other countries. It is a day to celebrate the Three Wise Men who visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. On this day, children receive gifts from the Three Kings, and families often have a special dinner. In some parts of Mexico, there are parades and processions to commemorate the day and children take out their presents outside to play and show to the other children.   

National Holidays 

Benito Juarez’s Birthday. March 21st. Bento Juarez’s birthday is a national holiday also known as “Dia de Benito Juarez”. On this day, Mexicans celebrate the life and legacy of Benito Juarez, the 19th century president of Mexico who is credited with bringing democracy and modernizing the country.   

Battle of Puebla Day. May 5th. Also known as Cinco de Mayo, is a national holiday in Mexico that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The holiday is celebrated with parades, festivals, and other activities throughout Mexico. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, with parades, festivals, and other activities taking place in cities with large Mexican-American populations. 

Independence Day. September 16. Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated on September 16th. This day marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain in 1810. On this day, Mexicans celebrate with parades, fireworks, and other festivities. The President of Mexico usually gives a speech in the main square of Mexico City, the ZĂłcalo. The celebration of Independence Day is a reminder of the country’s struggle for freedom and a celebration of its culture and history. 

Revolution Day. November 20. Mexico celebrates Revolution Day on November 20th each year. This day marks the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which was a major social and political upheaval in the country. On this day, Mexicans commemorate the heroes of the revolution.

Day of the Dead

November 1st and 2nd

DĂ­a de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday. It is a time to remember and honor those who have passed away. People create altars with photos and offerings of food, drinks, and other items to honor their deceased loved ones. They also visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of their departed family members.  

The most popular places to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico are Mexico City, Oaxaca, Pátzcuaro, and Janitzio. In Mexico City, the main celebration takes place in the ZĂłcalo, the city’s main where big altars are set, Coyoacan where there is music and decorations and Xochimilco where every chinampa is decorated and you get to visit them in the trajineras. 

In Oaxaca, the festivities take place in the city’s main cemetery, while in Pátzcuaro, the celebration is centered around the island of Janitzio. Other popular places to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico include Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, and Tlaxcala. 

If you plan to visit Mexico for the celebration we recommend you try: 

  • Visit a Cemetery: Many families will bring flowers, candles, and food to the graves of their loved ones and even though it sounds grim it is actually a very colorful and joyful experience. 
  • Make your own Altar: An altar is a traditional way to honor the dead. It is usually decorated with photos, candles, flowers, and food. If you have Mexican friends, ask them for advice on how to set it up. 
  • Participate in a Parade: Many cities in Mexico will have parades to celebrate Day of the Dead. The parades usually feature colorful costumes and traditional music.
  • Eat Traditional Foods: Traditional Day of the Dead foods include pan de muerto (bread of the dead), tamales, and sugar skulls.
  • Make Sugar Skulls: Making sugar skulls is a popular activity during Day of the Dead. The skulls are decorated with colorful icing and used to decorate altars and graves, there are master classes you can attend. 
  • Listen to Music: Music is an important part of Day of the Dead celebrations. Traditional music includes mariachi, jarocho, and huapango.


Check our full article on the Day of the Dead

Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns)

Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful small towns in the world, Magical towns is actually a term created for a state program of the most beautiful towns in Mexico but that does not take any of the charm from these places. From the astonishing landscapes of the deserts of the Mexican North-West to the breathtaking jungles in the Mexican South-East, and all of our mountains, hills and valleys in the middle, the whole country is filled with these charming towns that offer a unique glimpse into Mexican culture and history. 

Currently there are 132 centers that have earned the name -Pueblo Magico- but here are a few you can check for starters. 

Bernal. Bernal is a small town located in the Mexican state of Querétaro. It is known for its picturesque landscape and its unique rock formation, El Peñón de Bernal, which is the third-largest monolith in the world. The town is also home to a number of colonial-era churches and buildings, as well as a vibrant cultural scene.

Bacalar. We have talked about this town before in this guide and we probably will again. Bacalar is a small town located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Bacalar, which is known for its stunning turquoise waters. The lake is also known as the “Lake of Seven Colors” due to its unique coloration.
Bacalar is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing in the lake, as well as exploring the nearby Mayan ruins. The town is also home to a number of restaurants, bars, and shops, making it a great place to spend a few days. 

Cuatro Ciénegas. A popular tourist destination due to its unique landscape and wildlife. The town is surrounded by a number of ciénegas, or wetlands, which are home to a variety of aquatic species. The area is also home to a number of caves, which are popular with spelunkers.
The town is also known for its hot springs, which are said to have healing properties. The springs are believed to be the source of the town’s name, which translates to “four wetlands”.

Cuetzalan. Cuetzalan is a small town located in the Mexican state of Puebla. It is known for its unique culture and stunning natural beauty. The town is situated in the Sierra Norte de Puebla mountain range, and is surrounded by lush forests and rivers. Cuetzalan is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its traditional architecture, colorful markets, and vibrant festivals. The town is also home to a number of traditional festivals, such as the Festival de la Candelaria, which celebrates the Virgin of Candelaria.

Huauchinango. Huauchinango is a town located in the Mexican state of Puebla. It is the capital of the municipality of Huauchinango and is located in the Sierra Norte region of the state. The town has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is known for its colonial architecture, traditional markets, and its proximity to the Sierra Norte mountain range.
The town is home to a number of historic sites, including the Church of San Francisco, the Church of San Miguel, and the Church of San Juan.

Izamal. The town is unique as the whole city center is yellow and white based, is home to a number of colonial-era buildings, including the Convent of San Antonio de Padua, which is the largest convent in the Americas.
Izamal is also known for its vibrant culture and colorful festivals. The town is home to a number of traditional Mayan ceremonies, such as the Dance of the Deer and the Dance of the Sun. The town also hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year, such as the Festival of the Crosses and the Festival of the Virgin of Izamal.

Mazunte. Mazunte is a small town located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. It is known for its stunning beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant culture. The town is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the beauty of Mexico’s Pacific coast.
The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. The town is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from. 

Lagos de Moreno. Located in the state of Jalisco It is the second largest city in the state and is known for its colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and rich history. 
The city is home to a number of historic sites, including the Church of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas, and the Casa de la Cultura. The city is also home to a number of museums, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, the Museo de Historia Natural, and the Museo de Arte Popular. The city is also home to a number of universities, including the Universidad de Lagos de Moreno, the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Orizaba. Home to many historical sites, including the Church of San Miguel Arcangel, the Cathedral of Orizaba, and the ruins of the old city walls. The city is also home to several museums, including the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Anthropology, and the Museum of Art.
The city is also known for its outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and mountain biking. There are several parks and trails in the area, including the Parque Nacional de Orizaba, which is a protected area with a variety of flora and fauna.

Pátzcuaro. It is situated on the shores of Lake Pátzcuaro, a large lake in the central highlands of Mexico. The town is known for its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and traditional festivals.
The town was founded in 1533 by the Purépecha people, who were the original inhabitants of the area. The town has a rich history and culture, and is home to many ancient archaeological sites. The town is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, basketry, and wood carving.

Real de Catorce. The town is known for its unique and picturesque landscape, with its cobblestone streets, adobe buildings, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
The town was founded in 1750 by Spanish miners who were searching for silver and other minerals. It quickly became a prosperous mining town, and by the late 19th century, it was one of the most important mining centers in Mexico. However, the town’s fortunes declined in the early 20th century when the silver mines were depleted. The town is home to a number of attractions, including the ruins of the old mining town, the San Miguel Arcangel Church, and the nearby Cerro de la Virgen mountain. Visitors can also explore the nearby desert and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Real del Monte: Founded in 1590 by Spanish miners who were looking for gold and silver. The town quickly grew and became an important mining center. The mines were eventually abandoned in the 19th century, but the town still retains its colonial charm.
Visitors come to explore the town’s colonial architecture, visit the old mines, and sample the local cuisine. The town is known for its unique dishes, such as the “pastes” (a type of empanada).

Taxco. Known for its silver mining and production, and is a popular tourist destination. The town is situated in a narrow valley surrounded by mountains, and is known for its colonial architecture of white walls, red roofs and cobblestone streets.
Taxco has a long history of silver mining and production, and is home to some of the oldest silver mines in the world. The town was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors, and the silver mines were a major source of wealth for the Spanish Empire. Today, Taxco is still a major producer of silver, and the town is home to many silver workshops and stores. The town is also home to many other historic buildings, including the Casa Humboldt, a colonial-style mansion built in the 19th century.

Tequila: The birthplace of the famous Mexican spirit, tequila. The town is home to the oldest distillery in the world, La Rojeña, which has been producing tequila since the 16th century.
Tequila is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming from all over the world to experience the town’s unique culture and history. The town is home to a number of attractions, including the Tequila Museum, the Tequila Express Train, and the Tequila Volcano. Visitors can also take part in a variety of activities, such as horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, and tequila tasting.

Tepotzotlán. It is known for its beautiful scenery, its pre-Hispanic ruins, and its vibrant culture. The town is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, and is home to a number of archaeological sites.
Tepoztlan is a popular tourist destination for its traditional markets, colorful festivals, and unique cuisine. The town is also home to a number of traditional crafts, such as pottery, weaving, and jewelry making. Visitors can also explore the nearby Tepozteco National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife and plants.
Tepoztlan is also known for its spiritual significance. The town is home to a number of spiritual centers, including the Tepozteco Temple, which is dedicated to the Aztec god of fertility, Tepoztecatl. The town is also home to a number of spiritual retreats, where visitors can practice yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices.

Tequisquiapan. If you enjoy cheese and wine then this is the option for you as the town is world wide famous for its production and degustation of both. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of vineyards while being delighted by the unique flavours the region has to offer. Tequisquiapan is a popular tourist destination, as it offers a variety of activities for visitors. The town is home to a number of historical sites, including the 16th-century San Francisco de Asís Church and the 18th-century San Miguel Arcángel Church. The town is also known for its hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties. There are several spas and resorts in the area that offer treatments and therapies using the thermal waters.

Sayulita. Sayulita is a small beach town located in the Mexican state of Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta. It is a popular destination for surfers, beachgoers, and those looking for a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. The town is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious seafood.
With a long stretch of white sand beach and crystal clear waters. The waves here are perfect for surfing, and the town is home to a number of surf schools and shops. There are also plenty of activities to do in the area, such as fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Sayulita is also known for its vibrant nightlife. There are a number of bars and restaurants to choose from, and the town is home to a number of festivals throughout the year. The town is also home to a number of art galleries, and there are plenty of opportunities to purchase unique souvenirs.

You can learn more about all the Pueblos Magicos here.

Archeological Sites 

Mexico is home to some of the most impressive and important archeological sites in the world. From the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Mexico is a treasure trove of ancient history and culture.

The archeological sites in Mexico are not limited to one or two cultures but to many such as The Olmec, the Toltec, the Aztec, Zapotec, Mixtec, and the Maya as well as many others and here are some of the wonders they left behind. 

Bonampak. Bonampak is an ancient Maya archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Chiapas in the Lacandon Jungle. It is best known for its colorful murals, which are some of the finest surviving examples of ancient Maya art. It was a major ceremonial center during the Classic period (250-900 AD). The site is composed of three main structures, each with its own set of murals. The most famous of these is Structure 1, which contains a series of murals depicting a battle, a ritual dance, and a procession of nobles. The murals are painted in vivid colors and provide a unique insight into the lives of the ancient Maya.

Calakmul. The ancient Mayan city of Calakmul is located in the Mexican state of Campeche, near the border with Guatemala. It is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the region, and is home to some of the most impressive Mayan ruins in the world. Calakmul was first settled around 500 BC, and by the time of the Classic period (250-900 AD) it had become one of the most powerful cities in the Mayan world. The city was abandoned around 900 AD, and its ruins were rediscovered in 1931. Since then, archaeologists have uncovered a wealth of information about the city and its inhabitants. The site includes a large pyramid, several plazas, and numerous other structures, as well as a number of artifacts that provide insight into the lives of the people who lived there.

Chichen Itza. Probably the most famous archeological site in Mexico and now one of the 7 wonders of the new world, Chichén Itzá is an ancient Mayan city located in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. It is one of the most famous and well-preserved archeological sites in the world, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded around 600 AD and was a major political, economic, and religious center for the Mayan people.
The city is best known for its impressive architecture, which includes the iconic -El Castillo- pyramid. This pyramid is one of the most recognizable structures in the world, and is believed to have been built around 1000 AD. The pyramid is made up of four staircases, each with 91 steps, that lead to the top of the pyramid. At the top of the pyramid is a temple dedicated to the Mayan god Kukulkan.
Chichén Itzá also contains many other impressive structures, including the Temple of the Warriors, the Great Ball Court, and the Observatory. These structures are all made of limestone and are decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures
It can easily be reached from the cities of Merida and Valladolid.

Coba. Coba is an ancient Mayan city located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the Yucatán Peninsula, and is believed to have been inhabited from as early as the 2nd century AD. The city was at its peak between 600 and 900 AD, and was home to an estimated 50,000 people.
Coba is known for its impressive network of raised stone causeways, or sacbeob, which connect the city to other Mayan sites in the region. The longest of these sacbeob stretches for over 50 miles, and is believed to have been used for trade and communication between the various Mayan cities.
It is within driving distance from the cities of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tumum and Valladolid.

Edzna. Edzna is an ancient Maya archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Campeche. It is one of the most important sites of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, and was occupied from the Late Preclassic period (300 BC – 250 AD) through the Late Classic period (600 – 900 AD).
The site is located on a limestone ridge overlooking the fertile Edzna Valley, and is surrounded by a large defensive wall. Within the walled city are several plazas, temples, and other structures, including the impressive Pyramid of the Five Stories. This pyramid is the largest structure at the site, and is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies and rituals.
It is less than an hour away from the city of Campeche. 

Ek Balam. an ancient Mayan archeological site located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is believed to have been inhabited from the Pre-Classic period (1000 BC) to the Post-Classic period (1450 AD). The site is known for its impressive architecture, including the Acropolis, a large pyramid-like structure that is the tallest in the region. The Acropolis is surrounded by a wall that is decorated with intricate carvings of Mayan gods and symbols.
The site is also known for its impressive stucco friezes, which depict scenes of Mayan life and mythology and is today one of the better restored ruins in the country.
It is half an hour away from Valladolid or Tizimin.

El Rey. If you are in Cancun and are not planning on a long drive but still wish to see a Mayan ruin then this is your best option as it is located right in the hotel zone of the city. It is believed to have been inhabited from the Late Preclassic period (300 BC – 250 AD) to the Late Postclassic period (1450 – 1550 AD). The site is composed of two main structures, the El Rey Pyramid and the El Rey Palace. The El Rey Pyramid is the largest structure at the site and is believed to have been used as a temple or palace. It is made up of two levels and is decorated with stucco masks and other decorations. There are always guides in the area ready to share their knowledge of the area with you. 

El Tajin. An archeological site located in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is one of the most important and impressive archeological sites in Mexico, and is considered to be the most important city of the Classic era of the region.
The site was first discovered in 1785, and is believed to have been inhabited from around 600 AD to 1200 AD. It is believed to have been the capital of the Totonac people, who were the dominant culture in the region at the time. The city was built around a large ceremonial center, which was surrounded by a series of plazas and pyramids. The most impressive of these is the Pyramid of the Niches, which is a large stepped pyramid with 365 niches carved into its sides.
El Tajin is also known for its impressive art and architecture. The city is filled with intricate carvings and sculptures, as well as colorful murals and frescoes. The city also contains a number of ball courts, which were used for a ritual ball game that was popular in the region.
As amazing as this place is, unfortunately it is located 4 hours away from Mexico City and 3 hours away from the city of Veracruz.

Monte Alban. Located in Oaxaca, it was the capital of the Zapotec civilization from 500 BC to 800 AD and is one of the most important archeological sites in Mesoamerica. The site is made up of a series of terraces and platforms, with a large central plaza surrounded by temples, palaces, and other structures. The site is believed to have been used for religious and political ceremonies, as well as for astronomical observations. The site is known for its impressive architecture, which includes the Great Plaza, the Ball Court, and the Danzantes, a series of carved stone figures. The site also features a number of tombs, including the Tomb 7, which is believed to be the burial place of a Zapotec ruler. Monte Albán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is open to the public for exploration and study. It is a popular tourist destination and is considered to be one of the most important archeological sites in Mexico. 
It is about a 30 drive from Oaxaca City.

La Venta. La Venta is an important archeological site located in the Mexican state of Tabasco. It was the capital of the Olmec civilization, one of the earliest and most influential cultures in Mesoamerica. The site was occupied from around 1200 BC to 400 BC, and is known for its impressive monuments and sculptures and colossal stone heads.
The most impressive of these is the Great Pyramid of La Venta, which is the largest Olmec structure ever discovered. La Venta is an important site for understanding the history and culture of the Olmec civilization. It provides insight into their religious beliefs, political structure, and art. The site is also important for understanding the development of Mesoamerican cultures, as it is one of the earliest known examples of urban planning. La Venta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is open to the public for exploration and study.
The site is located about 1.5 hours away from Villahermosa. 

Palenque. In the state of Chiapas, it was one of the most important cities of the Mayan civilization and is renowned for its impressive architecture and intricate carvings. The site is believed to have been inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palenque is most famous for its Temple of Inscriptions, which is the largest and most elaborate of the Mayan temples. It is believed to have been built in the 7th century AD and is decorated with intricate carvings and hieroglyphs. The temple is also home to the tomb of Pakal, a Mayan ruler who is believed to have reigned from 615 to 683 AD. The site also contains a number of other impressive structures, including the Palace, the Temple of the Sun, and the Temple of the Cross. These structures are all decorated with intricate carvings and hieroglyphs, and are believed to have been used for religious ceremonies and rituals including the famous and intriguing sculpture of “the astronaut”.
To reach it is 2 hours away from Villahermosa and 5 hours away from San Cristobal de las Casas.

Templo Mayor. If your only stop in Mexico is Mexico city but you still wish to see an archaeological site then this is your best option. The Templo Mayor was an important temple in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, located in what is now Mexico City. The temple was dedicated to the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli and the rain god Tlaloc. It was the main temple of the Aztec Empire and was the center of religious and political life in the city.
The Templo Mayor was built in the 14th century and was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors in 1521. The ruins of the temple were rediscovered in 1978 during the construction of the metro system and archeologists have since been excavated and studied. The site has yielded a wealth of artifacts, including sculptures, ceramics, and other objects.
The Templo Mayor is an important part of Mexico’s history and culture and is a must-see for anyone visiting Mexico City. 

Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in the Basin of Mexico, about 48 km (30 miles) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. It is one of the largest and most influential cities of the pre-Columbian era, and is believed to have been founded around 200 BCE. The city was home to a large population of people, and was a major center of culture, religion, and commerce.
The city was laid out in a grid pattern, with two main avenues running through it. The Avenue of the Dead is the main thoroughfare, and is lined with some of the most impressive monuments in the city, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Other important structures include the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the Feathered Serpent).
The city was abandoned around the 7th century CE, and its exact cause is still unknown. It is believed that the city was destroyed by an earthquake, or possibly by an invasion.

Tula. Located in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Mexico City. It is believed to have been the capital of the Toltec civilization, which flourished between the 10th and 12th centuries CE. The site is most famous for its large stone monuments, including the Tula Atlantes, four massive stone figures that stand guard at the entrance to the main temple.
Tula was an important religious and political center for the Toltecs, and its influence extended far beyond the city itself. The Toltecs were known for their advanced architecture, art, and astronomy, and their influence can be seen in many other Mesoamerican cultures.

Tulum. The most popular tourist destinations in the region, and is known for its stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and its well-preserved ruins. The city was founded in the 13th century and was an important trading port for the Mayans. It was also a major religious center, and the ruins of the city are home to several temples and other structures. The most famous of these is the Temple of the Descending God, which is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies.
Tulum is also known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular with tourists. The city is surrounded by a wall, which was built to protect it from invaders. The wall is still standing today, and visitors can explore the ruins and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
The ruins are well-preserved and provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful beaches and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. 
It is about 1 hour away from Playa del Carmen and 1.5 hours away from Canun or Valladolid. 

Uxmal. It is one of the most important sites of the Maya civilization and is believed to have been founded around 500 AD. Uxmal is renowned for its unique architecture, which includes the Pyramid of the Magician, the Nunnery Quadrangle, and the Governor’s Palace. The Pyramid of the Magician is the most iconic structure at Uxmal and is believed to have been built around 800 AD. It is a five-level pyramid with a staircase leading to the top. The Nunnery Quadrangle is a complex of four buildings that are connected by a central courtyard. The Governor’s Palace is a large structure with a series of courtyards and rooms. It is believed to have been the residence of the ruler of Uxmal.
Uxmal is also known for its intricate stone carvings and sculptures, which depict scenes from Maya mythology. The site also contains several other structures, such as the House of the Pigeons, and the House of the Turtles.

Xochicalco. Xochicalco is an ancient archeological site located in the Mexican state of Morelos. It is believed to have been inhabited by the Olmecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs at different periods and is thought to have been a major trading and religious center in the region. The site is made up of a series of terraces, plazas, and pyramids, and is surrounded by a defensive wall.
The most impressive structure at Xochicalco is the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, which is believed to have been built around 700 AD. This pyramid is decorated with carvings of feathered serpents, which are thought to represent the god Quetzalcoatl. Other structures at the site include the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Moon, and the Temple of the Wind.

Yaxchilan. Yaxchilan is an ancient Maya archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala. It is situated on the banks of the Usumacinta River, and is one of the most important Maya sites in the region.
The site was first occupied around the 4th century AD, and reached its peak during the Late Classic period (600-900 AD). During this time, Yaxchilan was a powerful city-state, and was the capital of a large kingdom that extended from the Usumacinta River to the Gulf of Mexico.
The site is known for its impressive architecture, which includes several large pyramids, temples, and palaces. The most famous structure is the Temple of the Crossed Hands, which is decorated with intricate carvings of Maya gods and rulers.

Beach Destinations

If you’re looking for a beach destination in Mexico, you’re in luck! Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From the white sand beaches of the Caribbean to the rugged Pacific coast. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a fun-filled adventure, Mexico has something for everyone.

The Caribbean coast of Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The white sand beaches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. The nearby Mayan ruins are also a great way to explore the area’s rich history.

The Pacific coast of Mexico is known for its stunning sunsets and laid-back atmosphere. The beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo are perfect for both for relaxing and enjoying the scenery and for water activities like surfing kite surfing and jetski. The small towns like San Blas and Sayulita are all over the coastline and are great for exploring the local culture and cuisine.

No matter what type of beach vacation you’re looking for, Mexico has it all!

Resorts Hotspots 

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious all-inclusive resort or a more budget-friendly option, as we said before Mexico has something for everyone and these destinations are of course known for having all the commodities of a modern city combined with party atmosphere in the city and the relaxing views of the sea. 

Cancun. It is known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Cancun is also not far from a variety of attractions, including ancient Mayan ruins, eco-parks, and world-class shopping and dining. With its tropical climate and year-round sunshine, Cancun is a great destination for a beach vacation. Outside the resorts, if you are interested you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving to zip-lining and ATV tours to always keep you busy. 


Cabo. Or more correctly, Cabo San Lucas, is a popular destination for travelers looking for a luxurious beach vacation. Located at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is known for its stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, and vibrant nightlife.
The area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Playa del Amor, Playa Santa Maria, and Playa Chileno. These beaches offer a variety of activities, from swimming and snorkeling to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
Cabo San Lucas is also home to some of the best golf courses in the world. The Cabo del Sol Golf Club is one of the most popular courses, offering stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and the surrounding mountains. Other courses include the Cabo Real Golf Club, the Cabo San Lucas Country Club, and the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club.
When the sun goes down, Cabo San Lucas comes alive with its vibrant nightlife. The city is home to a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants, offering everything from live music to karaoke. There are also plenty of casinos and other entertainment venues to explore.


Mazatlan. A vibrant and beautiful city located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and top seafood. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the historic Old Town, the beautiful beaches of the Golden Zone, and the bustling downtown area. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy, such as fishing, sailing, and scuba diving. The city also offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs, as well as shopping and entertainment.
Mazatlan is also known for its vibrant culture and history. The city is home to a number of museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions. It is also home to a number of festivals throughout the year, such as the Mazatlan International Festival of the Arts and the Mazatlan Carnival.
Mazatlan is a great place to visit for anyone looking for a fun and exciting vacation. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich culture, it is easy to see why it is such a popular destination. 


Playa del Carmen. Probably the biggest party in Mexico. Located on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world, offering a wide variety of activities and attractions. From its stunning white sand beaches to its vibrant nightlife, Playa del Carmen has something for everyone.
The town is known for its stunning beaches, which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore. For those looking for a more active vacation, Playa del Carmen offers a variety of water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing.

Puerto Vallarta. A stunning beach destination located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, rich cultural heritage and beautiful colonial architecture, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexicos top destinations for visitors with an alternative lifestyle but it welcomes everybody. It is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world.
Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore.
Puerto Vallarta is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including the Malecon Boardwalk, which is a popular spot for strolling and people-watching. The city also has a number of museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions.
The city is also known for its delicious cuisine, with a variety of traditional Mexican and international dishes.

Lay-back beach towns in Mexico 

Akumal. Located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical vegetation. The name Akumal means “place of the turtles” in Mayan, and it is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving due to its abundance of sea turtles. The area is also home to a variety of other marine life, including dolphins, manta rays, and tropical fish.
There are still several restaurants and bars in the area, as well as a variety of shops and boutiques.
Akumal is a great destination for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. The town is small and quiet, and the locals are friendly and welcoming. The beaches are beautiful and the waters are crystal clear, making it a great place to spend a few days.


Celestun. A small fishing village located on the Yucatán Peninsula. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its white sand beaches, lush mangroves, and crystal clear waters. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including flamingos, pelicans, and other birds.
CelestĂşn is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the area’s natural beauty and to take part in activities such as fishing, kayaking, and bird watching. The village is also home to a number of restaurants and bars, offering a variety of local and international cuisine.
The nearby CelestĂşn Biosphere Reserve is a protected area of mangrove forests, lagoons, and wetlands. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, turtles, and a variety of fish. Visitors can take boat tours of the reserve to observe the wildlife and explore the area.
CelestĂşn is a great destination for those looking for a relaxing beach vacation. With its stunning natural beauty, variety of activities, and delicious food, it is sure to be a memorable experience.

El Cuyo. A gem town located in the Mexican state of Yucatán. It is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, just south of the city of Progreso. The town is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere.
El Cuyo is a popular destination for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. The town is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a few small hotels. The town is also known for its traditional Mayan culture, which is still alive and well in El Cuyo.

Loreto. In the state of Baja California Sur on the Gulf of California has a population of around 15,000 people and is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning beaches, historical sites, and cultural attractions.
Loreto was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, and is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Baja California. It was the first capital of the Californias, and served as the base for the Spanish colonization of the region. The town is home to several historical sites, including the Mission of Our Lady of Loreto, which was built in 1740 and is the oldest mission in the Californias.
The town is also known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular with both locals and tourists. The beaches of Loreto are known for their crystal clear waters and white sand, and are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities.

Mahahual.  A great place to relax and enjoy the sun and sand. The town is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. There are also plenty of activities to do, such as visiting the nearby Mayan ruins, exploring the nearby mangroves, or taking a boat tour of the area.
The town is also home to a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of birds. There are also plenty of opportunities for bird watching, as the area is home to a variety of species.

Mazunte. A small town located in the state of Oaxaca. It is known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture.
Mazunte is a popular destination for travelers looking for a relaxing beach vacation. The town is home to a number of beautiful beaches, including Playa Mazunte, Playa Ventanilla, and Playa Zipolite. These beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Mazunte is also home to a number of eco-tourism activities, such as whale watching, turtle watching, and bird watching. The town is also home to a number of nature reserves, including the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve and the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve.

Sayulita. Sayulita is a small beach town located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit. It is a popular destination for surfers, beachgoers, and those looking for a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. The town is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and laid-back lifestyle.
Sayulita is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. The town is home to some of the best surfing spots in Mexico, and the waves are perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers. The town also offers a variety of activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
The town is also known for its vibrant culture and nightlife. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs to explore, and the town is home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year.
Sayulita is a great place to visit for a relaxing beach vacation. The town is full of friendly locals, stunning beaches, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. 

Todos Santos. Located on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California Sur state, is a popular destination for travelers looking for a unique and authentic Mexican experience. With its cobblestone streets, colorful colonial buildings, and stunning beaches, Todos Santos is a charming and picturesque destination.
Todos Santos is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, and horseback riding. The nearby Sierra de la Laguna mountain range offers excellent hiking and camping opportunities and eco-tourism. 
Todos Santos is a great destination for those looking for a unique and authentic Mexican experience. With its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and diverse attractions, Todos Santos is sure to provide an unforgettable vacation.

Yelapa. Just south of Puerto Vallarta. It is a popular destination for tourists looking for a peaceful, laid-back atmosphere and stunning natural beauty. The village is accessible only by boat, making it a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The village is home to a few hundred people, most of whom are fishermen. The village is known for its fresh seafood, which is served in the local restaurants. The village also has a few small shops and a few small hotels.
The main attraction in Yelapa is its stunning natural beauty. The village is surrounded by lush jungle and is situated on a beautiful beach. The beach is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. The village also has a few small waterfalls and a few hiking trails.
Yelapa is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the village. It is also a great place to experience the culture and traditions of the local people.

Islands 

You may not be able to stay the night in all of these islands but for you you can visit them as Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful islands in the world. From the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, these islands offer a variety of activities and attractions for visitors. Parties, dancing, surfing, scuba diving, sightseeing, birth watching, horseback riding, complete peace or anything else you imagine for sure there will be an island for you.

Contoy. Contoy Island is a small, uninhabited island located off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It is part of the Isla Mujeres National Park and is a protected area due to its rich biodiversity. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including over 150 species of birds, as well as sea turtles, crocodiles, and iguanas.
Contoy Island is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore its natural beauty and observe the wildlife. The island is also a popular spot for snorkeling and diving, as its waters are home to a variety of colorful fish and coral reefs.
The island is also home to a small research station, which is used to study the island’s ecology and the effects of human activity on the environment. The research station is also used to educate visitors about the importance of preserving the island’s natural resources.

Cozumel. The biggest town on the biggest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs.
The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of tropical fish. It is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the ancient Mayan ruins of San Gervasio.
Cozumel is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, as the waters around the island are home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. The island is also known for its excellent fishing, with a variety of species to be found in the waters around the island.
The island is also home to a number of resorts, restaurants, and bars, making it a great destination for a relaxing vacation. There are also a number of activities to be enjoyed on the island, such as kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing.

Guadalupe Island. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. It is also a popular destination for scuba divers, who come to explore the island’s coral reefs and underwater caves.
The island is known for its stunning beaches, which are made up of white sand and crystal clear waters. It is also home to a number of historical sites, including the ruins of a Spanish fort and a lighthouse.
Guadalupe is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to enjoy the island’s natural beauty and its many activities. Popular activities include snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking. 


Holbox. Known for its stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. Holbox is a popular destination for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland and enjoy some peace and quiet.
The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including flamingos, pelicans, and sea turtles. It is also a great spot for snorkeling and diving, as the waters are teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs and is famous for being one of the best places worldwide to swim with whale sharks. The island is accessible by ferry from the mainland, and there are a number of hotels and resorts to choose from. Holbox is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, and it is an ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful getaway. 

Isla Mujeres. The island is only five miles long and half a mile wide, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The island is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. There are also plenty of activities to keep visitors busy, such as fishing, kayaking, and sailing. The island is also home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees.
Isla Mujeres is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. Visitors can enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine, as well as international dishes. There are also plenty of souvenir shops where visitors can purchase unique gifts and souvenirs.
The island is also home to a number of historical sites, including the ruins of the Mayan temple of Ixchel.

Isla Todos los Santos. Located off the coast of Baja California in Mexico. It is part of the municipality of Ensenada and is known for its stunning natural beauty and unique wildlife. The island is home to a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals, including the endangered California sea lion.
The island is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush vegetation. Visitors can explore the island’s many trails, take a boat tour, or simply relax on the beach. The island is also home to a number of shipwrecks, which can be explored by scuba divers.

Marieta Islands. A protected area that was established in 2005. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of birds.
Marieta is best known for its hidden beach, which is only accessible by swimming through a small tunnel. The beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and is a popular spot for snorkeling and swimming. The island is also home to a variety of caves, which are popular among divers.
Marieta is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore the island’s natural beauty and wildlife.

Tiburon “Shark” Island. the largest island in the Gulf of California and is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. The island is also known for its diverse marine life, including a variety of fish, coral, and other marine organisms.
TiburĂłn Island is a popular destination for tourists, as it offers a variety of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. The island is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the ruins of a 16th century Spanish fort.
The island is also home to a number of endangered species, including the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. The island is also home to a variety of birds, including the brown pelican, frigatebird, and osprey.
TiburĂłn Island is a popular destination for ecotourism, as it offers visitors the opportunity to experience the unique wildlife and culture of the region. The island is also home to a number of conservation efforts, including the protection of the vaquita porpoise and the preservation of the island’s coral reefs.  

Nightlife

For decades Mexico has been known for its vibrant nightlife. From the bustling bars and clubs of Mexico City, the beach bars of Cancun and Playa del Carmen or the thematic festivals of the smaller cities, there is something for everyone when it comes to nightlife in Mexico.

In Mexico City, the nightlife scene is bustling and vibrant. There are a variety of bars and clubs to choose from, ranging from traditional cantinas to modern nightclubs. The city is also home to a number of live music venues, where you can catch some of the best Latin music in the world. But nightlife could also go beyond Music, Dancing and drinking as you will see. 

We will not tell you about the best bars and best nightclubs as there are 100 articles about it online and it is all completely open to interpretation, instead we will tell you about some areas you might want to try or some other activities to take part in.

First of all, Mexico is known for its delicious street food. From tacos and tamales to elotes and esquites, and that is something that is not limited to an area in the city, you can find them everywhere and especially outside the clubs areas

Lucha Libre or wrestling. CMLL hosts shows at Arena Mexico, which is located in the historic center of Mexico City.
The Crash is a relatively new wrestling promotion in Mexico City. It is known for its hard-hitting, fast-paced style of wrestling and its innovative storylines. The Crash hosts shows at the Domo de la Feria. Similar event can be found in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Morelia and more

Listen To Traditional Mexican Bands all over Mexico city but especially in areas like Zocalo, Coyoacan or Xochimilco where you can hear them playing openly at the squares. The same can be said for cities like Guadalajara, Merida, Oaxaca and any other city. 

Go to a typical cantina if you want to feel like a real Mexican. Again this can be done all over the country but every state has their own twist to the experience and if you are traveling to multiple cities we recommend you to try it in more than one location.  

Cultural Events. From art exhibitions to theater performances. There are also plenty of festivals throughout the year. Mariachi, Ballet, Corridos, Folkloric Dances just to name a few.

Family Friendly

Mexico is a great destination for families looking for a fun and exciting vacation.Here are some of the best family-friendly activities to enjoy in Mexico:

Besides the already mentioned and in general popular activities like visiting the numerous museums, archeological ruins, exploring beaches, hiking, free walking tours, etc. here are some other less known options. 

Mexico City 

Kidzania. Kidzania is an interactive, educational theme park that provides children with a unique opportunity to role-play and explore different career paths. It is a place where kids can learn about the world of work in a fun and safe environment. 

Hasbro City. A new space, themed around the company’s brands and products. This is a space where fans of the company will be able to live unique experiences immersed in iconic brands such as Monopoly, Transformers, My Little Ponny, Power Rangers and more. This is the first of its kind in the world.

Six Flags MĂ©xico. If you are traveling with older kids then this might be for you as this is the largest theme park in Latin America and the only Six Flags park outside of the United States. The park opened in 2000 and features over 40 rides and attractions, including roller coasters, water rides, and family-friendly attractions.

IztapaSauria. A dinosaur theme park with free admission, it has 13 mechatronic dinosaur figures with sound and movement, walkers, benches and themed boxes, aiming to thrill children.

Granja Las Américas. A farm-themed park where children and adults alike have fun in a family-friendly, safe, outdoor environment with a playground, rides, games and farm animals.


Cancun

Xcaret. An eco-archaeological park located in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is a unique destination that combines nature, culture, and fun. Visitors can explore the park’s many attractions, including underground rivers, Mayan ruins, and a butterfly pavilion.

Ventura Park. A water park designed for fun for the whole family with added ziplines, gokards, dolphins and classic cars.  

Interactive Aquarium. As the name suggests an aquarium with live shows, unique sea creatures and unforgettable experiences. 

For Couples

If you are looking for a romantic getaway then Mexico is the option for you! White sandy beaches, world renowned restaurants, hidden gems, nightlife, nature, adventures and everything else any couple would want. 

Besides mentioning the sites that most travel guides already offer for common trips we would like to present you with some other less known activities for your lovey-dovey trip. 

El CallejĂłn del Beso (the alleyway of the kiss), Guanajuato: An alleyway that is said to be the most romantic spot in the city, and it is believed that if two people kiss in the alley from balcony to balcony, they will be together forever. The alley is lined with colorful buildings and cobblestone streets, and it is a popular spot for couples to take romantic photos. 

Isla de la PasiĂłn (passion island), Cozumel: A stunningly beautiful destination located not far from Cozumel, the beautiful white sand of the beach and the crystal clear waters offers the best site for a romantic and intimate moment and astonishing opportunities for a photoshoot.  

Puente del Amor (Bridge of Love), Leon: The bridge is a symbol of love and is a popular spot for couples to take pictures and exchange vows of love. The bridge is made of white stone and is decorated with colorful lights and flowers and a big red heart. It is said that couples who cross the bridge together will have a long and happy relationship.

CallejĂłn del Romance, Morelia: Located in the historic center of the city, the alley is lined with colorful buildings and cobblestone streets and flowered trees. The alley is known for its romantic atmosphere, it is a great place to take a romantic stroll, or to simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.

Autocinema Coyote in Mexico City: Located in the heart of the city, it is not only an amazing way to enjoy a good movie – old style from the comfort of your car. The theater has a large screen and a sound system that can be heard from the car. The theater also offers a variety of snacks and drinks for purchase. The theater has been around since the 1970s and has become a popular destination for moviegoers and lovers looking for a traditional experience. 

Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), Los Cabos: It is a popular destination for couples and honeymooners, as it offers a romantic atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. The beach is accessible only by boat, and is surrounded by the iconic El Arco rock formation.

For Solo Travelers  

Mexico is a great and ever growing destination for solo travelers given the openness of the local people, that fact – their will to help, together with the fact that the country offers a variety of activities and attractions to explore and the fact that the country has options for every budget makes it an ideal option.

Here are some tips for enjoying Mexico as a solo traveler:

  • Stay safe: Mexico is generally a safe destination for solo travelers, but it’s important to take precautions. Research the areas you plan to visit and be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Make friends: Mexico is a great place to meet new people. Join a tour group or take a class to meet other travelers. You can also join a local meetup group or volunteer with a local organization, we will have more about this topic later in this document.
  • Explore the culture: Mexico is a vibrant and diverse country with a rich cultural heritage. Visit museums, explore the markets, and take part in local festivals.
  • Try the food: Mexican cuisine is renowned for its variety and flavor. Try the street food, visit a local restaurant, or take a cooking class to learn how to make traditional dishes.

The whole country is full of  wonders that you can enjoy by yourself and all the modern commodities you may need to wonder on your own or meet new people, so if you look for options for a solo adventure then have Mexico in mind. 

LGBTQ

LGBTQ travelers will find a warm welcome in Mexico, with many cities and towns offering a variety of services and amenities specifically tailored to the LGBTQ community.

Mexico is also home to a number of LGBTQ-friendly festivals and events, including the Queer Tijuana health and pride and the Queer Oaxaca Community. 

Mexico City is home to a thriving LGBTQ scene, with a variety of bars, clubs, and other venues catering to the community. The city also hosts a number of annual events, including the Mexico City Gay Pride Festival.
Colonia Juarez and Colonia Rosa are the two more common hotspots for the LGBTQ gatherings, given all the colorful bars and clubs owned, managed and served by the community to the community.

A few spots recommend are:

  • La PurĂ­sima
  • Lollipop
  • Marrakech Salon
  • El pecado
  • Tom’s Leather Bar
  • Baby


Puerto Vallarta has recently become the top hotspot for the LGBTQ community in Mexico. The city is home to a vibrant LGBTQ community, with plenty of bars, clubs, and events catering to the LGBTQ community. Puerto Vallarta is also home to the annual Vallarta Pride celebration, which draws thousands of visitors each year. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and friendly locals, Puerto Vallarta is a great destination.

Some spots you can try are:

  • Reinas 
  • La Chachalaca 
  • La Margarita 
  • Blondies Loft 
  • Mr. Flamingo


Guadalajara has a long history of being a safe and inclusive destination for LGBTQ travelers, and it is home to a thriving local and foreign LGBTQ community. 
Guadalajara is home to a number of LGBTQ-friendly bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as a number of LGBTQ-friendly hotels and resorts. 
Guadalajara is traditionally a great destination for LGBTQ travelers looking for a safe and welcoming place to explore and enjoy. With its vibrant culture, friendly locals, and a wide range of LGBTQ-friendly amenities.

In this city we recommend you try:

  • Babel
  • Voltio
  • Riilax
  • Envy Trendy
  • Maskara’s
  • California’s


In general even though Mexico is not the number 1 option that comes to mind when the LGBTQ community thinks for their next holidays, it would be worth reconsidering as the whole country is very accepting, tolerant and offers many options for fun.  

For Expats 

With the new technologies and new opportunities, Mexico has become a top destination for digital nomads, inversionist or just people looking for new opportunities and there are infinite reasons why that is. Mexico is a vibrant and diverse country with a rich culture and plenty of opportunities for expats. Living in Mexico as an expat can be a great experience, the country has a warm climate, beautiful beaches, and a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Plus, the cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget.

Moving to Mexico

When moving to Mexico as an expat, it’s important to do your research. Make sure you understand the visa requirements and the process for obtaining a work permit, a visa extension or temporal residency depending on your case. You’ll also, while it is not a requirement, it would benefit you to familiarize yourself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language to have an easier time.

It’s also important to plan ahead for your move. Make sure you have a place to stay for the first couple of weeks and a plan for how you’ll support yourself financially. And also even though hospitals will never refuse service in case of an emergency it is recommended that you formally get access to healthcare and other services you may need.


Mexico for the Winter (escaping the cold) 

Since the late 50s Mexico has been the togo destination for upper class Americans and Canadians (the so called snowbirds) that wanted a place snow free for the winter. Today Mexico is still a top destination for winter travelers running away from the cold but is no longer a requirement to be from the upper class. With the development of infrastructure, cheaper ways to travel, the ease of new payment methods and even the possibilities of working long distance, spending long  periods of time in Mexico is a possibility reachable to most people, and in recent years, not only is a popular destination for Americans and Canadians but also for Europeans that wish to try a more exotic destination but still with all the commodities of a developed economic system but in a very affordable price. With almost 2 million square kilometers (772200 square miles) of area and and 10000 kilometers (3860 miles) of coastline there are many options to spend the winter.  

Finding a place to live

When it comes to finding a place to live in Mexico, there are a few things to consider. First, you’ll need to decide whether you want to rent or buy a property. Renting is often the most cost-effective option, especially if you’re only planning to stay for a short period of time.

When it comes to renting a place to live in Mexico, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to decide what type of property you’re looking for. Do you want a house, an apartment, or a condo? You’ll also need to consider the location, as some areas may be more expensive than others.

Once you’ve decided on the type of property you’re looking for, you’ll need to start searching for potential rentals. You can search online for listings, or you can contact a local real estate agent who can help you find the perfect place.  

We know that this is not an easy decision and we encourage you to do your own research but here are a few useful articles you can also read this article

Legal Recommendations

We are not a law firm and unfortunately we do not provide official legal opinions, what we can do is advise you to inform yourself and consult with experts every major decision you take when it comes to moving to mexico, that includes but is not limited to your migration permits, finding a place to live, getting a medical insurance, getting married etc. 

The first thing to do is to hire a lawyer who specializes in immigration law. This is the best option if you’re looking for comprehensive advice on the process of moving to Mexico for a period longer than 6 months (as that is in general the duration permitted when entering as a tourist). A lawyer can help you understand the legal requirements for obtaining a visa, residency, and citizenship. They can also provide advice on any other legal matters that may arise during your move.

Another option is to contact the Mexican consulate in your home country. The consulate can provide you with information on the process of moving to Mexico and the necessary documents you’ll need to obtain a visa. They can also provide advice on any other legal matters that may arise during your move.

Finally, you can also contact the Mexican government’s immigration office. This office can provide you with information on the process of moving to Mexico and the necessary documents to fill, and in case of emergency your own consulate in Mexico should be able to provide all the protection you require. 

Meeting locals, travelers and fellow expats

Besides the obvious online options like telegram expats groups, CouchSurfing.com , meetup.com , Tinder etc. there are many other things you can try  if you are looking for a more live experience. 

  • Take a dancing class: Zumba, breakdance, hiphop are all good options and have very open minded people, but you can also try salsa or bachata, as they are more social and face to face dances it will help you break the ice a lot faster. 
  • Join a yoga class: Yoga is one of those activities famous for all the right reasons, It is good for the mind, it is good for the body and it it’s good for the spirit and as it tours out is also really good for social life as yogis are very opened to everything and they will not only be interested in meeting you but they might also intro introduce you to new other activities. 
  • Join or create a language exchange group: you can find many in social media, and in case you don’t, you can create your own, locals will love to practise english or other language and you will be happy practising spanish. 
  • Go to a karaoke bar: impress the locals with your flawless accent by singing your favorite song and then just let them come to you. The music and the atmosphere already did the hard work.
  • Take a free walking tour: Not because it is the name of this site, but because it really is probably the best way of meeting other travelers. You can ask anybody that has taken a free tour in any city before how easy it is to make new friends in those few hours. As they are also probably new to the city they will surely be open to join you for a drink or a meal and share their experiences. 

And at the end of the day you can only say -hola- to the people you encounter, you will be surprised how open people in Mexico are and how happy they will be to meet you. 

Financial advices

Traveling to Mexico on a budget can be a great way to experience the country without breaking the bank and while these are not rules, maybe some of this information can be taken advantage of for your trip. 

Useful Everyday Tips 

Use ATMs to withdraw cash. ATMs are a great way to get cash in Mexico. Make sure to use ATMs that are located in banks or other secure locations as they will have the most accurate exchange rate and only change your cash in case you have issues with your cards as the rate at home-exchange locations could vary.

Use a credit card for purchases if at all possible. Credit cards are a safe and convenient way to make purchases in Mexico. Make sure to check with your credit card company to see if they have any special offers or discounts for using your card in Mexico 

Look for deals. Many airlines, hotels, and tour operators offer discounts and packages that can help you save money.

Shop around for activities. Many activities in Mexico can be expensive, so shopping around and not taking the first option will help you find the best deals and in many cases negotiating price is acceptable, if you are traveling with a big group then use it as a bargaining chip.

Earn Money While Traveling 

If you are not a digital nomad and you have no online job you can still make money while traveling. From investing to freelancing to teaching English or your native language, there are a variety of ways to make money while on the road.

  • You can always invest with a reputable broker, this is now the most common and less time consuming way travelers are using to make money on the go. There are now many options to choose from, where you can make an investment and just let it grow with time.
  • Freelancing is a great way to make money while traveling. You can find freelance work in a variety of fields, such as copywriting, or web design.
  • You can teach. As a foreign you can bring new knowledge to places you travel and not even know it. From teaching your mother tongue or any other you speak fluently and even things you never thought of like: cooking traditional dishes, decoration to fit your own style, or the hobby you may enjoy like music or dances and even sports.
  • You can also make money while traveling by becoming a tour guide. You can find tour guide jobs in many countries as learning the culture and history of a single area takes less time than a full career and agencies are always looking for people with flawless accents to guide tourists.
  • If that is not an option and you feel like staying only a few days per city other jobs can include waitering, hospitality at hostels or pub promotions.
  • You can sell your pictures online, there are many platforms that buy high resolution pictures of unusual places.

There is an infinite list of options to make money on the road and these are just a few, but you can also check our more complete and detailed article on how to earn and travel.

How to Avoid Tourist Traps

Research before you go: Reading this travel guide is a good start but do some research on your own as well about the area you’re visiting. Read reviews from other travelers, look up local attractions, and ask friends who have been there for advice.

Ask locals for advice: Ask locals for advice on where to go and what to do. They’ll be able to give you the inside scoop on the best places to visit and the tourist traps to avoid.

Avoid large tour groups: Tour groups are often targeted by tourist traps. Avoid large tour groups and opt for smaller, more intimate experiences.

Don’t be afraid to say no: If you’re approached by someone trying to sell you something, don’t be afraid to say no. Be firm and polite, and don’t be afraid to walk away. 

When  you buy souvenirs, compare prices from store to store and avoid places that don’t have the price tag in their products. 

Creating a Budget 
  • Estimate your total travel costs: Start by researching the cost of flights, hotels, car rentals, and other transportation costs. Also consider the cost of meals, entertainment, and any other activities you plan to do while traveling.
  • Set a budget: Once you have an estimate of your total travel costs, set a budget for yourself. Consider how much you can afford to spend and how much you are willing to spend.
  • Look for ways to save money: Research ways to save money on your travel costs. Look for discounts on flights, hotels, car rentals, and other transportation costs. Consider using public transportation or carpooling to save money on transportation costs.
  • Track your spending: Once you have set a budget, track your spending to make sure you stay within your budget. Keep track of all your receipts and expenses to make sure you are not overspending.
  • Adjust your budget as needed: If you find yourself overspending, adjust your budget accordingly. Consider cutting back on certain activities or finding cheaper alternatives.  

Thank you for taking the time to read our travel guide! We hope you enjoyed reading as much as we did researching it and writing it. We hope it has been helpful in planning your next or current trip in Mexico and that you enjoy every new destination you find. If you have any question or feedback or something you would like us to research, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And please share it if you find it useful, We’d love to hear from you! 

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