Why Mexico Is Perfect for an Adventure and Where to Go

mexico top places to visit

Thanks to Rona, we've had a lot of time to think about our 'next move' and although we narrowed it down to two choices, choosing between them, to me, felt like Sophie's choice. Do we a) overland to India from Hungary - avoiding aeroplanes, yey, but possibly not being able to get through borders/kiss on the street, ney. Or b) fly to Mexico. Whilst I was really leaning towards option a, I took a sit down on a beach in Montenegro and asked - why? Was I doing it just to prove I could be a 'real' travel blogger. Yes. Did I need to do that? No. Mexico has everything I've ever wanted - sun, sea, good eats, history, people and so we have finally decided to go with option b and are writing this post in preparation :)

Best Travel Destinations in Mexico

With a history stretching back over 10,000 years, vast deserts and tropical rainforests to explore, and sprawling cities teeming with vibrant culture to immerse yourself in, Mexico is an incredible vacation destination. Parts of the country have developed a reputation for being dangerous, but there are plenty of areas capable of playing host to a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable trip. Personally, I think the reputation is undeserving. Further, in this age of technology that we live in, a lot of travel related things are just that much easier. For examples: finding where you are - there's an app for that, finding accommodation - there's an app for that too. Online dictionaries, Instagram to make your friends jelly, uber. etc etc. Why am I mansplaining phones to you? You know how great they are. What you might not know is that Simify is a really great way to get yourself a SIM card in Mexico - this is a high-speed prepaid SIM that will make sure you're connected as soon as you land. So you can get a taxi using an app from the airport and not be ripped off by airport taxis. Take it from me, it's annoying not being connected instantly. But back to Mexico herself, if you still need a little bit of convincing, let us explain why Mexico is well worth considering for your next adventure abroad.

Mexican Food: Traditional and Veganized

Wherever you are in the world, you're bound to be able to get your hands on some Mexican food.

mexico top places to visit

However, there's nothing quite like sampling dishes such as tacos, fajitas, and burritos in the country from which they originated. But the cuisine goes far beyond those basic options, so you can look forward to fried plantain, mole, cocadas and so much more!

The Spanish Language and Mexican Culture

Other than English, Spanish is the most common language spoken in U.S. homes. Around 13% of the population speaks Spanish at home and only Mexico has a larger Spanish-speaking contingent. So, learning the language will not only help you on your vacation, but it could also come in handy when you return to the States! The nation's heritage, which has been influenced by diverse factors including the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations as well as Spanish colonialization, is fascinating to explore too.

The Top 5 Places to Visit in Mexico

If it's your first time in Mexico, you're in for a treat. From beautiful stretches of sandy beaches to action-packed experiences, there's something for everyone.

#1. Copper Canyon

If you love an adventure vacation packed with adrenaline-fueled activities, take on the ZipRider at Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre. You'll hit speeds of over 80mph on a zip line that stretches for more than 1.5 miles.

#2. Las Cascadas de Agua Azul

Head down to Chiapas and take in the beauty of these crystalline waterfalls, where you can go for a dip or try your hand at kayaking. If you prefer to stay on land, a hike will enable you to get the best views. Alternatively, you can take in the sights on a mountain bike!

#3. Chichen Itza

This 1,000-year-old city located in Yucatan is a stunning example of the Mayan-Toltec civilization. It is a sacred site that still boasts several ancient buildings, making it one of the true marvels of the world.

mexico top places to visit

#4. Gulf of Mexico

For a vacation spent relaxing on the beach and taking in the sun, the towns of Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo are perfect.

#5. Guanajuato

This city in central Mexico has a rich silver mining history and is a haven for colonial architecture, with the center and adjacent mines receiving World Heritage Site status from UNESCO.

Bonus: Mexico City's historic center

For a taste of everyday life south of the border, the capital is the perfect place to visit. Head to the Zocalo and wander over to the Palacio de Bellas Artes, taking in the street art and sampling the fine food on offer.

Wrap Up: Trips to Mexico & Some of the Best Places to Visit

So there you have it, five (plus one) places to visit in Mexico, travel destinations we are planning to visit ourselves soon :) Here is a video that shows some of them - enjoy!

What about you, do you have any tips & advice about places to visit in Mexico? If you do, feel free to share with us below :)

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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