Top experiences in Mexico | Traveler by Unique

UNESCO has gone ahead to designate the ancient Aztec and Mayan sights as World Heritage Sights, and they shall remain unchanged for generations down the line. Cancun and Puerto Vallarta come across as popular beach vacation spots. Culinary, dance and musical traditions of Mexico will inspire you and numbers of ecosystems ranging from deserts to lush green tropical forests will give you several reasons to explore this country.


1. Cancun and Mayan Riviera


Mayan Riviera comprises of the long and exquisite coastline of Gulf of Mexico, along with the island of Cozumel. At the coastline are resort destinations such as the Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

The place is at the very end of the Yucatan peninsula and attracts 5 million visitors from all across the world every year. Stingray and dolphins swim, along with snorkeling among reefs are some of the top activities for tourists at the Riviera. The sight is also a paradise for lovers of archaeological artifacts who like to explore ancient places. It is the home to Mayan ruins. A few of them are within walking distances of the beaches, to let you comfortably divide your time between the two.


2. Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is a much loved beach destination from Mexico that has come across much popularity in recent times. The sight is often known as Vallarta.

In the 1960s, American tourists first started frequenting Puerto Vallarta. The destination offers delights for people of all preferences for their holidays. When in Vallarta, one can board a cruise ship to see the dolphins in the sea. For more adventurous travelers, the destination has paragliding and jet-skiing.

Aside from relaxing at the beach, Puerto Vallarta is an excellent shoppers’ paradise. Tourists can spend time shopping for arts and crafts here.


3. Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos Corridor

Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos is among Mexico’s top beach locations and is located towards the southern part of the Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos comprises an elaborate coastline that extends between the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo, and is also referred to as the Los Cabos Corridor. Tourists from across the globe frequent the sight, much recognized for its clear waters. The visitors like to enjoy diving, snorkeling and fishing over here.

Another much preferred attraction at Los Cabos is golf courses, and the sight is home to some of the top golfing destinations from across North America. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is an archway wherein Sea of Cortez meets with the Pacific. It has been carved from the coastline.


4. Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon is located in Chihuahua, a northern state in Mexico which shares the border with the United States. The sight is also known as the Grand Canyon of Mexico, but Copper Canyon is further deeper and more expansive as compared to the Grand Canyon. The name Copper Canyon arises from the copper green covering alongside the steep walls of the canyon.

The origins of the sight lie in the six rivers that converge down into Rio Fuerte which then submerges into the Gulf of California. As the destination gained popularity among tourists over the years, several newer attraction are more accessible nowadays. Tourists can choose to avail excursions on bike or horseback.


5. Mexico City’s Historic Centre

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Top class museums and art galleries, along with the attractions that the place offers make Mexico City among the most preferred tourist destinations in Mexico. The historic city centre is a UNESCO world heritage sight spread across 15 square kilometres.

The destination has over 1400 buildings constructed from 16th through to the 19th centuries. A few of the top attractions at the sight are Constitution Square, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor, which also has Aztec relics. The huge mountains of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl overlook the city. Tourists can also enjoy the delightful scenery that Mexican highlands offer when over here.


6. Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza Mexico

Chichen Itza is a UNESCO heritage sight and is a popular attraction for tourists who visit Merida or Playa del Carmen. As an archaeological sight, it attracts a number of tourists each year and has been restored nicely over recent times.

Among the numerous attractions that lie over here is the El Castillo, or the Pyramid of Kukulan which is 30 meters high. The tallest structure at the compound is Carcasol, which an observatory that dates back a millennium.