Mexico is one of the most interesting places on Earth. There are significant archaeological sites, beaches you’ll fall in love with, luxury resorts, a rich culture and a great party atmosphere. There are heaps of experiences to discover in this colourful country. Read on and discover our top 5 ‘must do’s when you travel to Mexico.
#1 – Teotihuacán, State of Mexico
Approximately 50km away from Mexico City, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Teotihuacán was built between the 1st and 7th century A.D and inhabited by a pre Hispanic group of at least 25,000 people. The site is characterised by the impressive size of its monuments – especially the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, each of which have been arranged according to geometric and symbolic principles. A highlight of the site for visitors is that, you can actually climb to the top of the two main, Sun and Moon pyramids and enjoy the impressive view from above.
#2 – Las Coloradas, Yucatán
Las Coloradas is a spectacularly pink lake. The pink colour is created by microorganisms and algae living in the water as well as the high concentration of salt in the lake and surrounding area.
A spectacle to marvel at, unfortunately you can’t swim in it anymore. But don’t let that deter you from witnessing this incredibly beautiful pink lake in Mexico.
#3 – Zihuatanejo
If you’re looking for a beach resort area away from all the crowds, look no further than Zihuatanejo. The name might ring a bell; it was the place Andy dreamt of and finally escaped to in The Shawshank Redemption.
Unlike many resort towns, Zihuatanejo is a small, friendly fishing town, filled with history and culture. Lined with cobblestone streets and lively restaurants, it delivers a truly authentic atmosphere with breathtaking beaches and without masses of people everywhere.
Sailboat cruises, horseriding along the shore, water sports or just relaxing by the beach, Zihuatanejo has something for you.
#4 – Chichen Itzá, Yucatán
One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, how can you not visit the impressive Chichen Itzá. Hailed one of the supreme Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico, it is renowned for its central pyramid. If you’re looking for a historical site to visit in Mexico, this is it. And the pyramid isn’t all that’s there, there are an array of other ruins to explore that you’ll remember forever.
#5 – La Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico City
Of course we had to mention Mexico City’s main attraction, La Catedral Metropolitana. Impressive in size and stature, the cathedral is even more breathtaking from inside. Short on time, the Cathedral’s central location places you at the heart of the main plaza. This area is filled with dozens of other architecturally and historically captivating buildings, including the Palacio Nacional.
What are you waiting for? Travel to Mexico and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Experience culture, history as well as breathtaking beaches…