Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most visited countries worldwide.
As well as offering many interesting historical sights, there are also miles and miles of palm tree adorned white sand beaches.
Most Popular Mexican Vacation Destinations
Places To Visit In Mexico
trying to get an overview of the best Mexico vacation spots
trying to decide which town to go to, or
you don’t have the time to go to all the interesting destinations, the best way to narrow down your choices is to decide which region best fits your dream Mexico vacation.
I. Baja California – beaches, whale watching, diving, water sports
Popular Vacations Spots: La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo
II. Mexican Riviera – beaches along the pacific coast, jungle escapes, quiet hideaways, romantic retreats, culture and arts
Popular Beach Spots: Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa, Mazatlan
III. Yucatan Peninsula – beaches along the Gulf Of Mexico, ruins of the Mayan civilization, diving, dolphin watching
Popular Spots: Cancun, Tulum, Isla Mujeres,Cozumel
IV. For A Spanish Colonial Feel : Go to Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Jose De Allende, and Oaxaca
For quick links to all our articles on Mexico vacation spots, click the article titles below:
To see where in Mexico the above regions are, check out this Mexico Map by Lonely Planet. For details about the attractions in these regions, please read the article below.
The Best Vacation Spots In Mexico The Baja California Peninsula
The Baja California Peninsula
An amazing peninsula that starts in Tijuana and ends in Los Cabos. A popular spot for whale watching ( annual migration from January to March in Magdalena Bay ). It also has good sites for diving, snorkeling, surfing, and other water sports.
Located at the Southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises of 2 highly developed resort towns: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo
Baja Whale Watching
Los Cabos Family Vacations
Cabo San Lucas
A highly developed area of the Baja California peninsula. Popular golf destination as well as for family getaways. It can get a bit rowdy during Spring break .
Best Mexico Vacation Spots On The Yucatan Peninsula
A tropical region for the best Mexico vacation spots
Merida Bed And Breakfast Accommodation
Mayan Riviera/Riviera Maya
A part of the Yucatan Peninsula stretching from Cancun to the secluded tropical resorts of Tulum.
Playa del Carmen
The main town of the Mayan Riviera with palm fringed beaches. An excellent vacation spot if you’ve had enough of the busy beaches of Cancun.
Playa del Carmen golf courses
Playa del Carmen overview
A one hour boat ride away from Playa del Carmen. Mexico’s largest island is a tropical beach haven popular among diving enthusiasts.
Scuba Diving In Cozumel
Mexico’s most popular vacation spot offering the best beaches, accommodation for all budgets, entertainment for all tastes and attractions for all interests.
Isla Mujeres Tours From Cancun
Go to this place if you want to be guaranteed a quiet beach to laze on. The Maya Ruins In Tulum are also frequently on many tourists’ must-see list.
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Top Beach Vacation Spots In Mexico
An amazing beach vacation spot that offers romantic escapes as well as a charming historically laden Mexican village. It is located at the foot of Sierra Madre by the Bay Of Banderas ( Bahia de Banderas ) and has many world class restaurants, attractions, shops and resorts.Photo by ehecatzin
If you're looking for privacy and luxury, Punta de Mita, about 25 miles from Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. This is one of Mexico's secrets and being not that developed as a resort area, it has retained its exotic and truly Mexican feel.
Punta Mita Rentals
Home of the world's third largest Mardi Gras, Mazatlan with its 10 miles of beach is one of Mexico's top vacation spots.
The tourist resort area, referred to as the Zona Dorada, is where most of Mazatlan's resorts and entertainment areas are. If time permits, try to explore out of this zone to see a completely different face of Mazatlan.
Ixtapa is a modern resort area, abou 7 kilometers from the fishing village of Zihuatanejo. It is blessed with a white sand beach, the luxuries of modern conveniences and a wide range of accommdation from luxury resorts to family inns.
The Region Of Oaxaca
Go to this region for one of Mexico’s great vacation spots. With mostly Indian inhabitants, Oaxaca offers a valuable insight into Mexican culture and arts. It also has quaint traditional villages amidst towering mountains and scenic valleys. Go North and visit the breathtaking archaeological ruins of Monte Alban and south to the Pacific Coast for the beaches of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
Other beach destinations for the best Mexico vacation spots include Cancun, Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Los Cabos ( descriptions on top of this page )
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