Mexico is a North American country whose largest city and capital is Mexico City. The country’s population in the year 2015 was estimated at 119,530,753. The country has an area of 1,972,550 sq km.
Mexico is a popular destination for tourists as the country hosts more than 20 million tourists annually. The most famous features in Mexico include the beach resorts located on the Caribbean and the Pacific side, Corona beer, Lucha libre, drug wars, Day of the Dead, Salma Hayek, Aztecs and Mayas as well as its tequila. You can be sure that visiting Mexico would be fun for you. Here are 10 best tourist spots you should visit when you go to Mexico.
Civilisation started in the Mexican valley around the 2nd Century BC. This led to the development of the Teotihuacan metropolis and its big pyramids. The largest Mexican pyramid, known as the Pyramid of the Sun is located in Teotihuacan. It also features a smaller pyramid called the pyramid of the moon. After the fall of the empire of Teotihuacan, the Aztecx utilized and honored the pyramids turning the spot to a pilgrimage site. The city is located at about 31 miles from Mexico City and can be accessed through a taxi or bus.
- Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a top tourist spot in Mexico attracting a high number of tourists every year. The city is located in the Peninsula of Yucatan. El Castillo temple-pyramid is the most popular location in Chichen Itza. The temple’s design has astronomical importance that is special. Every of the pyramid’s face has a 91 steps stairway. The pyramid has a total of 365 days which is the same day as the number of days that make up a year. Other locations of note in Chichen Itza is the Great Ball court and a circular temple that was once used as astronomical observatory known as the El Caracol.
Located in the Peninsula of Yucatan’s east coast is the Tulum. It was formerly Coba’s (a city in Maya) main port. Tulum was constructed in the 1100s when the civilization in Maya was already reducing. Tulum thus, does not have the elegance in many of the other popular tourist locations in Mexico. The backdrop of the tropical beach in Tulum is however, a very lovely tourist site which you must see. You can also get a wide range of places you can stay in Tulum, depending on how much you are willing to spend, from cheap cabanas to exotic hotels with 5 star ratings.
- Copper Canyon
The Copper Canyon is a number of canyons, which are linked together and much bigger in size, compared to the Grand Canyon. The way people follow mainly while exploring the Canyon is by using the Railway at Chihuahua al Pacifico. The railway track consists which has a height of about 2400 meter over sea level passes through 86 tunnels and on top of more than 37 bridges. The railway gives a wonderful and lovely sight of the canyons under.
Situated in the empire of Maya is an archaeological spot known as the Palenque. It is currently located in Mexico’s Chiapas State. It is not as big as a lot of the other cities in the empire of Maya. It however, has a lot of fine sculptures and architecture, some of the best ever made in Maya.
- Los Cabos
Los Cabos is a lively beach with a size of about 20 mile which is located at the Peninsula of Baja California’s southern tip. The beaches is characters by sands that are very white, bars, restaurants, sophisticated resorts and other tourist spots which runs from San Jose del Cabo that is more quiet to Cabo San Lucas which is a spring break destination. Los Cabos is also a wonderful location for water sports. You can see whales from Los Cabos in the Pacific ocean during the winter.
Cozumel is situated by the Peninsula of Yucatan. It is a famous spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. In 1959, Jacques Cousteau founded Cozumel’s surrounding world of underwater and referred to it as one of the world’s top diving locations. Cozumel has since being transformed to a National Marine Park with the aim of securing the perfect equilibrium between the wonderful diversity of tropical fish and its attractive coral reefs.
- Dias des los Muertos, Oaxaca
Oaxaca City in Mexico is famous for its good Dia de Los Muertos festivals in the country. The festival is a holiday which is held in various areas of Latin America. The history of the festival in Mexico goes back to several years past amongst native cultures including Aztec and Zapotec. October ending signals when the festival, which means Day of the Dead in English begins in Oaxaca. During this starting period, tombs are prepared by families in anticipation of spirits’ return. Home altars and tombs are beautified with flowers at this time and offerings are left in the cemeteries for spirits by families.
Guanajuato is a lovely colonial city which is located in Sierra de Guanajuato’s mountains. In 1554, Guanajuato was established in one of Mexico’s wealthiest silver mining location. A lot of beautiful colonial constructions and haciendas were built during the boom in mining in the 1500s. The several colorful alleyways and Guanajuato streets are located in every direction, with a lot of underground tunnels that are well linked serving the traffic in the city. The city is thus pedestrian friendly.
In the 1950s, the Acapulco came to light as a resort town in Mexico as well as a holiday location for millionaires and stars of Hollywood. It is also a common attraction In Mexico. Many students from US colleges also come to Acapulco during their spring break. You will get to experience a lovely sight of cliff divers jumping impressively into the ocean. This has been ongoing as long ago as the 1930s. In recent times however, expert divers do the diving.