Acapulco is for lovers, partiers and golfers. The views of the picturesque bay are spectacular. Having dinner on a restaurant with views of the bay at night with your loved one will be unforgettable. This is a relatively large city between the Pacific and lush green hills.
The city of Campeche has a diverse set of historic gems to share with its visitors. Founded in 1540 on a former Mayan trading village, Campeche was the Yucatan Peninsula's main port. Due to the frequent pirate attacks, a set of defensive walls and fortifications surrounding the entire city was built to protect its people. You can see the beauty and magic of the city's colonial buildings, the many archaeological sites nearby, and its natural wonders.
Cancun has a lot more to offer than a vibrant nightlife and beach volleyball. Try the Mayan archaeological sites, for a change. Or enjoy the fine sites, dining or the shopping experience. You will get a good value for your money in any of the newly built hotels.
Recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO, Chichen Itza is one of Mexico's most visited archaeological sites today and can be reached from Cancun or Merida, capital of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Mayan communities near Chichen Itza have developed many wonderful sites for travelers to rejoice in the Maya Cultural heritage. It is recommended you avoid a day-trip visit to Chichen Itza and schedule a night or two to enjoy all the activities nearby. This allows time to see more than just a portion of this large site.
Considered one of the most important capitals of Mayan culture, here you can admire spectacular constructions such as El Castillo (The Castle) and the Kukulcan Temple, El Observatorio (The Observatory), the Caracol and the largest ball court discovered in the Mesoamerican region. There is also the Sagrado sinkhole, which is 30 meters (100 feet) wide in diameter.
Known as the "City of Roses", Guadalajara combines a rich provincial atmosphere with a thriving business environment. Such combination allows you to admire the city's colonial buildings, explore its distinctive neighborhoods and suburbs, and enjoy the array of shopping and dining alternatives, museums, and historic sites. Nonetheless, Guadalajara allows you to experience its rich contributions to Mexico's cultural heritage.
Guanajuato is a charming colonial city with a unique landscape. Its steep cobblestone streets and formidable architecture portray a singular beauty and a stately allure. Such attributes have made this beautiful city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can admire the numerous historic sites located all over the city, enjoy the quaint shopping and dining venues, or simply participate in one of many cultural activities organized throughout the year.
Huatulco is one of Mexico's most relaxed destinations, with nine bays, 36 beaches and numerous inlets and coves, each with its own unique setting and ecology. Huatulco offers activities for every taste and age. It also provides sea or land tours-on horseback or by dune buggy-so you can forget about the world in its isolated bays. Alternatively, you can go diving in coral reefs, water skiing or sailing, take a trip to the nearby coffee plantations in the sierra or sample the delicious local lobster.
For today's "comfort&culture" travelers searching for that one beach destination that offers luxury beach resorts(Ixtapa) along with seaside village charm (Zihuatanejo). Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo delivers the best of both worlds. A vacation here delivers modern comforts, tropical beauty, and village charm better than any resort area in Mexico.
Stretching along the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are known as the 'capes' - or Los Cabos in Spanish. The strip of land between the two towns - called the Corridor region - is now a booming beach resort area. Los Cabos successfully transitioned from the average unknown fishermen's town status to a popular and American-friendly resort.
Founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo the Younger, the city of Merida is known today as an important business and manufacturing center. Nonetheless, the city is better known for its distinctive cultural identity and laid-back atmosphere. You can explore the many nearby archaeological sites, stay at one of many haciendas, or just stroll around the beautiful historic center and admire the city's colonial legacy.
Mexico City offers you a wide variety of activities and venues to please your taste. As a world-class city, Mexico City has world-renowned museums, colonial masterpieces, historic and archaeological sites, bohemian neighborhoods, markets, exciting nightlife, and diverse shopping and dining alternatives for you to experience. Whatever you do, you will get to experience the city`s rich cultural diversity and remarkable identity.
The city of Morelia is one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico. Founded in 1541 under the name of Valladolid, the name was changed in 1828 to honor local hero Jose Maria Morelos. Its beautiful colonial buildings, plazas, and religious sites that still maintain the provincial character of old times allow you to enjoy the rich colonial and Purepechan legacy for which Morelia is known for.
Morelia is the state capital of Michoacán and considered the most aristocratic colonial city in the country. This is due in part for its majestic palaces, convents, and churches as well as its rich history. This colonial gem is known for its well preserved pink limestone buildings but most importantly it is known as an educational, cultural, and political center in the country.
Founded in 1529 in an area that was originally occupied by the Mixtecs and Zapotecs, the city of Oaxaca is a flourishing commercial center. However, Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-Hah-Kah) is best known for its various archaeological sites, colonial buildings, exquisite cuisine, handcrafts production, and festive environment, all of which you can witness during your stay.
The archaeological site of Palenque is considered one of Mexico's historic marvels. Set in a delightful jungle, you are able to explore its various structures and admire the beautiful vegetation that surrounds this spectacular site. You can also witness the wide variety of native animals in their natural habitat. All this creates a mysterious and thrilling atmosphere that everyone gets to enjoy during their stay there.
The city of Puebla has been the stage of various key events in Mexican history. Most importantly, Puebla was the set of an unprecedented battle in 1862 where Mexican troops defeated the French Army. Such victory is celebrated today as Cinco de Mayo. The city is known for its unique colonial legacy, growing industrial centers and, for its remarkable contributions to Mexican cuisine. As home of the famous Mole, Puebla is a city that you cannot miss.
On Banderas Bay at the foot of lush tropical mountains on Mexico's Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta has retained much of its charm as it has evolved from fishing village into a hip resort town. There's no lack of things to do. Stroll on the town's malecon (boardwalk), take a boat trip to Los Arcos Islands, go on a canopy tour in the tropical forest. From January to March you can watch humpback and gray whales up close. Cap it all off enjoying some seafood and a michelada at La Palapa on the beach as the sun sets over the Pacific.
Get the best of Mexico and Caribbean in one place, without the shopping, dining, and nightlife of nearby Cancun. Relax and enjoy beautiful beaches, diving sites, Mayan archeological sites, and museums.
Founded in 1528, the city of San Cristobal de las Casas is definitely a unique place to visit. Primarily known for the Zapatista uprising in recent years, the city also known for its cool climate and laid back atmosphere. You can visit one of many markets nearby and experience first hand the area's strong attachments to its pre-Hispanic heritage. You can also admire the city's colonial treasures or simply enjoy the various natural wonders nearby.
San Miguel de Allende is a delightful city with a distinctive bohemian atmosphere. Its well-preserved structures house many luxury boutique hotels, art galleries, patio restaurants, and fine shops. By just wandering around the city, you get to admire its unique beauty and feel its distinguishing provincial charm that makes it a true colonial gem. You can also explore your artistic skills at one of its many art and language institutes.
As the state capital of Chiapas, the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez is one of the area's modern industrial centers. However, the city is better known as the birthplace of marimba music and for its stunning natural wonders. During your visit, you can witness the amazing landscape of the Sumidero Canyon, visit one of Mexico's finest zoos and see the wide variety of local fauna host there, or just enjoy a marimba performance at the Jardin de la Marimba.
Uxmal, which means 'built three times' in the Mayan language, is one of the best-restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatán, and certainly one of the most magnificent.
A World Heritage site, and though its name is a mystery, its beauty is not. Its architecture, some of the most majestic of the Yucatán ruins, is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with rich sculptural elements and details. It is located about 50 miles southwest of Mérida, and will take a few hours to explore thoroughly.
A small, colonial city located halfway between Merida and Cancun where you will see the majority of its people still using the typical dress of the Mayas, and the buildings around the Main Plaza painted pastel colors. You will surely get a sense of the laid-back pace of life.
The development of Caribbean tourism has enhanced Valladolid's image a convenient stop to visit while in Cancun or Merida as well as to continue to the archaelogical site of Chichen Itza. Among the edifices in the colonial style that are outstanding in this city, the majestic convent of San Bernardino is a must along with San Roque Museum and the Government Palace.
For many years, the city of Veracruz has been the country's door to the world but most importantly, it has played a vital role in Mexican history. Throughout the course of time, Veracruz has witness the arrival of Hernan Cortes, several pirate attacks, and three foreign invasions. Here, you can enjoy the city's year round jovial atmosphere, visit its renowned aquarium, sip some coffee at one of its many cafes or just relax and have a great time.
The City of Villahermosa is a modern city with well-kept colonial buildings and nearby archaeological sites. You can take advantage of its top notch shopping and dining venues, archaeological parks, and several deluxe accommodations. Founded in 1519 by Hernan Cortes, Villahermosa was the area's best-kept secret until in recent years, large oil deposits were found in this region. This contributed to a major economic boom in the area.
A mixture of colonial cities, beaches and archaeology make of Yucatan Peninsula a top area destination in the rich Mexican territory. Fun, adventure and culture are part of the highlights that every traveler like you can have in only one trip.
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