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Colonial Cities Of Mexico


For three centuries, from 1521 to Mexico`s independence in 1821, the Spanish ruled Mexico as the colony of New Spain. Spain`s enduring influence on Mexican architecture, education, culture, religion, and life is undeniable, and the colonial cities of Mexico are testament to Spain`s influence in Mexico. These cities are scattered across all 31 states and Mexico City, la Ciudad de México, previously the grand Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.

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Mexican Regions Popular with Tourists

  • Charming Towns Near Mexico City

    The charming towns near Mexico City, such as Puebla, Cuernavaca, Taxco, Toluca, and Atlixco, all within three hours of Mexico`s capital by car, offer unique sights and lots of excitement for the traveler who wishes to explore interior Mexico.

  • Central Mexican Highlands

    Also called the Altiplano, the Highlands are divided into two zones, the Mesa del Norte and the Mesa del Centro, with the scenery being very diverse, ranging from deserts to forests to singular mountain peaks that rise high above the plateau.

  • Yucatán Peninsula

    The Yucatán Peninsula is one of Mexico`s largest tourist centers, and home of the Mayan civilization. Such cities and sights as Mérida, Ciudad del Carmen, Chichén Itzá, and the towns and cities of the Riviera Maya are located here.


  • Central Mexican Highlands

    Also called the Altiplano, the Highlands are divided into two zones, the Mesa del Norte and the Mesa del Centro, with the scenery being very diverse, ranging from deserts to forests to singular mountain peaks that rise high above the plateau.

  • Central Pacific Coast

    The central Pacific coast of Mexico stretches for over 1,000 miles from Sinaloa to Guerrero. The central Pacific coast towns and cities are ideal vacation spots for those who like history, culture, and of course the beach!

  • Baja California

    Baja California is a peninsula made up of mountains that stretch for the length of the peninsula, surrounded by coastal plains. It`s known for such tourist centers as Los Cabos, Todos Santos, and Loreto.

  • Mexico`s Islands

    When you think of the idyllic islands of Mexico, you might think of the islands like Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Isla Holbox, but these beautiful island getaways can be found nationwide.

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  • Ancient Ruins of Mexico

    The pre-Columbian era of Mexican history saw the rise and decline of a number of indigenous civilizations, such as the Aztec, the Maya, and the Zapotec. These civilizations built fully-functioning cities between 500 BCE and 1500 CE.

  • City and Beach Holidays in Riviera Maya

    The Riviera Maya is home to beautiful beaches and hundreds and hundreds of hotels and resorts scattered between such noteworthy tourist destinations as Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.

  • City and Beach Holidays in Mexico

    There are many beautiful and vibrant cities in the interior of Mexico and along the coast, and there are gorgeous beaches along the Gulf, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, so take your pick!

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  • San Cristobal de las Casas - Mexico City - Los Cabos
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  • A taste of three of the most fascinating cities in Mexico!. Visit San Cristobal de las Casas (town in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, surrounded by mountains. The town it is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, such as the centuries-old, yellow San Cristobal Cathedral on the Parque Central and its narrow, cobblestone streets of the traditional neighborhoods), Mexico City (the capital with its historic center, better known as Zocalo, is declared World Heritage by UNESCO and is the heart of a living culture that exudes everything accumulated since the founding of Tenochtitlan as well as its fantastic cuisine) and Los Cabos (with 350 sunny days a year, Los Cabos is Mexico's ultimate seaside escape. It's endless summer at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and surfers, golfers, divers, and hikers come here for year-round water sports and outdoor activities). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Chiapas and out of Los Cabos
    • Transfer from Chiapas Airport to San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to Chiapas Airport
    • Flight from Chiapas Airport to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Los Cabos


  • Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende - Los Cabos
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  • See beautiful Mexico through those charming destinations!. Begin your vacation in Guanajuato (a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico was once a silver mining town, and although it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its amazing places full of color and history, its warm atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the beautiful people that lives there, its a fantastic place to visit), then continue to San Miguel de Allende (located in the far eastern part of Guanajuato, Mexico. It is known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture, its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial style architecture, and creative cuisine) and finish in Los Cabos (with 350 sunny days a year, Los Cabos is Mexico's ultimate seaside escape. It's endless summer at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and surfers, golfers, divers, and hikers come here for year-round water sports and outdoor activities). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanajuato
    • Transfer from Guanajuato to Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Miguel de Allende
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato Airport
    • Flight from Guanajuato Airport to Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Los Cabos


  • Guanajuato - Mexico City - Oaxaca by Air
    6 nights from $1,050*
  • What better combination for your vacation in Mexico!, than the tradition and history of those cities!. Combine Guanajuato (a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico, with its amazing places full of color and history, its warm atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the beautiful people that lives there, its a fantastic place to visit), Mexico City (a stroll through the buzzing downtown area reveals the capital’s storied history, from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the world) and Oaxaca (considered the gastronomic capital of Mexico, Oaxaca is best known for its seven classic varieties of mole, a thick, complex sauce served with meat and rice and its home of its most famous export - the Mezcal (the base of the worldwide tequila!), with flights between cities. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Oaxaca
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Oaxaca


  • Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende - Tulum
    7 nights from $1,549*
  • A taste of these fascinating cities in Mexico is at your disposal with this holiday package. Start in Guanajuato (a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico; was once a silver mining town, and although it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site), continue to San Miguel Allende (known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture), and finally, Tulum (in the state of Quintanna Roo, the area boasts spectacular Mayan ruins overlooking the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Cancun Airport
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanajuato
    • Transfer from Guanajuato to Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Miguel de Allende
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Miguel Allende to Airport in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Cancun Airport
    • Transfer from Cancun Airport to Hotel in Tulum
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tulum
    • Transfer from Hotel in Tulum to Cancun Airport


  • San Miguel de Allende - Mexico City - Los Cabos
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  • A wonderful combination of stunning cities in the amazing Mexico!. Combine San Miguel de Allende ( known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture, its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial style architecture, and creative cuisine), continue to Mexico City (one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the world. Its historic center, better known as Zocalo, is declared World Heritage by UNESCO and is the heart of a living culture that exudes everything accumulated since the founding of Tenochtitlan as well as its fantastic cuisine) and Los Cabos ( at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, with 350 sunny days a year, Los Cabos is Mexico's ultimate seaside escape. It's endless summer at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and surfers, golfers, divers, and hikers come here for year-round water sports and outdoor activities). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Los Cabos
    • Transfer from Guanajuato Airport to San Miguel de Allende
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Miguel de Allende
    • Transfer from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato Airport
    • Flight from Guanajuato Airport to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Los Cabos


  • Guadalajara and Aguascalientes
    6 nights from $820*
  • Enjoy an unforgettable stay in Mexico discovering these two cities with a rich tradition in drinks, food and culture. Visit Guadalajara (famous for tequila and mariachi music, both born in Jalisco, the state of which, Guadalajara is the capital); and then, with a private transfer go and enjoy nice moments in Aguascalientes (known for the Spanish colonial buildings in its historic center, as well as its wide culinary tradition). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guadalajara and out of Aguascalientes
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guadalajara
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guadalajara to Hotel in Aguascalientes
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Aguascalientes


  • Guadalajara - Mexico City - Morelia by Air
    6 nights from $1,021*
  • Discover and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Mexico, visiting: Guadalajara (famous for tequila and mariachi music, both born in Jalisco, the state of which, Guadalajara is the capital); Mexico City (Mexico's capital; full of history with many well-known and respected museum and places, like the Zocalo); and Morelia (the capital of the central Mexican state of Michoacán. Small city with well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century buildings built from the region’s characteristic pink stone). These destinations are connected by flights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guadalajara and out of Morelia
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guadalajara
    • Flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Morelia
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Morelia


  • Guadalajara and Guanajuato via Leon
    6 nights from $967*
  • A journey through the senses awaits you in this holiday package, visiting two of its most historic and traditional cities in Mexico. Combine Guadalajara (famous for tequila and mariachi music, both born in Jalisco, the state of which, Guadalajara is the capital), and Guanajuato (with its amazing places full of color and history, its warm atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the beautiful people that lives there, make it a great place to visit); with a transfer via Leon. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guadalajara and out of Guanajuato
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guadalajara
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guadalajara to Hotel in Guanajuato via Leon
    • Hotel for 3 nights in San Guanajuato


  • Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende - Mazatlan
    7 nights from $1,733*
  • An exciting adventure through Mexico! Discover Guanajuato (with its amazing places full of color and history, its warm atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the beautiful people that lives there, it’s a fantastic place to visit); then, visit San Miguel de Allende (located in the far eastern part of Guanajuato, Mexico., It is known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture); and finally, Mazatlan (city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, well known for beautiful beaches and warm, sunny weather). Flights connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Mazatlan
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanajuato
    • Transfer from Guanajuato to Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Miguel de Allende
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Miguel Allende to Airport in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Mazatlan
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mazatlan


  • Mexico City - San Cristobal de las Casas - Merida
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  • Three cities steeped in history and tradition offer a perfect combination for your vacation package across Mexico. Start off this adventure in; Mexico City (with its historic center -the Zocalo- ; a living capital with a fantastic cuisine); then, pick up a transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas (surrounded by mountains and known for its well-preserved colonial architecture). Finally, catch a flight and visit Merida (with a rich heritage; Mayan ruins, architecture, layered with its exquisite gastronomic). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Mexico City and out of Merida
    • Hotel for for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Chiapas
    • Transfer from Chiapas Airport to San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to Chiapas Airport
    • Flight from Chiapas to Merida
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Merida


  • Guanajuato and Zacatecas by Air
    6 nights from $916*
  • An exciting adventure through Mexico at your disposal in this package. Start with a pleasant stay in Guanajuato (a city in central Mexico, known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture). After that, catch a flight to Zacatecas (historic city known for its silver mining past, and big producer of beverages, like rum, pulque and mescal). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Zacatecas
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Zacatecas
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Zacatecas


  • Guadalajara to Queretaro via Guanajuato
    6 nights from $1,009*
  • Discover and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Mexico, visiting Guadalajara (famous for tequila and mariachi music, both born in Jalisco, the state of which, Guadalajara is the capital) and Queretaro (a multiethnic city, with its Spanish colonial architecture dated from the Franciscans' missionary work in North America). Connect these destinations with a transfer via Guanajuato. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guadalajara and out of Queretaro
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guadalajara
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guadalajara to Hotel in Queretaro via Guanajuato
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Queretaro


  • Guanajuato and Queretaro by Air
    6 nights from $1,037*
  • Tour through Mexico with this vacation package! Start with a pleasant stay in Guanajuato (a city in central Mexico, known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture). After that, catch a flight to Queretaro (a multiethnic city, with its Spanish colonial architecture dated from the Franciscans' missionary work in North America). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Queretaro
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Queretaro
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Queretaro


  • Mexico City - San Luis Potosi - Puerto Vallarta by Air
    8 nights from $715*
  • Adventure awaits you with this customizable package offering an unforgettable experience in Mexico. Start in Mexico City (capital of Mexico, full of history with many well-known and respected museums), then, continue to San Luis Potosi (known for its Spanish Baroque-style cathedral, the state capitol, and several ornately decorated churches), and finally, Puerto Vallarta (capital of Mariachi music in Mexico, and one of the most popular beach destinations in the country). These destinations are connected by flights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Mexico City and out of Puerto Vallarta
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Luis Potosi
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Luis Potosi
    • Flight from Luis Potosi to Puerto Vallarta
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Puerto Vallarta


Experiences & Adventures

  • Honeymoon in Mexico

    Mexico, with its majestic scenery, vibrant culture, fabulous beaches, and beautiful weather, is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. What better place to start your new life together as a married couple than Mexico?

  • Nature and Adventure in Mexico

    The geography, history, and culture of Mexico all contribute and work in tandem to offer visitors unforgettable and adventure-filled experiences in nature. From ziplining to <I>cenotes</I>, Mexico is a wonderful place for a nature and adventure getaway.

  • Mexican Cuisine

    Mexican cuisine is one of the world`s most popular cuisines. The food and drink options that await you in Mexico are immense...just think of all the tacos, enchiladas, tamales, chilaquiles, and sopes you can eat, not to mention beer, wine, tequila...

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