Top Five Amazing Trips in Mexico
Every year, more than 300,000 British tourists visit Mexico. Popular destinations like Cancun, Mexico City, and the coastal resort of Acapulco offer the opportunity of experiencing the things Mexico is best known for: beaches, warm weather, and cultural heritage. However, there are dozens of spectacular destinations awaiting visitors. If you want to soak up the sun in Mexico and enjoy the best that this country has to offer, why not include the following destinations in your trip?
Located 40 miles south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a beach resort that offers plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, go fishing, diving, or snorkeling. Originally, Playa del Carmen was a fishing village, and if you venture away from the town centre you will come across traditional village scenes. Some recommended day trips out of Playa are a visit to the “Cenotes” (impressive freshwater sinkholes where you can swim and snorkel), and the Sian Kan Biosphere Reserve, where you can explore mangroves, lonely beaches, and learn about the Mayan way of life.
The archaeological complex of Tulum enjoys a spectacular position over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The ruins and the surrounding landscape are some of the most photographed places in Mexico, and chances are that you have already seen them in postcards or adverts. The beach in Tulum offers everything in the way of watersports, and those who are looking for a relaxing break are also catered for, as there is a 5-star spa by the seaside.
Barrancas del Cobre
This is the Mexican version of the Great Canyon and one of the most impressive landscapes of this region. The Barrancas are in northern Mexico and are great for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. To get the best views of the canyons, hop on the 15-hour train ride at Chihuahua and get ready to spot some stunning scenery.
Also in northern Mexico, a trip to Los Cabos can be combined with a visit to the Barrancas. Los Cabos are a series of coastal towns spread along the Baja California peninsula. The coastline is dotted with dozens of breathtaking natural landmarks, like the iconic rocks at Land’s End.
This Mexican state combines tradition, gastronomy, and beach life to perfection. You can start by sampling local delicacies in Oaxaca town, before heading south to the peaceful beaches of the Pacific. Some recommended destinations include Zipolite, Chacahua, Puerto Escondido, and San Angel, where you can just lay on a hammock and watch the world go by.