A vacation to Mexico is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Whether you are staying in Mexico City, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, or you plan to travel around and see as much of the country as possible, your trip is bound to be full of memories that you will treasure forever.

Mexico City at Night - ©Benjamin Earwicker

Mexico City at Night – ©Benjamin Earwicker

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palace of Fine Arts is often described as the most important cultural center in Mexico City, and possibly the entire country. The Palace has exhibitions and theatrical performances aplenty and it is the best place to see a combination of dance, music, visual arts and architecture.

El Zocalo

This was once the main center of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan and has been described as the ‘beating heart of Mexico City. The history of the area is obvious by the pre-Hispanic ruins and colonial buildings that you will encounter. Cultural events and celebrations are held here throughout the year so be sure to check what’s on before you visit.

Catedral Metropolitana

Mexico City’s cathedral is one of the oldest and largest cathedrals that you can see in the western hemisphere and has gone through several construction phases to become the building you will see on yur visit. This has led to an interesting combination of architectural and artistic styles that are fascinating to see brought together in one building.

Templo Mayor

This Aztec temple is a sight that simply must be seen while you are in Mexico. Built in the 14th century for the Aztec god of war and god of water, this large stone pyramid is both captivating and stunning.

Cancun from the air ©Lisa Chritine Tam

Cancun from the air ©Lisa Chritine Tam


You could easily find enough to do to spend your entire vacation in Mexico City but missing out on what Cancun has to offer would be a huge mistake. After taking in the sights, history and culture of Mexico City you can let your adventurous side out to play in Cancun and get involved in watersports such as scuba diving, snorkeling and sportfishing. If you prefer to stay on land there are mountain bike trails, zip lines and jeep safaris.

Riviera Maya

This stretch of the coast used to house small fishing villages but has now become a modern tourist area with luxury resorts, spas, exquisite restaurants and shops. Not only that but it also has some of the country’s most beautiful beaches where you can swim in the warm, clear Caribbean sea.

Mexico has a lot to offer any traveler and with so much to see and do it is advisable to plan your trip before you leave. Getting swept away by Mexico City is easily done but you don’t want to miss out on what other areas have to offer!

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