10 places you must visit in Mexico

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10 places you must visit in Mexico

10 places you need to visit in Mexico

Mexico is a huge country - it ranks 14th in the world in size. No wonder you could live here for years and still not see everything. Below you will find my subjective list of the 10 most interesting places that you must visit in Mexico.

10 places you must visit in Mexico

Jezioro Bacalar w Meksyku

1. Bacalar Lake

Lake Bacalar - for a reason - is called a lagoon of 7 shades of blue. This is my favorite place in all of Mexico. The water is of a beautiful color, sweet in addition. There is possibility of lounging in a hammock, kayaking or paddleboarding - what more could you want from life? It is a place definitely for relaxation and romantic getaways for two.



2. Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is ruin of the pre-Columbian Mayan city. You will find out here why the Mayans were cutting off people's heads and what sport was popular in this region in the fifth century. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to climb the steep stairs of the pyramids due to an accident of a tourist a few years ago.

Chichen Itza is one of the most often visited places on the Yucatan Peninsula.



3. Cenotes in Yucatan

Cenote is a natural well (with fresh water) in limestone. There are over 6,000 of them on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, each different. In the Mayan culture, cenote was primarily a source of drinking water, now it is a popular tourist entertainment.



Tulum, sea, morze Meksyk, Mexico, palm

4. Tulum

Come to Tulum to visit the ruins of the Mayan city located on a 12-meter cliff above the Caribbean Sea. See sunbathing iguanas and bathe in warm water.



Xcaret, Meksyk, Mexico, parachute, spadochron

5. Xcaret Park

Xcaret Park belongs to the Xcaret group. It is my favorite Amusement Park because of the opportunity to get to know both the Mayan culture and modern Mexico (be sure to see the amazing spectacle at 7 p.m.) and experience the nature of the Yucatan Peninsula. Float down 3 rivers, slow down, give yourself time to observe nature. If you leave this attraction to the end of your visit to the park, it can be very romantic (without the crowd of other visitors). If the wallet allows you, I recommend ParaXute - fly on a parachute behind a motorboat and enjoy the peace and silence prevailing there upstairs.

Xcaret Park is situated near Playa del Carmen.

P.S. In Xcaret, snorkeling is rather symbolic - due to the crowd of tourists, all fish are hiding..



Cirque du Soleil Riviera Maya, Jukatan, Meksyk

6. Cirque du Soleil Rivera Maya

If you haven't seen the amazing spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, don't worry. This circus is based near Playa del Carmen. Tickets are expensive, but I must admit that I have never been to such an unusual spectacle before. Scenography was comparable to the best fantasy movies.


Isla Mujeres, Jukatan, Meksyk, Mexico - snorkeling

7. Isla Mujeres

If you don't like white sand, blue, warm water, snorkeling or diving, then Isla Mujeres is definitely not for you.

However, if you feel like fish in the water, you can get to Isla Mujeres by ferry from Cancun or book a snorkeling trip still being in Cancun.



Isla Mujeres, beach, Mexico, Yucatan, plaża, Jukatan, Meksyk
Guanajuato Meksyk Mexico

8. Guanajuato

Guanajuato is a beautiful, colorful town on the hills. Most of the roads are carved in the rock below the city. It is worth climbing the summit (after hundreds of stairs and steep streets) and admiring the view of the city from above (from el Monumento al Pípila).

Podczas ulewy, niektóre tunele mogą być zalane.


Zapopan Centro, Guadalajara, Meksyk, Mexico

9. Guadalajara

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city. Over 8 million people live here. This city is famous for mariachi (musicians) and tequila. Guadalajara really consists of five smaller cities. Each is different. The center of Guadalajara resembles a beautiful Spanish city, but for example center of Zapopan has the charm of a small town. Visit local markets - I love Mercado de Abastos.

Before your visit to Guadalajara, check Guadalajara city guide.




Tequila, Jalisco, Meksyk, Mexico

10. Tequila

Tequila is only an hour's drive from Guadalajara. Like Guanajuato, it belongs to the pueblos magicos - magical towns. Walk through the colorful streets, visit the tequila factory and see the agave fields (from which the famous liquor with the same name as the town is made). If you're athletic and not afraid of challenges, I recommend going to the nearby waterfall - Cascada Los Azules Tequila (note: do not believe Google Maps that the road will take you only 15 minutes, you will have to use your hands at the steep descent to the waterfall, and the access road is very bumpy. It's still worth the efford ;).



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