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Best places to visit in Mexico

From days spent exploring beaches and lagoons to a cultural road trip that introduces Mexico’s unique and varied culture, Evaneos travelers and agents have put together this list of destinations to help you design the perfect trip. Explore the places that other Evaneos travelers have visited below, and pick out experiences like wandering the temple ruins of “The Valley of the Gods” or eating in Spanish colonial mansions throughout the Yucatan before sending your request for a quote!

The country's Caribbean region is home to one of the modern seven wonders of the world: Chichen Itza. The same region is also home to Tulum , which are the only ruins that stand looking out to sea.

The central region also has its archaeological attractions, namely Teotihuacán and Tula in the state of Hidalgo. The country's capital, the immense Mexico City, has much to offer in the way of cultural attractions, cuisine, and accommodation. There are also some veritable treasures of the country's past to be found at places such as the city of Ameca and the magnificent state of Puebla.

If it's beaches you dream of, the first places that spring to mind are probably the Caribbean coast and the Yucatán Peninsula. But the Pacific coast also has clean, quiet beaches to offer, with wonderful waves and fewer tourists. Northern Mexico has a desert-like ecosystem, providing a home for cacti and the arid vegetation of the region's beautiful beaches, from which it is possible to observe whales arriving during January and February.

And finally there is the Central Western region, where the country's second largest metropolitan area is located, Guadalajara; which, though not one of the essential places to visit, does have a certain charm to offer due to its historical past and architecture, its cultural attractions and the national events it plays host to.

A journey to Mexico is a delightful experience, like a happy melody, a veritable explosion of joy and laughter. In short, it is a voyage everyone should make at least once in their lifetime. The reviews provided by travellers of the Evaneos community are guaranteed to convince you!

Silvia Garcia & François Vioud
A remarkable Maya site in the middle of nowhere.
Calakmul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the oldest and most powerful of the Mayan cities.
A town of fisherman with the aspect of a village, a small air of a part of everyone.
A magnificent region between the jungle and the mountains in the south of Mexico, bordering Guatemala.
Chichen Itza is an old Mayan town on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. It is wonderfully well preserved. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the 7 new wonders of the world. What else can I say! 
A chain of three cenotes, an hour by bus or car from Merida, in Yucatan.
An island paradise in the north of the Yucatan peninsula, which is very different to the tourist towns of Quintana Roo.
A classified 'Pueblo Magico' (Magical Village), Izamal is a colonial village to the east of Yucatan in Mexico.
A small corner of paradise in the heart of Huasteca which has two pools and a natural stone bridge, which was created by the erosion of the river Tamasopo.
Querétaro is Mexico's best representative of the mix of big town, historical heritage and a calm, clean provincial atmosphere.
An amazing biosphere reserve in Quintana Roo. If you're in the Yucatan, this is one for the itinerary during your trip to Mexico.
One of the greatest caves in the world hidden in the heart of the Huasteca region and incidentally the hiding place of an innumerable amount of birds.
The Cañon del Sumidero is 32km long. It's situated on the San Cristobal road some fifteen kilometres from Tuxtla.
A Mayan city from the classic epoch on the Yucatan peninsula, south of Mérida.
A temple in the middle of the jungle, an experience recalling Indiana Jones.
One of Yucatán's most famous and perhaps most beautiful cenotes, just a few kilometres from Valladolid.
A colonial, architectural heaven in the heart of Chiapas.
This is a pre-hispanic city about 50 kilometres from Mexico City which had a second life during the Aztec era.
Tulum is an ancient Mayan city located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Unusually, the site lies next to a beach: ancient ruins against a backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea … the description says it all.
It is Mexico's immense capital city, and one of the most influential towns in Latin America.
The crystal-clear turquoise lagoon of the Riviera Maya: a genuine paradise on earth
One of the most important Mayan archaeological sites in Yucatan, on the north of the peninsula, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation.
A town at high altitude in the heart of Mexico.
Certainly one of the largest pre-hispanic towns of the Oaxaca region, it was at its most powerful during the Zapotec era.
It's the capital of Michoacan state, and also famous for its annual cinema festival.
A small fishing village in the north of Yucatan which is the entry point to the amazing Rio Lagartos national park.
A wonderful mountain village in Morelos state where chilangos (people who live in Mexico City) love to go to try the famous quesadillas azules at the Sunday market.
A pretty, colonial town which is situated in the mountains of the state of the same name, in the south-west of Mexico. It's also one of the country's most cultural destinations, with excellent food and lots of local folklore.
One of the biggest Mayan cities in the country, nestling in an incredible setting between the jungle and the mountains of Chiapas.
A very beautiful town about 200 km south of Mexico City, well known for its gastronomy, especially the famous Mole (a sauce made with spices and chocolate which is very typical of Mexico).