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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 series of turquoise-coloured waterfalls located a few kilometres from the famous archaeological site of Palenque.
Amecameca sits at 2,480 metres altitude in Mexico DF. Visitors come here not only for its pre-Hispanic culture and cuisine but also for its imposing neighbours - the Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanoes.
The entry point to the fabulous and magnificent Huesteca Potisina, in the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Guadalajara (easier to write than pronounce) is the capital city of the state of Jalisco, which lies midway up Mexico's west coast. It's the last large city you encounter before heading into the less populated areas in the north.
An island that is off the coast from Patzcuaro, in the state of Michoacan, where the Tarascan culture lingers.
A mountain lake that is a tourist magnet and a very pretty village of the same name with colonial architecture in the state of Michoacan.
Popocatépetl is an enormous smoking volcano close to Mexico City.
A small fishing village in the middle of nowhere, and so different from the concrete covered tourist trap that is Cancun, that you might decide you like the Caribbean coast of Mexico after all.
Ruta Puuc is a site covering lots of pyramids starting at Uxmal, in the Yucatan. The main ones are Kbah, Sayil, Xlapak and Labná.
Valladolid is a city in the state of Yucatan in northeast Mexico. Ideally located, it serves as a reasonably pleasant place in which to stay when visiting the beautiful sites of the Yucatan Peninsula.
A few kilometres from Cancun,Playa del Carmen is little seaside town in Mexico. Not as flashy as its famous neighbour, it's the ideal compromise between mass tourism and tranquility.
A lovely town in the south of Mexico.
A gigantic, thousand-metre deep natural fault and tourist attraction a few kilometres from Tuxtla, in the state of Chiapas.
Cholula is a little town, that neighbours Puebla in Mexico . It's a delightful place to get off the beaten track.
A small archaeological site with an impressive plaster relief...and a charming cenote.
Chiapas, a small village that is about 10 kilometres from San Cristobal de las Casas is well known for retaining its Tzotzil Indian traditions.
To the east of Guanajuato State, this is a colourful, colonial city.
A city located in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco.
An impressive bay on the east coast of the Gulf of California.
An ecotourism park – though there's quite a bit of concrete in evidence all the same – containing seven waterfalls located in the Chiapas region.
Mérida is a Mexican city located inland on the Yucatan peninsula. Nicknamed the White City, it is Yucatan's capital, and for tourists it offers the special attraction of being very traditionally authentic in character.
Situated at 25km southeast of Oaxaca this little town and its 6,000 habitants are known for their traditional textile production.
Tequisquiapan is the perfect place to get away from the noise of large cities. In the centre of Mexico, you will find sources of warm water, wine cellars, farms producing cheese and a dynamic historic centre.
Bahia de Banderas, in the state of Jalisco, facing the Pacific ocean. It's also one of the major tourist spots on the west coast.
Cancun, a non-stop party place for for American spring breakers is situated on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
The economic capital of Chiapas state, 1,000 kilometres from the state of Mexico City.