Experiencing Mexico Again Through These 4 Must-See Spots

Trust us when we say that the old saying “been there, done that” doesn’t hold water in Mexico. It’s the kind of tourist attraction that leaves an indelible impression; a single visit isn’t enough.

Please allow us to tempt you with these four must-see locations to revisit old vacation experiences in Mexico.


Located at the very point of Baja California, Los Cabos encompasses not one but two of Mexico’s most renowned resort towns: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Cabo San Lucas, which was once a quiet fishing town, is now the main cruise ship terminal for the region. The landscape is stunning, but it was developed as a tourism destination much later than nearby areas. The desert joins the ocean right here.

The Sierra de la Laguna’s rough landscape is officially recognized by UNESCO. Those who make the ascent to the peak are awarded with breathtaking vistas of the sea. Also very appealing is the proximity to the ocean. Lover’s Beach’s rocky spires and Land’s End’s impressive wave-cut bridge both serve as visual reminders of nature’s majesty on land.

Visitors can go out on the water and swim with whale sharks and humpback whales; snorkeling and scuba diving are also common. There is excellent marlin and tuna sportfishing, so that’s another perk.


The sugary white sands of the Riviera Maya are lapped by the pristine seas of the Caribbean Sea. The gentle wind makes the palm trees sway. You would be sorely mistaken if you believed paradise couldn’t get any better than this. There is so much more to do in this vacation town.

Throughout the Yucatan peninsula, the jungle that once fully hid the grey stone of Mayan temples, ball courts, and observatories has been cleared away, revealing a smattering of these structures.

Although the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba are well-known, they still take your breath away the first time you see them.

Cenotes, subterranean caves that fill with water, are carved into the underlying sandstone. Jump off into the depths of a stunning underground world and swim in the secret ponds.

It’s easy to see why this is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist locations, with exciting theme parks like Xcaret and Xplor and a long list of five-star hotels.


You need only visit Cancun to realize that carefully-designed casinos are one of Mexico’s many strong suits. The same holds true for Nuevo Vallarta. Both share the beautiful Bahia de Banderas on Mexico’s Pacific shore, to the north of Puerto Vallarta.

The usual wide stretch of sand that tourists adore is present, but so are a marina and several golf courses in Nuevo Vallarta. Luxury hotels dot the coastline for five miles, making it difficult to tear yourself away.

Still, the Marieta Islands are worth the trip out of the harbor. Their fame as a biodiversity mecca is well-deserved. As a consequence of tourism’s positive impact on environmental protection, more than 40 plant and animal species are thriving in this region.

In the winter, humpback whales migrate to the Caribbean to join the resident dolphins, manta rays, marine turtles, and tropical fish.


You’ll go crazy in Acapulco because “the magic is so powerful” (a line from a song by the Four Tops).

The song’s message remains as relevant today as it did when it first hit the airwaves more than three decades ago. The fact that Acapulco is still a popular tourist destination despite attracting mostly domestic visitors is a testament to the city’s extraordinary appeal.

The area’s unstoppable growth as a tourist mecca, however, was put in motion by the international jet set of the 1950s and 1960s. Hotels, nightclubs, cocktail bars, and restaurants fill the skyscrapers that dot this stretch of Pacific coast after nightfall.

The stunning coastlines and sheer cliffs are what really set this place apart, though. The latter are the inspiration for what has become arguably Acapulco’s most well-known landmark.

A tradition going back to the 1930s, cliff divers in La Quebrada jump from a height of 40 meters into a narrow inlet that is only 7 meters wide and 4 meters deep. This is a show that can only be fully appreciated in person.

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