Re-Exploring These 4 Classic Mexican Destinations
Trust us when we say that the old saying “been there, done that” doesn’t hold water in Mexico. It’s the type of tourist attraction that leaves an indelible impression; a single visit isn’t enough.
If you’ve already traveled to Mexico for vacation but are looking to relive your past experiences, these four spots are sure to bring back fond recollections.
VISIT LOS CABOS
Los Cabos refers to the area between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on the southern point of Baja California, which is home to two of Mexico’s most luxurious resorts.
Historically a small fishing town, today Cabo San Lucas is the main port of call for the region’s cruise ships, many of which are much bigger. The natural scenery is stunning, but the area wasn’t developed as a tourism hotspot until much later. That line between grassland and ocean is 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. One of the main attractions is the ocean. Lover’s Beach’s craggy rock outcrops and Land’s End’s dramatic wave-cut bridge both serve as physical manifestations of nature’s majesty.
Visitors can go out on the water and swim with whale sharks and humpback whales; snorkeling and scuba diving are also common activities. One more attraction is the chance to go sportfishing for marlin and tuna.
VACATION IN RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
White, sugary sand is lapped by the pristine seas of the Caribbean Sea on the Riviera Maya. The soft wind sways the palm trees. You’d be mistaken if you believed paradise couldn’t get any better than this. There is so much more to do in this vacation town.
All over the Yucatan peninsula, the grey stone of Mayan temples, ball courts, and observatories still lies half-hidden in the jungle that once fully hid them.
Although the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba are well-known, they still take your breath away the first time you see them.
The limestone rock beneath them is pocked with cenotes, which are flooded subterranean caverns. Explore a beautiful 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.
VISIT NUEVO VALLARTA
Just take a glance at Cancun to see that carefully-designed resorts are one of Mexico’s many strengths. The same holds true for Nuevo Vallarta. They both share the beautiful Bahia de Banderas on Mexico’s Pacific shore, to the north of Puerto Vallarta.
In addition to the usual expansive stretch of sand, visitors to Nuevo Vallarta can enjoy a marina and several golf courses. Five miles of pristine shoreline are lined with luxurious hotels, making it difficult to leave.
However, the Marieta Islands, located beyond the harbor, are well worth a trip. There’s good reason they’re known as an animal mecca. As a consequence of tourism’s positive impact on environmental protection, more than 40 plant and animal species are thriving in this region.
During the winter months, migratory humpback whales join the resident dolphins, manta rays, marine turtles, and tropical fish.
VACATION IN ACAPULCO, MEXICO
You’ll go crazy in Acapulco because the magic is so powerful, as the Four Tops sang. Over three decades after the song’s initial success, its words remain as relevant as ever. The fact that Acapulco is still a popular tourist destination despite attracting mostly domestic visitors is a testament to the city’s extraordinary appeal.
However, the area’s unstoppable growth as a tourist destination was kicked off by the international jet set of the 1950s and 1960s. The hotels, nightclubs, cocktail bars, and eateries that give this Pacific coast strip its energy come nighttime are all housed in the area’s many high-rise buildings.
In any case, the stunning shores and lofty peaks would have been unnecessary for any of that to occur. The latter help create what has become arguably Acapulco’s most well-known landmark.
When participating in the 40-foot dive into an inlet that is only 7 meters wide and 4 meters deep, timing is everything for the cliff divers of La Quebrada, a custom that dates back to the 1930s. Truly, this is a show that can only be appreciated in person.