Thinking about heading off on a holiday to Mexico in the coming weeks or months? There are so many amazing things to get involved with it might be hard to decide which are the best for you. Today, we’ll run you through five of the top places to visit when you’re next there.
1| Maya Chan Beach
This beach resort is something of a tropical paradise – with crisp golden sands, a beautiful sky blue sea and all the food and drink you could ever wish for. It’s little surprise this spot is considered one of the most idyllic in all of Mexico.
An exquisite menu provides some of the tastiest bites of Mexico you’re likely to experience, while other activities like kayaking and snorkelling are also yours to sink your teeth into. The one downside is the area is private, so you’ll only be able to access it if you’ve paid to stay at the local resort, or on cruises which pull in there.
2| Tulum Ruins
Said to have been built in the late thirteenth century, the Tulum Ruins are one of the most interesting insights we have into the post-Classical period of Mexico.
The real highlight of this particular set of ruins comes from the handy location of a nearby beach – which can be found a matter of metres away from the edge of the ruins. This picturesque strip of sand is perfect to sunbath on before or after a trip to the ruins themselves.
3| Anywhere during Day of the Dead
This archaic festival stretches back at least 3000 years, and is one of the most interesting things to get involved with when it comes to a day out in Mexico. Every November 1to 2 the people of Mexico remember and celebrate those who have passed.
You’ll commonly see people dressed in a series of black and white skeleton masks, with all sorts of crazy and unique makeup serving to make the people of the country stand out for all the right reasons.
4| Chichen Itza
As one of the new seven wonders of the world, it’s perhaps no surprise we’d recommend taking a trip to Chichen Itza when you’re next in Mexico. The temple of the Mayans was said to have been constructed somewhere between 600-900AD, and has since gone on to win global renown.
The name derives from the term “mouth of the well” – which has left some more religious worshippers to view the spot as the gateway to heaven or hell. In reality, it’s so named because of a local water source.
5| Xplor Park
If you’re after something a little more down to Earth – although no less fun – than an ancient monument, Xplor Park is definitely a spot worth trying out. This adventure park offers you the chance to get involved with all sorts, from underground raft rides and zip-lines, to stalactite rivers you can swim in.
Have any of these spots taken your fancy? If so, feel free to take a trip to one of them the next time you’re in Mexico.
This post was written by Lance Hawkins on behalf of The Sunny Side of This.
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