5 Reasons to Visit Mexico

28 april 2020

5 Reasons to Visit Mexico

We must confess, we love Mexico. We can confirm that without a doubt, this is a city which we will always want to visit - and we are sure that you will too.

The main reason is the city offers such great things in multiple different areas. Be it cultural, gastronomic, historical, social, in fact - any area which the everyday traveller would find interesting. Remember that we are only talking about Mexico City, because if we take into account the entire country, there’s simply too much to list!

So… Why visit Mexico? We can only really answer this question with a question - well, where do we start? Even the outer regions of the city are dream destinations for sightseers, Mexico also has a unique archaeological heritage.

Infinite reasons to visit Mexico: Visiting Mexico is one of the best options for anyone who is thinking to take a trip to South America. Although in this article, unfortunately we are forced to make a short selection with only what we believe to be the five best of the best.

1. Mexico City

It’s worth visiting Mexico just to see the capital, Mexico City

This is one of the most populated cities on the planet and, therefore, one of the most extensive. Anyone who wants to enjoy it should consider setting aside at least a few days for the visit. Enjoy in depth places such as the mythical Zocalo or the spectacular Palace of Fine Arts. You really must also discover the works of the great Mexican muralists with Diego Rivera, and the work of his companion Frida Khalo. Another city attraction of the city are the channels of Xochimilco. Just as you have to approach the markets of Rome or Sonora.

2. The pre-Hispanic heritage of Mexico

Visit Teotihuacán in Mexico

Another of Mexico City's great attractions is its Anthropology Museum, with some of the most impressive archaeological collections on the continent. Archaeology lovers will enjoy many of the sites scattered throughout Mexico, many of the pre-Hispanic cultures of Central America are represented: Toltecs, Olmecs, Mexicas, Mayans… When visiting Mexico it is essential to prepare the occasional excursion to places such as the ruins of Tenochtitlán, Teotihuacán, Tula, Chichén Itzá, Tulum or Palenque, among many others.

3. Enjoy the Mexican Caribbean

Riviera Maya, one of the primary reasons to visit Mexico

The country's past is so important that even one of its most touristic areas is named after a pre-Columbian civilization. Yes… We are talking about the Riviera Maya, which you may have heard of. It is undoubtedly one best known places throughout the country, as it offers some of the most idyllic images of the Caribbean sea. There are plenty of hotels and resorts that offer endless activities. They are found in major tourist centres such as Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Although the best thing is to escape the local amenities and enjoy this exceptional coastline where you will find earthly paradises.

4. Bathing on the Pacific Coast

Acapulco in Mexico

The beaches of Mexico are not only along the Caribbean shore, but also on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, where there are places worth knowing and enjoying. And they are found throughout the different states that cover this entire coastline, such as Baja California, Guerrero and Oaxaca. Does Puerto Vallarta or the cinematographic Acapulco sound familiar? They are set on the Mexican Pacific coast, not to mention the beautiful Puerto Escondido or a town that has made Mexico's most international rock group famous: Maná. Indeed… We are talking about San Blas.

5. The Cuisine of Mexico

Mexican tacos

Food from the different states of this huge country is in itself a sufficient reason to consider visiting Mexico. Here, one of the most spectacular cuisines in all of America can be found, comparable perhaps with the culinary traditions of Peru. Their chilies appeal to everyone, some are so spicy that they are considered inhuman to eat! Albeit a small pinch is considered essential in local dishes, whether they are very elaborate, or as street-style as their tortillas, enchiladas or tacos with all kinds of fillings. Not to mention the both charismatic and tasty guacamole. In short, you are sure to enjoy a tasty dish when visiting Mexico, as the country is laced with such a variety of tasty and amazing dishes.