When planning a trip to a different country it’s important to make sure you get it right so you can visit every attraction and have every adventure.
This is especially true for a trip to Mexico. If you only have a little time and want to make the most of your Mexican adventure, read on to find out the best things to put on your itinerary.
Located on the beautiful beach of Banderas Vallarta is a Mexican destination you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the beautiful ocean, Mexican culture and vibrant nightlife. While you’re visiting Vallarta, here are some things you don’t want to miss.
Enjoy all the exotic adventure and wildlife Mexico has to offer on a day trip to the Marietas Islands. Located off Banderas Bay, these volcanic islands are surrounded by crystal clear waters and are home to tropical ecology and wildlife. While on the islands, enjoy a day of snorkeling and kayaking along the hidden beach.
Perfect for any nature lover, the botanical gardens will not disappoint. The garden, located just 30 km south of Puerto Vallarta, is home to hundreds of plants, flowers and birds. Enjoy a spectacular mountain view from the garden hacienda and take in the botanical beauty that surrounds you as you explore.
City of Mexico
As truly the historical and cultural center of the country, Mexico City is a destination you definitely don’t want to miss. Home to museums, palaces and basilicas, this city will keep your travel itinerary full for days. If you’re only visiting for a short time, here are some sites you don’t want to miss.
This is the main park in Mexico City and is full of sites to keep you busy all day. As a temporary home for the Aztec empire in the 13th century, you can soak up the ancient history that surrounds you here. You can also explore modern history as the forest is home to past and current presidential residences, as well as the National Museum of Anthropology and other museums. Enjoy a picnic lunch by one of the many lakes or visit the zoo.
The Colonial Cathedral of Mexico City. Some of the richest colonial architecture is found in Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Built between 1573 and 1813, the ancient architecture of Mexico’s national cathedral will haunt you. Take time to explore the naves, towers, chapels and underground catacombs found here.
Frida Kahlo Museum
This museum is perfect for any admirer of Kahlo’s artwork, as visitors will have a personal insight into her life and art. Located in the suburb of Coyoacan in Kahlo’s former home, this museum gives visitors a chance to see not only her artwork but also an insight into her lifestyle.
Enjoy the desert and beach landscape that will greet you when you spend time on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos, which includes Cabo San Lucas and San José Del Cabo. Los Cabos is home to many outdoor adventures that will delight you and keep you and your family busy during your stay. Here are some of the attractions you don’t want to miss.
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California (Photo credit: RebecaAR)
As one of the hidden treasures of Los Cabos, Valle de Guadalupe is home to Mexico’s wine industry. Enjoy a day among the vineyards which are open for tours and sampling.
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is home to over 2,000 different marine organisms, including nearly 250 species of tropical fish. It is perfect for diving or snorkeling enthusiasts. Prepare to be amazed by the colors and marine life – even a sunken ship – you will see as you dive under the crystal blue Mexican waters.
Los Cabos is perfect for families (or any visitors) who thrive on adventure. During your stay, take advantage of one of the many tours and expeditions offered here. Attractions include swimming with dolphins, dune-buggy rides, hiking and horseback riding, jet-skiing, parasailing and zip lining to complete your trip.
Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled vacation for the whole family, or trying to reignite the spark in your marriage before the divorce lawyers they are called, Mexico has it all. Visiting Mexico City, Vallarta or Los Cabos (or all of them) will give you an authentic Mexican vacation that you will remember for a lifetime. Wherever you go and whatever your vacation includes, bring your camera, the spirit of adventure and the ability to have fun.