Forget backpacking through Europe this summer. The best travel destination of 2016 is closer to home than you thought! This summer, check out all the breathtaking views, delicious dining, and unforgettable cultural experiences Mexico has to offer. Here is a list of the top five places to visit in Mexico.
- Cabo San Lucas
This gorgeous destination is on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula on the West Coast of Mexico. Because of its close proximity to the state of California, this area first attracted Hollywood?s elite in the 1970s. Cabo?s sparkling coastline, sprawling golf courses, picturesque fishing spots, and near perfect weather are ideal for a fun and refreshing summer getaway. For the best accommodations, check out Cabo San Lucas resorts and vacation rentals.
- Playa del Carmen
Sophisticated Americans and traveling Europeans spend their summer vacations relaxing at the beachside lounges found at Playa del Carmen along the Yucatan Peninsula. The heart of this Euro-chic vacation spot is El Zocalo; tourists say that it is reminiscent of Mediterranean beachfront towns like Nice. It features a fun little public square within walking distance to the beach, and nearby you will find 20 blocks lined with delicious restaurants and trendy shops running parallel to the shore.
Just a decade ago, Tulum was a hidden gem of Mexico?s east coast, arguably one of the country?s best-kept secrets when it comes to vacations and leisure travel. In Tulum, you will find beautifully preserved Mayan ruins made even more picturesque by the cerulean waters of the Caribbean Sea in the background. Even though it has become more popular as a vacation destination in recent years, Tulum remains a quieter alternative to some of the other Riviera Maya resort spots.
- San Miguel de Allende
You will be awestruck by the vibrantly colored buildings that line the cobblestone streets in this romantic, 16th century city. San Miguel de Allende is nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains, and throughout the past 50 years, it has become a popular destination for tourists who want to venture off the beaten path.
The perfect destination for an urban getaway, Guadalajara is one of Mexico?s largest cities. It features diverse dining, an abundance of cultural sites, and a hopping nightlife. Tequila and mariachi were both invented in this lively city, so you know you are bound to have a great time!