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10 Exciting things to do in Mexico

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10 Exciting Things to Do in Mexico

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Going on a vacation to Mexico can be quite fulfilling because this is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in North America. With the presence of UNESCO world heritage sites, alluring underwater caverns, lively sea life and mysterious stone ruins among other attractions you can be sure to have a mix of adventure and relaxation to complete your Mexican vacation.
That is, whether you are interested in a cruise, strolling past the ancient ruins, playing golf, water sports, shopping, spending time on the beautiful sandy beaches, seeing exotic wildlife or visiting historical sites, there is always something for everyone. 

Things to Do in Mexico

Mexico is a boiling point of different cultures and traditions that have blended with its rich history as well as beautiful scenery that will make your vacations thrilling for the millions of visitors that visit every year.


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Some of the great places and top exciting things that you must do and experience while on vacation in treasure trove Mexico include the following:

  • Relax on the sandy Pacific and Caribbean beaches – Enjoy the cool breeze from the sea, swim or simply go surfing.

    Notably, Playa Norte beach that is tucked away on Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun that is celebrated for its warm shallow water and white sand is a great way to kick off your vacation will leave you totally satisfied.

  • Engage in water sports – With the coastline stretching over 6,000 miles you can be sure to enjoy a range of water sports like snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, sailing as well as surfing.
    Moreover, you have the advantage of choosing between the three major water bodies namely unrestrained pacific, the sea of Cortes that is warm and the azure Caribbean.
  • Learn the Mexican Culture – Mexico has a rich culture having been the home of many indigenous nations before it was conquered by Spain and you will do well to learn a little about the first natives that make up 10 percent of the Mexican population and have remained to be a defining force.
  • Sample the Mexican Cuisine – one of the unique things about eating the Mexican food is that is lets you blend in with the culture because the traditional cuisine is listed among UNESCO cultural heritage. More specifically, be sure to seek the local specialties.
  • Discover Mexico’s natural wonders – Although the Grand Canyon is popular you can be sure to discover some of the natural wonders that are less popular despite being unique and breathtaking.
    These include the Copper Canyon, Mount Orizaba that is a volcanic mountain and other small wonders like Hierve el Agua natural rock formations.



10 Exciting things to do in Mexico



  • Wildlife spotting – Mexico’s wildlife is a star attraction as the Sea of Cortez boasts of an abundance of abundance of marine life species and represents close to one third of the world’s marine mammals. The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is also a spectacle to behold during spring and fall.
  • Explore Mexico’s natural heritage – Mexico boasts of 10 historical cities that are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites that you can visit.

    These include: Morelia, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla and Zacatecas among others.

  • Visit art galleries – If you appreciate art then you will enjoy visiting galleries for close views of carvings, paintings as well as murals done by renowned Mexican artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

    In particular, San Miguel de Allende offers an eclectic mixture of art aficionados and artists not only Mexico but also other parts of the world. Guadalajara is also not be left out as it is known as a thriving contemporary art scene.

  • Explore the Street culture – The streets of Mexico City are always a live with different attractions. Therefore, you will do well to walk through the street markets and buy some souvenirs or simply feel the Mexican appeal.

    However, you also need to keep in mind the security situation as there have been reports of gun violence being rampart.

  • Visit the archeological ruins – You can also enjoy the unbeatable setting of the Yucatan Peninsula that overlooks the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

    Mexico boasts of the splendor of the Maya and Aztec ruins that gives you a glimpse of the majestic lost cities dating back to thousands of years.


    Here are some of the top ten archeological sites in Mexico that you should include on your bucket list as they are exciting, fascinating and intriguing.

    Top Ten Archeological Sites in Mexico

    Many travelers and holiday makers enjoy visiting Mexico because the experience is always rewarding. This country is dotted with hundreds of attractions that are distributed across the rich landscape.

    Notably, Mexico has over 180 archeological sites that are not only breathtaking but also a great way of connecting with and learning about the ancient civilizations and cultures.

    From the stone altars to the pyramids, the archeological sites are truly marvelous as they are representative of the beauty and history of Mexico.

  • Calixtlahuaca – This was the center of Matlatzinca culture and is tucked away in Toluca Valley in Central Mexican highlands. It is one of the few ancient cities from the Aztec period.

    Both residential districts and impressive architecture are preserved here. This city was excavated in 1930 where a life-sized stone sculpture of the Aztec god of wind known as Ehecatl was discovered in the largest circular temple at this site.

    Research has shown that this is the third largest city in central Mexico from the Aztec period.


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  • Teotihuacan – This is perhaps the most popular archeological site in Mexico and a must see attraction for travelers visiting Mexico.

    It was the largest ancient city in Mexico with the main attractions being Piramide de la Luna (Pyramid of Moon) and Piramide Del Sol (Pyramid of the sun).

    It is worth noting that the latter is the world’s third largest pyramid. Teotihuacán is easily accessible as there are always buses going there for a small fee.


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  • Xochicalco – This is one of the most important archeological sites in Central Mexico and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a cultural, religious and commercial center for Olmec, Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and Aztec cultures.

    This site consists of white stone ruins. However, the most important structure is Piramide de Quetzalcoatl that has intricate stone carvings.

    The site is breathtaking as it is at the top of a plateau thereby offering spectacular views.

  • Tulum –The beauty of Tulum is undisputable as it is perched on a rugged cliff that overlooks crystal clear turquoise water and pure white sands making it the most attractive site.

    Here you will find a 700 year old El Castillo temple that was the first sign of civilization. This site receives huge crowds so you will do well to visit in the morning and late afternoon.

  • Palenque – Originally a Mayan city that flourished within the seventh century AD this site is surrounded by a dense rainforest.

    It is best to visit in the morning as the ruins are covered in the mist even as howler monkeys enhance the entire setting.

    You can climb the buildings, go into the ruins and or pitch black rooms where giant spiders climb on the ceiling and bats hang on the ceiling.

  • Chinchen Itza – Deemed as being the most visited archeological site, Chinchen Itza is another Mayan city that is located in Yucatan. Major attractions include El Castillo, the main temple that is impressive but revered as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

    During late afternoons in Autumn and spring equinoxes, the corner of the temple casts shadows that appear like a wiggling serpent.

    This effect is created with artificial lighting during nightly shows. Chinchen Itza also has an observatory as well as Great Ball Court.

  • Tempo Mayor – This amazing site is the focal point of Tenochtitlan. It is believed that the original beauty of this site was ruined by the Spanish. However, its current beauty is still appealing.
  • Uxmal – A significant archeological site having flourished around 600-1000AD. Its significance is in the presence of the Pyramid of the magician that is usually shaped as it included corners and a steep staircase that had several layers.
  • Yohualichan – Among the major highlights of this archeological site that is 6 hours from Mexico City is a drive through the hills. Moreover, while here you get some of the amazing views of the coast. There are a number of pyramids that are in varying states of destruction.
  • Guachimontones – These ruins that are home to the world’s only circular pyramid are located beside Teuchitlan town. They were discovered in 1970 and is a product of civilization.

    Today is known as Tradicion Teuchitlan, a society that dates back to 300 to 900 AD.

  • In summary, archeological sites are not only exciting attractions but also a reminder of the triumphs and struggle that people of Mexico have been through. They are definitely worth stopping by whenever you are in Mexico.

    Mexico is a charming destination that will definitely make your vacation memorable for the longest time.




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