Beaches, World Wonders, & Guac Galore: Your Guide to the Best of Mexico Ainsley Robertson May 5, 2017 Caribbean, International Travel, Travel Guide, Travel Tips Mexico is a country filled with rich culture, great weather, and even greater food! With beaches on the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, along with ancient Mayan ruins and tons of history, there’s a destination in Mexico for everyone to fall in love with. Look for some fundamental experiences you can get with round trip flights to Mexico? Wherever you’re going, we recommend lots of sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a camera, and of course, an appetite for some seriously awesome food! Don’t know enough about the country to plan a trip yet? No worries – we’ve got all the info you need right here. Here are five Mexican trips you can’t miss out on. Mix It Up in Mexico City Mexico City is the nation’s capital, located in the Valley of Mexico – like any other capital city, it’s highly populated and full of things to do. If you’re into museums, check out the National Museum of Anthropology, where you can learn all about the Mexican culture and its history. It’s a great place to get a full understanding of the people you’ll be spending your time around on your trip! If you’re into the arts, head to Palacio de Bellas Artes for theater, music, dance, opera, and more! You’ll be in awe over the architecture – it’s truly a palace right in the middle of the city. If you’d like to have a guided experience of the whole city, consider taking one of many tours of Mexico City – one you’ll never forget! Get into the Culture of Guadalajara Located in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico, Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico. If you want to learn a bit about Mexican history, go explore the Hospicio Cabañas, a World Heritage Site and one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in the Americas. Somehow not impressed? Check out the Guadalajara Cathedral – amazing architecture that speaks for itself. First built in 1541, it’s still one of Guadalajara’s most beautiful landmarks. Not into history and architecture at all? How about a football game (soccer, that is)? Lucky for you, Guadalajara contains Mexico’s 4th largest football stadium, Omnifield Stadium, home to the Club Deportivo Guadalajara, popularly known as Chivas. Catch Waves & Rays at Cabo San Lucas Located on Mexico’s West coast, Cabo San Lucas, or Cabo, is known for its beautiful beaches. As a popular resort city for A-listers and spring breakers, Cabo provides fun in the sun all day long, as well as a vibrant nightlife. If you’re surfer, Cabo provides you with killer waves! Not a surfer? Cabo has plenty of other water-based activities for everyone. You’ll find something you like — we’re sure of it! Luxurious and laid back, it’s the perfect place to escape to if you need a serious change of scenery. Cut Loose in Cancun Known as being a very popular spring break destination among college students, booking flights to Cancun can be more than just wild beach parties. There are plenty of family-friendly resorts in beautiful Cancun. Not to mention, there are plenty of fun activities! From parasailing to scuba diving, we know that all of your vacation dreams will come true and you’ll be feeling #blessed. Did we mention the nightlife at all? With a high-rise strip of nightclubs, hotels, and restaurants, it’s impossible to be bored here! It’s unlimited fun for everyone. Need a break from the beach one day? Take a trip to some of the ancient Mayan ruins, not too far from Cancun. You may also like: The Most Beautiful Beaches in Mexico That You Need to Visit NOW! Check Out the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza & Tulum If you’re into ancient Mayan ruins, these are the places to be. Not far from Cancun, these ruins are some of the most popular places to visit in all of Mexico. Whether you want to do a day trip, or make it a week-long vacation of exploring the ruins, there’s definitely time to see it all! Chichen Itza was one of the largest Mayan cities and is believed to have been the culture’s most diverse, which explain why it’s the Mayan site with the largest mix of architecture styles. Just be ready to be blown away when you see this place in person. These Mayan ruins date all the way back to AD 600 – if you’re a history buff or not, we’re sure you’ll be amazed at this sight. Tulum, similarly, is the site of a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city on the coast. With a picturesque view of the Caribbean right next to you, Tulum was most active during from the 13th to the 15th century and even lasted after the arrival of Spanish conquistadors (for a while at least). These ruins are like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Chichen Itza and Tulum are about a two-hour drive from each other and each cane be done in a day trip from Cancun. Seeing both in a single day is pretty tough and lots of visitors will split a two-day trip to seeing the ruins. But if you’re really into ancient architecture, we recommend taking your time to really soak these places in! Have you had an amazing travel adventure to Mexico and your destination wasn’t on our list? Tell us about it in the comments section below!