Dreaming about traveling once this whole thing is over? Me too! Soñar no cuesta nada (Dreaming doesn’t cost a thing), amigos!
En este artículo vamos a comentar (in this article we are going to comment on) the top FIVE must-visit places in Mexico. Keep them in mind when you’re planning out your next holiday.
Todos son maravillosos (They are all wonderful). And what constitutes “The best” is subjective and depends on what your traveling preferences are. So, I’m not ranking them and instead I’m just listing them al azar (randomly)!
1. Ciudad de México
La capital de México (The capital of Mexico)…
A great writer once called it la región más transparente (the most transparent region).
Yo estoy enamorada de esta ciudad (I’m in love with this city), which is the oldest city in the Americas. Previously known as Distrito Federal —or simply D.F.— and way, way before that, Tenochtitlán. Now, it goes by CDMX.
What can I say? I adore this city. It is one of the greatest Metropolis in the world, it houses hundreds of museums and UNESCO heritage sites, and best of all, there’s tacos everywhere!!
The State of Oaxaca is one of the most important destinations in Mexico because of its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies. It also has some of the most gorgeous beach towns in Mexico, like Puerto Escondido!
With one of the best regional cuisines in Mexico, and therefore in the whole world, among Oaxaca’s many attractions there’s La Guelguetza, an annual indigenous cultural event that features traditional costumed dancing, parades of indigenous walking bands, native food, and statewide artisanal crafts. And let’s not forget queso oaxaca (the cheese we add to quesadillas) and mezcal!
3. Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo es el mejor estado de México (is the best state in Mexico)! That’s where Cancun is, and Cancun is my hometown… So, of course, I am biased.
Quintana Roo was the last name of one of Mexico’s Independence heroes, Andrés Quintana Roo.
With white sandy beaches whose color is gorgeous turquoise, Mayan ruins and a vibrant nightlife, Cancún y la Riviera Maya (and the Mayan Riviera) are actually the most visited tourist destinations in Latin America.
Quintana Roo is also home to algunos de los lugares más hermosos (some of the most beautiful places) in Mexico. Your Instagram has probably shown you trendy Tulum a few times, but check out Puerto Morelos, Holbox, Bacalar, Majahual.
4. Baja California Sur
Busca en Google estos nombres ahora (Google these names now): Los Cabos, La Paz y Loreto. I’m sure you’ve heard of Los Cabos… This part of Mexico is sublime in its beauty… I’m a beach snob and I have to say that the beaches in Baja California me hicieron llorar (made me cry). They did!
If you’re into whale watching, consider visiting the Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto (Bay of Loreto National Park), where there are gray and blue whale watching tours from January to March.
Si te encantan los mariscos (if you love seafood), Baja California Sur is known for its clams!
You have to check out Balandra beach and la Isla del Espíritu Santo (the Island of the Holy Spirit).
Chiapas is quite a unique State in Mexico. It is down South, home to the largest indigenous population, and it is blessed with some stunning natural wonders and Mayan archeological sites.
San Cristóbal de las Casas (“Saint Cristopher of the Houses”, that would be the literal translation) is one of the most beautiful towns in Mexico and it is a must-see in Chiapas, along with Chiapa de Corzo, The Sumidero Canyon, las cascadas de agua azul (the blue waterfalls), and los lagos de montebello.
If you’re into fashion, you’re going to love local creations!!!! ¡Por favor no regatees! (No haggling, please!) We already have enough with Big Fashion ripping off indigenous designs… you don’t want to pay people less than what they deserve.
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¡Muy bien! Ahora ya tienes 5 lugares (now you know 5 places) in Mexico that you can visit as soon as that’s a possibility!
I know that I didn’t include everything that is worth seeing en mi amado Mexico (in my beloved Mexico). But let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to any of the places I’ve mentioned… Or maybe you went to another place and you loved it… Or hated it… Nah, it’s impossible to hate Mexico!
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