M E X I C O  I S   C A L L I N G


Mexico is – if nothing else – huge. And unlike a lot of the world’s

biggest countries (Russia, Canada, and the USA – because of

Alaska) it’s not just a frozen wasteland. Pretty much every part of

the country is inhabited, and pretty much every part of the country

has things going on. In fact, a trip to Mexico without a guide

wouldn’t just be foolish – because you’d miss out on so much – it

would be downright intimidating!

The best way to see Mexico is – simply – to make more than one

trip. Pick one or two places off of this list that sound nice – and limit

your touring to them. Actually find time to relax during your

vacation, instead of always running around. Trust that this warm,

wonderful country will be calling you back, and that you’ll return.

That said, here are my top recommendations if you’re planning a trip to Mexico soon.


1. Puerto Vallarta

There’s a lot more here than the wonderful Pacific Ocean. There’s

wonderful, authentic regional food. Tequila tastings, even. Check out

the landmarks, like Los Arcos and the Church of Our Lady of

Guadalupe – all of which make for wonderful photo-ops.

And then there’s the ocean. There are wonderful beaches – rivalling

any in Cancún. Or head to the shore for a cruise to one of the

nearby islands, or a whale watching tour.

2. Cozumel

This island is a famous stopping point for Caribbean cruises – but

it’s a great trip from the mainland, too. The highlights are the

wonderful reefs that surround this Caribbean jewel, around which

there are wonderful spots for snorkel and scuba. The marine life that

you’ll see is unbelievable.

3. Cancún, Tulum, and the Playa del Carmen

This whole beach – from Cancún to Tulum – is worth a stay of a

week, or maybe even a month. The sand is spotlessly white, and

coconut palms abound. After all, this is the Caribbean!

The Caribbean coast – and the Yucatán Peninsula – is a

wonderland of pristine beaches and beautiful jungles, mystical

Mayan ruins and sinkholes filled with water where you can plunge in

for a swim. Even if you visit nowhere else in the country – Cancún is

a must-see!


4. Mexico City

Once the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, this mountain city – the

country’s most populous – is loaded with culture and history. Aztec

sites and ruins, fantastic food, and world-class hotels. Don’t miss

the Palace of Fine Arts and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

And consider a food tour – where you’ll be introduced to Mexico’s

finest. One thing to know is that Mexico City is at a high elevation – 2,240

meters, or 7,350 feet. If you’ve ever had shortness of breath, keep

this in mind before you sign up for any extreme sports in the city!

5. Cabo

Many people – even if they’ve heard of nothing else in Mexico –

know about Cabo San Lucas. But, while it’s renowned as a spring

break party spot, there’s much more here. Go clubbing galore – but

also check out this city’s fantastic, luxurious hotels and top-notch

golf courses.