Famous Places

¡Viva Mexico!’ (‘Long Live Mexico’). Mexico is a beautiful country located south of the Unites States border. It’s a great place to explore and experience a culture that reflects the complexity of the country’s past through the fusion of pre-Hispanic civilizations and Spanish culture during Spain’s 300-year colonization of Mexico. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, there are many things to see and do in Mexico. For the adventurous types that enjoy taking in a country’s history, go hiking through the jungles and experience the many Mesoamerican ruins that have remained mostly intact and were built many years ago when numerous other cultures thrived before the Europeans arrived during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

For the more leisurely types, Mexico has some of the most beautiful costal areas in the world with many resort cities offering posh hotels right on white sands bathed in the beautiful blue ocean. Cabo San Lucas, on the tip of Baja California, offers some of the best fishing in the world with Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, and Dorado swimming through its waters looking for a fight with a local fisherman. Other water activities coastal towns commonly offer include swimming, snorkeling, jet skiing, and parasailing. And if all of this activity isn’t enough for you, there is the great Mexican cuisine. A mixture of corn and beans fused with rice when the Spanish arrived, all flavored with a mixture of exotic spices, fruits, vegetables, and meats create a variety of mouth watering dishes for you and your family to enjoy. So if you are looking for a relaxing, adventurous, or romantic experience that is also cosmopolitan and captivating, then visit Mexico.

Cancun

Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and energetic nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a famed destination for students during college’s spring break period.

Tulum

Tulum is a resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, around 130 km south of Cancún. The 13th-century, walled Mayan archaeological site at Tulum National Park overlooks the sea. It incorporates the clifftop Castillo, built as a watchtower, and the Templo de las Pinturas, with a partially restored mural. Inland, the Cobá archaeological site has pyramid-shaped temples with views over the surrounding jungle.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. In the state of Quintana Roo, it’s known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and scuba diving. Its Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, offering blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs.