Mexico is a multifaceted country, for this reason it’s so inviting. Here you can plunge into the atmosphere of ancient villages, take a stroll through the most beautiful cities with colonial architecture, and experience a vivid and unforgettable holiday at one of its many resorts. Many Mexican cities and small villages are the world’s most famous resorts, attracting visitors from around the world.
Vacation in Mexico will not be plain and ordinary, no matter which resort you choose. Below you will find 18 well-known Mexican cities and towns where you can spend your next holiday.
Dizzying, crazy, hot and noisy Acapulco never sleeps. In the daytime it offers its guests the most luxurious beaches and in the night entertainment move at the night clubs. The bays of Acapulco offer a variety of travel entertainment, from simple swimming in the transparent blue water to water skiing, diving, fishing and so on.
If you are not big amateur of just lying all day long on the golden sand of the beach, go to explore fascinationg city attractions and other beautiful places. Among them: the Zócalo square, Fort San Diego, Chapel of Peace.
Cabo San Lucas
Unlike cities steeped in history, Cabo San Lucas is a very young city. It grew from a fishing village, its popularity has started to grow rapidly in the 70s. Pristine waters, sandy beaches, coast, planted with lush tropical palm trees, made from an unremarkable town one of the most popular resorts in Mexico.
You should come to Cabo San Lucas also to see the amazing cliffs, which are skilfully worked by the nature. Arched gates El Arco are considered to be one of the city symbols.
If you want to spend an unforgettable Mexican vacation, go to Cancun. This city is one of the best resorts in Mexico and listed among top ten resorts in the world. Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, its history is closely connected with the Maya tribes, and you may visit some local landmarks associated with this people.
But most important reason, why tourists come to Cancun is definitely the amazing beaches, breathtaking landscapes that guarantee the vacation to remember for years.
It can sound confusing, but in fact, Tulum is not the only one area. There are Tulum Puebla (a modern, bustling Mexican town), old ruins of Tulum, which attract tourists as well as the archaeological site of Teotihuaca. The resort area is another Tulum – Tulum Playa with its excellent beaches, nightlife and other resort entertainment.
Ensenada is the third largest city in Baja California, a resort with a good selection of other tourist attractions. In addition, arriving in Ensenada, you can take a wine tour or visit the Museum of vine, because this is one of the centers of Mexican viticulture.
Santa Maria Huatulco
The small town of Santa Maria Huatulco is located in southern Mexico. It offers a great vacation suitable for the whole family. You can relax under the hot sun in one of nine available bays. Those tourists who are interested in history should not miss the opportunity to explore the archaeological excavations of the pre-Hispanic towns.
Ixtapa is one of the youngest and actively developing the Mexican resorts with an excellent service. In favor of the holiday in Ixtapa says its location amidst mountain ranges of the Sierra Madre del Sur, making possible to enjoy the scenic views of beautiful bays with clean sea, lush greenery or you may observe the wildlife and birds while the ecotourism experience.
Manzanillo is the largest port city on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It has grown from an ancient settlement of the Maya, and the resort itself was born not so long ago. In Manzanillo you’ll be amazed by the bright colors of nature, the white buildings of hotels, residential houses and other buildings, which beautifully contrast with the lush trees, the bright sky and ocean water.
Mazatlan together with Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta belongs to the Mexican Riviera. This is one of the most visited cities in Mexico, known to locals as the capital of shrimp. The resorts in Mazatlan is perfect for active beach activities. Here you may enjoy a variety of water sports and leisure activities, cycling, skiing or just exploring the city.
Playa del Carmen
The beach (playa) in the name of the city says that this is an important resort, which competes with Cancun. The beach area in Playa del Carmen is really extensive. Playa del Carmen is one of the largest resorts in Mexico, which offers a relaxing atmosphere thanks to the tropical nature and national parks that you can explore after lying on a sun lounger.
Puerto Escondido is another Pacific resort in Mexico, which is known primarily as the largest surfing area – this is where the Surfing Championships take place. There are no crowds of tourists, typical for other Mexican cities and resorts. Here you can lie on the beach, exploring nature, enjoying the views of beautiful lagoons and delightful rocky coves.
Puerto Vallarta is a part of the Mexican Riviera and one of the most visited resorts in Mexico. The city has a dry hot climate, high ocean waves that is perfect for surfing. There is a variety of streets lined with market stalls to buy local souvenirs, including textiles, tapestry and clothing handmade by local craftsmen.
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo with Cabo San Lucas belongs to the resort area of Los Cabos. San Jose del Cabo attracts tourists not only with its beach resort features. This historic town leave no one indifferent because of its spirit of old Mexico with its colonial architecture.
Progreso is a small quiet town on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Here you can spend a great family vacation, tour the archaeological excavations of the ancient Maya, fly a kite or enjoy all the delights of ecotourism in local parks and reserves.
Cozumel is the largest Mexican island, located in the Caribbean sea on the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is one of the most famous, visited and favorite resorts in Mexico due to its favorable location and excellent high-class service.
If you are fond of diving and exploring the underwater world, then you definitely need to visit Cozumel. Here is the second largest coral reef, stretching more than 700 km away.
La Paz is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico and considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts in the country. Here you will find beaches for every taste, from luxury to quiet family ones. La Paz worth visiting if you want explore the city with visits its local museums and other cultural attractions.
Mexican resort on the Pacific Coast, a quiet fishing village, located between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, not as famous as other Pacific resort areas. San Blas is more appropriate for those who are looking for an affordable holiday in Mexico and wants to explore nature on foot or by bike, observing the peaceful life of local population.
Zihuatanejo is situated 10 km from Ixtapa, but this is different type resort. You should come here if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from the noisy city and crazy tourist trails. The quality of the rest won’t suffer, because there are great hotels and beaches for every taste and budget in Zihuatanejo.