If you’re thinking about taking a vacation in the next few months and you’re not exactly sure about where you want to go yet, have you ever thought about spending some time in Mexico? The weather is warm, the culture is fascinating and there are plenty of things to see and do.
If this has piqued your interest and you’d like to know about some incredible must-see places in Mexico, we’ve provided you with a list of five of our favorites below:
Zócalo. One of the most popular spots to take in a lot of sightseeing in Mexico is a place that is known as Zócalo, which means “base”. Being that it’s one of the world’s largest city squares, that alone makes it a place that garners a lot of attention. From the ceremonial center called Teocalli to Palacio Nacional (the presidential palace) and all of the jewelry shops and luxury hotels in that area, you definitely cannot leave Mexico without spending at least a day there.
Templo Mayor Museum. If you’re a big fan of museums, then you’ve got to put Templo Mayor Museum on your itinerary. There you will find two religious temples that were erected in honor of god of war and the god of rain. Plus, there are also lots of pyramids, shrines and serpent carvings for you to view. In fact, it’s so elaborate that the Templo Major Museum is a part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
Chichen Itza. The Chichen Itza literally translates into “at the mouth of the well of Itza” and is currently the second most-visited archaeological site in all of Mexico. One of the main reasons why is because it houses what’s considered to be the one of the seven great wonders of the world: the Kukulkan Pyramid. It also features many other things that help tourists to better understand the history of the Mayan Culture.
Mayan Ruins of Coba. Speaking of Mayan culture, if you were to go to a website like Wayak explore Mexico in order to learn about other places to see in Mexico , one of the things that you might see listed is the Mayan Ruins of Coba. It is an archaeological site that has only been open to the public since 1973. Basically it’s a collection of several different sites that are all connected to one large pyramid. The three main areas include the Nohoch Mul structures, the Conjunto Pinturas and the Macanxoc structures, which is very close to a lagoon. If you decide to take in all of the sites here, it will require approximately 2.5 hours. It’s definitely something that you need to devote at least half a day to.
Chapultepec. If you’re planning on bringing your children along, don’t forget to go to Chapultepec. It has the reputation of being one of the largest water parks in the Western Hemisphere by sitting at close to 1,695 acres. No wonder it reportedly receives close to 15 million visitors each year. For more information on Chapultepec and all that it has to offer, go to Visit Mexico and put “Chapultepec” in the search field.