Mexico is a country so rich in natural beauty and spectacular destinations that it is so hard to pinpoint just a few places. However, if we have to choose strictly according to beauty, then the ranking should be something like this:
The Riviera Maya has to be right at the top of the list. There is nothing than can compare to the contrasting beauty of the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Then add to that the historical value of the Mayan ruins and the exuberant jungle filled with exotic and mysterious underground sacred rivers called “cenotes” by the locals; and a couple of fascinating nearby islands and you have not only the most beautiful place in Mexico, but in the whole world!
Yes, in natural beauty the Riviera Maya has no equal, but it also is an amazing place to have the best vacations of your life. There is an endless list of things to do in the Riviera Maya, with some really epic tours, spectacular eco-parks, state-of-the-art shopping malls, world-class night clubs frequently featuring some of the best international DJs in the planet, top-notch diving and snorkeling expeditions, and the list just goes on and on. This is, with no doubt, the best place to vacation in Mexico.
This town is one of the most overlooked beautiful corners in the world. Set on the huge Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta was not long ago a sleepy fishing town, but in the past few decades it has managed to become a tourist hot spot without ever losing his small Mexican town appeal.
With the Pacific Ocean on one side, and the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre on the other, Puerto Vallarta offers the best of both worlds: the beach and the mountains. That’s an explosive mix when it comes to adventure tours and adrenaline-driven experiences. Besides, Puerto Vallarta features an impressive cultural and gastronomic scene, which takes it to a whole different level compared to other Mexican destinations.
Mexico City is a universe in itself. Although beautiful might not be the most used term when describing the capital of this spectacular country, if you know where to look, this city has some of the most amazing sites you’ll ever visit. After all this is a city that was built in the middle of a lagoon, in the center of a valley, hidden behind a couple of snowy volcanoes.
That legendary beauty brought some commentators along the centuries to call it “The City of Palaces” or the city “Where the Air Is Clear”; of course much of that feels a bit ironic nowadays. You have to visit Xochimilco, the “Mexican Venice”, an idyllic remnant of how the old Tenochtitlan used to be.
There is also that fascinating neighborhood of Coyoacan, where the best of Mexican culture blends in a colorful and magical mix of sounds, flavors, artistic expressions and extraordinary examples of baroque architecture. Museums, theaters, exclusive boutiques, the best gastronomy in the world, you name it and Mexico City has it…!