5 Must-Visit Places in Mexico

Mexico is a land brimming with surprises at every corner. its rich heritage, culture,architecture and food make it one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. if you’re planning on spending your vacation admiring beautiful churches, visiting museums or just want a simple beach holiday replete with some amazing food, mexico is the place to head to.

1. Mexico city
This ever-buzzing city is the country’s capital and main tourist hub. this city is home to some fine architectural specimens, places of historical interest, museums and Churches.


Places of Interest: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Zocalo, Frida Kahlo Musuem, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Chapultepec, Historic Center of Mexico City, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.




Old Basilica Source



Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral Source

Top Rated Restaurants: Contramar, Pujol, Jaso, Merotoro, El Cardenal, Biko, Fonda El Refugio.

Top Rated Hotels:
Luxury Hotels: The St. Regis, JW Mariott Hotel, Intercontinental Presidente, Las Alcobas, Four Seasons Hotel, Westin Santa Fe.

The Westin Santa Fe source

The Westin Santa Fe source

Budget Hotels: Fiesta Americana Reforma, Camino Real Aeropuerto, Sevilla Palace, Royal Pedregal, Camino Real Santa Fe, Hotel Mandarin Carton.


2. Playa del Carmen

This coastal resort-town, known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs and nightlife is the ideal destination if you want a typical yet not-so-typical beach-side holiday. This city is also one of the top Scuba-diving destinations in the worlld due to its clear waters. Due to its geographical location and topography,there is no dearth of tourist activities in Playa del Carmen.

Places of Interest: Playacar, Rio Secreto, Xcaret Park, Xelha Port, Muyil, Cenote Chaak Tun, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. Also the vast coastline is a must visit.

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Xcaret Riviera Maya source


Top Rated Restaurants: Kaxapa Factory, La Senda, NAU, 500 Gramos Grill, Lido Club de Playa, Oh Lala!, La Famiglia.

Top Rated Hotels:

Luxury Hotels: The Royal Playa del Carmen, Grand Hyatt, Banyan Tree Mayakoba,  Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel

Budget Hotels: Magic Blue, Pure Mareazul, Hotel Kinbe, Anah Suites, Hotel Maya Bric.


3. Cozumel: The Island of Cozumel situated in the Caribbean Sea is well known for Scuba diving, snorkelling and balnearios(sea-side resort towns). Its pristine waters and palm-fringed beaches make this place an idyllic vacation destination. The mangroves in this area are home to many species of fauna and flora.

Places of Interest: Palancar Reef, Santa Rosa Wall, Columbia Reef, Paradise Beach,Pasion Island. Chankanaab Reef.

Top Rated Restaurants: La Perlita,El Moro, Restaurant La Mission, Mezcalito’s Restaurant Beach Bar, Kondesa Beach Resort, Le Chef Cozumel.

Top Rated Hotels:

Luxury Hotels: Sunscape Sabor, Fiesta Americana, Occidental Grand, Grand Park Royal.

Budget Hotels: Casa Mexicana, Flamingo Hotel, Villas El Encanto, Hotel Boutique Vista del Mar.


4. Guanajuato: The State of Guanajuato, also known as the birthplaceof Mexixo’s independence is known for its picturesque landscape and beautiful colonial architecture.

Places of Interest: Juarez Theater, Jardin de la Union, Monumento al Pipila, Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Diego Rivera Musuem and Home.

Juarez Theater source

Juarez Theater source

Top Rated Restaurants: Restaurante Las Mercedes, Mexico Lindo y Sabroso, Casa Ofelia, El Midi Bistro, Los Campos.

Top Rateds Hotels:

Luxury Hotels: Hotel Boutique 1850, Villa Maria Cristina Hotel.

Budget Hotels: Hotel de la Paz, Hotel Casa Virreyes, Camino Real Guanajuato, La Casona de Don Lucas.


5. Hidalgo: Hidalgo is a state in the east of Mexico with a rich history and some equally rich architecture. It is home to Tula, which is a famous archaeological site.

Monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca source

Monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca source

Places of Interest: Tula, Monumental Clock of Pachuca, Parque nacional El Chico, Reaal del Monte, Tolantongo Caves, Prisma Basalticos,Pena Del Aire, Reloj Monumental.

Top Rated Restaurants: Al’s Restaurant, Stars Drive-In, El Mesquite,Vips, 100% Antojitos Mexicanos.

Top Rated Hotels:

Luxury Hotels: Rancho Ias Cascadas All Inclusive Boutique Resort

Budget Hotels: Camino Real Pachuca, Holiday Inn Pachuca,  City Express Tula, Hotel Boutique Luxury, Gamma Pachuca, Hotel Real Catedral.


Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek is a literature enthusiast, a poet, writer and an artist who has diverse interests. Her love for festivals, food and culture brought her close to travel and she continues to walk the woods alone! She believes that there is a mad wanderlust in every soul, a wanderlust that makes all of us a gypsy, a free spirited, a wanderer and a vagabond! With a graduate degree in English Literature from Delhi University, Priya is currently pursuing Masters in Mass Communication and working as a content writer with Trip Tap Toe.

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