One of the most impressive adventures you will have in your life is visiting Mexico and seeing all it has to offer. It’s an entire world within a country.
Mexico is almost 2 million square kilometers, making it the 3rd largest territory in Latin America and the 14th in the world. Read on a find out which cities you should visit in your next (or first) trip to Mexico.
1. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
2. Guadalajara, Jalisco
This city is known for having the best cultural centers, plazas, universities, and TEQUILA! Plus, it’s packed with excellent restaurants and maintains a beautiful temperature.
3. Cholula, Puebla
Cholula is considered the oldest city in America, inhabited without interruption since its origins. The former Franciscan convent of San Gabriel, one of the oldest in America, is located in this city. Both the city and the convent rise up next to the Popocatepetl volcano, as if they are trying to reach that snowy giant
4. Mérida, Yucatán
Mérida is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. Located in the northwest part of the state, it is a colonial city with a strong Mayan cultural presence. Due to its geographical isolation from the rest of the country, the city has a distinct feel from other colonial cities in Mexico.
5. Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Falling in love with Guanajuato, it´s easy. With its amazing places full of color and history, its warm atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the beautiful people that live there, you’ll feel that your dreams are coming to life. Perhaps this is why UNESCO has named it a World Heritage Site.
6. Morelia, Michoacán
Morelia’s downtown is perfect for the flaneur curiosity. Locals and tourists gather in coffees and restaurants located in the main gates. Foodies can explore the amazing Michoacan cuisine in exclusive restaurants. In just a few blocks, you can admire amazing art collections, go shopping or attend a concert. A cosmopolitan atmosphere
7. Mexico City
Mexico City is having a moment. Just a five-hour flight from New York, Mexico City has quickly become an uber-popular weekend destination for urbanists and culture seekers alike. Long a center of anthropological history and Latin American art, a new wave of local business owners have leveraged the Mexican entrepreneurial spirit to build an irresistible culinary scene and innovative public architecture that keep this, the oldest city in the Americas, at the forefront of cultural relevance.
8. Monterrey, Nuevo León
The city has been developing over the years and today it is a very important business, industrial and economic center. It is rich in spectacular landscapes, green areas, and historical monuments. There are many places that you will love such as El Cerro de la Silla, El Cerro de las Mitras, La Sierra Madre, where you can find its mountainous landscapes, thermal springs, and numerous museums. In addition, Conarte bookstore is considered one of the most beautiful on earth according to the Wired magazine.
There is much to do in Cozumel from sightseeing to snorkeling with the local marine life. Walking through Cozumel is like experiencing a scene out of a movie. The sand is a fine white powder, the sun feels amazing on your skin, and private beaches can be found all around.
10. Zacatecas, Zacatecas
If you are looking for a beautiful place for a visit, Zacatecas is your choice: a colonial treasure declared a World Heritage Site for its architecture, its urban layout and the irregular alignment of its streets. The city of beautiful pink quarry stone encompasses magic, tradition, and charm.