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13 Ways To Enjoy Your Mexico Holidays

Mexico is a beautiful country, which has amazing beaches, beautiful cities, a rich history dating back to some of the most amazing civilizations, stunning art, architecture and more. There is something for everyone here in Mexico.

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“Traveling—it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.”   Ibn Battuta

As the holiday season is approaching, wanderlust is on a high. If you are looking for an amazing destination to take the most epic foreign trip, Mexico is the place to be. A seat of an ancient religion, Mexico is a beautiful blend of the old and the new cultures, which makes it such a unique place to visit. Most of this country is still more of a hidden gem, unexplored by popular tourists, which gives Mexico holidays such an exciting and authentic feel, without the commercialization of popular tourist spots. Here are a number of amazing things you can do in Mexico.

1. Marvel at the Mexican Pyramids

The pyramids of Mexico date back to the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, and Xelhua civilization. More pyramids are being discovered more recently and archaeologists haven’t even been able to exactly determine yet which era or civilization they were built in. Visit archaeological sites of Cholula, Teotihuacán, ChichenItza, Tenochtitlan, Coba, and Tenayuca to marvel at the stunning ancient pyramids.

2. Take a day trip to Puebla and Cholula

A small day trip will take you to the largest pyramid in the world. Partly hidden by the mountain, the Great Pyramid of Cholula is bigger in area than the pyramid of Giza. Once there, pay a visit to the revered sites like Church of Our Lady of the Remedies, Convent of Santa Monica and Chapel of the Rosary. Witness the magnificent colonial architecture of Puebla on the way.

3. Visit the Mayan Ruins of Tulum

The beautiful city of Tulum boasts of some of the most important archaeological ruins from the Mayan civilization. The popular sites are Temple of the Frescoes, El Castillo, Temple of the Descending God, and the famous wall of Tulum. It is also known for its luxurious beach resorts, excellent yoga retreats and cenotes.

4. Experience Aztec history of Mexico City

Mexico City, the capital of the country is absolutely stunning. Contrasting the modern city, lies the Aztec archaeological ruins of Teotihucán. Pay a visit to the majestic Pyramid of the Sun and other smaller pyramids, Tenochtitlán, Calixtlahuaca, Templo Mayor, Cuicuilco, Catedral Metropolitana de México, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Santa Cecilia Acatitlán and other popular sites.

5. Marvel at the Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco

Visit the stunning prehistoric rock paintings of Sierra de San Francisco, which are nestled in the mountain range of Mulegé Municipality of Baja California. These 7000-year-old rock art pictographs are likely to be the works of the culturally extinct Cochimi people.

6. Explore the classic art and architecture

Art and architecture have always played an important role in the Mexican culture. Home to the talented Frida Kahlo, you can view her work at the Blue House, the Frida Kahlo Museum. The famous mural of Diego Rivera is housed in Museo Mural Diego Rivera. But the most unique is the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo which features works of both artists. Stunning modern graffiti-style street art by contemporary local artists cover the walls of the cities.

7. Escape into nature

Mexico is one of the top countries when it comes to biodiversity. Visit the City of Flowers, Xalapa,  Unesco World Heritage, the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve of Michoacan, bird watching at Oaxaca and whale watching in Baja California. Mexico also boasts of rich marine biodiversity. It has the world’s second-largest coral barrier reef along the coastline of Yucatan Peninsula.

8.Iztaccihuatl

Hike to the extinct volcano of Iztaccihuatl to marvel at the stunning beauty of this rugged mountain. From here you can enjoy excellent panoramic views Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park on the way boasts of stunning sylvan flora such as oak, pine, alnus etc. It is also inhabited by various species of animals including puma, lynx, coati, white tailed deer, zacatuche, teporingo rabbit, and several species of birds.

9. Visit the pink lakes of Las Coloradas

The pink lakes of Las Coloradas are absolutely breathtaking and unique miracles of nature. These salt lakes get their vibrant cotton candy pink color from algae activity. You can enjoy floating in these beautiful waters and a relaxing Mayan mud bath. If you are lucky you can even spot pink flamingos who often come down to the lakes.

10. Swim in a Cenote

Mexico is famous for its cenotes, which are stunning sinkholes filled with irresistibly clean and breathtaking blue waters. It is estimated that there are thousands of these sinkholes, although not all of them are viable for swimming. The cenote of Hubiku is the most famous one in the country. However if it is off route, there are several at Cancun, Tulum, Yucatán and more. You can opt for swimming, diving or snorkeling at these cenotes.

11. Swim with sharks at Cancun

One of the most popular beach destinations, Cancun offers several thrilling water sports for adventure lovers. However, the most mind-blowing activity is swimming with the massive whale sharks of Caribbean Sea. These largest sharks of the marine world are plankton eaters and hence, absolutely safe for humans.

12. Attend a yoga retreat

Mexico hosts some of the most amazing destination yoga retreats. From private beaches to solitary forests, from arid deserts to bustling cities, there are great retreats almost everywhere. You can relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. If you are looking for luxury in Mexico yoga retreats of Tulum are the most famous.

13. Be a part of a festive celebration

Festivals in Mexico are full of vibrant colors, amazing music and lively spirit. The most unique and famous festival is Día de Muertos or the day of the dead. It is a unique remembrance of the dead, where thousands of where people walk the streets decked up in symbols and attires representing death. Festivals like Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval, Festival de México, Guelaguetza Festival etc are also stunning.

Thus, to Sum Up…

Mexico is a beautiful country, which has a wide range of exciting things to see and do. Not only will you absolutely fall in love with its beautiful nature, exciting cities, delicious food, warm culture and lovely people, you will definitely return with memories of a lifetime. Mexico is such an amazing hidden treasure that that you will definitely want to come back to see more.