Mexico is a beautiful country located in the southern portion of North America with a territory that covers 761,610 sq mi (1,972,550 km2) making it the world's 13th largest country by area.
Mexican culture is a mix of their heritage of indigenous and Spanish ascendents. Its territory was the home to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations before Spain's 300-year colonial rule.
It has beautiful small towns, beaches extended throughout the entire territory, Mayan and Aztec historic attractions, and many things for tourists to do.
Are you looking for a place to vacation this summer? Is Mexico one of your considered destinations but you haven't made up your mind yet? Do you want to know what are the best places, beaches, or cities to visit? Are you looking for any popular location? Well, you've come to the right place.
If you're planning to go to Mexico this summer here is A Guide to Traveling to Mexico. In this article, we will give you a list of the top 10 cities you can travel to in Mexico.
Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City)
First and foremost on our list is Mexico's capital city, Ciudad de Mexico. You're going to need more than one day to visit and experience this great and cultural city. You can visit the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Chapultepec Park, Angel of Independence, Frida Kahlo Museum, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, and much more.
You can also find a hotel or an Airbnb in downtown Mexico City as well as the best restaurants with the most delicious food in the world that will only make you want to stay forever.
Puebla, also known in colonial times as Puebla de Los Ángeles, is the largest city in the state of Puebla, and the second-largest in colonial Mexico.
The city that we know today was designed during the colonial era and was founded in 1531. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city of Puebla was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. Its cultural beauty is what makes this city one of the most popular ones in Mexico.
Guadalajara is a city in western Mexico and the capital of the state of Jalisco. The city of Guadalajara is an international center of technology, science, culture, arts, business, and finance, as well as the economic center of the region, one of the most productive regions in Latin America.
Guadalajara was the American Capital of Culture in 2005 and has hosted numerous global events, including the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. This city is known for its mix of beautiful colonial and modern architecture. Guadalajara is also popular for its delicious gastronomic variety, as well as the entire country.
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If you've heard about Mexico you've heard about Cancun. The beach city of Cancun is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Cancun is a significant tourist destination due to its location ―the Caribbean Sea.
The beach in Cancun has beautiful and fancy resorts where tourists can go on vacation and enjoy the sun, beach, music, restaurants, and more. Who wouldn't want to stay?
Tulum is a beach city and a Mayan walled city that served as a major port in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The ruins of Tulum are situated on 39 ft (12-meter) tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo.
The beach of Tulum has become popular this last decade due to the Mayan site and the beautiful beaches, resorts, restaurants, and architectural destinations.
Merida is the capital and largest city in Yucatan state in Mexico, as well as the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. Merida is famous for its beautiful and unusual architecture. The Spanish used for their buildings carved Mayan stones, many of which are still visible, for example, in the main cathedral of the city.
Merida's architecture is marked by the colonial period and most of it is kept intact in the city's Centro Historico. This is why Merida continues to be one of the main attractions and destinations in Yucatan state and why the site is so popular amongst tourists.
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Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is the second-largest urban city in the state after Guadalajara. Puerto Vallarta is usually called Vallarta amongst Mexicans but it is also known as P.V. in the United States.
Puerto Vallarta is popular for its beaches, restaurants, and resorts, and it is considered a city filled with luxuries and it can be considered as a perfect spot to vacation.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a beach city located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo and it is a popular tourist area in eastern Mexico. Playa del Carmen features a wide array of tourist attractions due to its geographical location in the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is a tourist destination because, like Cancun and Tulum, it is also known for having amazing resorts, the best food, great energy, and beautiful beaches.
Oaxaca de Juárez
Oaxaca de Juárez, or Oaxaca City, is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This town is for people who enjoy cultural experiences and heritage tourism. Oaxaca is famous for having many colonial-era structures as well as significant archeological sites and elements.
Oaxaca City, together with the nearby archeological site of Monte Albán, was named in 1987 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Last but not least, we've added Puerto Escondido to our quick list of cities to visit in Mexico. Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
This small town is one of the most important tourist attractions in the state of Oaxaca and it attracts a very eclectic group of people; surfers, backpackers, and Mexican families.
Now that you've read about the top 10 cities to visit in Mexico, where would you like to go? You can choose between big cities or small towns, port beaches or ancient ruins. Whichever you pick, we guarantee you'll have a great time!