Updated on August 1, 2018
10 Cities in Mexico That You Need to Visit
Welcome back to the blog! I know I always give you information on what to do, see, and eat in Puerto Peñasco, but here I’ll tell you what other cities in Mexico are great to visit! You can’t go wrong with any of the cities experiencing good culture and great food. Here are 10 cities for you to visit and enjoy during your trip in Mexico!
In the past decade or so Tulum has become more popular for vacationers than the secret getaway it used to be; however, it is still one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mexico. This city still has some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins, bioreserves, and cenotes (underground water-filled caverns). From the beach, to multiple ruins, to swimming in cenotes this city is a must see.
An island off the Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel has some of the best beaches to see in Mexico. Cruise ships are constantly docked on the island and cause much tourist traffic – but that shouldn’t prevent you from visiting this little island. The best things to do in Cozumel do not even involve the downtown area, but rather the diving and viewing of the shallow reefs. Whether you want to dive into the reefs or take a glass bottom boat around the island you will enjoy the relaxation and getaway of this island.
Having a European chic atmosphere to it, Playa del Carmen is one of the larger cities in Mexico for expats. With chic cafes, bars, resorts, and boutiques opening up all over the city it offers a unique experience outside of traditional Mexican culture. The main pedestrian walkway La Quinta Avenida is filled with bars and clubs, walking distance from the beach. With white sand and turquoise water this destination is great for those looking for a chic city!
The second largest city in Mexico, this is a great escape for people interested in Mexican culture. Known for mariachi bands, tequila, and museums Guadalajara is a place of beautiful architecture and nightlife. You get a taste of native culture mixed with modern culture, but with less traffic than Mexico City.
5. Mexico City
One of the largest and liveliest cities in the world with a distinguished arts and culture scene. The city is affordable and safer than it has been in previous years. This city is now becoming an area for hipsters and foodies alike with some of the best international restaurants. Rich in history with museums and sites preserved for Mexican heritage this city will soon be among the top in the world.
An UNESCO World Heritage Site this is one of the most beautiful cities Mexico has to offer. Elegant colonial buildings, buzzing plazas, and colorful homes Guanajato is not a city you’ll want to miss. Full of art and culture you will enjoy yourself in the main Mercado admiring the architecture of the city.
7. Los Cabos
Encompassing Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and the resort Corridor Los Cabos is world renowned as a sunny getaway. For surfers, divers, fishers, and golfers this is the ultimate escape and beach town for everyone. With celebrities and college students crowding the beach every person fits in here… just beware around spring break!
8. Chichén Itzá
One of the newer 7 wonders of the world and most well-preserved Mayan sites in Mexico, this is a must see. An UNESCO Heritage Site it can get crowded with over 1.2 million visitors a year, but you will without a doubt be impressed with the ruins. Stay in a town nearby and arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds to enjoy the site even more. There are also a ton of cenotes and archeological sites nearby for you to enjoy!
A colonial city on the pacific coast of Southern Mexico Oaxaca remains a beautiful traditional city. Still a large presence of indigenous culture, vibrant artisan scene, and amazing cuisine this is one of the 34 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Mexico. The city dates back to the ancient Zapotecs that occupied the well preserved Monté Alban ruins. Being a traditional city, many recipes, crafts, and stores have been passed down for generations!
Vibrant colored buildings line the streets of San Miguel de Allende with 16th century origins. Now a city popular for expats and tourists it has kept its quaintness while growing larger. Filled with baroque architecture, narrow walkways, and artisan shops this city is one of old culture that is still around today. Once filled with wealth from silver mines it was then left in ruin after many wars. Not long ago it was brought back to life by a Chicago business man. When you visit this city just sit back, relax, and enjoy the slow pace of life.
Each of these cities has something unique to offer you throughout your trips. If you have any questions in-regard-to what to see and where to go contact me and I’d be more than happy to help you find a home in Puerto Peñasco and see some other beautiful cities in Mexico!