It might sound strange but as kids, we all have aspirations and dreams to visit some of our favorite destinations in the world with our parents and friends. Although, we might not know much about the place we have an uncanny connection to certain places that grab our attention instantly. As we grow older, we gather more knowledge and information finding out more about places that we can visit and how we can have a dream vacation that would allow us to escape the worldly chaos and find the peace that we’ve been looking for.
While you are looking for your dream vacation you can add Mexico to your list which can provide you with the best holiday experiences you can imagine. You can grab your backpack and explore the country by yourself or you can book a cruise to Mexico and head easily to various destinations. While there are plenty of cities across Mexico that can offer you the best vacation experiences, there’s a lot that Mexico has to offer.
Let’s take a quick look at the top 6 reasons to include Mexico in your dream vacation.
Walk the pristine beaches
Blessed with a breathtaking coastline, Mexico has no shortage of pristine sandy beaches that offer a great way to escape worldly routine and boredom. You can visit these beaches all over the country and find some adventure in water sports activities or just pick a chair and read your favorite book and bask in the sunny weather. If you are in Cancun you can look for Isla Mujeres which offers a perfect white sandy beach, turquoise blue waters and swaying palm trees. If you love some adventure, Paradise Beach in Cozumel is one of the world’s premier diving and snorkeling. You can also find excellent beaches in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo San Lucas Puerto Vallarta.
Eat the best Mexican food
Mexican food needs no introduction. Hence, one of the reasons why you should put Mexico on your dream vacation list is because you want to eat the best Mexican food. With plenty of amazing food experiences, your trip to Mexico can be a unique gastronomic journey. If you are traveling across Mexico you can chomp plenty of tortas that are easily available in various restaurants and street stands. You can also try plenty of varieties of fajitas, chilaquiles, flautas, tostadas, quesadillas, churros, tamales, enchiladas, gorditas and tacos. While you are here you shouldn’t miss out on eating mole and drinking some tequila and mezcal made from agave.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
Now that the world is connected via the internet, many people are aware of the Day of the Dead celebrations that happen on a grand scale in Mexico. If you have a dream of participating in this festival you can add Mexico to your travel list and visit during November. This festival combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors and celebrates their memory.
Many people decorate and light candles at the altar to remember their ancestors but even if you don’t have one you can certainly join the party and celebrate the Day of the Dead in various parts of the country. You can dress up in spooky clothes and paint your face and join the party and the parade that is nothing like you have seen before. If you know someone in Mexico you can join the feast and become a part of their family celebration and understand more about Mexican culture.
Go back in time
If you are a history lover, Mexico must be on your dream vacation list because there are plenty of attractions here that offer you a well-deserved trip into the past. Believe it or not, Mexican history spans more than three millennia and therefore there is a lot to cover. To be honest, it would be hard to cover all the ground in one single trip. From exploring Mayan ruins and architecture to knowing more about Mexico’s colonial history you can find plenty of buildings, monuments and places that speak about what Mexico and Mexican people have witnessed and endured through time. While you are here you can visit the must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico like Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Uxmal, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, El Tajin and many others.
Explore Mexican art and architecture
Mexico’s art and architecture are certainly visible the moment you step out of the airport. With plenty of museums, Mexico has no shortage of art enthusiasts. If you are looking for a trip into the world of Mexican art you can visit some of the popular museums in the country. You can explore some of the finest art at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Similarly, you can also visit The National Museum of Anthropology which is the biggest and most visited museum in Mexico. Apart from the museum, you can also explore Mexican art in various pottery shops, wooden furniture, textiles and paper crafts. Mexico’s architecture is equally fascinating with preserved ruins and elegant colonial-era buildings and structures that still dominate various towns and cities across the country.
Mexican music and dance
When you are looking to have some fun what’s better than some foot-tapping Mexican music that instantly captures your attention and fills your soul with emotions. Like the food and architecture, the music of Mexico takes inspiration from various cultures that have lived and thrived in Mexico. During the early 19th century, music became an expression of Mexican nationalism.
While mariachi music is quite popular you can also find some other folk music types like Norteno, Corrido and Banda. Today, you can find Mexican music blending with popular pop, rock and Latin alternative genres to connect with the youth. While you are here in Mexico you can buy tickets to some of the popular local bands that play music in local bars and pubs allowing you to introduce yourself to Mexican music and find the peace and tranquility that you have been searching for.
As you have read, Mexico has a lot to offer. It is a very diverse country and definitely worth visiting!
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