8 best holiday destinations in Mexico

Mexico is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and the worth to be visited places are thousands. Every corner of this unique country full of colors and sensations is a real magic. Tropical sun caresses your skin 365 days a year, the golden beaches look like in a wonderful dream, the food is full of flavors, and the people are warm and hospitable. Since there is a great risk to miss a number of amazing worth visiting places, we have created a short list of places not to be missed. Let’s see what are the best destinations in Mexico.

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Cancun, Mexico by dronepicr

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is today undoubtedly the number one tourist destination in Mexico. It beats all the other popular Mexican cities when it comes to great beaches and Caribbean charm.

Founded in 1970, this beautiful tourist city on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula boasts fabulous snow white beaches dotted with coconut groves and luxury hotels, and at the same time is within arm’s reach from the rich cultural heritage of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Temperatures range between 28°C in January and 32°C in August.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Paul Hamilton

Puerto Vallarta is the most fashionable tourist destination in Mexico.

The resort city on the Pacific coast attracts mainly young tourists from Europe, the US and Mexico with its diverse opportunities for entertainment and is well known for its wild and interesting night life.

Puerto Vallarta is also known as the favorite holiday destination for gay couples from around the world. Often called the “Ibiza of North America”, Puerto Vallarta offers the opportunity to diversify your lazy afternoons on the beach with sightseeing.

The colourful buildings and small churches remind of the Mediterranean. The average daytime temperature ranges between 29°C in January and 34°C in August.

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Los Cabos, Mexico by Jeff Gunn

Los Cabos (includes the resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) is a popular tourist destination, especially for American tourists during the winter season.

With its beautiful beaches, desert landscapes and 365 days of sunny, cloudless and warm weather per year, Los Cabos is the most picturesquely situated Mexican resort. It is known for its spectacular coastal cliffs that descend into the deep blue waters of the Pacific.

Temperatures range from 25 – 26°C in January to about 34°C in August.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Tacos Camarón in Isla Mujeres by Jason Rosenberg

Isla Mujeres is a small island in the Caribbean Sea and is a favorite spot for this part of the sun seeking tourists who want to find the perfect place for swimming, diving, sunbathing and water sports.

Located just a few kilometers from the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Mujeres offers white sand and turquoise waters as well as stunning views of the busy Cancun on the mainland.

The average temperature in January is about 28 – 29°C and in August reaches about 33 – 34°C.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Riviera Maya, Mexico by Gary J. Wood

Riviera Maya is a chain of small resort villages, which follows the Caribbean coast of Mexico to the south of Cancun.

This part of Mexico is indeed the essence of the Latin American country. It is a combination of pristine nature, dense forests, rich wildlife, great cultural wealth and history, fragrant cuisine, snow-white beaches, turquoise sea and, of course, year round perfect weather.

Among the best places to spend your vacation on the Mexican Riviera is Playa del Carmen.

The average daytime temperature during the year is from 28°C in January to about 33°C in August.

Acapulco, Mexico

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Acapulco, Mexico by Jeff Futo

The most romantic Mexican resort of Acapulco was once the world’s most famous destination for rich and wealthy tourists and Hollywood celebrities together with places such as St. Tropez and Monaco.

Over the years, Acapulco has lost some of its shine and good reputation in contrast to other more famous Mexican resorts such as Puerto Vallarta or Cancun.

However, today Acapulco offers much better prices and is already available for not-so-wealthy tourists who want to enjoy the tropical paradise.

It offers year round great weather and temperatures of around 28 – 29°C in January and 30 – 32°C in August.

Manzanillo, Mexico

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Manzanillo, Mexico by DAN

Manzanillo is a less popular place to spend your vacation, especially when compared to other top destinations such Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Maya.

However, if you’re into delicious seafood or if you just enjoy fishing, then Manzanillo is one of the most recommended places in Mexico to visit.

The city is well known as a destination of eternal summer. Temperatures are between 29°C in winter and 33°C in summer.

Winter is the best time to spend your vacation here, because summers are often too rainy.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico by Darren & Justine

If you are looking for a place to spend your vacation away from huge crowds of tourists, you could consider the idea to spend some time in Zihuatanejo.

It is a very nice and charming tourist town on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico. Zihuatanejo is a fascinating mixture of colonial architecture, year round green vegetation, sunny and warm weather during the winter months and lovely golden beaches dotted with coconut palms.

Most tourists visit the town during the winter season when temperatures are around 31 – 32°C and the sky is completely clear.