Destinations

Puerto Peñasco

city in Sonora, Mexico

31.316667-113.536944

Merida (Mexico)

A short distance — yet seemingly a world away — from the rowdy, touristy beach resorts of Cancún and Cozumel that make up the Yucatán of cliché, Mérida is the cultural center of southern Mexico, boasting a panoply of excellent museums and attractions, a vibrant street life, and a wealth of historic colonial-era architecture that's second only to Mexico City on the national scene.

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Palenque

former city state in Central America in present-day southern Mexico

17.483978-92.046328

Mexico City

capital city of Mexico

19.4106-99.1306

Tulum

Mayan coastal city with spectacular Caribbean vistas. Dates from late Mayan period.

20.41667-87.3

Cancún

One of the worlds most popular and famous beaches, known for its clear Caribbean waters, its lively party atmosphere, and its wealth of recreational facilities. During the U.S. college Spring Break (mid-Feb to the end of March) it is noted for drinking, sunburns, and debauchery.

21.17429-86.84656

Guanajuato

capital city of Guanajuato, Mexico

21.017778-101.256667

Mazatlan

city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa

23.1833-106.4167

Chetumal

city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

18.50361111-88.30527778

San Luis Potosi

Located in central Mexico, a colonial city that was once an important silver producer, but today, relies on manufacturing for its economic base.

22.1518-100.98

Tijuana

city in Baja California, Mexico

32.525-117.033333

Cozumel

Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. It has great diving, nice people, safe streets, and prices comparable to other Mexican tourist destinations. The diving is the main draw to Cozumel; if you prefer white sandy beaches then other nearby destinations would be a better bet It was badly battered in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, but, with few exceptions, has been completely repaired.

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, or just "Playa" as it is also commonly referred to by locals, is a coastal resort town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Approximately 70 km south of Cancún and 20 km west of Cozumel island, it is at the center of the Mayan Riviera and offers a more relaxed atmosphere and smaller boutique lodgings.

20.63333-87.08161

Valladolid (Mexico)

Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán. Located about a 45 minute drive from the (lesser-used) east entrance of Chichén Itzá, it offers an alternative base for the ruins, while having its own charms as well -- although further from the ruins than the town of Piste, Valladolid is less tourist-oriented and has more historic charm.

20.689444-88.201667

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is a town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula, about 20 km south of Cancún. It is a fishing village, and a resort and diving destination. It is roughly halfway between Cancún and Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The pier in the center of town hosts snorkel and sport fishing boats while yachts dock in a man-made harbour just south of town. The village used to be the embarkation point for the car ferry to Cozumel, but that now leaves from Calica, a major port south of Playa del Carmen.

20.8398-86.8878

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

16.41-92.408611

Taxco

Small city and administrative center of a municipality of the same name (Taxco de Alarcón) located in the Mexican state of Guerrero

18.55638889-99.605

Monterrey

city in Mexico

25.6667-100.3

Guadalajara

city in Jalisco, México

20.666667-103.35

Acapulco

largest city in Guerrero, Mexico

16.863611-99.8825
Sights

Oaxaca

state of Mexico

16.9-96.41666667

Baja California

state of Mexico

30-115.16666667

Toluca

City in the capital municipality of Mexico State

19.2925-99.65694444

San Miguel de Allende

municipal capital city of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico; UNESCO World Heritage Site

20.91416667-100.74361111

Coyoacán

Mexico City's town hall

19.35-99.16166667

Chichen Itza

Majestic Mayan city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

20.6829-88.56865

Uxmal

Impressive Mayan city-state in the Puc Region, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

20.359444-89.771389

Monte Alban

In the state of Oaxaca, a Zapotec site dating from about 500 BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

17.0441-96.7681

Torre Latinoamericana

tower in Mexico City

19.43388889-99.14055556

Teotihuacan

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico

19.6925-98.84388889

Baja California Peninsula

peninsula of North America on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

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El Tajin

El Tajin (El Tajín) is in the state of Veracruz in Mexico. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

20.448-97.378

Frida Kahlo Museum

historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

19.35503056-99.16284444

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

biosphere reserve

19.5-87.75

Isla Mujeres

island of Quintana Roo, Mexico

21.23333333-86.73333333

Teotihuacán Municipality

human settlement in Mexico

19.68972222-98.86083333

Estadio Azul

football (soccer) stadium in Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City, home venue for Cruz Azul

19.38338889-99.178225

Huatulco

tourist development in Mexico

15.85-96.33333333

Estadio Jalisco

football (soccer) stadium located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

20.70500833-103.32814722

Palacio de los Deportes

arena

19.40527778-99.09972222

Foro Sol

sports venue

19.40488889-99.09594444

Anahuacalli Museum

19.3225-99.14416667

Xcaret

Maya civilization archaeological site on Yucatán Peninsula

20.57805556-87.11916667

Guerrero Negro

town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur

27.95888889-114.05611111

Cerro de la Silla

Mountain in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

25.62305556-100.24277778

Tijuana Cultural Center

cultural center in Tijuana, Mexico

32.53-117.02388889

Chapultepec

hill

19.41305556-99.19777778

Zócalo

Plaza de la Constitución, Mexico City

19.43277778-99.13333333

Viveros de Coyoacán

19.35439167-99.17203889

Chacchoben

maya site in Quintana Roo, Mexico

19.00081667-88.23238056

Leon Trotsky Museum, Mexico City

national museum

19.35758056-99.15778056

José Luis Cuevas Museum

19.43365278-99.12898333

Kohunlich

human settlement in Mexico

18.41916667-88.79

Macroplaza

square in Monterrey, Mexico

25.66861111-100.30972222

Muyil

20.07777778-87.61527778

Mummies of Guanajuato

A must if you're in Guanajuato. In 1910, due to the overcrowding of the local graveyard, the authorities were forced to exhume several bodies and when they did that they found the bodies had turned into mummies rather than fully decomposing. After that they founded this really strange and unique museum.

21.020081-101.26643452

Mazunte

town in Oaxaca, Mexico

15.666-96.556

Plaza de las Tres Culturas

square in Mexico, Mexico

19.45111111-99.13722222

Cave of the Crystals

27.85083333-105.49638889

La Feria de Chapultepec

19.41638889-99.19555556

La Valenciana Church (San Cayetano)

Built from 1765-1788 with funding from the rich silver mines, this is considered to be one of the best examples of Mexican Churrigueresque architecture. Particularly noteworthy are the finely-carved, elaborate altars covered in gold leaf.

21.04158056-101.25753056

Santa Lucía riverwalk

25.67257778-100.29811667

Pyramid of the Magician

The most impressive structure and the tallest at 35m, which you will find just beyond the entrance. According to ancient legend, this pyramid was built by Itzamna in one night. It actually appears to have been built in five phases, and it was situated so that its western stairway faces the setting sun at summer solstice. Tourists are no longer permitted to climb the pyramid.

20.35944444-89.77138889

Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento

This finely detailed Gothic Revival cathedral was built over decades starting in the late 19th century. There is a mechanical clock in the bell tower that features a procession of the Twelve Apostles at 09:00, 12:00 and 18:00. The interior of the church features a lovely collection of stained glass windows.

20.67361111-103.35888889

Arena Coliseo

arena in Mexico City, Mexico

19.43944444-99.13472222

El Caracol, Chichen Itza

pyramid in Chichén Itzá

20.6792-88.5707

Cerro del Obispado

25.67618056-100.34610833

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Mexico

Mexico (Spanish: México), the United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a country in North America, between the United States of America to the north, and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. Its coastlines include the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Guatemala

Guatemala is a country in Central America. It has borders to Mexico in the north/northwest, to Belize in the northeast, to Honduras in the southeast, to El Salvador in the south. It has a Pacific coastline to the southwest, and a tiny piece of Caribbean coastline to the east. Guatemala is very tough land. You can experience volcanic activity, seismic activity (earthquakes, mudslides), and hurricanes.

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Belize

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east) and the only one in the region with English as its official language. Belize is bordered by Guatemala to the west and south, and Mexico to the north.

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