#121 best destination in the world

 

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

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  • National Museum of Mexico
  • Contains archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage such as the Aztec calendar stone

Chichen Itza, Tinum

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  • Was one of the largest pre-Columbian cities built by the Maya
  • City thrived from 600-1200 AD
  • Important example of Central Mexican architectural style
  • Considered a mythical great city in later Mesoamerican literature

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

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  • Sandy beach lined with palm trees, beach chairs, restaurants and bars

Cancún Underwater Museum

  • Non-profit organization based in Cancún, devoted to the art of conservation, started in 2009
  • The museum has a total of 500 sculptures, most by six sculptors, with three different galleries submerged between 9.8 and 19.6 ft deep in the ocean at the Cancún National Marine Park
  • The museum was thought up by the Marine Park Directors, with the objective of saving the nearby coral reefs by providing an alternative destination for divers

Tulum

  • Site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city which served as a major port for Coba
  • Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya
  • The city was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico
  • By the end of the 16th century, the site was abandoned
  • Today it is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites

Arch of Cabo San Lucas

  • Distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, it is there that the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California
  • This spot is a popular gathering area for sea lions
  • The arch is three stories tall and was formed from natural erosion

Hidden Beach, Islas Marietas National Park

  • Famous beach known as Playa Escondida or Playa del Amor (love beach) in the Marieta Islands
  • The Marieta Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of the state of Nayarit
  • The islands are a popular destination because of the marine life
  • People often report seeing sea turtles, manta rays, octopus, wild dolphins, humpback whales and thousands of species of tropical fish around the islands

Six Flags México, Mexico City

  • Amusement park located in the Tlalpan forest and borough, in Mexico City
  • It is the most visited theme park in Latin America