#121 best destination in the world

 

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

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Best time to travel: March-May
Ease of travel: Easy 
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 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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Best time to travel: Jan-March, Nov-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 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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Best time to travel: Jan-April
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

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

Cancún Underwater Museum

Best time to travel: Jan-April, Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 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

Best time to travel: Nov-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • 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

Best time to travel: May-June
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 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

Best time to travel: Jan-May, Nov-Dec
Walk difficulty:
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • 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

Best time to travel: March-May
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

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