Mexico is a large country with regions which can be quite different from one another. The inner sections of Mexico are filled with beautiful mountain cities with Spanish Colonial architecture. These cities will cover anything from large modern cities like Monterrey and Mexico City to quaint pueblos like San Luis Potosi and San Miguel. Virtually all of the inland destinations from Mexico City as well as on south offer adding ruins coming from a once mighty civilization which rivaled the Roman empire 2000 years back.The country’s past generally seems to live at one having its present.
In Mexico City, the Plaza de las Tres Culturas celebrates the 3 major cultures who have shaped Mexico: you can find Aztec ruins, the 17th-century colonial church of San Diego and several late 20th-century buildings. The dead are alive here, at least once annually; when of the Dead, the living bring gifts on their dearly departed and spend the night time inside their company, remembering and celebrating how things was once.
Mexico is really a traveler’s paradise, crammed with numerous opposing identities: desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient ruins, teeming industrialized cities, time-warped colonial towns, glitzy resorts, deserted beaches as well as a world-beating variety of plant life and animals.
This combination of modern and traditional, cliched and surreal, is key to Mexico’s charm, whether your passion is throwing back margaritas, listening to howler monkeys, surfing the Mexican Pipeline, scrambling over Mayan ruins or expanding your collection of posable Day in the Dead skeletons.
Mexico is enjoyable year-round, but October to May is often probably the most pleasant a chance to visit. The May-September period may be hot and humid, especially in the south, and inland temperatures can approach freezing during December-February. Facilities are usually heavily booked during Semana Santa (a few days before Easter) and Christmas/New Year, the peak domestic travel periods.
Mexico’s climate has something for all: it’s hot and humid along the coastal plains, and drier and much more temperate at higher elevations inland (Guadalajara or Mexico City, as an example). Avoid the southern coast between July and September — the resorts are decidedly soggy and jam-packed.
The Mexican Riviera hosts destinations including Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Ixtapa, Acapulco and Huatulco. Each one of these cities features a flavor distinct as well as other from one another. (See every one of these destinations within our Mexico guide to find out which city suites you best.)
The Mayan Riviera hosts Mexico destinations which not only offer many of the most beautiful beaches worldwide, but easy accessibility to a myriad of Mayan ruins, Cenotes and the best scuba diving on this planet.
Planning is key to having a great vacation when visiting Mexico. Taking the time to plan your trip before hand is the simplest way to enjoy your trip. Planning is not merely needed to enjoy your vacation, but to stay affordable, have access to entertainment, and have a backup plan should anything go awry.
When you are within a strict budget, stick to the small colonial cities where backpackers and so on can travel for around $600 to $800 USD monthly. Live much like the locals anytime you can. Which means that if you want to rent a location . . . do as the locals and check the streets to rent signs. Additionally, it can help to engage a local (pay them around $20 USD) to help you find a place. Once established in affordable housing, spend your hard earned dollars inside the mercado, going to the local villages, attractions, and partying at the local cantina.