Riviera Maya Vacations
The first thing that pops up in mind when you think of the Riviera Maya is the famous historic archaeological sites. Going on a trip to the old cities of the Mayans will give you a glimpse of these ancient civilizations. The Chichen Itza is one of the major cities of the Mayan Empire, being its capital where you can go up the Castillo or the grand pyramid and peek at the observatory of ancient astronomers where the most accurate calendars was created. Tulum which is the only walled city of the Mayan empire as well as the only Mayan city built near the ocean is worth visiting too. Other than this, though there are tourist sites and adventure activities that will interest visitors. Xcaret is an ecological park that has a Mayan theme while Xel-Ha has many caves, coves and lagoons that you can explore and swim in. A Mayan Temple can also be found in Isla Mujeres where you can also indulge in water adventures while Isla Contoy has fine sand beaches and rows of palm trees that you can relax under. Mexico vacations are definitely a learning experience when you include the Riviera Maya.
Guadalajara Itinerary Choices
You will find yourself in the midst of rich Mexican culture when you visit the city of Guadalajara. This place does not have as many beach attractions as the other places but they have picturesque sceneries and a lot of mariachi bands during their unique festivals. The Encuentro International del Mariachi is a competition of local and international bands during the Independence Day on September 16 but expect daily shows and festivities throughout the whole month. A trip to this city is focused more on sightseeing, dining and shopping. The city is rich in historical 17th century and Victorian buildings as well as is imposing and unique cathedrals. There are also many local restaurants that will give you the authentic taste of Mexican cooking. For those who crave the beach, though, the beaches of Guadalajara offer endless sun and white sand. You will surely have a wonderful time exploring everything that Guadalajara has to offer.
Veracruz is one of the cities that have retained its old world charm and although it is not top on the list of Mexico vacation destinations, it is now slowly emerging to be one. Ideal for day or night strolling is the main plaza called the Plaza de las Armas. There are several old but well-preserved buildings that you should visit such as the Municipal Palace with its baroque style of architecture and the neo-classic Virgin de la Asuncion cathedral that were all built in the 17th century. In the port area is the Pemex Tower which is an old lighthouse, the Crafts Market, the Old Customs Building, the Postal and Telegraph Building, the Civil Registry Building and the Juarez Hemicycle Monument. The Fort San Juan de Ulua is now an island that is now connected to the land. The malecon or the boardwalk has pathways and trails for daytime or nighttime strolling and exercise. One of the newer developments is the Veracruz Aquarium which is the biggest in Latin America. Include Veracruz in your vacation and find something exciting and new.
The Wonders of Mazatlan
On the Gold Coast of Mexico is Mazatlan with its palm-lined stretches of beach that is worth of being included in your Mexico vacation itinerary. Mazatlan is a very interesting marriage of history, culture and fun activities. In old Mazatlan, you can take a stroll in the citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado and light a candle at the citys famed cathedral with its twin towers. Take a walk down Mexicos most beautiful walkway, the malecon (promenade) with its palm-lined oceanfront connecting Old Mazatlan with zona dorada or resort area. Those who want to see or buy handcrafted furniture, ceramic and clay handicrafts are better off going on a countryside tour to the villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala on the Sierra Madre Mountains. Include a tour of Mazatlans trademark islands, Isla de Chivos (Goat Island), Isla de Pajaros (Bird Island) and Isla de Venados (Deer Island) with fine sand beaches. There are so much more to see in Mazatlan that thrives with the passion which Mexico is known for.
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