Officially called the United Mexico States, Mexico is a country located in North America. It shares a land border with the United States, Guatemala and Belize. It also shares a maritime border with the Pacific Ocean to the south and west, the Caribbean Sea by the southeast and by the Gulf of Mexico to the east.
Mexico is one of the world’s most visited countries as recognized by the World Tourism Organization. It is popular for its Meso-American ruins, numerous colourful cultural festivals, historical colonial cities, lush nature reserves and excellent beach resorts. The country’s unique cultural mix of European and Meso-American added with its enviable climate makes Mexico a favourite destination for many travellers.
When planning a holiday in Mexico, there are simply so many options on where to go, what to do and what to see. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in Mexico that should not be missed:
Tulum – The city is home to a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city that served as a major port for Cobá. It is one of the last inhabited cities built by the Mayans and of the best preserved coastal Maya sites. The ruins are located on tall cliffs standing 39 feet tall. It is situated in the Quintana Roo state along the east cost of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea.
Palacio Nacional – The seat of the Federal Executive in Mexico, the Palacio Nacional is located in the Plaza da la Constitución (El Zócalo), which is the main square of Mexico City. The Palacio Nacional is the palace of the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec Empire. The current palace was built with materials that came from the original palace that had belonged to Moctezuma II. The Campana de Dolores, the bell that had rung in the town of Dolores Hidalgo at the start of the War of Independence of 1810, can be viewed once visitors enter the centre door of the palace. The Palace Nacional also has numerous murals, created by Diego Rivera, depicting the civilisation of the Mexicans from the arrival of the Quetzalcóatl up to the post-revolutionary period.
Chichen Itza – An archaeological site located in the Tinum municipality, Chichen Itza was a vast pre-Columbian city that was built by the Maya people from the Terminal Classic period. The site showcases numerous architectural styles seen in Central Mexico and Northern Maya lowlands. Chichen Itza welcomes around 18 million tourists annually making it one of Mexico’s most visit archaeological sites.
Plaza Garibaldi – Located in the historic centre of Mexico City, between the historic Calle República de Honduras and Calle República de Peru, the Plaza Garibaldi is well known as the home of mariachi music. Numerous mariachi bands can be seen playing at all hours in this plaza. It is definitely a unique place to visit while in Mexico.
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