The rugged beauty of Oaxaca in Southwestern Mexico has two central draws for those seeking out the best sightseeing trips in Mexico. The Central Valleys region around Oaxaca City is one of the best places in Mexico to explore pre-colonial sites such as the impressive Monte Alban, capital of the Zapotec empire. But then there’s also the region’s luscious Pacific beaches, such as Zipolite Beach, and the calm lagoons of Lagunas de Chacahua National Park.
Separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, the Yucatan Peninsula is an amazing blend of attractions. There are the first-rate beaches stretching out from Merida for one, and the Mayan ruins of Uxmal for another. Then there are stunning sinkholes that offer everything from a refreshing dip to a hidden world of stalactites, stalagmites and organic rock formations. Don’t forget to stop off in Tulum for an incredible night out too though!
Mexico City Sightseeing
Forget any idea you might have of escaping Mexico City as quickly as possible – this is a capital that deserves your persistence. Capital of both the Spanish Americas and the Aztecs before them, its central squares are bursting with stunning structures, not least the Templo Mayor and Metropolitan Cathedral. The lively Mercado San Juan provides a unique insight into everyday life in the city, while the name of the Palacio de Bellas Artes should really be much more widely known.
Playa del Carmen Sightseeing
This beach resort on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula not only offers pretty much endless chances to lie in the shade of a palm on the near-white sands of beaches such as Parque Fundadores, but is also the place to head to discover some of Mexico’s finest Mayan ruins. The Chichén Itzá complex, and its famed El Castillo pyramid, is just a drive away. But that doesn’t mean Playa del Carmen isn’t a place to let your hair down too, with an excellent nightlife rocking the streets long into the night.
Sightseeing in Guadalajara
Laying claim to an impressive mix of old and new, from the aging stonework of the Hospicio Cabanas, one of the oldest and largest hospitals in the Americas and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco; to the office blocks of the twenty-first century. While in the city, be sure to enjoy the roaming mariachi bands and offers of tequila – both born in the city.
Like the look of Mexico’s top destinations? Mexico sightseeing tours offer an unforgettable insight into the history and culture of this Latin American tour de force!