10 MOST AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN MEXICO
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Mexico, I suggest you reserve 3 weeks for your first trip if you want to take the most of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. If you decide to go on a Solo Trip, trust me, it will be a life-changing experience. Might sound difficult the first time and I know many people around me who are scared to take the step, but trust me: Once you go on a Solo Travel you will definitely want more. And it is totally safe to go to the Yucatan Peninsula as a Solo Traveler.
I’ve been traveling alone since 2014 and have traveled to many countries on my own since then. And it’s a perfect thing. Going on a Solo Female Travel is not something to be ashamed of, or scared of. If you do your homework and eliminate unfriendly places in Mexico, you still end up with a long list of beautiful places that you can experience while solo traveling.
The following list is based on my experiences as Solo Female Traveler because I like to recommend only places where I’ve been and had a blast. Based on my experience, I would say the Yucatan Peninsula is very safe, due to all the police patrolling in the region.
10 MOST AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN MEXICO
Chichen Itza is one of the main archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. It is a sacred city and a Mayan pilgrimage center, founded by the Itza, the so-called water sorcerers, in the 5th century AD. The name Chichén means “mouth of the well” and Itzá refers to those who founded it, the Itzáes “water witches”, around the year 435.
TULUM – MAYAN RUINS
The Maya people had many talents, but their most impressive talent was building. It is said that they had around 60 cities and they built them all. They built so many things such as palaces, pyramids, ceremonial structures, and temple observatories. This was impressive as they didn’t have metal tools.
A Maya city consisted of a series of stepped platforms topped by masonry structures, ranging from great temple pyramids and palaces to individual house mounds. Maya architecture is characterized by a sophisticated sense of decoration and art.
It’s no wonder that Bacalar is named the Mexican Maldives when you arrive there and see the beautiful color of the lake. Bacalar is located in the southern part of Quintana Roo state, in southeast Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. You will find different names for this beautiful paradise, like Bacalar Lagoon, Laguna Bacalar, the Mexican Maldives, The Lagoon of Seven Colors.
I loved everything about Isla Mujeres and its stunning white sand beaches. Playa Norte, located on the northern part of the island, has been rated the best site in Mexico for its postcard-worthy powdery white sand and turquoise waters by Traveller’s Choice in 2023 and among the Top 25 best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor.
If you plan to visit Isla Mujeres, the ferry system in Cancun is at hand. Ferries run all day between the island from three different docks in Cancun: El Embarcadero, Playa Tortugas, and Playa Caracol, all located in the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera).
Cancun is one of the most popular and most visited resort areas in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cancun offers so many activities that you can spend one week and you’ll not have enough of it. Cancun offers its visitors centuries of culture through Mayan temples, Caribbean white sand beaches, and turquoise waters.
Cenotes around Cancun are one of the top attractions for tourists coming to Cancun.
This was my favorite part of Mexico. I loved this island so much and trust me even during the rain or after a heavy rain you can still have a good time and enjoy the good vibe here. People are so relaxed and detached from all problems, that you can see the impact this small island has on them.
Despite the fact it is a small island, the nightlife is very animated.
Mexico City – the capital of Mexico – built on the ruins of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan is very well known for its tacos and the Day of the Death Parade. I bet this ancient festivity is on everyone’s Bucket List and must be done at least once in a lifetime.
Its rich gastronomy, archaeological sites, cultural venues, museums, and galleries gather tourists all year round. Who doesn’t dream of a portion of spicy tacos right now?
If you’re on your way to visiting Chichen Itza, then you should definitely make a stop at Valladolid. It is a small city of 48 000 residents with a charming town center, colorful homes, and authentic Mexican life. Valladolid is an excellent city if you wish to delve into the true Mexican life. Most people visit Valladolid for a day trip, but it is definitely worth staying at least 2 days.
Did you know that there are more than 6 000 cenotes in Mexico? Some say there are more than 7 000, but what is for sure is that over 2 200 cenotes have been officially listed. Most of them are located on the Yucatan Peninsula, close to Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Valladolíd, and at least 900 are considered to be a part of the ‘Ring of Cenotes’ located near the city of Merida. But what are these cenotes and why are they so famous?
Sian Ka’an is a biosphere reserve near Tulum in the Yucatan Peninsula. here you will find an incredible wildlife reserve that offers a wide variety of activities. You can enjoy your time by exploring the cenotes, mangrove swamps, lagoons, and beaches. The easiest way to reach Sian Ka’an is by booking a tour. If you decide going to Sian Ka’an, than you should also visit the Mayan ruins at Muyil.
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Tell me in the comments section if you’ve been to Mexico and what was your experience. If you are planning to go on solo travel ask me for some useful tips that are not in this article.