Mexico has so many tourist attractions that choosing only 56 is an arduous task. We present this selection to you, apologizing for the huge number of wonderful sites that we had to leave out.

1.  Huasteca Potosina in San Luis Potosí

1. Huasteca Potosina in San Luis Potosí

The Huasteca Potosina is a large space in the state of San Luis Potosí, which brings together a set of municipalities and attractions, as if you were in a small country, ready to enjoy all possible charms.

Its epicenter is Ciudad Valles, where the largest hotel capacity is located. Nearby is Micos, with its beautiful stepped waterfalls. In Aquismón, the Sótano de las Golondrinas awaits you, a dizzying abyss over 500 meters deep, full of birds. In the municipality of Xilitla, the great attraction is the Surrealist Garden of Sir Edward James.

Tamuín is notable for its archaeological sites. The Huasteca Potosina is a whole microcosm of charming places for tourists.

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2. Bacalar in Quintana Roo

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If in the Huasteca Potosina you have a great variety of places to enjoy, Bacalar is enough with one, its lagoon, to offer you an unforgettable vacation.

The also called Laguna de los Siete Colores is impressive for its beauty, its rapids, its stromatolites and especially for its bewitching cenotes.

The lagoon is also a fashionable place for jet boating and other water sports. Outside the water, the town of Bacalar has other places of tourist interest, such as the San Felipe Neri Fort and the Caste War Museum.

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3. Hierve el Agua Waterfalls, Oaxaca

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The name may initially make you think of steaming waterfalls, but this natural wonder of the state of Oaxaca is a group of petrified waterfalls.

The stony waterfalls were formed over the millennia, by dripping water saturated with carbonates, in the same way that stalactites and stalagmites are erected in caves. The fascinating place is the Oaxacan population of San Isidro Roaguía and it is also an archaeological site of interest, due to a Zapotec system of irrigation and terraces.

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4. Pools of Xilitla in San Luis Potosí

4. Pools of Xilitla in San Luis Potosí

Splendidly combining the work of man with that of nature, in the Potosí municipality of Xilitla there is a spectacular artistic ensemble, made by the wealthy Scottish sculptor of the 20th century, Edward Jones.

The architectural and sculptural conglomerate is located in a beautiful area of ​​more than 300 thousand square meters and the artistic pieces are admirably integrated into waterfalls, pools, gardens and other components of the natural environment. These include The Stairway to Heaven , The Bedroom with a Whale-Shaped Roof, and  LaCasa de los Peristilos , to name just three.

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5. Marietas Islands

5. Marietas Islands

They are two uninhabited Nayarit islands, called Isla Redonda and Isla Larga. They are frequented for their beautiful beaches, ideal for diving, snorkeling and observing underwater life.

They are also visited by bird watchers, particularly to see the rare blue-footed gannet.

In April 2016, the authorities made the decision to temporarily close the islands to visitors, because their ecosystems were being put under excessive pressure.

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6. Playa del Carmen

6. Playa del Carmen

The Riviera Maya, in the Mexican Caribbean, is one of the main world corridors for beach tourism and its heart is Playa del Carmen.

The city of the state of Quintana Roo, in front of the island of Cozumel, has a first-rate hotel infrastructure that is constantly expanding, paradisiacal beaches, ecological parks and excellent restaurants where you can enjoy fresh Caribbean fish and seafood and international cuisine. .

Also in the city or very close to it, there are interesting archaeological sites and museums that teach about the area’s fascinating pre-Hispanic Mayan past.

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7. Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas

7. Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas

The Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers, in the Chiapas municipality of Tumbalá, form vertical cliffs in their canyons, from which beautiful blue-and-white waterfalls, the Agua Azul waterfalls, flow.

The beautiful bluish hue comes from the carbonates that dissolve in the water along its course. The paradisiacal setting of the place is complemented by the intricate surrounding foliage. Access to the site is on the highway that connects San Cristóbal de las Casas with Palenque.

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8. Monarch Butterflies in Michoacán

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The Monarch butterfly, the beautiful species with characteristic orange and black colors, has survived in North America thanks to a long rest trip that has Mexico as its point of arrival.

It is the insect that makes the longest migratory movement, traveling 4,000 kilometers to escape the harsh Canadian winter.

In Michoacán it has two great sanctuaries, the mountain of El Rosario and Sierra Chincua. Wildlife watchers manage to spot these curious insects that make their home in Mexico between November and March.

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9. Palenque in Chiapas

24. Palenque

It is a city of Mayan origin in the state of Chiapas, whose main attractions are its archaeological sites and its beautiful waterfalls. Much of the archaeological zone has yet to be unearthed, remaining buried in the jungle, but what has been revealed is impressive.

The main buildings uncovered are the Observatory, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Inscriptions, the Temple of the Count, the Temple of the Skull, the Temple of the Cross and the Palace. In several of them there are magnificent bas-reliefs and other decorative elements. Palenque is also famous for its waterfalls, among which are Misol-Ha, Agua Azul and Agua Clara.

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10. Zócalo and Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

1. Zócalo and Cathedrals of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Plaza de la Constitución, the official name of the famous zócalo in Mexico City, is the nerve center of the country. It is the place of all the great celebrations and is surrounded by the most emblematic buildings of the nation.

The most important for Mexicans is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the largest temple in America.

Its construction began in the 16th century and it was sinking slowly but progressively. Fortunately, after complex stabilization work, this World Heritage Site was free of risks.

11. Palace of Fine Arts

3. Palace of Fine Arts

The majestic building in modernist and art deco styles is the symbol of high culture, not only in Mexico City, but throughout the country. It was inaugurated in 1918, as the greatest jewel in the commemoration of the first centenary of Independence. It has a museum and its main theater shows ballet, theater and music performances. Its walls are decorated with murals by Rufino Tamayo, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera and other great Mexican painters.

12. Square of the Three Cultures

4. Three Cultures Square

In the center of Mexico City there is a place, perhaps the only one on the American continent, where it is possible to take a photo in which authentic buildings from three different civilizations appear: pre-Columbian, colonial and modern. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas houses pyramids and ruins from pre-Hispanic Tenochtitlán and a convent from colonial times, and is also surrounded by modern buildings.

13. National Museum of Anthropology

5. National Museum of Anthropology

This museum located in the Bosque de Chapultepec houses the most varied pre-Hispanic anthropological and archaeological sample in America. Virtually all pre-Columbian Mexican and Mesoamerican cultures are represented through authentic pieces, replicas, sculptures, including the famous Piedra del Sol, mosaics, ceramics and other objects. One of its most precious assets is the collection of incunabula and other valuable documents kept in the National Library of Anthropology and History.

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14. Chapultepec Forest

6. Chapultepec Forest

This enormous space of 678 hectares is one of the largest urban parks in Latin America. It has representative pieces and monuments from the pre-Hispanic era, the colonial era and modern Mexico. Its two lakes are frequented for boating and other aquatic entertainment. One of its main attractions is the Chapultepec Castle, the only castle and royal house in America, for having been the residence of the Viceroy of New Spain. Other important sites in the forest are the Altar de la Patria, the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, it is a refuge for fauna and flora in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.

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15. Xochimilco

7. Xochimilco

Few places were more filmed during the golden age of Mexican cinema than the canals of Xochimilco, with their picturesque boats and boatmen. The colorful boats, called trajineras, circulate crowded together on a tour of different points of interest, such as the islands of Las Muñecas and La Llorona, the Teshuilo Lagoon and the Ajolote Museum. It is not uncommon for travelers to drink a tequilita, to the beat of a mobile mariachi traveling by boat. Another place in Xochimilco that we recommend you visit is the Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum, dedicated to the artistic work of the most famous couple in modern Mexico, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

16. Frida Kahlo Museum

8. Frida Kahlo Museum

In the beautiful central area of ​​the Coyoacán Delegation is the museum dedicated to the most illustrious woman from Coyoacán: Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón. The unfortunate Frida, marked by polio, a terrible traffic accident and a stormy marriage to the famous artist Diego Rivera, was an unconventional woman, well ahead of her time. La Casa Azul, family residence since before the birth of the painter and then her house, is now a gallery that shows the work and experiences of the famous couple.

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17. Pyramids of Teotihuacan

9. Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacán is “the place where men become gods” in the Nahuatl language and that is how you will feel when you climb the Pyramid of the Sun or the Pyramid of the Moon and observe from above the Citadel, the Causeway of the Dead, the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent and the Palace of Quetzalpapálotl.

Although the name is Nahuatl, its builders belonged to a previous culture and have been dated to the 1st century of our era. The Pyramid of the Sun rises 63 meters and is the third tallest pre-Columbian building in Mesoamerica, after the Great Pyramid of Tlachihualtépetl, Cholula, and Temple IV of Tikal.

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18. Historical center in Guadalajara

10. Guadalajara

The capital of the state of Jalisco is the second most populous city in the country and is not far behind Mexico City in places of interest.

Among these, its superb cathedral, the City Museum, the Paleontology Museum, the Regional Museum, the Ceramic Museum and the picturesque Huichol Wixárika Art Museum stand out. Guadalajara is a city with a lot of cultural movement.

Its International Film Festival is the most important cinematographic meeting in Latin America and the International Book Fair is the most relevant of letters in Hispanic America.

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19. Guadalajara Cathedral

11. Guadalajara Cathedral

This imposing temple built in honor of the Assumption of Mary is the most symbolic building in the city. The spiers of its two neo-Gothic towers are a geographical reference.

It was built between the 16th and 17th centuries and is an endangered heritage, mainly due to its collapse due to the repeated seismic movements that occur in that region of the country. The relics of the Roman martyr Santa Inocencia are kept in the cathedral.

20.Tequila _

12.Tequila

No state better symbolizes Mexican traditions than Jalisco. It is the territory where the national drink, tequila, comes together in its maximum legitimacy; the national music, the mariachi; and the national folklore show, the charrería. One of the picturesque towns in Jalisco is Tequila, a town with the same name as the ancestral national liquor of pre-Columbian origin that was already manufactured by the Chichimecas and Otomis. Between November 30 and December 12 is the apotheosis of the Mexican Bacchus, with the National Tequila Fair.

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21. Guanajuato

13. Guanajuato

This beautiful city, university, colonial and with an intense cultural life, emerged thanks to the exploitation of gold and silver, and today it is a World Heritage Site. Among its essential places are the Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, the Plaza de la Paz, the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, the Legislative Palace, the Juárez Theater, the University, the Temple of the Jesuits and the Hidalgo Market. During the month of October, the city hosts the Cervantino International Festival, a famous event dedicated to music of all genres and cultures, with space for theater, opera, letters and other cultural events.

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22. Taxco

14. Taxco

Embedded in the mountain like a valuable jewel, there is a town of white houses, Taxco de Alarcón, which amazes tourists from a distance due to its beautiful and impeccable architecture. Taxco lives from tourism and silver jewelry, a field in which its artisans and goldsmiths are world-renowned.

The last mine was exhausted but Taxqueños continue to work with metal from other places. Among its emblematic buildings and monuments are the Temple of Santa Prisca, a beautiful building in New Spain baroque style, the Monumental Christ and the Municipal Palace.

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23. Archaeological zones in Mérida

15. Merida

To its Mayan and colonial past, the capital of the state of Yucatan unites a modern profile, of a city particularly interested in science. A set of nearby archaeological sites testify to its pre-Hispanic past, among which Dzibilchaltún, Caucel and Xoclán stand out.

The most representative museums and monuments are the Palacio Cantón, the Museo del Mundo Maya, the Museo de la Canción Yucateca, and the Casa de los Montejo, a beautiful example of residential architecture from the 16th century. Another attraction of Mérida is its haciendas that were dedicated to the cultivation of sisal, now converted into museums and places of interest.

24. The Guelaguetza in  Oaxaca de Juárez

16. Oaxaca de Juarez

The capital city of the state of the same name awaits you with its magnificent monuments and beautiful traditions, among which the Guelaguetza stands out, a beautiful show of dance and music in traditional dress that is celebrated for a week in July. Another very peculiar festival is La Noche de los Rábanos, on December 23, in which the gardeners make figures with this root, amid the curiosity of the visitors and the festive atmosphere typical of Christmas dates. Among the most important monuments of the city are the Temple of La Soledad, the Institute of Sciences and Arts and the Macedonio Alcalá Theater. Only 10 kilometers away is the archaeological site of Monte Albán, a settlement built in pre-Columbian times by the Zapotec civilization.

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 25.  Toluca

17. Toluca

The capital of the state of Mexico, Toluca de Lerdo, offers a set of attractions that mix the past of the colonial period and modern times.

Its most striking architectural works are the portals, converted into emblems of the city; the Cathedral of San José, a sober neoclassical temple in front of the Plaza de Los Mártires, the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen and the palaces of the public powers (Municipal, Government and Legislative).

The botanical garden, known as the Cosmovitral, is a beautiful Art Nouveau style building made of glass and wrought iron, dating from the beginning of the 20th century.

26. The Malecon of Mazatlan

18. Mazatlan

It is a city in which its old colonial lineage coexists with its modern infrastructure for tourism, being called the Pearl of the Pacific.

In the historic center you must visit the cathedral-basilica, a beautiful baroque temple in which veneration is paid to the Immaculate Conception. Also noteworthy in the old town are the Ángela Peralta Theater, the Plazuela Machado and the Municipal Center for the Arts, which operates in the building of the old Hotel Iturbide.

One of the busiest corridors in the city is its 21 kilometer long boardwalk. Sailors have an imposing lighthouse located at the top of Cerro del Crestón. The Mazatlan Carnival has become famous for its color, characterized by the huge puppets of the parades.

27. The monuments in León

19. Lion

The beautiful city of Guanajuato has several nicknames. One of them is “The World Footwear Capital” for its specialization since the mid-20th century in leather work.

The city has been reorienting its economy towards other activities, with tourism in a prominent place. Its most symbolic monuments are the Cathedral-Basilica of the Holy Mother of Light, the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Christ the King.

León is the scene of traditional fairs, exhibitions, congresses, festivals and national and international championship events, which keep it moving throughout the year.

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28. The historic center of Ciudad Juarez

20. Ciudad Juarez

With the Rio Grande forming the border line between Mexico and the United States, on the North American side is the Texan city of El Paso and on the Mexican side is Ciudad Juárez.

In the historic center are the cathedral, the Guadalupe Mission and the Museum of the Revolution on the Border, dedicated to the Mexican Revolution in that area of ​​the country. Other attractions in Juarez are the El Chamizal Federal Public Park, which has an archeology museum, and the Monument to Mexicanity. 50 kilometers from the city are the Médanos de Samalayuca, an attraction for adventure tourism.

29. The mummies museum in Celaya

21. Celaya

It was initially a community of the Otomi people. Enthusiasts of the peculiar tourist trend of mystery and terror have one of their sanctuaries in Celaya, which is more of a cemetery.

The municipal pantheon is frequented to admire its overwhelming disorder and to visit the Mummies Museum. But do not go to believe that Celaya is a gloomy city. Its gardens, malls, parks, museums, murals, farms and its popular Water Ball, will make you spend very pleasant moments in the Guanajuato town.

 30.  Tulle

22. Tulle

The Nahuatl site of Tollan-Xicocotitlan, better known as Tula, is famous for its Atlantes, the colossal 4.5-meter-high monoliths carved from basalt rock.

They integrate an artistic set of Toltec warriors represented with butterfly breastplates and their daily weapons, including a flint knife. In pre-Hispanic times, Tula was the Toltec capital and the main center of power in the Valleys of Mexico and Puebla, experiencing its splendor between the 10th and 12th centuries. Other buildings of interest in the pre-Columbian settlement are its pyramids, the Palacio Quemado, the fields for the Ball Game and the Coatepantli or Wall of Serpents, beautifully decorated with reliefs.

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31. Tecate

23. Teak

This Mexican Magical Town in the northwestern corner of the country, on the Baja California peninsula, is popular for its spas, protected by its cozy colonial atmosphere, its always cool climate and the wonderful natural environment that its fields and mountains provide.

One of the best cultivated traditions of Tecate is that of bread making. Bakeries are everywhere, offering the art of kneading and baking in all varieties. Another attraction is the cave paintings made of granite found in Rancho San José. It is only about 20 minutes from Tijuana .

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32. National Palace in Mexico City

2. National Palace

This splendid baroque building has been the center of power in Mexico since the beginning of Mexico City. It was the residence of the conquistador Hernán Cortés, the government house of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in colonial times and the seat of government in republican Mexico. Inside, with free access to the public, are the magnificent murals painted by Diego Rivera. With his 5 pieces, the brilliant muralist traces the history of the country since pre-Hispanic times.

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33. Todos Santos in Baja California Sur

25. All Saints

Another Mexican Magical Town, in the state of Baja California Sur. Due to its mild climate it is compared to Cuernavaca and its green fields are full of fruit trees, especially mangoes, avocados and papayas.

It is located at the southern end of the Baja California peninsula, guarding the Pacific without neglecting the entrance to the narrow Gulf of California or Sea of ​​Cortez.

Its beaches facing the ocean are ideal for surfing. It is the preferred resting place for people linked to the world of art, due to its climate, its clean, wide and open spaces, and its cultural vocation.

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34. San Cristobal de las Casas

26. San Cristobal de las Casas

This small city of Chiapas is a kind of crossroads to go to the different archaeological zones that exist in that part of Mexico. It has a very well-kept architectural heritage, such as the Cathedral, the Church and Ex-convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Municipal Palace, the Utrilla House and the House of Congress. Near the city there are several ecological and tourist parks such as Grutas de Rancho Nuevo, El Arcotete, Las Canastas and Grutas de Mamut.

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35. Comala

27. Comala

The first thing to be careful about in this Magical Town is not to run into the ghost of Pedro Páramo, the famous character from the homonymous novel by Juan Rulfo, riding through the deserted streets.

The fame of the place was cemented by the mythical figure, but now it is sustained by its beautiful architecture and various charms for residents and tourists, highlighting its culinary art. Their snacks are famous, which they serve in the well-known Portales de Comala, accompanied by different drinks.

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36. Cholula

28. Cholula

Cholula de Rivadavia is a city of Puebla located where the pre-Columbian town of Cholula was, from which valuable archaeological samples are preserved. His people were exterminated by Hernán Cortés, supported by indigenous allies, in what is remembered as one of the most terrible genocides of the Spanish conquest of America. In what is also called San Pedro Cholula, the Convent of San Gabriel, the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and the Royal Chapel are worth admiring. Within the archaeological heritage, the Temple of Tlaloc stands out.

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37. Papantla

29. Papantla

The Veracruz town of Papantla de Olarte is of Totonac heritage and is a Magical Town and a World Heritage Site for its architecture, its archaeological sites, but especially for its native dances. The Dance or Rite of the Flyers is one of the most applauded shows by tourists.

The dancers make a dangerous and colorful descent from the “flying stick” symbolizing the falling rain. Other folk dances of Papantla are Los Guaguas, worshiping the Sun, and Los Negritos, in which Africa, Spain and America merge.

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38. Chichen Itza

30. Chichen Itza

It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the American continent. Its Temple of Kukulcán is one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, along with the Great Pyramid of Giza and 5 other cultural monuments on the planet. It is located in the state of Yucatan in what was an important ceremonial center and Mayan city. Other relevant places in Chichen Itza are El Castillo, the Tzompantli or Platform of the Skulls, El Caracol, the Temple of the Warriors, the Ball Game complex and the Sacred Cenote.

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39. Acapulco

31. Acapulco

Mexico’s first world-famous beach area is struggling to recapture its former glory from the 1950s, when it was the beach resort of choice for American movie luminaries. Now, as well as a tourist center, it is an important stopover on the Pacific coast shipping route between Mexico and the United States.

One of its main attractions is the jumps of the indigenous people in La Quebrada, a cliff 35 meters high from the launching platform. Given that at the bottom, the depth of the sea varies with the waves, diving becomes an act of vertigo. Other places of interest are Isla Roqueta and in the city, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude, Fort San Diego and Parque Papagayo. In May, the Acapulco Festival is celebrated in the city, one of the best known of pop music.

 40.  Ixtapa

32. Ixtapa

It is a modern tourist center of the Mexican Pacific in Guerrero, the second most important destination in the state after Acapulco. Its hotel network is world class, mixing contemporary architecture with the Hispanic colonial style. It forms, together with the nearby Zihuatanejo, one of the vertices of the so-called Triangle of the Sun, whose other two corners are Acapulco and Taxco. A short distance from the coast is the island of Ixtapa, a valuable wildlife refuge.

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41. Zihuatanejo

33. Zihuatanejo

It makes a binomial with Ixtapa, frequently called Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, in which the former provides luxury and modern comfort, while the latter offers more tradition and tranquility. It is a small city in which the lifestyle of a fishing town is harmonized with the demands of the more relaxed tourism that seeks refuge there. Of course, it is the ideal place to taste the fresh seafood prepared according to the culinary art of Guerrero. Among its most important festivities are the Annual Zihua Vela Festival, which brings together boats from all over the world for a week in February, and the International Guitar Festival, in March.

42. Mayan Riviera

34. Mayan Riviera

It is one of the most important tourist corridors in the Caribbean Sea, between Puerto Morelos and Punta Allen in the state of Quintana Roo. Its main urban destination is Playa del Carmen and its main island destinations are Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. In the Riviera there is also the archaeological site of Tulum; Akumal, with magnificent beaches and cenotes; the theme and ecological park of Xcaret and the Arrecife National Park of Puerto Morelos. Nearby is Cancun, one of the most thriving beach destinations in the world today.

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43. Riviera Nayarit

35. Riviera Nayarit

Changing the ocean, we go to another Riviera, the Nayarit, which begins near Puerto Vallarta, one of the most visited places in the Mexican Pacific, and ends in the Boca de Tecapán. Almost all of its beach attractions are in the Bahía de Banderas, with waters in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. The Riviera Nayarit stands out for its beautiful beaches, with waves for all tastes, the harmony of the maritime spaces with a varied and attractive flora and fauna, and its comfortable tourist infrastructure, with room for all budgets.

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44. Cozumel

36. Cozumel

This island in the Mexican Caribbean, facing the Riviera Maya, has a modern hotel belt and charming beaches, among which Punta Sur, San Francisco, San Juan, Santa María and Playa Encantada should be mentioned.

Cozumel is the ideal place to rest, observe underwater life, practice beach sports, taste the fresh fish and shellfish of the Caribbean Sea and learn about picturesque traditions. Among these are the Feria del Cedral, a festival in honor of the Holy Cross, at the beginning of May. The Cozumel Carnival has gained international fame for its cultural syncretism.

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45. The vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe is the best place in Mexico to immerse yourself in the delights of wine. This Baja Californian valley between the municipalities of Ensenada and Tecate was blessed by nature with the ideal Mediterranean conditions to produce noble grapes.

Prestigious vineyards and wineries, such as LA Cetto, Monte Xanic, Trevista Vineyards, Las Nubes, Viña de Garza and Barón Balché produce high-quality reds and whites, which usually rank among the first in international competitions in the sector.

The tourist enjoyment of these beautiful spaces is carried out through tours that go through the vineyards and wineries to do tastings and pairings and learn about the traditional and industrial methods of winemaking. Throughout the valley there are charming boutique hotels and fine dining restaurants for an unforgettable stay.

46. ​​The Alhondiga de Granaditas

An alhóndiga was a building that served as a large warehouse and point of sale for grains and the Granaditas was built in the city of Guanajuato at the end of the 18th century. It is located on Calle Medizábal and is a very austere 3-storey neoclassical building that looks like a strong house.

It was the scene of a bloody event on September 28, 1810, when a group of insurgents led by Hidalgo, Allende, Aldama and Jiménez entered the building in which Spanish troops and civilians had taken refuge, causing a massacre.

After dying during the War of Independence, the heads of the 4 patriots were placed in cages, one in each corner of the alhóndiga, as a lesson to the population.

Currently the building is home to the Regional Museum of Guanajuato, which houses more than 9,000 objects of archaeological, cultural and historical interest.

47. Zocalo of Puebla

The zócalo or main square is the heart of the historic center of the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, which was declared a World Heritage Site. In front of the zócalo are emblematic buildings from Puebla, such as the cathedral and the municipal palace, and it was originally a market square.

In the center of the zócalo, the gallows was placed to execute prisoners sentenced to death and it was the site of the public shearing of indigenous and mulatto recidivists in drunkenness. It was also the public stage for plays and popular celebrations.

The Puebla Cathedral, located on the south side of the zócalo, was consecrated to the Immaculate Conception in the mid-17th century and is considered the first sumptuous temple built in the New World. It houses one of the most important heritages of religious art in Mexico.

48. The City of Queretaro

Among the tourist places in Mexico, Santiago de Querétaro stands out for its outstanding history. It was the seat in 1810 of the embryonic conspiracy of the independence movement; in 1854 it was the place where the national anthem was premiered; it was the scene of the final defeat and execution of Emperor Maximilian in 1867; and it was the city in which the current constitution of the Mexican Republic was deliberated and promulgated in 1917.

Its historic center was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and contains historical monuments such as the aqueduct from the colonial era, a symbol of the city; the Theater of the Republic, the temples and former convents of Santa Cruz, San Agustín and San Francisco de Asís; the Casa de la Corregidora, the Royal Colleges of San Francisco Javier and San Ignacio, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Gran Hotel de Querétaro and the Casa de la Marquesa.

49. San Miguel Allende

San Miguel de Allende is one of the cities with the best quality of life in Mexico due to its architectural beauty, climate, quality of services, mobility, culture and gastronomy, being an important tourist destination and place of retirement for foreigners.

The city contains jewels of Mexican baroque architecture and in 2008 it was declared a World Heritage Site. Among its fundamental tourist attractions are the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel, the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, the Ángela Peralta Theater, the Casa de Allende Museum (birthplace of the independence hero Ignacio Allende), the House of Culture, the Temple of the Oratory and the House of the Counts of Canal.

San Miguel de Allende is home to the Mexican Popular Toy Museum, a display of more than 10,000 pieces of traditional toys that is a fantastic retrospective of how Mexican children have played and entertained throughout history.

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50. Isla Mujeres

Just 13 km from Cancun, it is one of the great island treasures in the Mexican Caribbean, home to spectacular beaches with fine white sand and beautiful turquoise blue waters, such as Playa Norte, which is listed as one of the best in Mexico.

Access to Isla Mujeres is easy and fast, through the ferries that depart from Puerto Juárez and the Cancun Hotel Zone and the island has great hotels, such as Izla Beach Front Hotel, Casa de los Sueños, Hotel Secreto, Ixchel Beach Hotel and Privilege Aluxes.

It was baptized by the Spanish due to the large number of images of Ixchel, the main goddess of the Mayan pantheon, which they found upon arrival in the 16th century. One of the island’s attractions are the archaeological ruins of the Ixchel temple, in the Garrafón sector.

Isla Mujeres is surrounded by reefs where a splendid biodiversity lives, which you can discover by diving and snorkeling.

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51. Veracruz Reef

It was formed 10 million years ago and is the largest reef system in the Gulf of Mexico. It is divided into 2 separate sectors, one in front of the city of Veracruz and the other in front of Antón Lizardo, a Veracruz town in the municipality of Alvarado.

It was protected in 1992 under the name of Veracruz National Reef System National Marine Park and contains reefs that form an underwater mountain range, islands, islets and shallows inhabited by a rich variety of plants and animals.

The fauna is mainly made up of snails, clams, starfish, sea urchins, slugs, sand dollars, octopus, crabs, shrimp and a great diversity of fish, including parrots, surgeons and cofrecitos.

The flora is made up of a wide variety of algae, seagrasses and mangroves and terrestrial species such as palms and casuarinas. The Veracruz Reef is one of the natural wonders of Mexico.

52. Two Eyes Cenote (Quintana Roo)

The cenotes are wonderful bodies of fresh and crystalline waters surrounded by greenery that are formed in the Yucatan Peninsula by the nature of the peninsular soil. One of these magnificent cenotes is Dos Ojos, located in Quintana Roo, 22 km north of Tulum and 51 km south of Playa del Carmen on Federal Highway 307.

Cenote Dos Ojos is part of a long system of underground caves and its name comes from the fact that on the surface there are two large holes that look like eyes, seen from above. It is part of the largest underwater cave system in the known world, which has been explored in just over 80 km.

The maximum depth of the cenote is 10 meters and its crystal clear waters allow you to admire a wide biodiversity of fauna and flora while diving.

53. Xcaret Park

The Riviera Maya has the most exciting ecotourism and adventure parks in Mexico and Xcaret is one of those that is on the front line. It is located 10 km south of Playa del Carmen and has underground rivers, caves, archaeological sites, a replica of a Mayan town, a henequen hacienda, 2 chapels (Virgen de Guadalupe and San Francisco de Asís) and a Scenic Tower from the impressive landscapes are dominated.

Other Xcaret attractions are the Casa de los Murmullos, a room with special acoustics; the Puente al Paraíso Mexican cemetery, which symbolizes the peculiar culture of Mexico related to death; and Mundo de Niños, a children’s oasis for children under 12 years of age with slides, tunnels, suspension bridges and cenotes.

The attractions of Xcaret are completed by diving and snorkeling with innovative equipment, an aquarium, a butterfly farm, an orchid garden, fauna and flora refuges, a greenhouse and the presentation of cultural images of Mexico, such as the Voladores de Papantla.

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54. Puerto Vallarta

It is the main tourist destination in Mexico in the Pacific, due to its wonderful beaches and the coexistence of the modern city with Old Vallarta or the Romantic Zone. Old Vallarta is the old part of the city, built in the mid-19th century and is a cozy space with narrow streets, romantic hotels and the most symbolic beaches in the city.

One of them is Playa Los Muertos, a vibrant sandbank where there is always activity, located on the emblematic boardwalk, a promenade of approximately 1 km facing the Pacific that is an open-air art museum due to the large number of sculptures of great format it hosts.

Puerto Vallarta has high-end hotels and affordable accommodations and its restaurant park has gastronomic proposals of national and international classic haute cuisine, as well as new cuisines and typical dishes.

Puerto Vallarta frequently hosts food, art and other cultural festivals, making it an active and interesting destination throughout the year.

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55. Sayulita

This beach in the Riviera Nayarit, in Banderas Bay, located 42 km northwest of Puerto Vallarta, is the main temple of Mexican surfers due to its high and constant waves. It is the frequent venue for national and international surfing competitions and there are schools on the sand that teach how to surf and become an expert on the waves.

Sayulita was declared a Magical Town by virtue of its beach attributes, which include beaches with strong waves and calm beaches, as well as its picturesque town sandwiched between the beach and the hills.

Sayulita has a very complete hotel park, which includes Sayulita Beach House, El Pueblito de Sayulita, Bellavista Sayulita Boutique Hotel, Casa de la Ballena and Hotel Peix Sayulita. It also has restaurants with international cuisine and to taste the delicious Nayarit gastronomy of the coast, including sin zarandeado, the flag of the local culinary art.

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56. Many other places in Mexico!

37. Anywhere in Mexico!

Any town in the vast Aztec country is good to enjoy its two great traditions, tequila and mariachi music. The ancestral pre-Columbian liquor is a symbol of the strength and tenacity of the Mexican people, just as its folk music is a symbol of its happy and festive spirit. The ideal complement for this celebration binomial is some exquisite Mexican food dish, such as its popular tacos or tamales, or an elaborate mutton barbecue ¡Salud y Buen Provecho!

How many tourist places are there in Mexico?

The diversity of tourist places in Mexico is great. Cities with a rich history, such as Mexico City, Puebla and Querétaro. Beach sites such as Cancun, the Riviera Maya, the Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, the Costalaegre, Los Cabos and the Gulf of California. Spectacular archaeological sites, such as Chichén Itzá, Palenque and Teotihuacán. More than 100 Magical Towns that bring together attractions of different types. Monuments and natural parks of incomparable beauty, such as the Great Mayan Reef, the Veracruz Reef and the Monebello Lagoons. Islands, mountains, volcanoes, lakes, deserts; the list would be endless.

Tourist places in Mexico most visited by foreigners

The Mexican tourist places most visited by foreign tourists are Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Cancun International Airport is the air terminal with the largest movement of foreign passengers in the country, who travel to the Mexican Caribbean to enjoy its spectacular continental and insular beaches, adventure parks and archaeological sites. Other important Mexican destinations for foreign tourism are Mexico City, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, Acapulco, Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan.

What are the best tourist places in Mexico with a beach?

Mexico has wonderful beaches in the Atlantic and the Pacific, with calm waters for swimming and enjoying with the family and with high and continuous waves and good wind for surfing and other water sports. These beaches are located in the Caribbean (Cancun and the Riviera Maya, including Cozumel and Isla Mujeres); Veracruz, Yucatán and other states that share the waters of the Gulf of Mexico; the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, including the Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Costalegre; and Los Cabos de Baja California, among the most important destinations.

What are the best natural tourist attractions in Mexico?

Mexico has landscapes and natural monuments on land and water, which stand out for their beauty and grandeur and are perfect places for diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, rappelling, rafting, nature observation and other ecological and leisure activities. adventure. Among these places are the reefs of the Caribbean and the Gulf and a large number of volcanoes, jungles, deserts and lakes. Among the images of tourist places in Mexico, the Barrancas del Cobre, Ría Lagartos, the Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Cuatrociénagas, the Cañón del Sumidero, the Agua Azul Waterfalls, the Lagunas de Montebello, the Sótano de las Swallows and the Tepozteco.

What are the best tourist places in Guanajuato?

Apart from its splendid historic center, Guanajuato has several interesting museums, among which are the Mummies Museum and the Diego Rivera House Museum. The museum dedicated to Rivera is located in the building that was his birthplace, at Calle Positos 47 downtown, and houses more than 100 works. The Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato is a unique attraction made up of 111 bodies of people who died in the 19th century and were buried in the local Santa Paula cemetery, which were wonderfully mummified due to the conditions of the land. It is located on the esplanade of the Municipal Pantheon, in the center of the city.

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