Some things or places can simply not be described with words – one of them is certainly Mexico and its very unique spirit. However, we want to give you an idea of the best places in Mexico, so check out our top recommendations on what you should not miss!
1. Playa Balandra
A bit remote but still in reach of the town La Paz, Balandra Beach is located in the middle of a desert-like area. Rock formations rise out of the ground around some of the best seascapes you can find in Mexico. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation and just being by yourself, this could be the right place for you!
2. Acapulco Beach
In the past, this beach attracted celebrities from all over the world already so you can be sure that there is some really exclusive experience to find. Since the beach is close to the city of Acapulco, you can easily just take a day trip to this beach and in the evening enjoy the city life with its great restaurants. Some people jump off the rocky cliffs from which you can directly get into the sea – but you do not have to do that and still have a fantastic beach experience.
3. Ruins of Palenque
In the 7th century this ceremonial centre of the Maya came into being under the rule of the priest king Pakal who left behind unique buildings. In his time, the entire metropolis was decorated and painted in vibrant colors – against the background of the dark green rainforest. The ruins of Palenque are now one of the best places in Mexico and if you can, take a day trip to this historic place that you are unlikely to see anywhere else!
4. Tulum Beach
Even the ancient Maya knew exactly where it was beautiful and built their fortress Tulum right at the sea. A little further south, there are also other long beaches running along the coast. Due to the surrounding coral reefs, the sea is very calm and you will not have too many waves so it is a great place for people seeking inner peace and one of the best places in Mexico.
5. Playa Zicatela
The beach Zicatela is one of the hot spots for surfers in Mexico with perfect waves from spring to fall. In the 70s, the small town around the beach was a hippie hub, so people live a very alternative lifestyle. You will find good and cheap accommodation without problems and the city around the beach is just the right size between too big and too small.
6. Isla Holbox
A beautiful island located in the north of the Yucatán peninsula, the Isla Holbox is one of the best places in Mexico. The most common way for people to get there is by taking the ferry, e.g. from Chiquila. Once you arrive on the small island, you feel like diving into a new world that only consists of relaxing activities and all different kinds of water sports.
7. Beaches of Cancún and Playa del Carmen
Last but not least, the beaches of Cancún and Playa del Carmen should not be missing from this list of the best places in Mexico. They are some of the most popular tourist destinations of North Americans but only overpopulated in the high season, so you could get good deals in the other months. If you are a party person, this is a great place to be for you but those who seek rather quiet places might want to go somewhere else.