Travel to Mexico is increasing – and for good reason. Ten reasons, in fact! Here are my reasons why Mexico is awesome, from delicious food to gorgeous beaches and beyond.
A swanky vacation in Mexico is often within reach even if you’re not rolling in dough every day. Don’t care much for a luxury vacation? No worries, vacationing in Mexico is also great for those on a budget.
No matter how much money you’re willing to part with, you’ll have an awesome vacation in Mexico. Affordability is one of the best reasons why Mexico is awesome.
With coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean, Mexico has plenty of beaches to suit whatever you’re looking for. Family friendly? Check. Party vibe? Check. Quiet + contemplative? Check. Clothing optional? Check. You get the point. Whatever kind of beach vibe you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Mexico. Beach vacation, here I come!
Sip and savor the best tequila you’ll ever have. Sample some mezcal on the rocks. Relax at the pool with a pitcher of margaritas. Or maybe a bucket of Coronas? Mexico definitely has some unique booze to try. Whatever your preferred drink is, promise you’ll imbibe responsibly.
Take in a mariachi musical performance, a style of folk music that originated in Mexico and is recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. Browse the markets for handmade goods, like colorfully embroidered blouses and hand painted skulls. Learn about renown Mexican artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Explore ancient indigenous cities that still stand – to some degree – today. Savor the delicious food (not just tacos!). Mexico’s culture is happy, colorful, rich, and inviting – one of many reasons why Mexico is awesome.
Mexico’s colorful, happy culture makes for some amazing festivals. Perhaps the most well-known across the world is Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a festival in which deceased family and friends are honored with altars, parades, storytelling, and more. No matter what is being celebrated, it’s guaranteed to be fun, full of food and crazy colorful.
Are you a chocoholic? Thank Mexico. Love avocado toast? Yep, Mexico has plenty of the sweet green stuff, too. And tacos? Those too!
Aside from those 3 basics, Mexico is full of deliciously spicy and sweet dishes, as well as fresh, tropical fruit. Look out for tamales, spicy chorizo, savory carne asada, refreshing ceviche or salsa with freshly made tortilla chips, and fresh guacamole just to name a few.
Needless to say, if foodcations are your thing, Mexico should definitely be on your bucket list!
I get it. Sometimes you’re on vacation to just chill and forget about responsibilities for a few days. Nothing wrong with that. Chillax in some of the most beautiful resorts in the world in Mexico.
GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL! Football (or soccer as it is known in the US) is HUGE in Mexico. The stadiums are big, the crowds spirited, and the games lively. If you’re a sports fiend, definitely make time to catch a football match.
Lucha libre, as wrestling is known in Mexico, is another popular sport in Mexico. And yes, the wrestlers really do wear crazy masks! Don’t believe me? I guess you’ll have to hit up a match to see it for yourself!
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Mexico has 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the country. Explore the ruins of ancient cities, such as Chichen Itza. Admire the beauty of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Chill in the charming small city of San Miguel de Allende. There’s so much history + culture to explore in Mexico!
Given Mexico’s thousands of miles of coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports. For example, the coastline along the Yucatán Peninsula is a sought after destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. There’s also plenty of jet skiing, parasailing, fishing, kayaking, sailing + more.
Aside from water sports and activities, Mexico has many cenotes to explore. Cenotes are technically sinkholes that expose underground water, forming a hauntingly beautiful swimming hole. If you’re looking for something unique and adventurous to do, definitely spend some time at one of Mexico’s many cenotes.
What’s your top reason why Mexico is awesome?