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Things to do in Mexico

Isla Mujeres

Take a boat or ferry from the hotel zones to this charming seaside village – known in these parts as the place to go diving. Meaning the "island of women" and a tribute to Mayan goddess Ixchel, Isla Mujeres treats newcomers to ridiculously fresh seafood and salty, ice-cold margaritas. Playa Norte (on the north side of the island, naturally) is a must-stop for its shallow, swimmable waters and active bar and restaurant scene. The main attraction: Manchones Reef, where divers plunge with underwater cameras on the hunt for The Cross of the Bay, a one-ton bronze cross.

Mazatlan

The splendor of the Sea of Cortez is just one pearl on the long strand of Mazatlan, which combines colonial-inspired architecture with convenient beach access. In the Golden Zone, be seduced by thriving nightlife and a local signature: ceviche so fresh that no future servings could ever compete. Mazatlan is famous for all its seafood. When you're taking your first shot of Patron, remember to savor every bite before you contemplate the plans for the rest of your trip. Will it be a Scuba dive, deep sea fishing trip or dinner while listening to a mariachi band? Probably all three.

Oaxaca

Do yourself a favor: Resist the temptation to bring back shot glasses from your trip to Mexico. They'll collect dust and cheapen your mantle. Instead, head to Oaxaca, the charming colonial city known the country over for its hand-carved wood ornaments, woven rugs and rustic pottery. The indigenous Indians have also created a city worth millions of snapshots. Take a stroll through El Zocalo, the town square, savor authentic Oaxacan cuisine, and head to the mountains for horseback riding, hiking and archaeological jaunts.

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are sisters who share quiet beaches but could not be more opposite in feel. Ixtapa, a younger, government-spawned tourist development occupying a former coconut plantation, will be familiar to fans of high-rise hotels and American chain restaurants. Zihuatanejo captures local flair with unassuming beach inns and intimate boutique properties. Meander through cobblestone streets to take mental pictures of your sun-drenched holiday, from Scuba divers to local fishermen.

La Quinta

Take an evening tour down La Quinta street to find enticing restaurants, shopping, and a bustling nightlife.

Rancho Baaxal

Visitors to Rancho Baaxal can ride the Playa del Carmen beaches along with tropical trails and moonlit jungle tours on horseback.

Rio Secreto Natural Reserve

Tour the depths of the earth at the Rio Secreto Natural Reserve, where visitors discover a subterranean world of stalagmites, stalactites, and pristine waters.

Garra Rufa

After a long day of exploring, visitors famously enjoy Garra Rufa fish treatment at the Fish Spa.

Chichen Itza

Playa del Carmen vacations are incomplete without a visit to the Mayan city of Chichen Itza, considered one of the world’s greatest wonders.

Temazcal

The Temazcal body and soul purification ceremony still maintains today its pre-Spanish integration of earth, water, fire, and air elements.

Insider tips for Mexico travel

El Farallon at Capella Pedregal

Mexico is rich in alfresco dining choices, but none are as majestic as El Farallon at Capella , which is reminiscent of a coastal seafood market. Cliff-side tables are lit up by white lights and overlook the stunning sea, while mounds of ice hold the fresh catches of the day. If you're planning on popping the question, make sure to ask for a private table on the beach.

Cabs

At all costs, arrange your airport transfer before you land. The shuttle and taxi drivers tend to be an aggressive bunch, and you'll be glad that you don't have to haggle for a ride.

Karaoke Bar

Brave the stage at Playa del Carmen’s Karaoke Bar, which also serves fantastic local beer.

Centro Mayo

Catch the latest films at Centro Mayo cinemas, located within the Centro Mayo Shopping Mall on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen.

John Gray's Place

John Gray’s Place is famous for delectable crab cakes, fresh cilantro garnishes, and exceptional wine served in classy ambiance.

Chiapas Roasted Coffee

Chill out at the wifi-equipped Coffee Stop, which serves real Chiapas roasted coffee and fresh pastries.

Ah Cacao

Indulge in a rich café-latte or espresso specially brewed at the scrumptious chocolate themed Ah Cacao Chocolate Café.

Karaoke Bar

Brave the stage at Playa del Carmen’s Karaoke Bar, which also serves fantastic local beer.

Ah Cacao

Indulge in a rich café-latte or espresso specially brewed at the scrumptious chocolate themed Ah Cacao Chocolate Café.

Centro Mayo

Catch the latest films at Centro Mayo cinemas, located within the Centro Mayo Shopping Mall on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen.

Top Rated Hotels for your Mexico Vacation

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$341
4.9/5 (116 reviews)

Everything was just perfect thats why they are 5 diamonds rated. If anyone is looking for a place to go dont wait any longer and reserve with HXM. You will fall in love. This is our second trip here and makes it so hard to try other places because it has everything you want and need. There is no ...

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
Guests of Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 10 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take ...
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$261
4.4/5 (849 reviews)

Very professional staff. Good food. Lovely accommodations

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet parking is available if you drive. ...
Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
4.5 out of 5.0 Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$179
4.2/5 (165 reviews)

Adults only. Great night life activities. Staff is always friendly and helpful!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
Guests of Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of ...

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