Mexico Tourism, Tourist Attractions

Mexico Tourism

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Tourism in Mexico is a huge industry and every year thousands of people from around the world visit this beautiful country. From spectacular beaches, historic monuments, Mayan ruins to beach resorts; Mexico has it all.

Mexico Tourism – Top 10

Below are the major tourist attractions and reasons why people visit the country.

1. Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya boasts of some of the most splendid beaches in Mexico and contributes hugely to Tourism in Mexico. It is ideal for snorkeling, cave diving and scuba diving. It is home to many colorful tropical fish species, whale sharks and dolphins. Xcaret in Riviera Maya is the most attractive theme park that offers a range of activities.

2. Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza offers you an opportunity to get an insight into the pre-Columbian Maya Civilization and is considered to be Mexico Tourism main attraction. This large archaeological site is open on weekdays. The Pyramid of Kulkulcan dedicated to a feathered Serpent God, Temple of the Warriors and Temple of the Jaguars are the key attractions of this site.

3. Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan houses some of the world’s largest ancient pyramids. The Temple of the Sun is the largest pyramid in this structure, which offers stunning mountain views. The Temple of Quetzalcoatl is the most revered temple in the complex, which is embellished with numerous stone serpent heads.  The Temple of the Moon and museum are other remarkable attractions.

4. Los Cabos

Los Cabos is home to fine beaches, luxury resorts and restaurants. It is an excellent place for adventure seekers and ecotourism enthusiasts. You can explore the diverse turf and surf locations, enjoy mountain biking around the Cabo Real Natural Reserve or hiking along the deserted trails.

5. Palenque

Palenque features lush mountain backdrop that attracts tourists from all over the world. The Palace and the Temple of Inscriptions are the most outstanding structures of Palenque. The Temple of Inscriptions is a Mesopotamian stepped pyramid structure that boats of the pictographic texts in Maya script and carved images. The Structure XII and Temple of the Count are other notable structures here.

6. Cenotes

Cenotes are natural sinkholes that were once used by Mayans for offering sacrifices to Gods. Ik-Kil also known as the Sacred Blue Cenote is around 130 feet deep and features crystal clear waters. It is a popular place among swimmers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Dos Ojos is another remarkable cenote that is perfect for snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving.

7. Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon spans a length of around 37,000 miles. The canyon walls feature a beautiful greenish copper hue, which gives the name to it. Horseback riding and visits to waterfalls and lakes are the popular activities that can be enjoyed here. The most beautiful Basaseachi waterfalls are located here.

8. Rio Secreto

Rio Secreto is the most spectacular underground river that houses numerous beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.  You can enjoy viewing natural history dated millions of years back. It is an ideal spot for hiking and swimming. If you go deep inside an underground cave, you can view some of the most awesome mineral formations.

9. La Quebrada

La Quebrada features impressive cliffs that offer a platform for enjoying mesmerizing sunsets. You can view pelicans diving for fish from the cliffs. You may also spot whales and dolphins. The cliffs are popular for the performances of local divers who dive from a height of more than 100 feet.

10. Xplor Adventure Park

Xplor is a natural adventure park that lets you drive on trails running through the jungles and caves, swim in the underground river and enjoy raft riding. If you are an adventure lover, you can try the highest zip-lines that offer the most incredible views.

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