Mexico is as popular as ever these days for visitors. The list of things to see can fill many days and nights. If you want to spend your time sunbathing, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches to do so. If you seek out adventure instead, here are a few things you won’t want to miss.
The Copper Canyon is a fantastic combination of cliffs, caves and valleys that are not only pleasing to the eye, but the ultimate spot for hikers, bikers and even horse back riders. To view the canyon in a whole different way, take the train ride through the valley. Relax on a 15-hour ride of fantastic scenery and unique stops along the way.
Lake Chiapas has plenty to offer the adventurer. National Parks dot the area, each with it’s own personal qualities. The Celestun National Park is an awesome place to get your fill of flamingos.
Ancient Mayan ruins are abundant here. Chichen Itza is an architectural wonder to the eyes. The ancient temples still remaining here will leave you in awe. See the Thousand Columns and the Temple of the Warriors. El Castillo is a pyramid that will absolutely leave you speechless. After an attempted excavation of the pyramid in the 1930’s, another temple was found beneath the outer one. For a short time, visitors were allowed into the hidden temple, but it was soon closed again.
The Caves of Balankanche had been visited by many over history, but it wasn’t until 1959 that a secret wall was discovered uncovering an entire labyrinth of caves and fantastic archaeological remains. This underground museum can now be toured and you can see some awesome pieces of the past.
El Tajin is another spot that will take you into the past. As far back as 1500 B.C. the ancient peoples occupied this area. Walk through what was once a very busy city and see the fantastically intact remains of El Tajin. The Pyramid of Niches (also called El Tajin) is seven stories tall, and once had the main temple at it’s top. This temple is no longer there so one can only imagine what beauty it held.
A sight everyone needs to see is the divers of La Quebrada. These fearless athletes kick off from a 136-foot cliff into a rocky inlet. The ocean waters coming in create large waves so the divers can safely make their entrance into the water. This is definitely a heart stopping performance.
There are hundreds of amazing sights in Mexico to fill up an entire itinerary. Just decide which attractions are suitable to your schedule, and whether you want to walk, hike or just sit back and enjoy the view.