As the air grows colder, we all get nostalgic for sundresses and flip flops, making it the perfect time to plan a trip to Mexico. With near perfect weather year-round, diverse attractions and unmistakable beauty, Mexico is the perfect location for a winter getaway. Not convinced yet? Here are 5 reasons you should pack your bags and head to Mexico:
Looking for a luxurious vacation worthy of a celebrity? Or perhaps you want a Tequila-fueled adventure that won’t empty your bank account. Mexico is your destination. As one of the most affordable vacation spots in the world, Mexico offers personalized vacations that everybody can afford. Whether you want to lounge by the pool at a 5 star resort or trek through the jungles of Mexico, your bank account will not feel the effects. Though, your body might feel the effects of all that Tequila.
What Mexico lacks in wealth, it makes up for in history. Evidence of the country’s rich history blankets the land in well-preserved pyramids and ancient cities that attract visitors from all over the world. History buffs can step through time to the days when the Mayan and Aztecs ruled the land. If history isn’t necessarily your thing, you can still wonder at the beauty and intricacy of sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Palenque (pictured above).
As rich in culture as it is history, Mexico is home to world-famous artists, strolling mariachis and brightly colored buildings that mirror the vibrant culture. By day, you can shop for handmade crafts at the artists’ colony of San Miguel de Allende or explore the art museums filled with masterpieces by artists like Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera. By night, you can toss back a few shots of liquid courage, also known as Tequila, and learn how to dance Norteño at the local nightclubs. Don’t worry. The locals are always willing to show you a few moves.
The incomparable beauty of Mexico’s beaches attracts travelers from all over the world. Choose from the relaxing, sandy beaches along the Riviera Maya, where you can spend your days sunbathing, snorkeling and surfing in the warml waters. Or, head to the west coast for a stay atop the rocky cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for a chance to enjoy deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
Mexican cuisine is appreciated world-wide as many attempt to recreate popular dishes, but none are able to truly capture the essence and variety of this delicious cuisine. The inland cities boast a variety of mole dishes, a sauce made with toasted chilies and chocolate, while the coast is known for its unbelievably fresh seafood. However, not all of Mexico’s delicious meals can be found in a restaurant. Much of its mouthwatering delicacies can be bought from local street vendors offering cheap meals infused with flavor. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of Mexico’s finest wines from the Baja Valley or a glass of Tequila from the state of Jalisco, the Tequila capital of the world.
Whether you’re looking for a little adventure, romance or fun in the sun, Mexico has a little something for everybody. So pack your swimsuit and head for the border!
What are some of your favorite winter getaways?