Most visitors to Mexico head to the usual spot, Cancun. But the best places
to visit are the off-the-regular-tourist map destinations below which will
provide you will a TRUE Mexicana experience. Sunblock at the ready!
The Tulum Ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico. It is the site for the Maya Walled city serving as a port for Coba which consists of the City Square, Temple of the Descending God, The Temple of the Initial Series and the Kukulcan Group: truly a must-see sight. If you are looking for lazy days in seclusion on beaches, relaxation, pampering and trekking through historical archaeology sites, then Tulum is for you.
WHERE TO GO –
FOR PARTY PEOPLE
CABO SAN LUCAS
There is a reason this is a college Spring Break must-stop: sun, sea, sand, and one hell of a party town! Featuring many a time in hit US reality TV show The Hills, Cabo consists of twin resorts; San Jose del Cabo (a beautiful city full of lush pal groves, charming restaurants, boutiques and the more laid back, less touristy of the two. Cabo San Lucas is the more louder of the two, with a very active nightlife full of bars and clubs, a 300-slip marina (which enables deep sea fishing) and a 29 km stretch of beach: bliss!
WHERE TO GO –
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS TYPES
SOUTHERN MIGRATION TREK
For those who are seeking more than your average beach/party break then the Green Tortoise’s Southern Migration Trek is most definitely for you. Having partaken in their North America trek, I can guarantee you will love every minute of one of their treks. The Southern Migration tour lasts for 28 days; Departing San Francisco and taking in Tultepec, a train ride through the majestic Copper Canyon (balanced on the rim and your base for the night will be the mining town of Creel), a jungle trek or beach day in San Blas, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende will provide you with ample restaurant and shopping opportunities, before setting off to Teotihuacan with its Temples of the sun and moon, then the city of Oaxaca, then the ruins of Monte Alban before hitting quaint little Mexican towns for a true Mexican experience then watch the sun rise against the ruins and beaches of Tulum. Finishing at Cancun; you can still take part in some good old partying – Mexican-style. Prices around $1789. (www.greentortoise.com )