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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Mexico

1Playa del Carmen

1,269 properties in Playa del Carmen

What Travelers Love About Playa del Carmen

  • Beaches

    10,275 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    7,080 recommendations

  • Food

    5,313 recommendations

  • Shopping

    5,253 recommendations

2Tulum

351 properties in Tulum

What Travelers Love About Tulum

  • Beaches

    6,060 recommendations

  • Mayan Ruins

    4,424 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    4,253 recommendations

  • Sandy beaches

    3,429 recommendations

3Cabo San Lucas

215 properties in Cabo San Lucas

What Travelers Love About Cabo San Lucas

  • Beaches

    1,301 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    1,150 recommendations

  • Food

    784 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    782 recommendations

4Tijuana

47 properties in Tijuana

What Travelers Love About Tijuana

  • Food

    1,169 recommendations

  • Restaurants

    1,042 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    984 recommendations

  • Shopping

    718 recommendations

Best places to see in Mexico

Zocalo Square
Landmarks
Some places just have an aura about them. Take Zócalo Square, for instance. Once the beating heart of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City’s main square is still a ceremonial site of sorts. But with less blood. Every day, to the tinny toot of bugles, soldiers form ranks around the central flagpole to unfurl a truly monstrous Mexican flag. Soak up the ritual flavour!
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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Popular Areas
Hail Mary! Believers flock to this humongous holy site in droves, some on their knees, others yowling incantations. They’re coming to pay their respects to “La Guadalupana”, the guise of the Virgin Mary who appeared to St Juan Diego here in 1531. Count your blessings with a newly-bought rosary bracelet before coming over all reverential in the whopping warehouse of worship.
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Palace of Fine Arts
Museums
“Mexico’s cathedral of art”. That’s how this impressive palace was described by a former president. He’s got a point. In corridors, grisly murals depict scenes from Mexico’s past. And in the cavernous concert hall, the stage is an artistic altar where devotees of drama and dance come for a transcendent experience. Oh, and did we mention Maria Callas debuted here in 1950? Ave Maria!
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Azteca Stadium
Stadiums or Arenas
“Thank you God, for football, for Maradona, for these tears…” In 1986, commentator Victor Hugo Morales leapt out of his Azteca seat, howling these immortal words. This stadium – as iconic as it is colossal – has staged some of the most historic World Cup moments: 1970’s Match of the Century, the “Hand of God” and the trophy triumphs of both Pelé and Maradona. “¡Gooool!”
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The Angel of Independence
Monuments
Freedom! This winged figure of Nike – the Greek goddess of victory – honours those who fought for Mexico’s independence 200 years ago. She’s resplendent atop a 36-metre column, underneath which is a mausoleum for some of the revolution’s leading lights – including Miguel Hidalgo, the “father of the nation”. Wondering if you can take the arduous climb to the top? Just do it!
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National Museum of Anthropology
Museums
Know your Mayans from your Mixtecs? This is the place to stare Latin American pre-history in the carved stone face. Stark and angular against the leafy backdrop of Chapultepec, it’s a treasure trove of ancient artefacts from Totonac to Teotihuacán. Go potty for Toltec pottery and, as you gaze at the hefty stone calendar from Aztec times, remember your days are numbered too.
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What travelers love about Mexico

Food
Recommended by 84,808 travelers
Beaches
Recommended by 58,765 travelers
Relaxation
Recommended by 56,260 travelers

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