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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Mexico

1Playa del Carmen

1,371 properties in Playa del Carmen

What Travelers Love About Playa del Carmen

  • Beaches

    11,096 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    7,797 recommendations

  • Food

    5,899 recommendations

  • Shopping

    5,789 recommendations

2Tulum

370 properties in Tulum

What Travelers Love About Tulum

  • Beaches

    6,802 recommendations

  • Mayan Ruins

    5,138 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    4,896 recommendations

  • Sandy Beaches

    4,171 recommendations

3Puerto Vallarta

549 properties in Puerto Vallarta

What Travelers Love About Puerto Vallarta

  • Beaches

    2,959 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    2,673 recommendations

  • Friendly Locals

    2,531 recommendations

  • Food

    2,266 recommendations

4Cabo San Lucas

157 properties in Cabo San Lucas

What Travelers Love About Cabo San Lucas

  • Beaches

    1,454 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    1,331 recommendations

  • Food

    909 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    902 recommendations

Best places to see in Mexico

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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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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Alameda Central
Parks
All the people, so many people, they all go hand-in-hand through Alameda Central. This leafy city park welcomes all walks of “chilango” life. Youngsters splash in the fountains, couples canoodle in the shade and old timers perch on benches, setting the world to rights. The greenery’s a tip-top tonic for inner city blues – just pick your spot and watch the world and his dog go by.
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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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Frida Kahlo House Museum
Museums
Home is where the heart is. And a lot of Frida Kahlo’s heart is in this place, the hacienda where her brilliant life began and ended. It’s part-museum, part-homestead, where life is inseparable from art. Portraits of Lenin, love letters and prosthetic legs speak of her leftist politics, her fiery relationship and – ultimately – her physical demise. Both moving and enlightening.
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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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What travelers love about Mexico

Food
Recommended by 96,724 travelers
Relaxation
Recommended by 67,536 travelers
Beaches
Recommended by 67,109 travelers

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