Mexico has always been a popular destination for American vacationers. It’s just pretty close and there’s a nice selection of luxury villa rentals in Mexico to enjoy your stay.
Here are some compelling reasons why you need to book a stay in Mexico for your next vacation:
The Day of the Dead
Did you watch the James Bond film Spectre? That opening sequence was fantastic, wasn’t it? The exciting chase occurred with the Day of the Dead as its backdrop, and it sure was a striking spectacle.
Here it’s of course known as Día de Muertos, and you can drop by to experience the festivities for yourself starting on October 30. It’s the strangest and yet most fun celebration of death in the whole world.
The country is full of Mayan ruins, and it’s time for you to discover more about that ancient civilization. You have plenty of options here. You can visit Uxmal, which was formerly a capital city 25,000 people once called home. There’s Palenque, which Europeans didn’t know about until the late 1700s.
You should also see for yourself the towering glory of the El Castillo temple, which is found in Chichen Itza. Each side has 91 steps, so add the steps for all 4 sides plus the final step at the top and you have 365 steps—that’s one step of each day of the curiously accurate Mayan calendar.
The Secret Beach
It’s said that Mexico is a beach lover’s idea of heaven, as it has more than 450 beaches and each one tends to have its own vibe. Perhaps the most unique is the beach known as Playa del Amor, which you can find a few miles north of Casa Kimberly. The only way you can reach this beach is to go through an underway tunnel!
The City of Flowers
This is the name bestowed by the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt for the city of Xalapa. This is the high-altitude capital of the state of Veracruz, and here you can find the lush tropical flowers all around you wherever you go. Obviously, to enjoy the full beauty of the place you will have to visit in the spring.
In addition, the city is also famous for the great taste of its coffee. Stay here for a magnificent brew and view and Starbucks will be forgotten.
Yes, this has become a cliché among tourist destinations, but so what? There’s a reason why young adults visit during spring break, and why entire families spend their vacations here. You’ve got margaritas for the adults, while people of all ages can bask in the sun and sand. It may seem like another holiday spot, but somehow there’s nothing like Cancun.
While Mexico City remains a must-see for visitors, there’s just something truly cool about the city of Guadalajara. It’s like the hipster capital of the country, with excellent food that you can enjoy with mariachi bands, along with stunningly contemporary hotel architecture. Here you can find the latest in art and fashion as well.
Island of the Dolls
If you want to creep yourself out, you really need to visit Isla de las Muñecas between the canals of Xochimico south of Mexico City. Let’s see how brave you are when you’re hiking through a forest filled with the severed heads and limbs of creepy dolls.
You can’t find these spectacles anywhere else in the world, so book your next holiday for Mexico. Vaya con Dios!