Planning a vacation to Mexico? Here are the must-visit places!

Planning a trip to Mexico? You have undoubtedly made a perfect choice! Mexico is a magical country rich in history, rich in culture, and full of breathtaking places and landscapes. The magic of Mexico is an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

From mesmerizing blue-turquoise beaches, unique archaeological sites, extreme jungle tours, cenotes, and magical towns. You can get all this and more in Mexico. To get the most out of your trip, here’s a short guide to places you shouldn’t miss when you come on vacation in Mexico. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Cancun’s Hotel Zone

The hotel zone of Cancun, also known as the “Zona Hotelera” or “Tourist Zone”, is a narrow island strip (a bay) 22 km long, where tourists spend most of their vacation. The strip is combined with a wide variety of hotels, resorts, and villas that provide unlimited access to the area’s white sand beaches and the azure sea. Within the long strip of this island, you will find a vast lagoon called Laguna Nichupté surrounded by many attractions, water sports, waterfront restaurants, golf courses, malls, and many more! In this area are the most beautiful beaches of Cancun, the best hotels, and where you will also find most of the entertainment, restaurants, bars, and clubs.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun


The Hotel Area of Tulum

In a long colorful strip along the Tulum beaches, you can find the famous hotel area in the area. An environment that connects green and wild nature with white sand beaches and sea in blue-turquoise shades, provides visitors with a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel area of Tulum includes boutique hotels on the sea that are unique only to Tulum and where most of the nightlife and parties are located which have become an integral part when talking about Tulum. At the end of the hotel area is the Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve. There you can take a day tour of the reserve or come independently to escape from all the hustle and bustle to the peace and nature that the place provides.

Nomade Tulum


El Cielo Beach in Cozumel

A small island that is considered a piece of paradise located at the southwestern end of the island of Cozumel. Known as “El Cielo”, which means “Heaven” in Spanish. This shallow part right off the coast of the island is considered one of the best snorkeling spots in Cozumel. El Cielo Beach is known for its unique beauty and the variety of animals in the area, with an abundance of starfish, corals, and clear blue water. The island can only be reached by boat or catamaran.

El Cielo Cozumel


The Secluded Northern Coast of Isla Mujeres

When talking about beaches in shades of blue and turquoise, the kind you don’t see anywhere else in the world, you are talking about the northern coast of Isla Mujeres. The beach also known as “Playa Norte”, or the beach with crystal-colored water, is considered the most beautiful beach on the island and is also known as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Mexico! The beach, which is about 690 meters long, is located at the northern end of Isla Mujeres, right in front of the beaches of Cancun. Because it is the most beautiful part of the island, this area has also become well-known to tourists. That is why most of the hotels, shops, restaurants, and places of entertainment are located there. To get to Isla Mujeres you will have to take a ferry from Cancun.

Isla Mujeres Mexico


Fireflies of the Sea on Holbox Island

Imagine a night when you can’t even see the moon, but when you get close to the water, you will find yourself surrounded by tiny creatures that glow in a light blue or green shade that turns the dark sea into an ocean of little stars. This wonderful phenomenon is called bioluminescence and it is caused by so-called tiny planktons or by another name sea fireflies. The glowing beaches can be found on Holbox Island right across from the Yucatan coast. The first place to swim in bioluminescent water in Holbox is on the south-eastern tip of the island at a beach called Punta Cocos, located a few minutes outside of town. This event occurs every night of the year but is more visible in April and November when the water is warmer. 

Bioluminescent Planktons Tour


Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen

The Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida), is considered one of the most touristic and special places in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. The boulevard, which is about 4 km long, is considered a colorful pedestrian promenade full of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, fashion stores, art galleries, and more. A walk along 5th Avenue is considered an experience in itself!

Playa del Carmen Mexico


Laguna Bacalar

“The Maldives of Mexico” or “The Lagoon of the Seven Shades of Turquoise”. The lagoon has many nicknames, because of its mesmerizing beauty of clear blue-turquoise waters, which you probably won’t see anywhere else. If you are after a busy weekend or just looking to disconnect a bit from all the hustle and bustle of the destinations and reach a place of peace and tranquility in front of a breathtaking view, Bacalar is definitely the perfect destination for you!

Bacalar, Mexico


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For more information on the various destinations, click here. You can go on day trips to Bacalar Lagoon, the Pink Lakes, and Holbox Island through us. The trip leaves once a week from Playa del Carmen.