MOST fascinated places we should go: World diversity Part1: Mexico
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Elements of the spanish, North America and traditional Mexican culture combine to make this country one of the most colorful and vibrant additions to any travel itinery. From mayans ruins and jingles filled with parrots, to the wide sea of the Cancun- everything is in here!
Destination guide for Mexico
Remember !! 20.39MXN = $1
Accommodation- Hostel prices as below as 150 MXN (~$7) per night, especially in the bigger city. For budget hotel accommodation , plan for around 900 MXN per night for a double occupancy room.
Food- Mexican food is really affordable . By purchasing food from street vendors or local markets, you can expect to spend around 240 MXN per day or less. If you eat some of the sit down restaurants or in the tourist areas expect to pay about 400 MXN
Popular Mexican Food
Transportation- Most of Mexico is served by buses, with longer journeys varying in price. A bus from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara (5.5 hours) costs around 480 MXN. Taxi fares start from 16 MXN in most cities.
Activities- Diving is likely to be the most expensive activity you choose to do here, with day trips usually costing over 2,400 MXN. Entrance to the many Mayan sites in the country is around 160 MXN.
Top things to do and see in Mexico
- Visit the Markets — Mexico’s markets are a great place to experience traditional food, pick up a bargain, and purchase plenty of souvenirs. Head to the Ciudadela market in Mexico City or Oaxaca for folk art.
- Wander through Chapultepec Park- Chapultepec is one of the largest city parks in the world, encompassing the Mexico City Zoo, Atlantis (marine life park), La Feria amusement park and the world class Museum of Anthropology. The park is a must if you are visiting Mexico City.
3. See Chichén Itzá- Chichen Itza is a large Mayan archaeological site located in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. The site has been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is thought to be the best Mayan site in Mexico. The most impressive structure on the site is the 78 feet tall Temple of Kukulkan, or the “Castillo” as it is often known. The site also boasts elaborate wall carvings, a ball court, and intricately-designed columns.
4. Explore the Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución)- The Zócalo is at the heart of Mexico City and it encompasses the Templo Mayor and the Palacio Nacional. Situated just off the Zócalo is La Catedral Metropolitana a magnificent cathedral fortified with gold and a beautiful example of Spanish colonial architecture.
5. Visit a volcano- Mexico has over active 30 volcanoes. Most volcanoes are found within national parks, and these offer some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the country. Popocatepetl frequently features in the top 10 lists of must-see volcanoes in the world but it is closed to climbing since it is so active, so tourists favour Paricutin and Orizaba.
6. Trek Around Tulum- Many visitors combine sightseeing with a day’s swimming and relaxing on the beach but Tulum is also situated right next to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — prime trekking ground for those who want to experience jungle wildlife living amidst pristine rainforests and Mayan ruins. I really enjoyed the ruins here. It’s beautiful setting and the beach swimming around Mayan ruins was an amazing experience.
Party in Cancun- Depending on what you’re looking to do, Cancun can offer you a crazy fun, party in the sun, or some quiet and hidden local markets and restaurants. On the one hand, you have spas, resorts, and picturesque beaches. On the other, you have Mayan ruins, archaeological sites, and little nearby villages.