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Top 5 Things to Do in Mexico

Top 5 Things to Do in Mexico

Aug 28, 2018

There are so many amazing things to do in Mexico, it’s difficult to plan your trip without missing out on something. There’s lots of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and exciting adventures waiting for you! See which of the top 5 destinations appeals the most to you!

whale watching in mexico

1. Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

Whale watching is a thrilling adventure in any setting. There’s even more to enjoy in Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Cabo San Lucas is home to humpback and gray whales, which migrate to the Baja Coast every year. You will also see Pacific bottlenose dolphins and, on a good day, blue whales, sperm whales, and possibly even an orca. Mid-January through about the middle of March is the best time to visit Cabo to see a lot of whales; this is when you’ll see all the gray whales that have migrated to the warm, tranquil Pacific waters to give birth. You’ll see the most humpback whales from mid-November to early December. The best experience depends a lot on finding the right tour company to host your event.

There’s an abundance of marine life at Cabo, including sea lions, sea turtles, and a variety of seabird species. Add to that a diversity of activities like scuba diving, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, a scenic rock formation, and the beautiful beaches. Visiting Cabo is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 things to do in Mexico because of the natural beauty and diversity of water adventures.

2. Immerse Yourself in Culture

The opportunities to get lost in the ancient culture of the country are virtually endless. There are museums, archaeological sites, and ancient ruins at various locations throughout Mexico. Yaxchilan was once one of the most important Maya Cities in the region. The only way to reach it is by boat. It is best known for its ornamented facades and roof combs. Grab your flashlight and get ready to explore the unique stone lintels, complete with carvings of ceremonial scenes.

Edzna was once home to massive complexes built by a highly stratified society that existed from around 600 BC through the 15th Century AD. The remaining structures are still impressive enough to make Edzna a top tourist attraction.

Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City is home to immense murals painted by world-famous Mexican artists. There’s also a concert hall and arts center in the amazing white marble palace.

These are just some of the top destinations for the thousands of tourists who come looking for culture in Mexico every year. There’s always something new to learn in any area of the country where you travel.

3. Climb the Cliffs at La Bufadora

The coastline of Baja offers many scenic views of high rocky cliffs, beautiful, endless beaches, and hidden coves. Just south of Ensenada, rests La Bufadora, the second largest marine geyser in the world. The sounds emitted by the pressure in the cave at the base of the reef make it easy to get caught up in the fantasy surrounding this destination.

According to legend, a breeding gray whale once got separated from the rest of her pod while migrating to the south. When the whale became stuck between two rocks, it began to spray jets of water into the air to signal to its companions. After never being found, the whale turned to stone and became part of the rock structure at La Bufadora.

It’s a great spot to visit with the kids, too. They will giggle with delight as the ‘whale’ sprays them with drops of water.

4. Palenque Ruins

If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, this is one of the best things to do in Mexico for the sheer beauty you’ll experience. The ruins look out over the jungle, reaching out from the tall ridge jutting out from the base of steep, heavily forested mountains. It’s not the largest site to visit in Mexico but it’s well worth the effort.

The site features some of the finest architecture in the country. There are sculptures in the walls, along with roof comb and bas-relief carvings produced by the Mayas. These are some of the details that give the ruins of Palenque their feeling of mystery and intrigue.

Palenque offers a complete cultural experience with the Temple of the Inscriptions and the Temple of the Cross Complex. Explore the hieroglyphics from ancient civilizations. Visit the tombs inside the tallest ruin in the ancient city of Lakam Ha. There’s also an abundance of natural beauty in Palenque. Enjoy the peaceful setting at Sombrillas Waterfalls and at Queen’s Bath. Your trip to Palenque will feel like you’ve taken a step back in time.

5. Visit the ‘World’s Friendliest City’ in Puerto Vallarta

Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards recognized Puerto Vallarta as one of the friendliest and best cities in the world. Many visitors would agree, sometimes describing it as ‘warm and multi-cultural.’ At times, the small city has also been called the “most romantic city in the world.” There seems to be something in the way the sun rises and sets that just puts visitors at ease. The beauty of the area also takes their breath away.

Puerto Vallarta sits in between a mountain and the sea and is surrounded by tropical sun and sand. The people help to make the location the popular one that it is. They are always prepared to make every day a little better for their guests. There’s everything in the area you could want, from a diversity of restaurants to miles of beautiful beaches. There are even two world-class golf courses to add to your entertainment!

Renting a Private Charter Yacht to Mexico

It’s not just what you do after you get there that makes your trip so memorable. It’s how you get there. Renting a private charter yacht is the most luxurious way to travel. A yacht rental gives you more chances to enjoy the beauty of the water and the nature that lives there. If you’re traveling in a group, get the space you need to truly enjoy your entire trip from start to finish.

Should you decide to stay in San Diego, make sure you put Adventuress Luxury Catamaran on your list of things to do. Contact us today to learn more about our rental options and book your reservation.