Five best destinations for a trip in Mexico and the Caribbean

In case you are thinking about your next destination but you want them to be different from the usual, we suggest the five best places to travel in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Five best destinations for a trip in Mexico and the Caribbean. Places that are closer than you think.
Five best destinations for a trip in Mexico and the Caribbean. Places that are closer than you think.

Many times we travel not only with the excuse of knowing new destinations but also to learn more about ourselves, to challenge ourselves to try new things, to fill ourselves with experiences and to grow as people. That is why it is so common that at the end of a trip we are already planning the next one. It is a gift that we make to ourselves, beyond the material, we give ourselves a different life experience, memories and moments that serve us to be more in tune with our inner self and with our friends when traveling in a group.

In that context, in case you are thinking about your next destination but you want it to be different from the usual. Here we propose you 5 destinations with well-known attractions that will help you to get out of your routine, find yourself, broaden your vision of things, get to know other cultures and their people. And above all, in places that are closer than you think.

1. MEXICO CITY

World Naked Bike Ride Mexico City 2014 (17)

Get inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo with a walk through her house, one of the most unforgettable corners of that great city. You can also take a night walk in the Trajineras de Xochimilco, which are very different and striking designs boats, you will feel that you are in a Coco movie. It should be noted that Mexico City has both a large metropolis and nature, so if you want to disconnect from the city do not miss the Bosque de Chapultepec, which in its more than 670 hectares you can visit museums, fountains, fairs, and even a zoo.

2. RIVIERA MAYA

Turtle-Swimming in Riviera Maya

Here you can get to know the depths of the earth in a dream excursion: Visit the underground Natural Reserve of Río Secreto that has semi-flooded caverns where you can see internal beaches with rock formations. Also, if you plan to travel in the middle of the year you can not stop living the experience of swimming naturally with the whale shark in Holbox, the largest fish in the world. If you are someone who is looking for something more relaxed, we recommend spending the day on Isla Contoy one of the quietest beaches and also has a bird sanctuary.

3. VARADERO

Varadero Beach

Famous for its beaches, it is also known for its Reserva Ecológica de Varahicacos, which offers a different experience. In its more than 30 thousand hectares you can enjoy mangroves, flora, fauna (especially birds and reptiles) and the tropical climate of the island. Do not miss visiting the Los Cayennes Craft Fair and interacting with the locals, you will find various samples of carved wood arts, hand-painted paintings and bring with you good stories of the place. Finally, you can visit the Havana Club rum museum and experience the elaboration of rum first hand and learn more about the origins of this popular drink.

4. CANCUN

Kite Surfing Cancun m.mcholm_cancun-mexico-29

Known for its beaches and also for hosting one of the 7 wonders of the modern world: Chichén Itzá, where you will know part of the history of Mexico and America. For lovers of underwater attractions, you can not miss Isla Mujeres for the number of experiences it offers: diving, visit the submarine museum (with sculptures at the bottom of the sea!) Or take a thermal bath in Garrafón Park. As for beaches, it has several to choose from and each one equally as surprising as the other: Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas, Playa Delfines, and Playa Nisuc.

5. PUNTA CANA

Punta Cana 2014

Beach, sun, white sand is a relaxing plan, but we recommend you leave the hammock and learn more about this destination and enjoy it "like a local". Take a walk through the National Park of Los Haitises, its name comes from some rock formations that rise in the sea and mangroves. If you like history, you will be able to get to know the first European colonial city in America so that each place has something to tell full of iconic elements and great cultural value. Finally, a must-see is to dive through coral reefs and shallow caves. You will undoubtedly return home with a good story to tell.

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