Top 5 things to see and do in Mexico

Mexico is a dynamic, beautiful country filled with friendly people, energy that allows you to enjoy music, architecture, history and delicious food. Who doesn't love Mexican food? And Mezkal. How can you go wrong with either? From Mayan ruins and dungels filled with parrots, Cancun's busy nightclubs, and everything in between, Mexico has a lot to offer travelers. Most travelers end up in Playa del Carmen resort towns or Puerto Vallarta, but Mexico is much more than that.

A statue and a modern building in Mexico City
A statue and a modern building in Mexico City

1. Trek around Tulum

There is nothing like being on the beach and swimming in the Mayan ruins. The ruins are well preserved, and you can find many travel guides that will accompany you. The nearby city (also called Tulum) has become a backpacker and expat hotspot in recent years.

2. Visit Mexico City

In Mexico City you will find world-class museums, huge craft markets, tons of historic buildings, squares, parks and sights. Despite the large scale of Mexico CIty, most tourist attractions are focused on a rather small geographical area, so it's easy to see everything in couple of days.

3. Relax on the Pacific Coast

There are as many resorts and opportunities to celebrate and surf on the Pacific side of Mexico. In towns like Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Huatulco and Sayulita, which are popular holiday destinations.

4. See Chichén Itza

Chichen Itza is a large Mayan archaeological site, located in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. The most striking feature of this site is the 78-meter (260 feet) Cuckoo Temple or Castillo. The site boasts fascinating wall decorations, a ball square and sophisticated columns.

5. Visit the Volcano

There are more than 30 volcanoes in Mexico. Most volcanoes are located in national parks and offer some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the country. Popocatepetl is often included in the list of 10 world volcanoes, but it is closed for climbing because it is so active, so tourists choose Paricutin and Orizaba.

Get out of the tourist cities, see Mexico and fall in love. It's hard not to.