Where to holiday in Mexico (part 1)

You've made a flight to distant Mexico, now in return, you should have an unforgettable vacation in one of the beautiful beach resorts. There are unlimited possibilities for practising various kinds of water sports: from surfing to diving. Also, Mexico is a picturesque mountainous country, with a huge number of historical man-made and natural attractions.

The country has the richest flora and fauna, the well-preserved ancient cities of the Maya and Aztec tribes, the chic Spanish colonial architecture, the burning hot cuisine, and cheerful locals throwing a fiesta under the incendiary music of Mariachi. So, today's article is dedicated to stunning Mexico.

What do we know about this country? Probably, the general facts and information from the movies and TV series, the latter of which Mexico exports plenty. The country of cacti, hot pepper, tequila, beauty, and blood mixture of indigenous and Spaniards. Probably, most of the general information ends here. Let's fill the gaps and start with the location of the country. 

A peculiarity of the geographical position of Mexico is the constant danger of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, even the capital of the country the Mexico City, is in a seismically active zone, that is why all new buildings are now being built on special technology, with special fortifications. Another major city of the country - Guadalajara, stands in the zone of action of the formidable volcano Colima, which reminded of itself, in 2005.

The main question for a tourist is the choice between resorts on the Pacific coast and the stunning beaches of the Caribbean Sea. What you prefer is a matter of taste, but picturesque views, pure white sand, emerald water, numerous flora and fauna are guaranteed to you, both here and there, as well as big waves if you are a surfer.

Acapulco (classic)

Sunny Acapulco
Sunny Acapulco

Acapulco is located three hundred kilometres from the capital, in a very picturesque place, with two gorgeous bays, excellent beaches, and the coast fringed with palms bent toward the water. But it has a slight minus since it is considered somewhat old, its infrastructure has not been updated for a long time, which is reflected in the service of hotels. Acapulco was loved by the stars of world cinema, in the middle of the twentieth century, millionaires bought land there and erected chic villas. Many Americans prefer the resorts of the Caribbean Sea, but, if you are not so capricious, the even climate of Acapulco, all the year round, having an average monthly temperature of twenty-eight degrees, will suit you just fine. And Acapulco world famous nightlife is still one of the best in Mexico.

Los Cabos (premium)

Marina Los Cabos
Marina Los Cabos

The resort area of Los Cabos stretches for almost forty kilometres, it is located between the cities of San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. The main contingent of holidaymakers of this resort is almost exclusively Americans. Los Cabos is known for its climate not being so wet as at other Mexican resorts. On average there are only eight rainy days during a year, but prices are thirty about 30 per cent higher than, for example, in Cancun.
The resort city of San Jose del Cabo is an excellent place for practising parasailing, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking. And in the city of Cabo San Lucas - the focal point of nightlife, there are all the restaurants and nightclubs. Vacationers from these resorts, can, renting a boat, visit a favourite tourist attraction - the Arch. And, just across the promontory, is the excellent, very clean and wide beach of Playa del Amor, where you can immerse yourself in clear waters, look at the numerous underwater inhabitants: almost three hundred species of fish, stingrays, sea turtles, whale sharks, and sea seals among other.

Baja California (young)

Snorkeling in Baja California
Snorkeling in Baja California

Lower California is a Mexican state on the California peninsula, bordering the US on the north, washed by the Pacific Ocean from the west, and from the east by the warm waters of the Gulf of California, which the Mexicans call the Sea of Cortez. 

Life in this territory appeared about 11 thousand years ago, when the indigenous tribes settled here, and five centuries later, the Spanish explorers found the peninsula. From the end of the 17th century, Catholic monks arrived here, spreading the Christian faith among the local population. True, the servants of the church fought so desperately for the flock that the confrontation between the Jesuits and the Dominicans led to the division of the peninsula into Upper and Lower California. Upper California was taken over by the US, and Lower California, since 1930 divided into two states: Baja California North and Baja California South.

The famous Medano Beach offers wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. There is not a minute of silence. Numerous salesmen ranting around, offering their goods, playing noisy music, scurrying bathers. Tourists playing beach volleyball, riding water bikes, jet skis, kayaks, catamarans, sailboats, water skiing and parachute. Order any tour can be right on the beach.

There is never a quiet and as soon as the darkness sets in, the lights of hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and discos lit up, and revellers keep going all night long.. With a huge influx of tourists, it's amazing that this is one of the safest places to relax in Mexico.