Things to do in Cozumel
Cozumel, located south of Cancun and across Riviera Maya provides one of the most unforgettable diving and snorkeling experience in Mexico. Cozumel has clear turquoise waters and hosts the Palancar which is the worlds second largest barrier reef. Mexico vacations that include Cozumel afford you the opportunity to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Chichen Itza which is the capital of ancient Maya empire. There are several archaeological sites near Cozumel like Tulum that was the main Mayan port and is a unique walled fortress, Coba is located in the lush jungle forest with an authentic Mayan community that allows you a view of what life was during the Mayan civilization, Castillo Real which used to be the Mayan astronomical observatory and San Gervasio which was most visited by the Mayan women as it was a site dedicated to Ixchel, deity of midwifery, fertility, medicine and weaving. Other places that should be in your list are water theme park Xel Ha, Xcaret that is known as Natures Sacred Paradise, the Chankanaab National Park, Playa Mia Grand Beach Park and the Punta Sur Ecological Park. The list of attractions in Cozumel is quite long.
Have Fun in the Waters with the Dolphins of Mexico
One of the most amazing experiences you can ever have during your Mexico vacations is swimming with the dolphins. Have a close encounter with these fascinating marine mammals and discover their intelligence and friendly demeanor in a safe and entertaining environment. Several dolphin centers or dolphinariums are open in Mexico for visitors to get this chance. The vacation destinations such as Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cabo San Lucas and the Riviera Maya are popular for both their beautiful beaches and for the dolphinariums that allow you to swim with the dolphins. In Cabo San Lucas Marina is the Cabo Dolphin Center that is considered as one of the most exclusive dolphin centers in the world. The Wet n Wild Aquatic Park has Altantida where the dolphins stay in an enclosed beach. The Delphinus is the biggest dolphinarium chain in the Mexican Caribbean and the Riviera Maya region with facilities at Xcaret, Xel-Ha and at the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen. You can play, swim and interact with the dolphins right In the waters at these dolphinarums. Go for this dream come true experience and include this in your itinerary.
Besides the tempting tropical waters and fine sand beaches of the Baja Peninsula, golfers of all levels will really be excited to play golf at some of the worlds best golf courses located in the area. The best golf course designers in the world have designed championship golf courses of a desert terrain but with a picturesque view of the ocean. Right into the Mexican border is the 62-year old Tijuana Country Club and a few minutes drive away is the gem of golf courses called Real del Mar. There are newly built golf courses like the Baja Country Club that has a challenging 12 acre lake to conquer and the Paraiso del Mar located in Magote that is amazingly built on a sandbar and currently has 12 holes. Three golf courses located on the Los Cabos area was designed by Jack Nicklaus, namely the one and only premier Palmilla , the newer Puerto los Cabos and Club Campestre. Other famous golf courses in Los Cabos are the Cabo San Lucas Country Club and Cabo Real Country Club. There are more to come with new golf course constructions along the way.
The Beauty of the Border City of Tijuana
The border city of Tijuana is easily reachable via the San Diego trolley that goes right up to the Mexican border. Tijuana may just be very near the US but there are still a lot of exciting shopping with beautiful goods in array such as Mexican handicrafts, leather goods, cigars, silver, beadwork and jewelry at affordable prices at the famous Avenida Revolucion. You can learn so much more about the culture of Mexico by visiting the Tijuana Cultural Center or the Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture. Inject some excitement to your day and watch a Greyhound race at the Hipodromo Caliente, go to a Jai Alai Game at the Jai Alai Fronton Palace or see a bullfight at the El Toreo de Tijuana or the Plaza Munumental Playas de Tijuana. The exciting flamboyance of Mexico is very much evident in Tijuana and your Mexico vacation should include this place for the excitement that it brings.