One of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world can be found at Cozumel which is just south of Cancun and across Riviera Maya. Cozumel has clear turquoise waters and hosts the Palancar which is the worlds second largest barrier reef. Be sure to include this city in your Mexico vacation itinerary and get the chance to see the Chichen Itza which is the capital of ancient Maya empire and is included in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit other interesting archaeological sites of the Mayan empire like the Mayan port and walled fortress of Tulum, the jungle forest where Coba and an authentic Mayan community is located, the Mayan astronomical observatory Castillo Real and the Ixchel-dedicated site of San Gervasio. Spend your day at the water theme park Xel Ha, Natures Sacred Paradise Xcaret, Chankanaab National Park, Playa Mia Grand Beach Park or the Punta Sur Ecological Park. Some other attractions for visitors are the water theme park Xel Ha, Xcaret which is called Natures Sacred Paradise, Chankanaab National Park, Playa Mia Grand Beach and the Punta Sur Ecological Park.
The Beauty of the Border City of Tijuana
The sunny city of Tijuana is the most frequented border city and is easily accessible from San Diego via the trolley that goes right to the 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. Immerse yourself in the culture of Mexico and visit the Tijuana Cultural Center or Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture. InInject 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. Tijuana showcases vibrant Mexican culture and is a place that is truly worth visiting.
The Greens of Baja
Golfing in Baja is one of the main attractions of this place with some of the worlds best golf courses located in this peninsula. 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. Starting from the US border is the Tijuana Country Club established in 1948, and just 20 minutes away from the border is Real del Mar which is considered as the gem of Baja golf. There are newly developed greens like the Baja Country Club which has a big 12-acre water trap lake and a unique golf course built on a sandbar called the Paraiso del Mar in Magote. The Palmilla, Puerto los Cabos and Club Campestre are three of the golf courses in Los Cabos that was designed by the renowned Jack Nicklaus. 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.
Best Beaches in Mexico
Mexico vacations almost always include the beautiful beaches of Mexico with November to May being the best months to go. There are isolated beaches in Costa Esmeralda on the Gulf Coast of Mexico but is a rather long 5 hours drive from the city. On the Caribbean coast particularly in the Maya Riviera region are the fabulous Cancun beaches and Puerto Morelos fishing village and beach resort which has sugar sand and warm clear waters plus the added bonus of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Here in this area you can also find cool and casual Playa del Carmen and one of the prettiest beaches, Tulum which houses the scenic Mayan ruins overlooking the beach. There is a long stretch of marvelous beaches at the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific coast such as the Playa Cemeterio, Playa Santa Maria, Playa Costa Azul, Playa Canta Mar and Playa Solmar. Between Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco can be found the most popular fine sand beaches of Mexico with a choice of exclusive resorts to the smaller local ones. You will never run out of beach choices in Mexico.