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10 good reasons to travel to Mexico

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When planning to travel to Mexico, European tourists get too often exaggerated images of a country where there is insecurity. Rest assured, Mexico is not more dangerous than another country, and given that you are not involved in drug trafficking and rather there you spend your euros in restaurants, tours and souvenirs. , nobody wants to harm you… On the contrary, Mexicans are very welcoming to Europeans and especially to the French.

1. A favorable climate all year round

Mexico, and in particular the Yucatan region, has sunshine all year round, whatever the season you can travel to Mexico without worry. If there is a rainy season from June to October, it is in no way restrictive to visit Yucatan, the rains are often in the evening and never last very long (around 20m), the days remain hot and sunny, which explains why many families go to Mexico during the school holidays.

2. Mexico a trip on an affordable budget

If the plane ticket represents the most important expense of the trip, the rest of the trip is rather accessible, low-cost hotels are around 25 € per night, and the cost of living is on average 2 to 3 times cheaper than in France. In some parts of Mexico, it’s almost as expensive to cook yourself as going to a local taqueria (a taco restaurant).

3. Archaeological sites, including one of the 7 wonders of the world

One of the main draws of Mexico is culture, if you are looking to visit a pyramid in Mexico this is not what is missing! This country is full of archaeological sites, each more beautiful than the next. The Yucatan allows you to visit several without traveling long distances. It is also in the Yucatan Peninsula in the vicinity of Valladolid that you can visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, Chichen Itza, which should not be forgotten to visit during your tailor-made trip to Mexico .

4. Cenotes

Cenotes are unique geological formations in the world and only present in Yucatan, there are more than 10,000, but not all are accessible. The most beautiful cenotes are located on the Riviera Maya, in the Valladolid region and around the city of Merida. These natural pools with fresh and soft water are essential stopovers during a tour in Mexico to enjoy a refreshing swim. It is often said that the Mayans performed human sacrifices there, but this is only a legend because at the time water was a commodity that had to be taken care of in order to be able to drink and irrigate the crops. Human sacrifices, if they had really taken place, would have contaminated the water and would have made it unfit for consumption. On the other hand,

5. Natural landscapes

Everywhere in Mexico, you will have the possibility to see magnificent landscapes, in the north with large desert areas and canyons, in the center with volcanoes, and in the south with nature reserves, lagoons or waterfalls in which you can swim. .

6. Colonial towns

Through its colonial past and the Spanish conquest, Mexico can sometimes make one think of narrow streets or Spanish monuments. The most famous colonial cities are north of Mexico City with San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato where the festivities of the Day of the Dead are authentic and colorful! In Yucatan, the main colonial towns are Valladolid, Merida, Campeche and of course Izamal one of the 100 pueblos magicos of Mexico.

7. Heavenly beaches

It is often one of the first things we think of when we think of Mexico, its paradisiacal beaches in the Caribbean! To the north, in the Baja California region, Playa Balandra is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A little further south, still on the Pacific coast, the landmark for surfers between Puerto Escondido and Zicatela where impressive waves make it one of the privileged spots of the surfing world cup, but often not very suitable for classic swimming for tourists in the Mexico because of the strong currents. Finally, the sublime beaches of Yucatan which are found mainly in the Riviera Maya between Tulum and Cancun, not to mention the superb beaches of Isla Hoblox.

8. A region suitable for families

You will understand, Mexico is a destination where you can combine both the cultural side by visiting archaeological sites and colonial cities, but also the idleness side with natural landscapes, cenotes and dream beaches. , all this without having to swallow the kilometers every day. Children and their parents will all enjoy it when they take a family trip to Mexico .

9. Unusual activities

Families will also appreciate in the Yucatan the possibility of going swimming with the turtles which are found all year round in a magnificent bay, as well as the possibility of going for walks in the jungle in search of howler monkeys and spider monkeys. From June to September, if you like the thrills, don’t forget to go swimming with the Whale Sharks which are found off Cancun and Isla Holbox, the largest mammal in the world, completely harmless even if its size is very impressive!

10. Gastronomy

Like any good Frenchman, you surely like to eat well and Mexico will not leave you without rest on this subject since Mexican gastronomy is renowned for being one of the best in the world and has even been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. like French gastronomy. From famous tacos to magnificent lobsters accompanied by a good guacamole to enjoy on a small beach, passing by burritos and fajitas, Mexico will satisfy the palates of any lover of good food.