The Top Places in Mexico
You Need To Visit

by Janet Mesh - Jan 11, 2019

Mexico is a diverse country with beautiful beaches, deep history, a contagious culture, and truly delicious food (tacos, anyone?). Whether you love to relax at the beach, wander city streets without an agenda, or take a step back in history, Mexico has something for every traveler.

There are many places in Mexico that are safe for locals and even travelers. From the metropolitan heart of Mexico City to the crystal blue waters of Tulum, below are the top places in Mexico you need to visit in 2019.


Located in the mountains and covered in an array of colorful houses, Guanajuato is one of the most beautiful and important cities in Mexico. You can spend hours wondering the narrow streets and alleys admiring the colonial architecture and enjoying the music of street performers. It’s truly a magical city with a deep and important history that begins with the native tribes that lived in the land through Spanish colonialism and the Mexican Revolution to today.

Guanajuato was founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century and became the world’s leading silver mining city in the 18th century. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination for Mexicans and travelers from around the world.

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Mexico City

If you feel at home in a large, crowded place then Mexico City is the city for you. Situated at 7,380 feet above sea level, Mexico City is the largest metropolitan city in the Western Hemisphere and is home to more than 21.3 million people.

Mexico City has a rich history and its land has been inhabited since 400 B.C. at Teotihuacan, an ancient Mesoamerican city whose ruins you can still visit today. Centuries later, the Aztecs ruled the land until the Spanish invasion in the 1500s.

From the rule of the Teotihuacan empire in 850 AD to Mexican Revolution of 1910 to today, Mexico City is the epicenter of Mexico’s history, art, culture, and of course, cuisine.

Places to Visit in Mexico City


Tulum is one of Mexico’s most popular beach towns. Where boho-chic meets see-and-be-seen vibes, it’s located a couple of hours south of Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

Tulum attracts a wide range of travelers, including yogis, backpackers, celebrities, and even families. Tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula has grown exponentially, but Tulum maintains its off-the-beaten path vibe. You’ll come for the bike rides and beach and will certainly stay for the nightlife and mezcal cocktails. Salud!

Cenotes (sinkholes) To Visit in Tulum

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Tulum Ruins

Built on a bluff facing the sunrise, the Tulum Ruins are the only Mayan settlement located directly on a Caribbean beach. Living up to its hype, millions of people visit this site annually. In Maya, Tulum means "Wall", which means the city of Tulum was protected by the ruins’ large walls. You can visit the ruins on a tour, or take a bicicleta ride down its winding lush road. Don’t forget your sunscreen and bathing suit!

Indulge in the Tulum nightlife

Tulum is known for its boho-chic restaurants and nightclubs. When the sun goes down — the party continues on the coast. After a day full of sunbathing and exploring the geological wonders of the area, head over to the main road along ____. Some favorites include Papaya Playa Project, Gitano, Hartwood, and Casa Jaguar.

Travel Tips for Mexico

Now that you know the top places to visit during your trip to Mexico, here are few travel tips to keep in mind while you’re exploring this vibrant and beautiful country.

We hope you enjoy your next trip to Mexico and if you visit any of these places, we’d love to hear about your trip. You can share your experience with us by tagging us on Instagram (@newslangapp) in your travel photos with the hashtag #NewslangTravel. Buen viaje, amigo!

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