Things to do in Mexico

Top Things to Do in Mexico - Mexico Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Mexico


Top Attractions in Mexico

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  • ChristineTravels
    Hull, MA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history and well organized. Could use some seating in the display area to help you take it all in.

    The Cafe was nice, staff friendly. The store was meh, and the desk help hawking their own items made it disturbing.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Kathryn M
    Kansas City, MO26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family had a blast here. From underground rivers to snorkeling, there was endless fun. The park's focus on conservation was impressive, and the food was delicious. Despite the crowds, we had a great time together, making memories that will last a lifetime. Xcaret is a must-visit for families looking for adventure and relaxation.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • E C
    Los Angeles, CA25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently went to Chichen Itza. We hired Melicia Diaz or Mary (Whatsapp 52-985-114-2008). It was easy coordinating the tour with her on Whatsapp. She charged 1,500 pesos for the tour. We also used her for Ek Balam too and she charged 1,000 pesos there. We found her on Tripadvisor, so thank you for posting her contact information. Melicia purchased our entrance tickets and afterwards provided us with the receipt so we would know that we were charged what she paid. It was nice since we didn’t have to wait in line. Melicia’s tour of Chichen Itza was very good. She took into consideration that my parents were older and found shady places for them to sit with convenient bathroom access. She also shared numerous tips and historical information for Chichen Itza. She also indicated that there is an area you can visit somewhere in Chichen Itza more exclusive but you need to reserve it a week beforehand. There is an area similar to Ek Balam about 20 minutes from Chichen Itza called Yaxunah that you can also still climb the ruins. Finally, I thought it was nice that you could see the renovated section vs the unrenovated sections.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • JJHendrix95
    Omaha, NE5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband & I booked this tour through Carnival Cruise Lines on our stop in Cozumel. It was exciting to view the cavern and be able to swim too! Our guide, Dara, was excellent! I would highly recommend this tour
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • naturalkid
    48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view is amazing. However, the sun is quite strong, so you need Physical Strength . Also, there are no main ruins like Chichen Itza, so I think it's better to enjoy the historical atmosphere of Mayan civilization rather than a big impression. Don't forget to stay hydrated!
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Suleiman Mohamed
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely interesting history.beautiful castle with great history.lovely views,if you love history just give a visit here
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • GastroEclectico
    Phoenix, AZ861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the ancient Mezo American Nahuatle language it is the “City of the Gods”. Historians estimate that about 200,000 people once lived here, making it one if not the largest cities in the world during pre-Aztec times. When seeing these structures in pictures and videos, they are amazing. To personally stand amidst them, in person, in the flesh, you become awestruck – much like experiencing the Grand Canyon for the first time! Starting at the Pyramid of the Sun, it is a mind-blowing example of human ingenuity, perseverance, wherewithal, and technological advancement. Pictures do this magnificence no justice whatsoever! To walk the entire area of some 8 square miles is virtually impossible and does take some physicality! UNESCO declared this a World Heritage Site in 1987, and we’re glad they did. As you make your way through the ruins, you see some remnants of single-story dwellings, palaces, and residences and as you walk along the Avenue of the Dead (it’s main thoroughfare) for over a mile and a half, you realize the enormity of this citadel. You will come across the Pyramid of the Moon, the carving of Quetzalcóatl (Feathered Serpent), La Ciudadela, Graves estimated to be from on or about 200 CE. This is an experience that must be made to personally understand the significance and incredibility of its existence. A must visit for the history buff as well as the adventurer! Especially if you’re not one to be awestruck easily!
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • Konstantinos K
    Athens, Greece87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Palace of Fine Arts is a stop you can't skip in CDMX. It is also in the heart of the city so it's hard to miss. The outside of the building is great, with emphasis to details. Once you enter you also get impressed by looking at the marble decorations and the walls. The staff is friendly and the Palace is quite easy to explore on your own. The only downside though is that it's not very rich when it comes to its collection of artwork, something that you would probably expect from a museum like this. All in all, it should not take you more than 1 hour to see everything.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • John M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The catamaran sail around the cape, Lover's Beach, was excellent. Great photo opps, great crew, free unlimited drinks very comfortable, clean restrooms.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Ino R
    San Antonio, TX118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three time visitor... it's still a good time. If you love the water, it's a must come. If you can't swim, they've got plenty of jackets to help you float.

    Like some of the other folks had mentioned there are plenty of upsells here from swim with "dolphins, manta rays, manatees" oh, my! To be honest some of the experiences are worth doing at least once. The zip-bike experience, instance, give you a unique view of the rainforest and cenotes from a eagle eye view. You can ride on the fast boats anywhere, maybe, or have your feet cleaned and massaged by little fish, but really you could skip all that and be alright.

    What is included is pretty good. We have enjoyed the lazy river, the cenotes, the caves, the floating bridge, zip bikes, the snorkeling, etc. It's all a good time.

    This time I talked my kids into joining up the Lighthouse slides. Two things to do up there. You can 1) check out the 360-degree views and score some cool xelfies (band activated cameras) and/or 2) head down the slides from a height of 131 feet. The cool thing is that my kids were psyched out at the height, and the wind at height wasn't helping (nor were the folks zooming down the slides). They got up to the top, and exceeded expectations by not freaking out and jumping into the slide which landed them in a 4 foot pool at the end.

    Plenty of fish to see amongst the rocks and edges... while on the Mayan Bridge which is connects the eastern edge of the park... it floats, or rather moves with the ocean... if you get seasick or motion sickness... maybe skip it. It's a good time though. We jumped in at one end of the bridge and ran into a barracuda... crazy.

    Let's talk food. There are four restaurants that serve a variety of the traditional and fast foods. They have a place that serves grilled meats, a place that serves tacos, a place that's more fast food. It's all tasty. Along with the drink bars that serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, the restaurants have aguas frescas... stay hydrated!

    The park has snorkeling gear (masks and fins), lockers, everything you need is available here. The food is great. The attractions are plenty, and plenty more if you pay for them. It's a fantastic water park.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • the5brs
    Calgary, Canada75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do when in PV. Lots of stores with very friendly non-pushy staff. Very clean. Lots of entertainment. The flea markets around there are definitely worth looking around.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • E C
    Los Angeles, CA25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently went to the Coba ruins. For Coba, we hired Jorge Moo (WhatsApp 52-985-116-1705) as our tour guide for 1,000 pesos. It was easy arranging the tour with Jorge on WhatsApp. Jorge was fantastic and provided the history, cultural background, and facts about the ruins. He also helped us take pictures there. He recommended that we rent a bike, which was a great recommendation since Coba is so spread out. Overall, Coba was good but Jorge’s tour made Coba very good. Jorge also had some recommendations for Mayan bees nearby and a restaurant, which had very fresh tasting juice. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the restaurant but it may have been Restaurante El Mexicano? It was close to the entrance of the Coba ruins. We would recommend hiring Jorge if you plan to go in the future.
    Written 26 May 2024
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