5 Must-Sees for Your Mexico Bucket ListBy Angelica Malin
Mexico has been attracting tourism in the masses for years and with so many visitors it’s easy to see why some people may get put off travelling there. However, there are an abundance of beautiful sights and attractions all across the country which really can’t be missed. Here are some of my personal favourites.
It’s one of the 7 wonders of the world and is bursting with history and intriguing elements to its design. Visiting the Chichen Itza can be done as a day trip from Cancun, though it is a long drive. It makes up part of a larger set of Mayan ruins that are scattered across Mexico which are all worth a look at. If you can, try to arrange a trip to the ruins on the summer solstice. As the sun goes down, you’ll see a thin strip of light create the appearance of a snake slithering down the ruins. The snake is known as Kukulkan and is a mythical feathered serpent and one of their more famous Gods.
Hands up if you’ve been to the Grand Canyon. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty amazing place. But have you ever heard of Copper Canyon?
“Spanning an area in northern Mexico, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is actually bigger than the Grand Canyon and is nestled in the Sierra Madre. It offers some exceptional hiking and you can spend days, even weeks, on expeditions here” says Diego Perez of Reviewbox, who has spent a lot of time in the region.
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Cancun made our hitlist of 30 things to do before you’re 30 and it’s not hard to see why. It has more to offer than just the nightlife and hotels. Whether you prefer to spend your days being a beach bum or want to swim and snorkel in some of the clearest water in the world, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes in Cancun; they even offer some cracking water sports – Jet skis at the ready!
Visit the Cenotes
One of the most spectacular activities you can do in Mexico is swimming, snorkelling and even diving in one of the cenotes. The Yucatan Peninsula alone boasts over 6000 cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula alone and not only is it a great Instagram opportunity, it’s a great way to escape that hot Mexican sun, you know us Brits can’t hack it. I recommend the Grand Cenote and Cenote Ik-II.
Las Coloradas Pink Lake
You can no longer swim in Las Coloradas, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Honestly, I think it makes it more appealing and saves it for the future generations and protects the small red algae and Plankton that live there. Yes, that’s what’s responsible for their incredible colour. Another fun fact – the lakes here actually help to produce salt for the local area too.