Travelers have always been drawn to Mexico’s pristine beaches, archeological wonders, and vibrant city life, but never has the country enjoyed the levels of international popularity it’s experiencing right now.
Following a record-breaking 2023, January and February have seen millions of travelers enter the country’s borders, and though there’s no shortage of gorgeous places people are eager to see across Mexico, three cities, in particular, are currently attracting the vast majority of these visitors.
And if you, too, are thinking about exploring the many wonders that lie just south of the border, why not consider one of these wildly popular destinations?
After all, there’s a reason why people can’t seem to get enough of them.
3. Los Cabos
Famously located in the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos has become synonymous with gorgeous all-inclusive resorts and pristine beaches that make a simple sunbathing session feel like a spiritual experience.
And even though avid beachgoers might tell you to stick to the Caribbean side of Mexico, the stunning Pacific shores of Los Cabos are just as breathtaking, so those looking to take in some truly awe-inspiring views have nothing to worry about here.
Be it the picture-worthy sights, overall sense of safety, or just the trendy atmosphere that’s often lacking in bigger hotspots, Los Cabos’ offerings have helped it reach unprecedented levels of popularity, and with so many new exciting places set to open in 2024, a brand new tourism record can’t be too far ahead.
Here, you can spend your days lounging around the sun-kissed beaches of El Médano, exploring the iconic El Arco rock formation, or enjoying the bustling nightlife the city is so well-known for.
2. Mexico City
Once Mexico’s no. 1 destination, the capital has recently been overtaken by another wildly popular city, but its allure as the country’s cultural and historical heart remains as strong as ever.
In fact, considering that the city is the furthest thing you can find from a beachy resort town in Mexico, its continued relevance among travelers is pretty impressive (since, at the end of the day, most people going to Mexico are looking to take advantage of the stunning coastline).
Still, there’s so much to see and do in Mexico City that even if you consider yourself to be part of that beach-loving crowd, taking a day off to visit the capital and see the Zócalo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and the Chapultepec Park is a must.
This is also the best place to explore Mexico’s world-famous culinary scene.
Most of the popular beach towns in Mexico cater to travelers, which means that the cafes and restaurants you’ll find in those beautiful all-inclusive resorts are usually built with the tastes and preferences of U.S. visitors in mind.
In Mexico City, however, you’ll have a much better chance of finding someplace authentic where locals like to eat – that’s the only way to experience the bold flavors and aromas of Mexican cuisine in their truest form.
Considering everything you might’ve read about Cancun these past few months, the city’s ranking as Mexico’s biggest hotspot should come as no surprise.
Boasting pearly-white beaches, indulgent all-inclusive resorts, and endless opportunities for water sports, dining, and dancing, Cancun promises the ultimate relaxing tropical getaway.
And if you think the records the city has set thus far are impressive, wait until you see what the latest developments are going to do for local tourism.
The recently launched Maya train will singlehandedly change the way people travel in and around Cancun.
Not only will it allow tourists to get to other wildly popular Mexican hotspots like Tulum in a matter of minutes, but it’ll also make exploring the rest of the country feel like an adventure rather than a logistical nightmare.
What’s more, one of the largest Caribbean all-inclusive resorts is set to open its doors in Cancun this summer, giving a couple of thousand extra travelers the opportunity to indulge in the luxury and natural charm of the city.
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