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The best Mexico has to offer for your vacation

Where to go and what to do in Mexico.

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If you’re looking for a perfect blend of sunny beaches, vibrant culture and unique experiences, you should definitely consider visiting some of Mexico’s best travel destinations for your 2024 vacation. The country offers endless adventures, exciting cultural festivities and plenty of options for relaxation and pampering. From the mountain and ocean setting of Puerto Vallarta to the breathtaking natural beauty of Cabo San Lucas, these five places in Mexico guarantee a memorable summer vacation for visitors of all ages. 

Enjoy the Treasures that Mexico has to offer you 

Dream Beaches 

If you are looking for the ideal place to unwind and sunbathe, Mexico’s beaches are your perfect destination. Cancun and Playa del Carmen stand out for their transparent waters and soft sands, although there are other less explored jewels such as Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, where the water is so clean that you can see the fish close to your feet. 

Cities steeped in history 

Mexico not only shines for its coasts; its cities are filled with a vast historical legacy. Oaxaca, for example, is a cultural center where indigenous traditions intertwine with colonial-era buildings. A stroll through its colorful market and a taste of its renowned moles is a must. In Guanajuato, its narrow, lively alleys will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. 

Unique gastronomy 

Mexican cuisine, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, is one of the main reasons to visit the country. From savoring tacos al pastor at a street stall to enjoying more sophisticated dishes such as chile en nogada, every bite offers an explosion of flavors. 

Where can you vacation in Mexico? 

 Mexico offers an impressive variety of tourist destinations, each with its own essence and attractions. Here are some of the most popular places so you can plan your next vacation. 

Cancun and the Riviera Maya 

Cancun is undoubtedly one of Mexico’s most famous destinations, known worldwide for its stunning white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here, travelers can enjoy a first-class tourist infrastructure, with hotels for all tastes and budgets, incredible shopping malls and vibrant nightlife. 


Extending Cancun’s charm to the south, the Riviera Maya is another jewel in Mexico’s crown. This area encompasses destinations such as Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the aforementioned Occidental Xcaret Hotel by Barceló. The Riviera Maya is perfect for history and nature lovers, as it offers easy access to ancient Mayan ruins and nature reserves where activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving are available. 

Riviera Nayarit 

A little further west, the Riviera Nayarit offers a mix of luxury and nature. This destination stretches along more than 300 kilometers of coastline on the Mexican Pacific. It is ideal for those looking to escape the crowds of more commercial destinations. In Riviera Nayarit, you can find everything from small fishing villages to luxury resorts, all surrounded by spectacular natural scenery and virtually pristine beaches. 

Puerto Vallarta 

Puerto Vallarta, located on Banderas Bay, is another favorite destination for both Mexican and international tourists. It combines beautiful beaches with a rich cultural and gastronomic offer. Puerto Vallarta’s boardwalk is famous for its outdoor sculptures and spectacular sunsets. In addition, the city has a vibrant arts community and numerous festivals throughout the year, ensuring that there is always something interesting to do. 

Puerto Vallarta

Los Cabos 

At the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos attracts tourists in search of exceptional luxury and natural beauty such as the famous Arco, a spectacular rock formation where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. Los Cabos is ideal for golf, sport fishing and whale watching. It also has some of the best resorts, spas and golf courses in the world.  

Not to be missed activities to do in Mexico  

Enjoy a unique experience in aquatic and ecological parks. You have the opportunity to swim in subway rivers, slide down exciting zip lines, admire night shows that explore the Mayan culture, and even swim with dolphins. These are just a few of the activities that await you. 

Explore beautiful natural sites where you can venture into extreme sports. In places like Xel-ha, you can snorkel, float down a river in a tube, explore a mangrove swamp, and even climb a lighthouse or tackle the thrilling Stone of Courage. 

Visit Xcaret to discover a spectacular natural park where you can walk through an authentic Mexican cemetery, explore an aviary, enjoy a butterfly farm and much more. 

Hotel Occidental Xcaret, part of the Barceló chain and located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, is the perfect retreat for those seeking to combine luxury and nature. Located next to the famous Xcaret eco-archaeological park, it offers a unique experience that connects visitors with the essence of Mexico. 

For more information and reservations visit: https://barcelo.com/en-us/occidental-at-xcaret-destination/ 


Mexico is a destination that promises adventure, relaxation and culture. From its beaches to its cities to its delicious cuisine, there is something for every traveler. Come and discover why Mexico continues to be one of the favorite destinations for travelers from all over the world, the best vacations are waiting for you here! 


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