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Go to the Beach When You Visit Mexico

Updated on May 29, 2017
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Ruth, aka Elayne Kongaika, was raised in the orchard town of Orem, Utah. She married a Polynesian boy (Tongan) and has had many adventures.

Diego Rivera, artist
Diego Rivera, artist

With over 5,000 miles of beaches, warm weather and a rich history, it is no wonder that Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Personally, I have not been there yet, but many in my family have. I researched this hub to find out where I would like to visit in Mexico. I found that there are actually three different spots in Mexico that most people travel to. I will discuss them below.


Historical site - Tulum
Historical site - Tulum

Besides the historical sites, there are over 150 museums. I love museums! Mexico is the birthplace of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. As an art student, I studied both of these artists and I found their work very interesting. I wouldn't mind traveling to Mexico just to see some of this artwork in person.

You might think you have tasted authentic Mexican food, but your taste buds will thank you for showing them the difference, or so I've heard. Tamales, burritos, tacos, and so much more. I do love Taco Bell, but would love to taste real Mexican food.

Architecture in Mexico is one of the major tourist attractions and includes haciendas, cathedrals and other amazing structures. Also the huge Mexican Mayan pyramids would definitely be on my list of things to see. Major settlements were built by the Mayan civilization in this area. I'm sure one of the highlights of visiting Mexico would be touring one of these historical sites.

The Yucatan peninsula is the most popular of the tourist destinations, and encompasses the Riviera Maya, otherwise known as the Caribbean Riviera. It is well known for the Mayan Ruins, white-sand beaches and beach towns. This includes Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum. My son and his wife traveled to Cancun for a week last year and thoroughly enjoyed their experience.


Cancun at Night
Cancun at Night
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas

Second in popularity is the Mexican Riviera. It includes 2,000 miles of beaches between Acapulco and Ensenada. Many cruise liners travel to this region regularly ending up at the Puerto Vallarta area, Cabo San Lucas, and Ixtapa. It is about time we take a cruise instead of flying. So this area could be a definite possibility.

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The third most popular area tourists visit in Mexico includes Copper Canyon, Morelia and Mexico City which runs down the center of the country.This land boasts abundant marine and wildlife. There are occasional Mexican craft markets where you can pick up some treasures to take home. I have heard you can find some great bargains at some of the markets. I am sure I would love to go to a market for shopping.

I would love to hear from you if you have traveled to Mexico and what you enjoyed the most.

© 2010 Elayne

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks James. I'm glad you came over to my side of hubworld.

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    James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

    This is a marvelous Hub! I enjoyed the journey. Well done.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    You are welcome alexandriaruthk. Glad you stopped by to check out my Mexico hub. Aloha!

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    alexandriaruthk 7 years ago from US

    wow, Mexican Riviera, I would love to visit, it is amazing, Thank you Elayne, Maita

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I'm fine and how about you? Glad that you stopped by and happy that you enjoyed it rprcarz50, I mean Ron.

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    rprcarz50 7 years ago

    Ola comosta ? what did I just say ? Thank you for this wonderful Hub. You really put it together .

    Ron

    As Always Also a2z50

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    Betty Bolden 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

    thank you for reading my hubs I'm glad your inspired by them.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks Kendall H. for sharing your experience. I hope to see Mexico City one day also. Aloha!

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    Kendall H. 7 years ago from Northern CA

    I just visited Acapulco for the first time this March with my sorority sister and we had a blast. I hope to see Mexico City one day. It looks to be a wonderful city!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for stopping by TnFlash. I appreciate your comments and follow.

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    TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

    Excellent HubMob hub. Mine will be up soon.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for stopping by JannyC and LianaK. Mexico, here we come.

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    LianaK 7 years ago

    What a wonderful hub! I have never been to Mexico but think it would be wonderful to go. Thanks again

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    JannyC 7 years ago

    Lovely!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Same here. I hope we can make it there some day soon Ann Nonymous. Aloha!

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    Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

    Cancun at night looks amazing, Elayne. Up until now I had no idea I wanted to go to Mexico! Thank you soooo much for this hub. My travel wish just expanded!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you liked it febriedethan. Hope to see it in person some time. Thanks.

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    febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

    Thank you for sharing this, the pictures are amazing, my favorite is cancun at night, wow...

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate your comments loriamoore. Yes, I guess now is not the best time to visit because of the unrest. Thanks.

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    loriamoore 7 years ago

    Good hub. I enjoyed Cabo, Mazatlan, and other places on the Mexican Riviera. Didn't like Cancun or Cozumel. A little afraid to visit some of those places right now.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for the heads up Pamela99. I am a bit worried about all the negative news in Mexico, but I am sure some places are very safe.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Thanks for sharing. I have visited many areas of Mexico over the past thirty years, although now you have to be more careful because of the violence in some cities, but i think it is worse in the border cities. The Yucatan Peninsula is a wonderful place to visit. Great hub.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I just checked my hub and was so excited to see so many comment and give their suggestions. Thanks so much.

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    _cheryl_ 7 years ago from California

    Thanks for sharing Elayne! The Mayan pyramids are definitely on my must see list. I love the photo you posted of Cancun at night, beautiful!

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Hi, Elayne. I have had the good fortune to visit Mexico many times and the restaurants in Mexico City are among the best worldwide.

    The Mexico video is stunning - each view more amazing than the last. Thank you.

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    sagebrush_mama 7 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

    Baja is great, when the violence in the border towns is not such a problem. Head South, and there are some beautiful beaches!

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    msorensson 7 years ago

    Certainly I would love to go to the Mexican Riviera!! Thanks!

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    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    I can imagine that it is a beautiful country as well as interesting. Thank you for a great hub.

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    diogenes 7 years ago

    Brings back memories of 15 happy years...Bob

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    SweetiePerson 7 years ago from redditch

    these all look really exciting

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