Cities You Need to Visit in Mexico

Even though Mexico is portrayed by the media as a dangerous place, most people are relatively safe and some of the cities are among the most gorgeous in the world.

Inger almost on an impulse took a flight to Mexico after completing her school and called her panicked parents only after reaching there. The parents were understandably extremely concerned, considering the reputation of the country for drug-related crime by the cartels. To cut a long story short the young lady spent an enjoyable and trouble-free stay of over a year before she came back to Norway heavily suntanned and with her silver-blonde hair dyed black.

Even though Mexico is portrayed by the media as a dangerous place, most people are relatively safe and some of the cities are among the most gorgeous in the world.

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Cancun – Not just for the well-heeled and the rich and famous, this city on the Yucatan peninsula alongside the Caribbean Sea, is also extremely popular among university students. Rich with resorts, nightclubs, shops, affordable bars, street vendors, and cheap but fun restaurants, this seaside city is where not just the tourists head but also many who move from cold countries to the warmth of Mexico. For high-end tourists, there’s no dearth of shopping malls and expensive restaurants.

Immerse yourself in the culture of the country, visit the El Centro and what they call the Zona Hotelera. Eat where the locals eat, enjoy the magnificent beaches, visit the museum of art, the underwater museum. This underwater area is also perfect for snorkeling to see the marine life and the corals close-up.

Inger swears the city is safe during the day and night and she and her friends could walk the place through to the midnight hours, without being bothered.

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Mexico City – Built on an elevation of more than 2000 meters, what you can expect in Mexico City is springtime, most of the year. With a low cost of living, modern infrastructure, and history, the city attracts tourists and expats from around the world. If you watch your expenses, you can live well on less than $2000 a month.

The same as in most cities, there are stray pockets that are crime-ridden. On the whole, the city is safe.

As a tourist, you will want to see the Aztec temple that was built in the 13th century, the Catedral Metropolitana de Mexico, the Plaacio Nacional, and the Plaza de la Constitucion, as well as the vast main square of the city.

Not to be missed is the street food with a variety of Tacos, Quesadillas, Tamales, and all things Mexican.

The city is full of people, about 9 million of them, awash with history and natural beauty.

As long as you may live or stay here, there will always be more to discover in this city of nearly 1500 square kilometers.

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Merida – This capital of Yucatan is known to be the safest city in Mexico and the one where it never gets cold. Even in winter, the average day temperature is around 22 degrees. Though the population is only around 1 million, you can spend a lifetime discovering this city which is also famous for its cultural institutions and history. Being a university city, the population is fairly young.

This modern economic hub, and at the same time a historical center among other things, is famous for the regional museum of anthropology for its Olmec and Mayan exhibits. Other attractions are the well-preserved architecture from the colonial era and the churches. The churches were particularly built using the remains from the Mayan temples.

The same as everywhere else in Mexico, the city is famous for its street food, bars, and nightclubs. The best of beaches are less than half an hour away.

Mexico is ancient. As someone correctly said, monuments and even ancient ruins bring warmth to your heart, and modern buildings feel cold.

Read more about Mexico here:

The Youth Time Travel Guide to Mexico


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