10 Reasons Why I Love Traveling To Mexico

Floating down a canal on a Trajinera

I really love Mexico!

It’s beautiful, fun, has a diverse culture and cuisine, and the people are friendly.  These are just some of the things that come to mind when I think of my past, numerous visits to this country.

The Top 10:

  • Mexico has a little of everything to see and experience – Where else can you swim on beautiful beaches, visit a Mayan or Aztec temple, hike a mountain trail, stroll through a Spanish colonial city, fish or kayak, take a cooking class in Oaxaca or visit Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City?  Mexico has something for everyone!
  • Natural beauty – The country has some really stunning beaches, mountains, deserts, and nature preserves.
  • Excellent Cuisine – Mexico is a large country with a diversity of regional cuisines. Where else can you get moles and dishes such as Chilis en Nogada or Ranchera?  I could never get bored with Mexican food.  It’s so much more than what many people think it is.
  • Friendly people – I (and many others), find the Mexican people very friendly. Mexicans are proud of their country and want to show it off.  From my experience, most are eager to help travelers get a better sense of their country.
  • Incredibly rich history – Mexico has it all: from Mayan and Aztec temples to Spanish colonial churches and Mexican, contemporary architecture.
  • Proximity to the United States – The Yucatan Peninsula is only 3.5 hours from Washington, DC.  Puerto Vallarta is less than two hours from Los Angeles.  It’s easy and fast to travel to Mexico.
  • Value – The dollar goes far in Mexico (13 pesos = $1 as of Feb 1, 2012).  For example, you could stay in a suite in Mexico for the same amount of money you would have to pay for a normal room in a comparable hotel in most other parts of the world.  In March 2012, I will stay at a beachfront cabana in a hip hotel in Tulum for $90 a night. Where else can you a room like that in the Caribbean?
  • Well developed infrastructure – Mexico is well equipped to handle millions of travelers in the popular tourist areas (as well some other areas).  While there is still some poverty, Mexico is becoming a wealthier country and the government is stable. The economy is improving year after year, even during the recent recession.
  • It’s safe in most areas – Contrary to the media hype, Mexico is a safe destination.  There are trouble spots such as some US-Mexican border towns, but we have to remember that there are unsafe areas in most major American cities. Crime exists in almost every country.  Like at home, we need to take precautions while traveling anywhere.
  • Fond memories – I’ll never forget certain experiences I have had while traveling in Mexico such as relaxing on a colorful Trajinera (boat) while floating down a canal in a former Aztec farm in Mexico City.  Amazing!

The Beach at Playa del Carmen, 2009

Click here to see my photo galleries of Mexico.

Interested in traveling to Mexico? Contact me for more information.  I’d be happy to help plan and book your vacation to Mexico.  Click here to learn more about my services.

Also, click on the “Mexico” tag on the right side of your screen to see more articles on the country.

Cathedral - Coyoacan, Mexico City, 2010

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About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER (www.RobertKavalek.com). While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
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