Once You Discover Mexico, You May Never Actually Leave

Welcome to Mexico! Yes, we’ve heard it’s not “safe” to drink the water but it’s definitely fun to play in it! Mexico is stunning with its crisp azul waters, underwater adventures and pristine beaches.

1. Discover The El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

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This structure is absolutely beautiful! – The place where Mexico actually starts and it is the point between The Pacific and The Sea of Cortez. If you’re staying at a nearby hotel a water taxi can take you to the arch for a very small fee (usually $10 -15). Highly recommended as an afternoon trip!

2. Explore The Xcaret Eco Theme Park

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Xcaret (pronounced Ish-ca-ret) is a well organized and BEAUTIFUL theme park action packed with a variety of adventures. It is divided into 6 different regions and the paths lead you through the park!  It’s equivalent to discovering a new world. This place is a ton of fun!

3. Discover The Temples of Uxmal

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This site is about 1 hour 30 minute drive from the city of Merida and the temples here are very impressive.  Take the guided tour to get the most from your visit and to truly appreciate the history here. Don’t forget your bottled water, sturdy shoes, sun screen and plenty of bug repellent!

4. Fall In Love With Playa Norte Beach

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Ok, gorgeous white sand beach with that spectacular turquoise water and cool waves that beckon your body? Yes please. Pick a beach chair and relax!

5. Love The Mayan Ruins of Tulum

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Not only are the views breathtaking here, but so is the great history here of Mayan civilization. You will be amazed by their intelligence and intrigued by the natural beauty of this place. You can easily spend the day swimming and enjoying the history of these wonderful ruins.

6. Swim With The Seals Of Isla Espiritu Santo

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Snorkel with sea lions all around you – it’s more fun than you could even imagine. It’s so wonderful to see the sea lions dancing and flying through the water. You should be aware that sea lions are very curious and approach you VERY close – great for photo ops!

7. Dive The Palancar Reef

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You can expect to see a multitude of wildlife here such as eagle rays, moray eels, turtles, anemones, lobster, a variety of fish and live coral with little damage to reef. Mexico has done a great job limiting the number of boats allowed to operate in the area and the wildlife truly flourish here.

8. Enjoy The Finer Things At The Maya Chan Beach Resort

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Probably the finest resort in Mexico where they will make you feel like an A list celebrity. Relax in wonderfully soft cloth hammocks and enjoy the gentle beach breezes. The waitresses are excellent and they continue to bring you delicious chips and guacamole and will keep your glasses of pina colada’s full.

9. Explore Xel-Ha

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If your looking for a fun day at a reasonable cost this is the place. Food was good and a lot to do.Plenty to do excellent value for your money! I do not snorkle and found lots to do. Plenty of animals to see even ones in the wild! All the food here was also excellent. Our experience was better than the website pictured. We spent most if our day snorkeling and exploring. The snorkel gear, lockers, towels, and food were all-inclusive. We had a wonderful time and stayed until closing. They have photographers and areas with fixed cameras so you don’t need to worry about bringing a camera. The river is huge and we enjoyed snorkeling without feeling crowded.

10. Pioneer The Cenotes Dos Ojos

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The cenote is fully enclosed in a cave with possibly the cleareast water, with a wide opening containing many different rock formations and interesting fish. You can expect to have a great time snorkeling in the cenote. You will find one or two areas that are a little dark and tight but what a thrill to get through it to discover the bats that call this cave home!

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