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Any must see places in Mexico

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1. Posted by Enlightmen (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Going to be travelling liesurely through Mexico and do not really know what to see. Any suggestions. Esp. anything ancient and/or remote.

2. Posted by dundidit (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

where in mexico? your question is too vague

3. Posted by asa39 (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

well peru's not too far away from mexico so u could fly to lima and then do the inca trail in cuzco

4. Posted by spootnik (Full Member 62 posts) 9y

San Cristobal de las Casas-Palenque-Chichen Itza... and there are many more....

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 17, 2007, at 3:56 PM by spootnik ]

5. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

well it is a vast territory full of anything youmay want to do and try

so itis up to you

what ru up to?

I think that would be a good start
how long are you coming for ?
what area? north south east west?
do you want to cross the country?
which ways?

if you provide mor info then we all could help you better


6. Posted by Enlightmen (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Thank you for your replies... I will be starting out in Nogales south of Arizona in/about Aug 1st. Actually planning to go all the way to Panama (time allowing). Looking for ruins, ancient cities, remote, less travelled areas. Me and a friend and our 4 dogs. Looking to enlighten our selves by experiencing things new and old. If you have travelled through Mexico and walked away from an area or place or city with that that kind of feeling, Please share.

Thank you


7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 9y

Copper Canyon near Chihuahua, Teotihuacan near Mexico City, Chichen Itza near Merida, go on to Cancun for the resort experience, then south to Tulum.

8. Posted by Enlightmen (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

So far, from what I have and looking at the map I should start in Copper Canyon near Chihuahua then on to Teotihuacan near Mexico City, then onward to Palenque Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Tulum, then Chichen Itza, then near Merida, go on to Cancun for the resort experience?

As much as this looks like a statement it is indeed a Question. Please contribute if you see anything out of place or have other options or ideas.

9. Posted by alextravel (Full Member 75 posts) 9y

hmmm places in mexico.

as almost everyone else has said, there are so many, so it depends what you are looking for.

this, you might be looking for but dont know that you are till you find it;

on the west coast of mexico, maybe a little further north of the latitude of mexico city lies on is a city called puerto vallarta. now this city is nothing special, bit of an over developed, over populated tourist trap, but from there you can catch a bus an hour north to a quiet, sleepy town called sayulita.

man, this place is f*ckin excellent, or was when i was there in December 2005. there are maybe 1500 people living there, it is right on the coast and you can stay at these campsites (or in hut with not walls, sleeping in a hammock) right on the beach and do nothing all day but drink, eat and smoke (oo yea, you know waht im talkng about). anyway, the food in this town is some of the best i've had in mexico. try the sopa de azteca, its real good, and the tacos pescado's.

so yea, if you are after this sort of thing, on the east coast, about an hour south of cancun, is a slightly bigger town called tulum. its got the same vibe. dont stay in town though, head do to the beach and stay in huts or camp there. almost as cool as sayulita, but no waves, and heaps tropical at a place across the road from the weary traveller, it directly opposite.

so yea, enjoy!!

10. Posted by mexicodon (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

If you want a great mexico vacation I would highly reccomend seeing the Yucatan. If you make Merida your center of stay there is more
things to see and do in the area than the average tourist has time for. I was lucky enough to stay at a great hotel just outside the city, Hacienda San Pedro Nohpat. The Canadian owners helped me plan every day of my vacation. I seen many hidden treasures of the Yucatan and will be returning to Merida and the Hacienda next year to see even more. If you check out this website it is full of info on the Yucatan......