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1. Posted by james1988 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Im thinking of going to Mexico this July/August time, and would like as much advice as possible!
I have no idea on the places to go, things to see.
I have between 10days - 14days. I would like just some beach time, but would like to see the real country too, some ruins, the underground caves.

Any attraction names, places to stay, hidden gems you might know.
Any replies are welcome!

Thanks in advance

James :)

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

For ruins, check out Chichen Itza west or Cancun, or Teotihuacan just northeast of Mexico City. The archaeological museum in Mexico City is one of the best in the world (along with the British Museum in London.)

For underground caves, go south of Cancun to an area called Tulum and ask to visit the zenotes. (indoor lakes inside of underground caves--some where you can even go swimming). They are also good places to cool down on those hot Mexican days. There is also one of these close to Chichen Itza.

P.S. Chichen Itza is ranked as one of the seven man-made wonders of the world--and the only one in North America.
The other six sites are:
The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
Machu Picchu in Peru
The Colosseum in Rome
Petra in Jordan
The Great Wall of China; and
The Taj Mahal in India

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Mexico is a lot bigger than it looks, there's a lot to see and few weeks just scratches the surface.

My suggestion is visit the silver cities like Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, San Miguel de Allende, Santiago de Queretaro & Zacatecas (but not all 5), Mexico City and somewhere on the coast for a beach-where are you flying into?

Mexican transportation-busses and planes-is well organised and not really expensive for someone from Englandstan.

4. Posted by AGMcGill (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I would suggest Tulum. The ruins are beautiful as they are right next to the beach. You can actually swim at this beach unlike other historic sites. The tour guide we had at the ruins was very impressive and knowledgeable. He spoke English, Spanish, French, Italian and Mayan.

5. Posted by James10 (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi All

I am thinking of travelling to Mexico sometime in the future, but I keep hearing a lot on the news about "shootings, violence and drugs etc etc". Can anyone tell me what areas to avoid and if indeed the "violence" is as widespread as made out in the main stream media, because I must say based on what I have read in travel guides, Mexico is a lovely country with a very rich culture

Pls give me some advice!