Mexico is a fascinating location if you are looking for adventure and ancient history exploration. El Arco is an incredible arch found in Cabo San Lucas. This unique rock formation marks the spot where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. The arch has become an icon of Cabo San Lucas, and it can be viewed from several angles. A stroll along the beach gives the opportunity for amazing pictures of El Arco, not to mention views of the blue waters, the gray whales that frequently frolic in the ocean and additional rock formations along the coastline.
Lying along a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico are the resort destinations of Canc?n, Playa del Carmen, and the island of Cozumel, collectively known as the Mayan Riviera. This magnificent area on the tip of the Yucat?n Peninsula attracts some five million visitors each year, in the process generating 20% or so of Mexico’s total revenues. Despite these numbers, you’re unlikely to feel like a part of the crowd due to the Riviera’s wide beaches and endless crystal clear water. The area also boasts numerous fun activities such as dolphin and stingray swims, snorkeling among reefs and tropical fish, as well as scuba diving in the world’s largest underwater museum, a spectacular collection of sculptures submerged at depths of up to eight meters. Then, of course, there’s the region’s many ancient Mayan ruins, with some of the closest sites within walking distance of the beaches, while the largest and most impressive – Chich?n Itz? and Tulum – are just a few hours away.
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World Chichen Itza sits near Mexico’s eastern coast, showing off the famous temple of Kulkulan, the execution spot in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. A tad older than Hollywood however, the sprawling archaeological complex actually dates back over 1500 years, to the time of the Maya, a people later found to be particularly advanced for their time, in areas such as mathematics and astronomy. For those who wish to soak up the facts and figures, marvelling at the achievements of an ancient civilization or those who fancy a day of wandering around and admiring the sites, Chichen Itza is an absolute must. This is a facebook profile pic waiting to happen!
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico : Explore Chichen Itza, Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza are a spectacular site to behold.
One of the most important archaeological sites in all of Mexico, Chichen Itza is located deep in the jungle, and a bit of a challenge to reach. You can rent a car and make the two-hour drive yourself, or check out any of the many tours from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza.
Pro tip: if you can, get up early and visit the temples before the crowds and the heat set in.. Extra info on Rooms Playa del Carmen
Along the Pacific Coast in the Oaxaca region is Zipolite, an one-mile beach that retains a progressive, hippie vibe. In decades past, Zipolite was a nude beach, although that is far less common today. Zipolite attracts travelers in search of a counter-culture vibe, and it still retains an authentic Mexican atmosphere despite the tourists from all around the world. While the beach itself is the main attraction, Zipolite is also well known for Av Roca Blanca, a street just off the beach that offers bars, shops and cafes.