If you are looking to have a winter vacation away from the cold and the snow, Mexico is the right place to go. Though it sounds weird to enjoy Christmas in sandals and swimming suit (or at least in shorts) it is possible, and here we propose you 4 different places to consider this idea.
Mexican Caribbean has everything to offer you from culture to amazing beaches and warm sea. You can start by going to Yucatán and admire the magnificence of some Mayan cities as Chichen Itzá, you can then continue to visit some colonial towns like Izamal and finishing by arriving to visit some of Quintana Roo’s beautiful beaches like Playa del Carmen and Cancún or and island like Holbox, Cozumel or Isla Mujeres.
Actually the best time of the year to visit the Caribbean is winter and spring.
In terms food you are in the right place to be. As you can enjoy Yucatan’s food, and of the most celebrated regional gastronomies within the country. Try cochinita pibil, queso relleno, poc chuc, lime soup among tons of other options. You won’t regret!
Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are two of Mexico’s most beautiful cities. Their Spanish heritage can be seen in the cities streets and architecture. Both are quite and secure cities that share a mining heritage. San Miguel was actually named the best city to lie in Latin America.
As everywhere around Mexico food will be great in Guanajuato, but we recommend you to try the enchiladas mineras, gorditas from Atotonilco and the ice cream!
Puerto Vallarta is a great town to visit as it shares both aspects: a beautiful view and beaches from the Mexican Pacific, while enjoying the tradition that can only be offered by one of the most beautiful towns in Jalisco.
Jalisco is one of the richest states in Mexico in terms of culture as some of the country’s most renowned icons found their origin in this place, like mariachis music and charros.
In terms of food you would be amazed by the seafood’s offer as well as by the influence of the state’s inland tradition, and of course remember that Tequila finds its roots in this part of Mexico.
Last but not least we have Oaxaca. Oaxaca is also an amazing colonial city full of history, both prehispanic and colonial as you can visit the ruins of Montealbán and Mitla, and the city center. If you have time to travel within the state discover the beaches that can be found in Puerto Escondido and Huatulco Bay.
The state of Oaxaca holds one of the riches culinary traditions in the country. Visit its markets and travel in time to find the aroma and flavors of Mexico. Enjoy a cup of chocolate a black mole, and one of the best mezcales in the country!