It may seem like a basic destination in comparison to popular hotspots like Thailand or South Africa, but Mexico is far from your average getaway. A favorite among travelers year after year, Mexico offers everything you can find in other countries – culture, food, beaches, nature, bucket list adventures, wellness and more – but at a super affordable price.
Another thing that keeps Mexico at the top of travel wishlists is the fact that you don’t need to travel halfway across the globe to get there. Unlike other places, an escape to Mexico won’t eat up days of your PTO. You can go from your desk to the beach in just a few hours, and enjoy a fulfilling vacation over a long weekend.
New York City-based attorney and travel influencer Cynthia Andrew (@simplycyn) knows better than most how precious time is, and uses her long weekends away from work to travel to some of the most stunning destinations in the world. Recently she indulged in a quick jaunt to Mexico and from the look of her photos, it was the perfect escape.
Welcome to Mexico
Nestled between the United States and Central America, Mexico is a country teeming with diverse landscapes that range from mountains and jungles to deserts and sandy beaches. When it comes to the travel scene, Mexico's proximity to the states, its year-round great weather, and its affordability make it a forever hot spot amongst globetrotters looking for a quick, fulfilling getaway.
Wellness and Relaxation
Parties and beaches are certainly a great reason to visit Mexico, but the wellness scene in the country is on the rise and feel good experiences are a must when you visit. Dodge the crowds in Cancun and settle into the relaxing Chable Resort Yucatan, located just 25 minutes from Merida, to enjoy some long overdue self-care.
Photo Credit: @simplycyn
Tacos and tequila are probably the extent of most people's knowledge of Mexican cuisine but make no mistake, there's more to the country's food than tacos. There are several delicious traditional dishes to try like Pozole and Chiles en Nogada during your travels to Mexico. Do indulge!
Everyone knows that Mexico is home to one of the new 7 World Wonders, Chichen Itza, but did you know it was home to jungles too? If you're a nature lover looking for something other than cenotes to explore, head into the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover everything from lush green forests to colorful wild turkeys.