Mexico is a fabulous place if you are searching for ancient history mixed with modern attractions feeling. Tulum is situated on the east coast of the Yucat?n Peninsula. It once served as the major port of the Mayan city of Coba. Tulum was built around 1200 AD when the Mayan civilization was already in decline and therefore lacks the elegance of some other famous sites. The tropical beach backdrop however makes this a stunning top attraction which should not be missed. Accommodation can range from simple cabanas to 5 star luxury resorts.
A popular day trip for those visiting Canc?n and Playa del Carmen or the Yucat?n capital of M?rida, the magnificent Mayan city of Chich?n Itz? is one of Mexico’s most visited archaeological sites, as well as one of the biggest and best restored. Highlights of a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site are numerous, from the massive El Castillo – also known as the Pyramid of Kukulk?n, and at 30 meters high, the site’s tallest structure – to the magnificent Caracol, an almost 1,000-year-old observatory that stands testament to just how advanced the Mayans were (the building is notable for the narrow slits in its walls allowing the sun to penetrate twice per year so priests could accurately determine the date). Also of interest are the site’s numerous statues, including many examples of the famous Mayan Chacmools holding their sacrificial vessels as they continue to protect these old temples.
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 : The beach clubs are differentiated by the niceness of the beach and the quality of food/drink and lounge chairs the place provides. There’s usually plenty of water sports and massage therapists handy for massages on the beach. The beaches in downtown PDC tend to be limited access as several small boats are docked at the beach. They have swimming areas cordoned off too. Just a few rocks/coral, but nothing to worry about.. Extra info regarding Hostel Playa del Carmen Mexico
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.