10 Must See Places in Mexico
By David Price, Associated Content
Yes, it is safe to travel in Mexico. Despite the problems in the news this year, the number of travelers visiting Mexico is rising as people discover the most popular destinations are worlds away from recent troubles. This is in large part due to the amount of information available to travelers today both on the Internet and through travel agents. A new campaign has been launched by the Mexico Tourism Board to highlight 10 travel routes designed to connect 31 states and Mexico City. Each route focuses on a different theme which connects all the cities along the route. From the most popular and well known coastal cities to the rich history and culture of the inland, the treasures of Mexico are prominently displayed along these routes. These are the ten routes highlighted in the new tourist program.
The Fascinating Encounter Between History and Modern Day Mexico
This tour of the northern section of Mexico; travels through the cities of Durango, Torreon, Saltillo, Monterrey, Hermosillo, Guaymas/San Carlos, Cuidad Lerdo and Parras
A Colonial Experience
This tour carries the traveler through the historically significant central part of Mexico, including the cities of Zacatecas, Aquascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, San Juan de los Lagos, Durango Morelia and Mexico City.
Thousand Flavors of Mole
This route focuses on some of the best dining and historical cities in Mexico, including Mexico City, San Pedro Atocpan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Mazunte and Cacaxtla.
The Mystery and Origin of the Mayan Culture
The name says it all about a tour that travels from the Yucatan Peninsula to the border of Guatamala, including the cities of San Cristobal de las Casa, Villahermosa, Campeche, Merida and Izamal.
Wine Country and the Aquarium of the World
Perhaps one of the most well known and popular of all the routes, this route travels along the Baja California Peninsula, including stops in Tijuana, Ensenada, Los Cabos and La Paz.
The Huastecas and Their Outstanding Beauty
Travel through the heart of the beautiful Mexican jungle, through the cities of Puerto de Veracruz, Tajin, Papantla, Cuidad Valles, Tampico, Huasteca Potosina, Poza Rico, Pachucha and the Totonaca region.
The Millenary Tarahumaras
Don't miss an opportunity to see the world famous Barrancas del Cobre, known as Copper Canyon in English, as well as Creel, Bahuichivo/Cerocahui, Chihuahua, El Fuerte, Los Mochis and Cuidad Cuauhtemoc.
The Magic of Traditions and Nature
Take in the gorgeous beaches and vibrant night life of Acapulco, along with a tour through Morelia, Santa Clara, Tzintzuntzan, Patzcuaro, Santa Fe de la Laguna, Capula, Tingambato, and the absolute must visit Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (remember The Shawshank Redemption?).
The Birthplace of History and Romanticism
This tour combines the rich culture of Mexico City with the natural beauty of Villa de San Sebastian Bernal, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Queretaro, and that most popular destination, Tequila.
The Art of Tequila and Music Under the Sun
Enjoy an alternate route through the cities of Guadalajara and Tequila with a visit to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Colima, Comala and Manzanillo.