Tourist Destinations in Mexico

Acapulco, Mexico

Mexican Cities - Acapulco, Mexico   Acapulco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Situated in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's western coast bordering the Pacific Ocean, the city boasts many luxurious hotels with an enchanting view of the Acapulco Bay (city map).

Acapulco has an international airport and attracts visitors mainly from the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia, but you will meet tourists from just about every country.

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Other Famous Mexican Cities

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Mexico is known around the world for its tourism industry. Use the menu to your right for information about popular attractions, hotels, and flights for each city. Here is a very brief overview of the cities covered in our guide:

Cabo San Lucas: a Mexican resort city known for its beaches, sportfishing, and nightlife.

Cancun: one of Mexico's most popular cities to visit. It has beautiful beaches with plenty of activities for the day and night. Like Acapulco, the city gets pretty wild during spring break.

Cozumel: Mexico's largest island, located in the Caribbean Ocean. Divers will enjoy the island's many spectacular reefs with abundant marine life and wonderful beaches.

Cuernavaca: "City of Eternal Spring", Cuernavaca is a modern city with an ideal climate.

Guadalajara: many historical sites and tours, famous for its tequila. Guadalajara is a good place to visit in order to absorb the Mexican culture.

Guanajuato: both a city and state in Mexico; cultural center and home of the International Cervantes Festival and the Mummy Museum.

Huatulco: enjoy various ecotourism activities or just relax on the beach in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ixtapa: a relaxing beach resort known for exotic masks, located in the state of Guerrero.

Leon: colonial city in central Mexico known for its shoes and leather goods.

Loreto: growing resort town located on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico.

Mazatlan: a tropical city on the coast, Mazatlan is known as the "Pearl of the Pacific". Popular activities include lounging on the beach, sports fishing, and horseback riding.

Manzanillo: Mexico's largest port on the Pacific coast; home of the active Colima volcano.

Mexico City: the country's capital, also referred to as the Federal District. With a population of around 20 million people and growing, it is one of the largest cities in the world. It is very cosmopolitan and is simply HUGE. If you plan to visit, bring a good map.

Monterrey: center of industry in Mexico; home of the state government of Nuevo León.

Oaxaca: maintains much of the Mexican culture and architecture. Oaxaca has pristine beaches, jungles, a temperate climate, and is famous for its delicious cheese.

Puerto Escondido: one of the top ten surfing locations in the world; great beaches on Mexico's pacific coast.

Puerto Vallarta: another of the country's popular resort cities, Puerto Vallarta is known for its beaches, golf, whale watching, and ecotourism.

San Miguel de Allende: one of the best places to live and/or retire in Mexico; colonial architecture and a large expatriate population.

Taxco: an amazing city built on a mountain and maintaining historic architecture, Taxco is known across the world for its silver industry.

Tepoztlan: Tepoztlan is an excellent place to absorb the country's culture. It has a vast marketplace and a fun (but long) hiking trail to the pyramid and temple on the mountain. More importantly, it is home to the best ice cream in the world, called "Tepoznieves".

Tijuana: you've probably heard stories about Tijuana's wild nightlife. They've also got bullfights and rodeos in this Mexican border town, located just below California.

Veracruz: as a tourist destination, the city is more popular with Mexicans and divers.

Yucatan Peninsula: an ideal vacation destination for adventurers, the region contains rich archaeological zones, exotic environments, and three major ecosystems.

For further reading, the Library of Congress, Mexico maintains a country profile with history, society and environment, economy, government and politics, and national security.

A Note About the Earthquakes in Mexico

Mexico has a lot of earthquakes, but they prefer to call them "tremors" around here. . .