Mexico is one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, and for good reason. While Mexico is still north of the equator, you wouldn’t know it from the spectacular temperatures, tropical rainforests, and stunning beaches. Here are five reasons why Mexico is a growing tourist attraction and why you should consider it on your next out-of-control trip.
Growing Beach Towns
Towns like Tulum, which is home to the incredible Sombras del Viento, are on the fast-track to becoming some of Mexico’s most sought-after tourist destinations. While cities like Cancun will always attract an impressive number of tourists each year, some visitors prefer the quiet atmosphere of a smaller beach town like Tulum.
These growing beach towns give the traveler much more diversity as far as luxury resorts and locations. A villa on the beach in Tulum is every bit as relaxing (if not more so) as a luxury stay in Cancun, minus the hustle and bustle of a city that’s home to almost 700,000 people.
Large cities are not only noisy, but they can also prove dangerous, no matter where you are in the world. This is why more and more tourists and vacationers are choosing Mexico’s small beach towns, for the safety and serenity of a more secluded vacation experience.
Mexico is home to many indigenous peoples and other cultures that make it an incredible melting pot of cultural diversity. As it is well-known, much of Mexico was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century; giving rise to a new group of people known as the Mestizo. This mixed ethnic group is comprised of indigenous and Spanish origins, accounting for around 62% of Mexico’s population today.
Being a “bridge” of sorts between South America and its northern cousin, Mexico has no shortage of cultural influences. Central America is home to many other peoples native to countries like Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. If you’re looking to experience the influence of several Latin American countries, there’s no better destination than Mexico.
Although Mexico accounts for only about 1% of the Earth’s total surface area, it is home to around 10% of the world’s biological diversity. From tropical plants to some of the world’s most incredible species, like the Ocelot, Manatee, and the Spiny-tailed Iguana, Mexico is a thriving biological landmark for scientists and tourists alike.
With such a rich environment and plenty of exotic animals to see, a (guided) journey through Mexico’s rainforests is a must for any vacation plans. You might just come across the elusive Ocelot, but remember; no touching! Preserving the biodiversity of this growing nation is just a top priority.
Despite being home to a large percentage of the world’s biodiversity, Mexico is also home to some of nature’s wonders. From the jewel that is the Carribean to the lush jungles and stunning waterfalls of central Mexico, the nature lover will feel right at home in this living, breathing vacation destination.
From canyons of magnificent proportions to jungles that will leave you in awe for days on end, nature truly is the crowning jewel of Mexico’s attractions. Don’t forget to visit Basaseachic Falls, which is one of the world’s tallest waterfalls; and perhaps one of the most stunning landscapes you could hope to see.
Once you hit the beaches, don’t forget to experience the majesty that Mexico offers beneath the waves as well. With impressive coral reefs and beautiful aquatic life to observe, you’ll take part in one of the best snorkeling/scuba diving experiences that the country has to offer. The Carribean sea is home to a myriad of tropical fish and other animals you can see up close and personal.
Cancun is a fast-growing city; with over 600,000 (closing in on 700,000) inhabitants and millions of tourists each year, the city and the tourist industry are growing astronomically in Cancun. When you think of vacationing in Mexico, you probably think of Cancun, and for good reason. Cruise lines and vacation guides alike have marketed Cancun as the premier Mexican vacation spot, and it’s caught on.
It’s projected that Cancun will continue to grow, welcoming over nine million tourists by the year 2025, and surely attracting even more people to live there. With some of the world’s best beaches, luxury hotels, shopping districts, and nightclubs, Cancun is one of the biggest reasons for the spike in Mexico’s popularity as a tourist attraction.
Whether you’re headed to Cancun for some fun in the sun or exploring the vast jungles and biodiversity of the country, Mexico has plenty to offer the traveler looking for adventure, diversity, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Book your trip today and learn why Mexico is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world.