While most people venture to the touristic-hubs like Cancún, Cabo, Tulum, and Playa Del Carmen – there is so much more to Mexico than these resort towns. This is not to discredit these popular spots, they are popular for a reason! But branching out of your comfort zone will often lead to the greatest rewards and most authentic experiences.
It’s not a secret that some people are nervous about the safety of traveling to Mexico. After visiting 7 times and seeing 15+ cities, we can vouch that most places are incredibly calm and the locals are extremely welcoming. I personally have felt safer roaming around the barrios of Sayulita at night or the jungles of the Riviera Maya than I have felt in many parts of the United States. If you are concerned about crime, staying in the resort towns will be your best bet. Tourism is a protected industry that supports the national economy, so these areas are generally safer for foreigners.
Ultimately, Mexico is highly diversified in landscapes, cuisine, activities, and cultural customs. Whether you’re exploring the Mezcal plantations in Oaxaca, the bustling metropolis of Mexico City, or the largest archeological site in the world (Chichén Itzá) – the land of tequila and spice is sure to provide you with countless ways to create a dream itinerary.
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