Dating a playa
The natural park of Xcaret, located 45 minutes outside of Cancun, boasts a snorkeling cove, butterfly pavilion, aviary, aquarium, hiking trails and the beautiful Paradise River, where small rafts carry passengers through the jungles to spot native wildlife.Not awfully long ago, Playa del Carmen was little more than a fishing village where budget-minded backpackers came to soak up the sun on beautiful beaches.
A concert hall within hosts opera, symphony and Ballet Folklórico de México performances.Much of Mexico's most famous spirit, tequila, is produced in the region surrounding Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city.Driving through the countryside in the state of Jalisco means passing through fields of blue agave, the native plant used to distill the world famous spirit.Guanajuato, capital of the state of the same name and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of Mexico's most colorful cities.Irregular and winding alleys and staircases create a maze-like web of diversions, perfect for getting lost in leisurely exploration.Stunning beaches, colorful colonial towns, jaw-dropping canyons and a rich cultural heritage define the United Mexican States, or Mexico as we commonly call it.
Pictured here is the Cenote Ik-Kil near Chichen Itza on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Pictured here is Dzitnup Cenote, a popular place for swimming and snorkeling located near Valladolid.
Mexico's Magdalena Bay near Los Cabos is home to El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, one of the best places on the planet to observe grey whales who migrate from the Arctic to the Sea of Cortes to mate and give birth.
This giant natural aquarium is home to tropical fish and more than 90 other marine species.
Each autumn, the pine and fir forests of Michoacan witness one of the world's greatest animal migrations: the arrival of Monarch butterflies who've flown thousands of miles south from Canada and the United States.
Five miles long and less than half a mile wide, Isla Mujeres is a slice of island paradise in the Caribbean.