The Hottest Places You Need To Check Out In Mexico In 2017

The Hottest Places You Need to Check Out in Mexico in 2017

Many people love Mexico for its pristine beaches, artwork and luxurious hotels. Adventure seekers enjoy the thrilling adventure sports, and history enthusiasts appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Mexico is home to some of the world's best architecture, spectacular waterfalls, swimming holes and an abundance of marine life. Explore underground caverns; spike your adrenaline on thrilling rides in the Xcaret eco-archaeological Park; embark on a wildlife tour at the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Tulum; and go snorkeling in an Underwater River.

Start planning your trip to Mexico in 2017 now. Check out the hottest places and make a list of the ones that you want to explore.


A trip to Mexico would not be complete without a visit to Hierve El Agua, Oaxaca's Petrified Mineral Waterfalls, also known as the "Frozen Waterfalls." Its white-ish rock formations make the waterfall appear frozen. "It was created by water containing an overabundance of minerals such as calcium. As the water flowed over the cliffs, minerals were deposited; over time, the deposits grew into what is seen today," explains.


If you're looking to cross off a bucket-list adventure, take a trip to Tulum and check out the Mayan ruins. Take wildlife tours at the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, relax on a beach in Playa Paraiso, go diving in an underground cavern – El Gran Cenote, go sightseeing at the Tulum Ruins and rejuvenate after a long day at the Maya Spa.

Playa del Carmen

Cheap flights to Cancun are easy to find and Playa del Carmen is just 40 minutes away from the airport. This coastal city is one of the fastest growing on the continent which means you're guaranteed a variety of spectacular beaches, bustling nightlife with bars, restaurants, clubs, and lots of deals to save money. Many areas, especially downtown, are 100 percent walkable, so you won't have to pay extra for cabs or a rented car.


Also known as Zihua, tourists consider it as a Pacific paradise. It's an easy going area with beautiful beaches and friendly people. Fishers gather together every morning on the beach by Paseo del Pescador, the Lonely Planet explains. Go for a walk down the cobblestone streets, admire its historic charm, and even stay in a luxurious hotel.


If you have a love for watersports, look no further than Cozumel; it's a snorkeling and diving mecca. Explore colorful reefs and plenty of fish. Cozumel is also a favorite among those who enjoy a laid back atmosphere. If you're itching for some sightseeing, you're in luck because there are ferries that run to Playa del Carmen; you can visit the Mayan Ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.


This large metropolis is sure to keep you on your toes. There is so much to do and even more to explore. Visit the Guadalajara Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved landmarks; explore a gothic temple, Templo Expiatorio; watch the sunrise by Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest fresh water lake; and visit the Guadalajara Zoo, one of the largest zoos in Latin America.

San Miguel de Allende

Located about 60 miles from the states capital, Guanajuato, and 170 miles from Mexico City is the historical city San Miguel de Allende. Tourists have said that there is a fairy-tail feel to the city. This is probably because of their beautiful scenic views, incredible architecture, and cobblestone streets. Visit the 170-acre El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden, and admire the iconic neo-Gothic pink and orange Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

Cenote Dzitnup

Also referred to as Cenote X'keken, this beautiful destination, located in the Mexican state of Yucatan, gives you the chance to explore a natural underground oasis. Relax in the spectacular swimming hole or go snorkeling and view fish in the clear blue water.

Xcaret Park

Located in Cancun is the thrilling Xcaret eco-archaeological Park. Entertainment, delicious food, and more than 50 exciting attractions are sure to put a smile on your face. Some of their famous attractions include the Scenic Tower, which rotates and provides you with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea; the Caves to the Mayan Village, an underground maze that takes you through secret passageways hidden in the jungle; and exploring nature and beautiful scenery on a gondola at Paradise River. Adventure enthusiasts will also enjoy riding in a fast boat on the Adrenalina (Adrenaline) ride, swimming with sharks, and snorkeling surrounded by stingrays.

The Marieta Islands

Located a few miles off the coast of Banderas Bay, are the Marieta Islands. The small group of uninhabited islands are famous for their abundance of marine life and beaches, specifically the underground "hidden beach," or Lovers Beach. "The Hidden Beach is invisible from the outside, and is only accessible through a long water tunnel that links the beach to the Pacific Ocean," explains. You can get to the beach by kayaking or swimming.

The Underwater River in Cenote Angelita

For the most unforgettable scuba diving experience head to the Cenote Angelita dive site. Dive straight down 200 feet with no side passages to view the underwater river. If you're not up for the challenge, go snorkeling and view spectacular wildlife instead.

Todos Santos

This is a natural paradise with pristine, unspoiled beaches, an oasis of palm and fruit trees, fields of agriculture and wildlife. Tourists and locals enjoy visiting this town for its recreational opportunities, some of which include mountain hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Riviera Nayarit

This approximately 200-mile stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico is full of spectacular beaches, luxurious resorts and colonial history. Enjoy a low key day at Sayulita beach; explore history and architecture in downtown Puerto Vallarta; connect with nature at Isabel Island; and go diving at the Marieta Islands.


Sayulita is a small town north of Puerto Vallarta. It is home to stunning beaches, exciting activities and Mexican culture. Thrill seekers will enjoy surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. While those of you who want to relax can head to the rarely crowded main beach and soak up the sun.

Agua Azul Waterfalls

Found in the Mexican state of Chiapas, in the middle of the Chiapas rainforest, is the Agua Azul Waterfalls. They are a must see tourist attraction. Visitors are allowed to swim in the waterfalls and camp in the surroundings. Hiking, rafting, birdwatching and photographing are tourist favorites.


Located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Mazatlán is a beautiful beach resort, known for its romantic atmosphere. Enjoy miles of golden beaches and blue lagoons. Explore waterfalls, an ancient mine, and mineral springs at the Enchanting Cosala. While you are there make sure you visit El Fuerte for history, stunning architecture and delicious cuisine.