Many travellers want to visit Mexico, but they’re worried about safety. Continual headlines about grisly murders may make you wonder if Mexico is safe, but the truth is, these activities happen far from where you’d consider visiting. Not only is a trip to Mexico safe, but it’s one of the most incredible countries to visit if you’re hoping to combine great food, culture, and history with margaritas on the beach.
Mexico is also an important business centre where you can expose your work and get new contacts for your business. If you haven’t yet considered moving your business into Mexico, 2018 is the time to do so.
Here are just a few of the best places to visit in Mexico:
There are few places as fascinating to visit right now than the capital of Mexico. The city has more than 21 million people, but the crime rate is approximately a third of Washington DC’s. Check out the Plaza Garibaldi, gaze at the restored colonial buildings, and explore the pyramids, Aztec canals, and the hipster restaurants of the Polanco and Condesa. While you’re there, check out some of the exhibition booth decoration in Mexico City.
You’ll find Merida just four hours from Cancun (inland). And unlike the adult Disneyland of Cancun, this is where you’ll find the “real Mexico.” This colonial city boasts 750,000 people, and it’s close to plenty of great day trips. Visit on the weekend when the historical centre of the city closes for vehicles and is overtaken with taco stands and open-air stages.
Popularity has swelled in Todos Santos, but it’s the place to go if you’re not quite up for the condos in Cabo San Lucas. You’ll find Todos Santos just a couple of hours from the La Paz or Cabo airports, and there’s plenty to do here- whether you’re after a great beach to surf or an artist community to explore.
There are plenty of boat trips available if you do feel like heading to Cabo, or you can drive to the Sammy Hagar Bars instead.
San Miguel de Allende
Sure, this may seem like an obvious choice, as one of the go-to towns for American expats. But this town is stunning, and any drug violence is a thing of the past. The town itself has been a Unesco World Heritage site for more than two years, and is packed luxe guesthouses, organic farmer restaurants, botanic gardens, cathedrals, and handicraft shops.
Playa del Carmen
Not quite up for the Zona Hotelera in Cancun? Playa del Carmen is the perfect choice. Stroll down La Quinta, buy tacky souvenirs, and walk north to some of the best snorkelling in the world. If you’ve got time, take a day trip to Cozumel and go scuba diving to get even closer to sea turtles and other wildlife.