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Zócalo

Zócalo (Calle Plaza de la Constitución, Centro Histórico, Mexico City) — the zócalo – or to give it its full title, Plaza de la Constitución – is one of the Mexican capital’s most well-known landmarks and plazas. This historic spot dates way back to the time of the Aztecs, and is certainly one of the […]

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Templo Mayor Museum

Templo Mayor Museum (Calle Seminario 8, Centro Historico, Mexico City) – this site (the great temple of the Aztec people), is located in the center of the Mexican capital. Many tourists miss out on visiting this outstanding archaeological site because they don’t know it is there. Although it is right beside the Cathedral, and a […]

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Yamil Lu’um

Yamil Lu’um (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 10, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) –– Located on Cancún’s highest point (the name means “hilly land”), this archaeological site is on the grounds of the Park Royal Cancún and Westin Lagunamar, which means that non-guests can only visit from the beach side. The concierges at either hotel may let you enter […]

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Palacio Nacional

Palacio Nacional (Plaza de la Constitución, Centro Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City) – located at Mexico City’s main square, it’s home to the offices of the Mexican President, the Federal Treasury, and the National Archives. The Palace has a long history. When Hernán Cortés invaded Mexico, the Spaniards destroyed Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. Cortés then built his […]

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Ruinas El Rey

Ruinas El Rey (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 617, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Large signs on the Zona Hotelera’s lagoon side, roughly opposite Playa Delfines, point out the small Ruins of the King. Although much smaller than famous archaeological sites like Tulum and Chichén Itzá, this site (commonly called El Rey) is worth a visit, and makes […]

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Pyramid of the Sun

  Pyramid of the Sun (55800 San Juan Teotihuacán, State of Mexico, Mexico City) — Teotihuacán is a large and majestic archaeological site located about 25 miles (40 km) north of Mexico City. It is famous for its large pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon, but the site also contains beautiful murals and carvings […]

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta – this coastal Pacific town is another cruise ship destination (known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. For years Puerto Vallarta lived in relative obscurity, eclipsed by more popular resorts like Cancun. But over the last 50 years, word of Puerto Vallarta’s beauty has gotten out. The town was a frequent port […]

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Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya (Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Mexico City) – located in the upscale Polanco district (where many of the capital’s high-end stores can be found), this museum houses over 60,000 works that span the centuries (including works by Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Vincent van Gogh and El Greco […]

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Ixtapa

Ixtapa – located 460 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, this is a Pacific Coast beach resort in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The lovely stretch of coastline was built up with a string of resorts, two golf courses and a marina were created, as well as a small commercial area to host shops and restaurants. […]