Cancun has become massively popular amongst foreigners for its white sands, warm waters and its incredible wedding culture which has arrived on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. What is quite sad about this state of affairs is that Mexico is absolutely huge and much of it is not known by the outside world. I have spent the last 2 years living in Mexico and touring around some of its most beautiful spots and so I wanted to share with you the places that I think are better than the ever-popular Cancun.

Mexico City

Not a beach spot I know but Mexico City is one of the coolest capitals which I have ever visited and I would urge you to do the same. This cosmopolitan metropolis is one of the largest cites on earth with over 22 million people calling it home, the city blends the old and the new with perfection and there is so much to explore no matter what your bag is. There are over 150 museums in the city, the ancient cit of Teotihuacan and some of the finest food which you’ll find in the nation.


Just north of the practically dilapidated Acapulco you will find the state of Guerrero, a coastal state which is absolutely beautiful. This is a state which doesn’t see too much tourism and so you can count on seeing a slice of real Mexico here. There is a lagoon which sits just off the coats and creates a small archipelago which is the best place to visit. Take a small boat up the lagoon and find pure tranquility sandwiched by water.

Puerto Escondido

On the coast of the state of Oaxaca you will find the city of Puerto Escondido, a mesmeric coastal region which is filled with virgin beaches and some of the best surf spots in the country. There is a small bit of surf tourism but nothing that has impacted the place and if you want to get away from it all on the finest beaches in Mexico, this is the place to do just that.


XIlitla is a small town in the state of snap Luis Potosi, a truly outstanding place and one which will fill you with awe. The reason that Mexico is so attractive is because of its variety and this place appears more like Asia than the Americas with misty mountains and bamboo growing over waterfalls. Here you will find a surrealist garden which was built by Scotsman Edward James, his artistic installation in the heart of the rainforest is truly a sight to behold.


Few people know about Cholula, situated just outside Mexico City, it is known as a Puebla Magica, or protected town and it is home to the largest pyramid in the world. This small and colorful town makes for the perfect historic break and you can really scratch beneath the surface of Mexican culture on a  visit here.

Where is your favorite spot in Mexico? Let us know in the comments section below.

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