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Chic Destinations In Mexico For Your Colorful Escape

Mexico is a country known for its beautiful white sand beaches, its heartily delicious cuisine, its rich culture and history, and, of course, its color.

The natural beauty of the country’s flora and fauna as also seen in Frida Kahlo’s art, the banderitas dangling above city streets and between colorful concrete buildings, the bright costumes worn by parade marchers during festivals, the various souvenirs being sold on the sidewalks, and just about everything and everywhere in Mexico is bursting with life and color. 


There are plenty of places to go, sights to see, and dishes to eat throughout the different states of the Central American nation. So to save you the time, we’ve narrowed it down to seven cities and towns worth paying a visit. Not all of these destinations are the most glamorous or luxurious in the world, but they’re definitely great for a refreshingly vibrant vacation.   


Mexico City










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The capital of Mexico is an exciting place that’s always buzzing with locals, and tourists eager to learn about its culture. The city is home to amazing museums, including the piece of art that is the Frida Kahlo Museum — also known as La Casa Azul — as well as historic murals by Diego Rivera. Eating and drinking cold bottles of Corona while floating down the famous canals of Xochilmico is also something to experience. The shabby, colorful little Venice, with its big boats enough to fit a party of 10 or so people plus a mariachi band, is definitely a sight to see.


Cancún








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[ 🇲🇽] 𝗘𝗹 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗼 es un punto de referencia importante para #Cancún. Aquí no solo encuentras uno de los puntos más altos de la ciudad en la torre panorámica, sino que también podrás encontrar el muelle para varios tours acuáticos y el teatro de la ciudad. Pero nuestra parte favorita de este punto es que desde aquí puedes ver la belleza de nuestro destino – por un lado, el Mar Caribe y por el otro, la #LagunaNichupté ☀️⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ [ 🇺🇸] 𝗘𝗹 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗼 is one of Cancun's top go-to spots, home to its highest structure, a panoramic tower, as well as the city's theater and a dock with various tours and water activities. And the best part is that from here you can take in much of the beauty of #Cancun, from the Caribbean Sea on one side to the #NichuptéLagoon on the other. ☀️⁣ ⁣ 📸: @jonathanbuenfil⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ #CaribeMexicano #MexicanCaribbean

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Cancún is a premiere beach destination that many Westerners frequent because of its proximity to the US and Canada. But aside from the numerous beaches to choose from, the city also has quite the nightlife scene, and a nightclub called Coco Bongo is the spot to be on a Friday night out. In terms of other day-time activities that don’t involve sunbathing or swimming, visitors can also go to Chichen Itza or the El Meco Archaeological Site to look at ancient Mayan ruins, or go shopping for souvenirs at Mercado 28.




Oaxaca








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⚠️ Recomendaciones para visitar Oaxaca ⚠️ . • DÓNDE COMER: - Mercado orgánico el Pochote Xochimilco. Cuentan con opciones aptas para veganos y vegetarianos 😋. - Mercado 20 de noviembre. . • DÓNDE DORMIR: - Recomendamos los barrios de Xochimilco y Jalatlaco. Ambos muy céntricos. • TIENES QUE PROBAR: - El tejate, una bebida prehispánica zapoteca hecha a base de maíz, cacao blanco, huesos de mamey, flor de cacao y azúcar. Es considerada la bebida de los dioses, así que es ideal para tomar en la mañana. Lo puedes probar en el Mercado 20 de noviembre. No te olvides de pedirlo en jícara 🙂 . • LUGARES PARA VISITAR EN LA CIUDAD: - Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca. Entrada libre y gratuita. - Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Entrada: 75 pesos MXN. Domingo gratis para nacionales y residentes. - Museo textil. Entrada libre y gratuita. - Museo de Sitio Casa de Juárez. Entrada libre. - Teatro Macedonio Alcalá. . • LUGARES DE COMERCIO JUSTO: - HUIZACHE. Calle Macedonio Alcalá 300. - ARIPO. Calle Manuel Bravo 204. - La casa Del Rebozo. - La casa de las artesanías de Oaxaca. . ¿Tienes más recomendaciones que quieras sumar? Déjalas en los comentarios 😊 . . . #visitmexico #conocemexico #mimexicomagico #vive_oaxaca #Oaxaca #comerciojusto

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Oaxaca is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from Oaxacan tacos, the city’s other main draws and attractions include colorful buildings made from green volcanic stone, murals depicting regional history in the Palacio de Gobierno, the ornate facade of the Catedral de Oaxaca, and the rich baroque interiors of the 16th-century Templo de Santo Domingo church.


Guanajuato








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Guanajuato is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, and its network of narrow streets and alleyways that people have called Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss) because of the balconies that are close enough for a couple to reach across and kiss each other. If you want a grand, sweeping, breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city, you should probably go to Monumento al Pipila Guanajuato — a monument dedicated to a hero of the War of Independence, set on a hill.

Guadalajara








Guadalajara is a lively city located in the state of Jalisco, of which it is the capital. It’s famous for tequila and mariachi music — both of which were born in Jalisco — as well as its beautiful colonial plazas and landmarks. The Guadalajara Cathedral, with its golden spires and ornate design, is a must-see. Meanwhile, tequila fans can enjoy a ride on the Jose Cuervo Express, which is an all-you-can-drink experience that shows you around the La Rojeña distillery. The city is also a short trip away from the town of Ajijic, an expat paradise located by a lake, with streets lined with murals.




Izamal








Izamal, located in the state of Yucatán, is known as Mexico’s “Ciudad Amarilla” or yellow city. The color of sunflowers paints majority of the walls in the small city’s downtown area, while door and window frames are painted white. The architectural style is also a mix of Spanish and Mayan, as seen most evidently in the form of the city’s iconic Convento de San Antonio de Padua, which is a monastery built on top of a Mesoamerican pyramid.



Pachuca








While Pachuca’s cityscape isn’t the most colorful among Mexican towns and cities, it’s become quite a sight to see since the Macromural de Palmitas was finished. The massive mural was painted in 2015 by a group of young graffiti artists on the sides of houses in a working-class neighborhood in Pachuca called Palmitas. Aside from the view of Palmitas, Pachuca is also a great place to visit for sports fans as the city is credited to have brought soccer (or football, depending on what part of the world you’re from) to the Americas. So you should definitely try and catch a game if you’re in town.