Must see places in Mexico?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Sep 28, 2012 3:01 PM Last Post By: lake_wobegon
Sep 21, 2012 10:52 AM
Must see places in Mexico?Hi, I'd love to visit Mexico. But is there any must see places? I list of great places to explore would be really awesome as I am planning to visit Mexico by the 1st quarter of next year (2013). Any food specialty suggestions that I should try and what place?
Many thanks in advance!
Sep 21, 2012 11:25 AM
1Mexico is a large, varied country. What “should not be missed” depends on your interests and available budget. I suggest you look at the frequently asked questions on this board, buy a Mexico tour book and spend some time on Goggle looking at areas of Mexico.
Whatever you decide, enjoy your trip.
Sep 21, 2012 12:01 PM
Sep 21, 2012 1:30 PM
3Here's a list for you: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico
Sep 21, 2012 1:34 PM
4A good start is to read a guide book for Mexico, Lonely Planet has one!
Then ask questions!
Sep 21, 2012 3:23 PM
Sep 21, 2012 5:02 PM
7OK Pyramids at Teotihuacan are a must. Every thing else is an option.
Sep 21, 2012 6:55 PM
8The new LP Mexico guide is out and being delivered to bookstores, and is available for purchase online. My suggestion is that you get a copy, read it, develop ideas and an itinerary ... and then come back to ask some questions. Or, just cancel the trip if you don't know why you want to visit Mexico.
Sep 22, 2012 3:24 PM
9There was a time when I considered Boy's Town in Matamoros a must see place, but that was about 50 years ago, and things have probably changed. Damn, that place was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Washington Beach, just outside Matamoros was an eye-opening experience, too. That's where all the girls from Boy's Town went to frolic au natural on their day off, usually Mondays.
Sep 23, 2012 8:02 AM
Sep 28, 2012 8:48 AM
11Thanks so much for the info. Will be getting a guide book first then sort things out.
I am mostly interested on learning about what the country is really all about and what it offers to tourists. A lot says Mexico is a dangerous place due to drug cartels, human trafficking and such but I do believe that behind all that, Mexico has something beautiful to offer.
Many thanks for the comments above.
Sep 28, 2012 9:53 AM
12The crime issue is blown far, far out of proportion. Crime is worse in the USA: http://blog.costariviera.com/2010/08/safety-in-mexico-part-iii-homicide.html
Sep 28, 2012 11:38 AM
13#12 - this is a strange article that gives data from 2000 to 2005 which is an era before drug-wars related violence even started. It also manipulates the message by comparing US cities with worst crime problems and poorest population such as Detroit and DC to the safest states such as wealthy Guanajuato. I call bull here.
OP - with several notable exceptions, most elders on this forum will tell you that outside drug trafficking regions, things are very safe in Mexico. Even in those areas, foreign tourists are safe. In either case, most areas of interests, with few exceptions, are not in any proximity of any drug-related zones and if you fly to a major international destination such as Mexico City or Cancun, you'll never have a need to travel around drug-zones areas.
And yes - Mexico is large, great, amazing, diverse and clearly under-appreciated country that has huge amount of various beautiful things to offer. Good thing you made your mind to get a guide book. Good Luck!
Sep 28, 2012 3:01 PM
14Areas about which I think it's generally agreed security risks are greatest:
Get the guidebook. Most of your questions will be answered between the front and back covers.
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