Mexico


I am a big fan of Mayan temples, pyramids and civilizations. I visited Mexico in 2015 and 2018 to explore many Mayan ruins across Mexico and they were amazing trips for me. Besides mysterious Maya civilization, Mexico has beautiful coastal lines and beaches.  It is one of greatest destinations combing world heritage cultures and beauty nature for tourists. 

Must Do

1. Use Uber services in Mexico major cities (e.g., Mexico City) and it's cheap and convenient for tourists. 

2. Besides Uber service in Mexico city, you may take advantage of subway. It's cheap and convenient. 

3. Get Mexican Peso in Mexico for better exchange rate rather than your home country. Especially at the Mexico City International Airport, the exchange rate is very attractive. 

4. Book Airbnb from the link below will save you $62 CAD/$43 USD/41 instantly for your first stay anywhere around the world:

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5. I recommend tourists to visit all-inclusive resorts in Cancun or Riviera Maya Mexico. Also, take a day trip to Mayan Ruins: Coba, Tulum, Elk Balam and Chichen Itza. 

6. If you plan a trip to see Palenque Mayan Ruins, book Interjet from Mexico City ($57-$73 USD for one-way 1.5 hour flight). 

7. Take advantage of budget airline in Mexico similar to the ones in Europe (e.g., VivaAerobus: from Mexico City to Merida is only $43 USD  on-way for 2 hours flight). 

8. Chinese buffets (all you can eat) have very low price in Mexico City. Good delicious food and you should be miss that. 

9. ADO has great comfortable coach buses for long distance travel. Most bus terminals are located in the city centres.

10. Take advantage of tourism offices in many Mexico cities. The staff speak very good English and very friendly. 

11. Besides Uber service in Mexico city, you may take advantage of subway. It's cheap and convenient. 


12. At Duty Free Shops at Mexico airports, paying in USD is cheaper than Mexico pesos. 

13. Receive Hep and B Vaccinations before you travel to Mexico

14. Visit Palenque and Uxmal: two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

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1. Avoid visiting 5 states near USA. Checking the travel advisory before you travel. 

2. Avoid going out from your hotels or Airbnb properties in the night. 

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Trip Highlights (2015, 2018)

Calgary to Mexico City by WestJet; Calgary to Cancun by Air Transat

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
Mexico City
Ciudad Prehispanica de Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan
We flew to Palenque from Mexico City by Interjet (very relax 1.5 hour flight).  It is quite complicated by bus, so I recommend tourists to travel by flight if you can. You may see the morning fog (not smoke)in the photo.
Impressive Palenque Ruins
Palenque (UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987). There are many Mayan sitesin Mexico, but not every site is UNESCO World Heritage site. One important unique feature about Palenque is the famous tomb of Pakal in the Mayan Pyramid. 
Palenque
Palenque
Palenque Museum
We took ADO bus to the beautiful coastal city Campeche.  Photo: Campeche Sea View from Hotel. 
 Beautiful Campeche (UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999) with many colourful buildings. 
Campeche
Campeche
Campeche
Campeche
Campeche
Campeche
 We took the minibus (Colecivo) from Campeche to Edzna Ruins (52.4 km) close to 1 hour trip. We paid 45 pesos per person. You may walk to Chihuahua near Campeche's Market. Ask local people or hotel staff about directions. It is not difficult to find it. 
 Edzna Ruins 
 Edzna Ruins 
 Edzna Ruins 
 Edzna Ruins 
 Edzna Ruins 
 Uxmal (UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996) is very impressive.  We took ADO bus from Campeche to Merida. From Merida, we took a regional bus to Uxmal and we saw many tourists on the bus. Tip: there is an Tourism information desk at the ADO TAME terminal in Merida. The staff will provide you the info on bus schedule and price. 
 The main pyramid Uxmal has very unique shape
Steep Stairs of Uxmal 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 

Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Uxmal Ruins 
Cathedral of Merida
Progresso
We took a bus from Merida to Progresso (A Popular Cruise Destination) 
Progresso 
Progresso 
Progresso 
Progresso 
Tulum
Tulum
Tulum
Coba is the only Pyramid that tourists are allowed to climb up
Stunning View on top of Coba
Coba Ruins
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza (UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988) which is one of the new Seven World Wonders


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