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These Are The 6 Most Popular Destinations In Mexico Right Now

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Mexico’s reign as the top international destination among U.S. travelers remains undefeated, as more people than ever are flocking to its many dreamy hotspots.

However, if you, too, are planning to bask under the Mexican sun this spring, deciding where to go can feel like a chore – after all, there are so many stunning cities and towns across Mexico that choosing just one seems downright impossible.

View of Akumal Beach, Mexico

That’s when following general trends can come in handy.

Millions of people have already done their due diligence and chosen these six particularly alluring destinations as the best places to visit in Mexico.


Nestled along the pristine shores of the Riviera Maya, Playacar provides the kind of tranquil oasis that’s impossible to find in bigger, busier hotspots; though at night, the area comes to life with its thriving club scene.

White sand at Playacar beach

Following the promise of a place that offers the best of both worlds, travelers are flocking to Playacar in never-seen-before numbers, making it the busiest Mexican destination of the season.

Here, the contrast between the crisp white sand and vibrant turquoise water will leave you scrambling for words, while the fascinating nearby Mayan ruins will add that extra dash of culture that is needed to complete every beachy getaway.

Playacar Beach, Mexico


Once a hidden haven reserved only for the most avid snorkelers and divers, Akumal has quickly turned into an international hub that caters to all travelers.

Don’t get me wrong – swimming with the turtles is still up there on the list of the best things to do in Akumal – but the wild nature, breathtaking cenotes, and one-of-a-kind parks that surround the area (of which Aktun Chen is my personal favorite) will add a couple of extra layers of excitement to your Akumal trip.

Palm trees in Akumal beach

Cabo San Lucas

A lot has been said about the (well-deserved) popularity of Cabo San Lucas, so the fact that it still remains one of Mexico’s most major attractions is –  to be fair – expected.

Still, the beauty of the seamless blend between the arid desert and the azure waters of the Pacific can’t be overstated, so for those who’ve yet to witness the dreamy views of Cabo San Lucas firsthand, this is the perfect time to make up for all the lost opportunities.

Aerial Image of couple standing on Playa de los Almantes in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico

And with its luxurious resorts, famous golf courses, endless hiking trails, and legendary nightlife, the city welcomes all visitors with open arms.


OK, you might’ve seen this one coming.

Cancun’s popularity is truly mind-blowing, and the numbers are just going up as time goes on, but remember, there’s a pretty good reason why travelers can’t seem to get enough of this Mexican hub.

The city still serves as a gateway to the Mayan world, but today, people love Cancun for more than just its historical value.

Cancun coastline

The city’s Hotel Zone, complete with postcard-looking beaches, high-end hotels, endless entertainment options, and plenty of restaurants where you can indulge in dishes from all over the world, is nothing short of a beachgoer’s heaven.

Nuevo Nayarit

If the loud, high-energy atmosphere that awaits you in Cancun isn’t what you’re after this spring, opting for a quieter yet just as beautiful Mexican gem might just be the best choice for you.

And what better place to get all that than Nuevo Nayarit?

Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit Mexico

I guarantee that between the exclusive spas, world-class beaches, and authentic local cuisine you’ll get to experience in the area, you’ll come back from your vacation feeling like a new person.

Puerto Vallarta

Not only does Puerto Vallarta boast the perfect blend of that traditional Mexican charm and modern facilities, but it’s also the safest beach destination in the entire country – there’s literally no excuse to miss out on experiencing the city this spring.

Aerial view of Puerto Vallarta

Here, you’ll find everything you could want from your Mexican getaway and more.

Gorgeous, soft-sanded beaches? Check.

An historic old town filled with cobblestone streets and local markets? Check.

View Of The Cathedral And Old Town In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A trendy neighborhood where you’ll find the most impressive selection of restaurants and clubs? Triple check.

So, if you’re planning a sunny getaway this season, Puerto Vallarta should be moved right to the top of your “possible destinations” list.

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