Discover Mexico's Top 10 Must-Visit Destinations

Explore the top 10 must-visit destinations in Mexico, from the vibrant streets of Mexico City to the ancient allure of Chichen Itza and the coastal charm of Tulum. Dive into Mexico's rich culture and diverse attractions.


By MedVerify Team

Last Updated: 11/30/2023



Are you ready to explore Mexico's culturally rich and vibrant landscapes? Travelers of all kinds flock to Mexico for its year-round warm weather and a variety of vacation destinations, including Mexico City and Tulum.

There is a lot of color and contrast in Mexico. The beaches are crowded with tourists, while the resort cities open up gateways to the jungles ringing with howler monkeys and parrots. A majestic mountain range descends into a remote desert. Spanish haciendas sit next to traditional pueblo houses. Outside of modern metropolises, Mayan ruins have been excavated.

This guide will show you the top 10 must-see destinations that every traveler should check out. Mexico offers something extraordinary to everyone, no matter if they are adventure seekers, history enthusiasts, beach lovers, or simply looking to escape.

Before embarking on your Mexican adventure, ensuring the safety and legality of your medications in Mexico is paramount. Here's a concise guide to keep you informed and compliant:

  1. Over-the-Counter Medications: Many over-the-counter medications available in other countries might be prescription-only in Mexico. Before bringing any, it's essential to check their status.
  2. Prescription Medications: If you're carrying prescription medications, make sure you also have a copy of your doctor's prescription. It's advised that the prescription is translated into Spanish. Some medicines, even if prescribed, might not be allowed due to their potential for abuse.
  3. Controlled Substances: Mexico has strict regulations concerning controlled substances, including some painkillers and anxiety medications. Always verify beforehand if your medicine falls under this category in Mexico.
  4. Banned Substances: Some medicines, especially those containing pseudoephedrine (commonly found in allergy and cold medications), are banned in Mexico. Make sure you're not carrying any banned substances to avoid potential legal issues.
  5. MedVerify: Use MedVerify to quickly check the legality and guidelines regarding your medications in Mexico. It's updated regularly with the latest information from trusted sources.

Mexico's Top Tourist Attractions

Take some time to see and do some of the amazing things Mexico has to offer. There are many exciting, simple, and affordable things to do in Mexico. Start planning your trip to the land of tequila and tacos by checking these places to visit!

Do you want to go to Mexico for the first time? With more than 22 million residents, the city boasts awe-inspiring museums, gardens, parks, and skyscrapers. The celebrated artist lived and died in Casa Azul, also known as Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. It is in Mexico City that many of the country's most renowned muralists spent most of their time creating their masterpieces. Experience the culture of Xochimilco by floating along the ancient canals while listening to mariachi music, then catch a show in one of the 160 theaters that line the streets.

The Yucatan Peninsula's Chichen Itza is the most famous and impressive Mayan site in the country. The most famous buildings of this civilization do not have classical Mayan architecture but instead display elements of other civilizations from Central Mexico. Even though some may be put off by the scorching sun and crowds, it is not for nothing the remarkable archaeological ruins have been named one of the world's new seven wonders.


The gateway drug to Mexico is Cancun. Many people, including myself, visit this place for the first time in the country. With its picturesque beaches and wild nightlife, it's probably Mexico's most popular tourist destination. Even though Cancun is easily dismissed as a Disneyfied version of Mexico, it's worth a trip to experience for yourself. You are only a short distance away from several Mayan temples, including the famous Chichen Itza, in Cancun, which is considered the gateway to El Mundo Maya. You should visit the Mayan Museum before heading out there.


A laid-back destination on Mexico's Pacific coast, Zihuatanejo boasts brilliant sunsets and an authentic Mexico atmosphere. You can shop for ceramics and wood carvings in this fishing village, and dine on fresh fish tacos and ceviche on the beach. A clean, family-friendly atmosphere distinguishes Playa La Ropa as the primary beach in the city. This beach offers a quieter atmosphere and plenty of room, as it is set slightly outside of town. There is an abundance of marine life off the coast, making diving and snorkeling a fantastic experience.

San Miguel de Allende:

Known for its fantastic spring-like climate, spectacular light, stunning architecture, and a host of art workshops, this Mexican gem is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. As one of Mexico's best places to visit for creative types, San Miguel de Allende has a high gallery-to-resident ratio. There are boutiques and cafes lining narrow, sloping streets decorated with multicolored ribbons, and the ambience is reminiscent of a sepia-toned postcard. The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende's Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar is one of the best places to enjoy them from a birds-eye view.

Isla Holbox:

In addition to its peaceful beaches, crystal-clear water, and relaxed atmosphere, Isla Holbox is also home to wonderful natural attractions. Due to its car-free, off-the-beaten-path location, travelers who seek a true escape will love this new slice of paradise. Only 26 miles long, Isla Holbox lies off the northeast Yucatán Peninsula coast. You can enjoy quaint boutique hotels, white sandy beaches (Playa Punta Cocos and Punta Mosquito have great white sand), snorkeling and sailing, as well as more than 100 species of birds, including colorful flamingos.

San Juan Teotihuacan (The Pyramids):

Mexico's pyramids probably jumped out at you when you first saw a travel brochure about the country. There's no need to travel to CDMX just to see them; they're easily accessible and can be seen on your own or on a tour. There is a massive archaeological complex left over from pre-Hispanic civilization at San Juan Teotihuacan, regarded as being one of the greatest pyramid sites in the world.

The Magical Towns (Pueblos Magicos):

Throughout Mexico are a number of magical towns called Pueblos Magicos. There is a sense of enchantment, a sense of relaxation, and a feeling of lovely architecture in these picturesque villages. Many are accessible by car from Mexico City, including Cholula in Puebla.

La Paz:

Located in Baja California Sur, the capital city of La Paz offers something for everyone who loves the beach. With 39 percent of the world's marine mammals living in the Sea of Cortez, the city is an ideal launch pad for adventures on the sea. At night, Playa El Saltito's crystal waters come alive with bioluminescence as the sunsets around 40 minutes from La Paz. With its mushroom-like rocks, Playa Balandra stands out from the competition.

Copper Canyon:

This network of six canyons in the Copper Canyon gets its name from the copper-green color of their walls. They are more than twice the size of the Grand Canyon in the United States. Mexico's most extraordinary scenery can be found in this canyon system of the Sierra Madre in the state of Chihuahua. There are also waterfalls and interesting rock formations, such as the San Ignacio formations that resemble humans and animals in Copper Canyon, an area with a diverse biodiversity of trees, flowers, and wildlife. In addition to Creel, Hidalgo de Parral, Batopilas, and Urique, there are many traditional Mexican towns in the area.

Final Thoughts:

As we conclude our journey through Mexico's top 10 must-visit destinations, it's clear that this country offers a treasure trove of adventures. From the ancient allure of Chichen Itza to the coastal charm of Tulum and the vibrant streets of Mexico City, there's something for every traveler. But no matter where your adventures take you, one thing remains constant: your well-being. Travel confidently by accessing up-to-date information on medication legality based on your destination. Ensure safety and compliance wherever you go with MedVerify, your trusted companion in exploring the world.


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