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Enchanting Colonial Cities

Cathedral in Morelia

Mexico's colonial cities offer rich cultural experiences, exuberant festivities, excellent cuisine and superb handicrafts all with a beautiful backdrop of colonial architecture and a fascinating history.

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Get Close to Nature in Mexico

Monday April 21, 2014

Gran Cenote
Photo © Suzanne Barbezat

Mexico is an immense country with a host of natural wonders to discover. Whether you'd like to swim with whale sharks, release a baby sea turtle, witness flocks of flamingos, or stand in a forest surrounded with fluttering butterflies, you'll find plenty of opportunities to encounter wildlife in Mexico, or if you would rather just enjoy stunning scenery, there's plenty of that too:  see our picks for Mexico's top 10 natural wonders.

Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta

Monday March 31, 2014

Sunset in Puerto Vallarta
Photo © Suzanne Barbezat

Puerto Vallarta offers many delights for visitors. You can stroll the Malecon (the seafront boardwalk), visit galleries and museums, enjoy excellent cuisine, or even take part in adventurous activities like zip-lining or fly-boarding. But one activity that everyone seems to enjoy is watching the sunset. The Bahía de Banderas seems to be perfectly designed as a backdrop to this nightly show that nature puts on for us.  In our daily lives we may not have the time or the best spot to enjoy a sunset, but while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, it seems like everyone slows down, whether over a drink, or just a leisurely stroll somewhere where you can look out on the water to watch as the sun sinks down below the horizon and the sky changes color. Here are a few great spots to watch the sun set in Puerto Vallarta.

April in Mexico

Monday March 31, 2014

Throughout most of the country the weather in April is hot and dry, and Holy Week falls during this month, so many Mexicans head to the beach at this time. During Holy Week (officially the week leading up to Easter, but the following week is also a holiday for many) millions of Mexicans take a family vacation, so beaches and tourist attractions are crowded. Make hotel and travel reservations well ahead of time if you'll be in Mexico during the Easter break. Check our monthly listing of festivals and events for April to find out what special goings-on you can expect this month.

What's the Best Time to Visit Mexico?

Monday March 31, 2014

When to go calendarIn my opinion, there's no bad time to visit Mexico, as each season has something to offer. There are a few things you'll probably want to take into account when planning the timing of your trip, however. If there are any special festivals or events you would like to attend, by all means you should plan your trip accordingly. You'll also want to keep in mind that certain times of the year can be crowded at popular destinations, and you'll also want to have an idea of what the weather will be like during the time of your visit. Check out our Mexico Month-by-Month calendar to have a look at what's happening each month of the year.

For more information about when to visit Mexico, read more here: When Should I Travel to Mexico? or read our reader's opinions - and give your own: What's Your Favorite Time of the Year to Visit Mexico?

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