. Have Fun in the Waters with the Dolphins of Mexico
Dolphins abound in the warm waters of Mexico and you get the chance to swim with them if you include this activity in your Mexico vacation. Get up close and personal with these sea mammals in a protected environment and discover how intelligent and friendly they can really be. Several dolphin centers or dolphinariums are open in Mexico for visitors to get this chance. Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cabo San Lucas and the Riviera Maya region are popular tourist destinations not only for their incredible waters but also for the swimming with the dolphins facilities. One of the most special dolphin centers in the world is the Cabo Dolphin Center that is housed in the Cabo San Lucas Marina. The Wet n Wild Aquatic Park has Altantida where the dolphins stay in an enclosed beach. Xcaret, Xel-Ha and the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen are the locations of the Delphinus which is the biggest dolphinarium chain in the Mexican Caribbean and Riviera Maya region. At all these dolphinariums, visitors can frolic and play or even kiss the dolphins in the waters while the dolphins swim and perform. Once in your life, this activity is really worth including in your Mexico vacation.
Memorable Places in the Riviera Maya
For those still looking for the charm of a bygone century, one of the most beautiful destinations to go to is the Riviera Maya. Learn more about ancient civilizations of Mexico by visiting the thousand year old cities of the Mayans. Visit one of the most majestic cities is Chichen Itza which was the former capital of the Mayan empire and climb up to the top of the Castillo, the grand pyramid or most importantly, visit the observatory where astronomers formulated one of the most accurate calendars. Tulum is another great destination, the only walled city of the Mayans which conveniently overlooks the waters and the beachfront. For more adventures, there are still so many interesting sighs in Riviera Maya. Other attractions in the Riviera Maya region are Xcaret which is a Mayan-themed ecological park and Xel-Ha with its many coves, lagoons and caves. If youre looking to delve more into Mayan culture, then dont forget to include the Mayan Temple in Isla Mujeres in the itinerary, as well as Isla Contoy which has beautiful beaches and water activities for the tourist. Mexico vacations are definitely a learning experience when you include the Riviera Maya.
Dazzling Underwater World of Mexico
There are a lot of diving options for diving professionals and amateur who want to explore the rich marine life of Mexico. You can opt to go diving in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast, on the Caribbean Sea side, the unique cenote or sinkhole cave or at the second largest reef in the world or the Great Maya Barrier Reef. The cities of Cozumel, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta provide very good diving spots too. Cozumel is popular for the beautiful reefs along its coast and its elaborate underwater vista considered as one of the most beautiful in the world with cliffs, canyons and underwater plants. The shallow and multicolored reefs of Playa del Carmen or Chinchorro Banks leading to the Great Maya Barrier Reef are ever popular in Cancun. Another popular scuba destination is Puerto Vallarta with its nearby islands and bays with added bonus of whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and a multitude of tropical fish. There are several other diving sites in Cabo San Lucas and La Paz that will give you a beautiful tour of the underwater landscapes.
Exciting Place to see in Veracruz
Though historically and culturally rich, Veracruz is not comparably as popular Mexico vacation choice as other more popular resort areas but it has slowly reinvented itself to becoming one. The center of the city is a good place to while the day and night away in the main plaza called Plaza de las Armas. Historical buildings worth seeingHistorical buildings worth seeing are the Municipal Palace built in 1608 with its baroque architecture and the Virgen de la Asuncion, the citys neo-classic cathedral that was built in the 17th century. Other interesting old buildings are Pemex Tower that used to be an old lighthouse, the Crafts Market, the Old Customs Building, the Postal and Telegraph Building, the City Registry Building and the Juarez Hemicycle Monument. Worth visiting too is the Fort San Juan de Ulua that is located in island but is now conveniently connected to land. You can go walking and exercising at several kilometers boardwalk known as the malecon. The Veracruz Aquarium is one of the latest additions and is considered as the biggest aquarium in Latin America. Not too far away is the day when Veracruz will be a primary destination in your Mexico vacation itinerary.