After exiting the airport I took a cab through one of the pre-paid taxi stands there (there might be cheaper options but I didn't want to waste the limited time I had to explore). I exchanged the USD at the airport, although, in hindsight, I think I'd have gotten a better rate at the ATMs. Me in Mexico City The taxi dropped me about 2 blocks from the hotel, it cost about 305 Pesos (~22 USD). I had booked a hotel close to Zocalo which is their main square. Think of it like the heart of the city; thousands of people throng this square during weekends and special occasions. It's the thriving spot of culture, politics, and all major events happening in the city. You'll find street performers, road side vendors, bargain gift shops, among others, at Zocalo. It also has the most important historic and architectural monuments of the city: The Metropolitan cathedral, National Palace (Palacio Nacional), Mueseo de bella arte, Palacio Postal, Angel de la independencia (the latter three are walk able distances away).
Anyone looking for a relaxing Caribbean cruise holiday should consider a cultural Cozumel cruise as it offers a real taste of Mexican life in a beautiful setting, with everything you could possibly wish for located on the small island. There are plenty of on-island tours to take advantage of, but the island is also small and safe enough for people to plan their own excursions and head off on a solo adventure. Deep Sea diving is a loved activity here. The historic sites and Mayan ruins are another reason to visit this island.
There are a lot of things in Guadalajara, the second largest town of Mexico that makes it an interesting place to spend time in. It has the biggest market in Latin America – San Juan de Dios with three floors. I have met the nicest Mexican women here. It is one of the most traditional, religious and conservative cities in Mexico. It is not a colonial city like Guanajuato or San Miguel de Allende, but with many avenues, the best modern infrastructure possible. An interesting fact about Guadalaraja -at night, usually at 11pm, people gather on bicycles and take a different route every night around the city, go to the movies or theatre together. It is a fun city with lots of good things and good people.
Built out of quarried stone (even the streets and sidewalks), Zacatecas is an amazing Mexican city with few tourists. With a population of 300,000 people it boasts of impressive art galleries and museums. It is one of the most beautiful colonial cities I've ever seen. Its history dates back to the time of Cortez when it was a hotbed for silver mining with 20% of the silver mined here.
As I packed my bags for Cancun, I had this perma-grin on my face as I was headed to the beach again! Exploring destinations beach after beach Cancun yet came across as a surprise! Cancun 'A paradise destination basked in golden sunshine',
The Church at Vallalodid er for lunch to Hacienda Selva Maya. They had served up a buffet of Mexican food for us and I don't know if it was the hunger or something else, but that was hands down the best Mexican food I've ever had. Post lunch, we headed over for our final stop, before the drive back, to Vallolodid, this Spanish colonial town was first set up in the 17th century . This historical city has the oldest church in the Yucatan, colonial Spanish architecture, family-run shops and wonderful crafts by local artisans.