Mexico is a diverse country that is home to over 50 ethnic groups that trace their origins to the many indigenous kingdoms located in what is now Mexico before the area was colonized by the Spanish. Today Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in North America and is one of the most promising economies that is home to a large labor pool of young well-educated people. In this article, I am going to answer the question of what sights to see in Mexico?
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo
A contemporary museum that is located in Mexico City, the capital of the country that also happens to rank first in the largest cities in Mexico in terms of population by a very far margin. The construction of this art exhibition center was completed in 1981 with major contributions in the design of the buildings by famous Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo.
The museum is named after him and the majority of its initial collection was Tamayo’s personal collection that he started in the 1960s to provide Mexicans with access to high-quality art from the 20th century.
Since its original construction, the museum has been expanded several times, adding new galleries for art from different regions of the world, different art styles, and periods of history. In this art museum, you can find artwork from internationally famous artists including Pablo Picasso, Frank Auerbach, and Robert Motherwell.
One of the most iconic and famous landmarks to be found in Mexico, it is very likely that you have heard of the Chichen Itza. It was constructed as a place of worship between 800 and 1050 AD by the Mayans. Its location is of significant importance as it is located next to the natural wonder of Cenote X’toloc which is a natural water pit that is believed to be a holy place by the Mayans.
Rituals were held at the Chichen Itza in times of trouble such as a bad harvest and other events such as war when the Mayans wanted to get the favor of the gods, so they can increase their chances of success. Amazingly despite being built close to one thousand years ago, this wonder of the world is in amazing condition. Tens of thousands of tourists travel to its secluded location every year to view this ancient structure; however, you are not able to climb the structure.
Cancun Underwater Museum
The most recently created tourist attraction that we have featured in this article, the Cancun Underwater Museum was completed in November 2010. It was started as a project by two conservationists as a way to build an environment that will allow for the natural growth of coral reefs as well as provide for an interesting and very unique setting for tourists from all around the world to explore.
Individuals are welcome to join organized tours where they snorkel and explore the thousands of structures that are located at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Most of these structures are statues of famous Mexicans as well as representations of Mexican life such a man watching television and a Volkswagen Beetle which during the 20th century was one of the most popular and sought after cars in the country.
Island of the Dead Dolls
A unique entry in our what sights to see in Mexico article is the Island of the Dead Dolls which is located in Mexico City, one of the largest cities in Mexico. The attraction is built on a reclaimed area of land from the Lake Xochimilco, it is a mysterious area that is home to hundreds of dolls that have been placed with the purpose of scaring off the ghost of a girl that drowned in the nearby lake.
The island is only accessible by boat which is operated by the owners of the island, additionally, there is a museum where you can learn more about this unique place as well as a small merchandise store where you can buy souvenirs to remember the memories that you will make here. There is unlikely to be places like this anywhere in the world so it is worth checking out this terrifyingly good place of Mexican folklore.
The Xel-Ha Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Mexico; it is located in the state of Quintana Roo which is the southernmost state of Mexico that has the same time of climate and geography that you will find on Caribbean tourism hotspots such as Cuba and Jamaica.
It is tourism that offers the best of both worlds, it is home to an aquatic theme park that is great for families with younger children as well as there being multiple opportunists to explore the preserved wildlife and environment located in the area. You can learn more about tourism in beautiful and untouched places on the LeoSystem.travel travel portal.
Xel-Ha Park has managed to retain its natural beauty because in 2000 they promised that 75% of the area will be created into a protected reserve where the wildlife and forests will be protected, so they can thrive.
Located in the northern state of Chihuahua that borders the United States, the Copper Canyon is the collective name for a group of massive canyons that are a popular tourist destination where you can do a large variety of things. The name of the canyon originates from its yellowish color that comes from the rock formations and the greenery from the few plants that manage to survive in such a hospitable condition.
The easiest way to travel to the Copper Canyon is by railway; from there you are free to enjoy the canyons of the region. There are also small railways located inside the canyons themselves that tourists can get on and marvel at the environment from the comfort of their cabin. If you are feeling more adventurous you have the options of hiking as well as mountain biking and even horse riding in the canyons with the assistance of guides that will make sure that you don’t get lost and keep on a safe path.
If you are wondering what sights to see in Mexico then the Gran Cenote is a good option that you should consider. Located in the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, it is a naturally occurring pit full of water. Tourists are able to walk by it on the specially built wooden walking platform located right next to the multiple small pools that are part of this landmark.
You also have the option to jump in and enjoy yourself by going for a swim in the crystal clear water and even interacting with some of the animals that call the Gran Cenote their home such as turtles. It is far better than the local swimming pool where you live, as the water he is filtered by the plant in and around the water as well as replaced by the constant supply of rainwater that falls right through the massive gap in what was one time a cave.