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Ruth, a.k.a. Elayne Kongaika, was raised in the orchard town of Orem, Utah. She married a Polynesian and has had amazing travel experiences.

Diego Rivera, artist

Diego Rivera, artist

With over 5,000 miles of beaches, warm weather and a rich history, it is no wonder that Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Personally, I have not been there yet, but many in my family have. I researched this hub to find out where I would like to visit in Mexico. I found that there are actually three different spots in Mexico that most people travel to. I will discuss them below.


Historical site - Tulum

Historical site - Tulum

Besides the historical sites, there are over 150 museums. I love museums! Mexico is the birthplace of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. As an art student, I studied both of these artists and I found their work very interesting. I wouldn't mind traveling to Mexico just to see some of this artwork in person.

You might think you have tasted authentic Mexican food, but your taste buds will thank you for showing them the difference, or so I've heard. Tamales, burritos, tacos, and so much more. I do love Taco Bell, but would love to taste real Mexican food.

Architecture in Mexico is one of the major tourist attractions and includes haciendas, cathedrals and other amazing structures. Also the huge Mexican Mayan pyramids would definitely be on my list of things to see. Major settlements were built by the Mayan civilization in this area. I'm sure one of the highlights of visiting Mexico would be touring one of these historical sites.

The Yucatan peninsula is the most popular of the tourist destinations, and encompasses the Riviera Maya, otherwise known as the Caribbean Riviera. It is well known for the Mayan Ruins, white-sand beaches and beach towns. This includes Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum. My son and his wife traveled to Cancun for a week last year and thoroughly enjoyed their experience.


Cancun at Night

Cancun at Night

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Second in popularity is the Mexican Riviera. It includes 2,000 miles of beaches between Acapulco and Ensenada. Many cruise liners travel to this region regularly ending up at the Puerto Vallarta area, Cabo San Lucas, and Ixtapa. It is about time we take a cruise instead of flying. So this area could be a definite possibility.

The third most popular area tourists visit in Mexico includes Copper Canyon, Morelia and Mexico City which runs down the center of the country.This land boasts abundant marine and wildlife. There are occasional Mexican craft markets where you can pick up some treasures to take home. I have heard you can find some great bargains at some of the markets. I am sure I would love to go to a market for shopping.

I would love to hear from you if you have traveled to Mexico and what you enjoyed the most.

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© 2010 Elayne

Comments

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 29, 2010:

Thanks James. I'm glad you came over to my side of hubworld.

James A Watkins from Chicago on April 28, 2010:

This is a marvelous Hub! I enjoyed the journey. Well done.

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 21, 2010:

You are welcome alexandriaruthk. Glad you stopped by to check out my Mexico hub. Aloha!

alexandriaruthk from US on April 21, 2010:

wow, Mexican Riviera, I would love to visit, it is amazing, Thank you Elayne, Maita

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 19, 2010:

I'm fine and how about you? Glad that you stopped by and happy that you enjoyed it rprcarz50, I mean Ron.

rprcarz50 on April 19, 2010:

Ola comosta ? what did I just say ? Thank you for this wonderful Hub. You really put it together .

Ron

As Always Also a2z50

Betty Bolden from Bucyrus Ohio on April 18, 2010:

thank you for reading my hubs I'm glad your inspired by them.

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 16, 2010:

Thanks Kendall H. for sharing your experience. I hope to see Mexico City one day also. Aloha!

Kendall H. from Northern CA on April 16, 2010:

I just visited Acapulco for the first time this March with my sorority sister and we had a blast. I hope to see Mexico City one day. It looks to be a wonderful city!

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 16, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by TnFlash. I appreciate your comments and follow.

TnFlash from Tampa, Florida on April 16, 2010:

Excellent HubMob hub. Mine will be up soon.

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 14, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by JannyC and LianaK. Mexico, here we come.

LianaK on April 14, 2010:

What a wonderful hub! I have never been to Mexico but think it would be wonderful to go. Thanks again

JannyC on April 14, 2010:

Lovely!

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 14, 2010:

Same here. I hope we can make it there some day soon Ann Nonymous. Aloha!

Ann Nonymous from Virginia on April 14, 2010:

Cancun at night looks amazing, Elayne. Up until now I had no idea I wanted to go to Mexico! Thank you soooo much for this hub. My travel wish just expanded!

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 13, 2010:

Glad you liked it febriedethan. Hope to see it in person some time. Thanks.

febriedethan from Indonesia on April 13, 2010:

Thank you for sharing this, the pictures are amazing, my favorite is cancun at night, wow...

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 13, 2010:

I appreciate your comments loriamoore. Yes, I guess now is not the best time to visit because of the unrest. Thanks.

loriamoore on April 13, 2010:

Good hub. I enjoyed Cabo, Mazatlan, and other places on the Mexican Riviera. Didn't like Cancun or Cozumel. A little afraid to visit some of those places right now.

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 13, 2010:

Thanks for the heads up Pamela99. I am a bit worried about all the negative news in Mexico, but I am sure some places are very safe.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2010:

Thanks for sharing. I have visited many areas of Mexico over the past thirty years, although now you have to be more careful because of the violence in some cities, but i think it is worse in the border cities. The Yucatan Peninsula is a wonderful place to visit. Great hub.

Elayne (author) from Rocky Mountains on April 13, 2010:

I just checked my hub and was so excited to see so many comment and give their suggestions. Thanks so much.

_cheryl_ from California on April 13, 2010:

Thanks for sharing Elayne! The Mayan pyramids are definitely on my must see list. I love the photo you posted of Cancun at night, beautiful!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 13, 2010:

Hi, Elayne. I have had the good fortune to visit Mexico many times and the restaurants in Mexico City are among the best worldwide.

The Mexico video is stunning - each view more amazing than the last. Thank you.

sagebrush_mama from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound! on April 13, 2010:

Baja is great, when the violence in the border towns is not such a problem. Head South, and there are some beautiful beaches!

msorensson on April 13, 2010:

Certainly I would love to go to the Mexican Riviera!! Thanks!

Hello, hello, from London, UK on April 13, 2010:

I can imagine that it is a beautiful country as well as interesting. Thank you for a great hub.

diogenes on April 13, 2010:

Brings back memories of 15 happy years...Bob

SweetiePerson from redditch on April 13, 2010:

these all look really exciting