Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
Mexico is one of those countries that has quit distinct cultures and heritages in its different regions. I haven’t been to the whole country (something I hope to correct sometime soon) but I have spent a bit of time around the eastern part. It’s here that I first fell in love with the country – and everything it offers from a modern and historical point of view.
Of course, the laidback atmosphere you’ll find in many parts of Mexico is one of the reasons you’ll relax in a visit to the country. But I love seeing the sights and eastern Mexico (particularly around the Yucatan) has some of the best places to visit – the Mayan ruins!
This was the focus of my first trip to Mexico, and I really enjoyed the most popular ancient cities like Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Palenque. But, if you’ve got the time, you can go a bit deeper and find incredible Mayan ruins like Calakmul and Yaxchilan.
It’s not all ancient heritage, though. I would also recommend a visit to Campeche to see some of the colonial history of Mexico. And you’ll find the natural beauty everywhere but, if you’re near Tulum, it’s definitely worth checking out the World Heritage Site of Sian Ka’an.