On the Gold Coast of Mexico is Mazatlan with its palm-lined stretches of beach that is worth of being included in your Mexico vacation itinerary. Mazatlan is a very interesting marriage of history, culture and fun activities. A must-do is a visit to Old Mazatlan where the citys famous twin towered cathedral is located while nearby is the citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado. The malecon (promenade) gives you a refreshing palm-lined oceanfront walkway that connects Old Mazatlan with the resort area known as zona dorada. There are countryside tours that include a visit to the villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala on the Sierra Madre Mountains which has the finest hand-crafted furniture and ceramic and clay handicrafts. Include a tour of Mazatlans trademark islands, Isla de Chivos (Goat Island), Isla de Pajaros (Bird Island) and Isla de Venados (Deer Island) with fine sand beaches. The passionate side of Mexico of Mexico is very much evident in Mazatlan.
Riding the Waves at Puerto Escondido
The Mexican Pipeline or Puerto Escondido lures in the top surfers in the world, being one of the worlds best surfing destination. It hosts the Mexpipe Challenge in February and an international surf contest in November. Small and big waves alike are available for both professional and amateur surfers. There are several beaches in Puerto Escondido but the Playa Zicatela is not ideal for swimming as it is the main surfing beach with strong rip tides that will pull you in as well as some of the best and strongest waves in the world which topples even the popular Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. Even the most professional surfers have suffered accidents here so extreme caution is required for even the very experienced surfers. Another surfing location is The Point where you can also get a fast and challenging surf ride. While Playa Zicatela is the break closest to town, there is the other end of the beach break called the Far Bar which offers the heaviest surfing as the water is deeper and the break is further from the shore. Puerto Escondido is a must in the Mexico vacation itinerary of avid surfers.
The Attractions of La Playa del Carmen
Travelers going on their Mexico vacation should include the popular travel destination of La Playa del Carmen. It shares many attractions with Cozumel as it is just across the channel. You can go shopping, eat and be entertained at choice places including bars and nightclubs at the city center 5th Avenue. Shopping is included in most itineraries with shops from 5th Avenue to 30th Avenue selling a wide range of items from the latest designer fashion to quaint Mexican handicrafts. La Playas beaches are famous for its warm azure waters and powder white sand. You can arrange tours originating from La Playa that would include visits to Chichen Itza which was the capital of ancient Mayan civilization, Coba that has an authentic Mayan village, Nohuch Muul which is the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, Tulum which is one of the most beautiful cities and natures sacred paradise ecopark, Xcaret. La Playa is one exciting place to see so plan an itinerary that would include La Playa.
Across the Border to Tijuana
Take a San Diego trolley to the border and step across to the worlds most visited border city of Tijuana. Tijuana may just be very near the US but there are still a lot of exciting shopping with beautiful goods in array such as Mexican handicrafts, leather goods, cigars, silver, beadwork and jewelry at affordable prices at the famous Avenida Revolucion. You can soak in some cultural experience at the Tijuana Cultural Center or at the Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture. Inject some excitement to your day and watch a Greyhound race at the Hipodromo Caliente, go to a Jai Alai Game at the Jai Alai Fronton Palace or see a bullfight at the El Toreo de Tijuana or the Plaza Munumental Playas de Tijuana. Right in Tijuana you will experience the many colors and flavors of Mexico and it is something you should never miss.
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