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Top 10 Things to Do in Mexico

Destination(s): Acapulco

Keep your agenda full of exciting activities with our top 10 things-to-do in Mexico. The Cancun Underwater Museum is one of the largest underwater man-made attractions of its kind in the world. Be sure to schedule a snorkeling or diving trip at this one-of-a-kind aquatic attraction. Playa el Medano is the ultimate tourist beach in Cabo San Lucas. Loud and rowdy bars, restaurants, and other beach clubs stretch along this picturesque beach front. You can spent an entire day renting a wave runner, going parasailing, or taking in a bikini contest. Spring breakers in Cabo San Lucas have long been fans of Kaleidoscope Cruises. With an adults-only cruise ( also known as the booze cruise), drinks are on the house as the boat takes you for an unforgettable look at the day's setting sun. Use our top 10 things-to-do list as a guide for adventures you'll remember for a lifetime. read more about Top 10 Things to Do in Mexico

Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo

  • Londres 247
  • Colonia del Carmen
  • tel:+52 55 54 5999
  • Visit website
  • Mexico City, 04400

Mexico's best known artists and possibly one of their most controversial couple, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, lived in this charming blue house for most of their lives. What remains here is peaceful, detailed and expansive testimony to their intense life of creativity, politics and passion for beauty and each other. Although scant on the artwork, this is a great place to understand the world, influences and passions of these amazing artists and socialites. It is also highly recommended to explore the neighborhood where the museum is located. read more about Museo Frida Kahlo

Zócalo (El)

Zócalo (El)

  • Costera Miguel Alemán
  • (Frente al Muelle Central)
  • tel:+52 744 434 0170(Tourist Information)
  • Acapulco, 39300

Refurbished about ten years ago, Acapulco's historic central square is home to the attractive old cathedral (a new one is being built) where worshippers and beggars wander in and out continually. Shady and squawking with jays (watch out for getting pooped on), this is a great spot for an hour's people-watching, from the balloon and cotton-candy sellers to scrawny old guys shining shoes. Some craft shops around sell trinkets, souvenirs, shawls and summery dresses, and religious gift shops sport doleful statues of Jesus, Mary and saints. There is a bank and good shoe shop on the corner and at the back a wide range of internet cafes, many open late. The Zócalo is over the road from the bay, and enjoying an ice-cream on the Malecón (the same seafront road that really is called Costera Miguel Alemán) while watching the boats adds to the pleasure of a leisurely visit. read more about Zócalo (El)

Playa el Medano

Playa el Medano

  • South of downtown
  • tel:+52 624 143 0016 (Tourist Information)
  • Cabo San Lucas, 23410


Spring break on MTV happens here every day. The Mango Deck is ground zero for the top banana eating contest in the world. The sex position contest is not recommended for the whole family. The bartenders will call you up on stage and proceed to drink you under the table. The beach itself is huge, about two miles long, and filled with restaurants, bars, souvenirs vendors, and opportunities for fun on the water. You can rent wave runners, kayaks, go parasailing, have a panga take you out to Land's End, or drop you off back at the marina. Swimming is extremely safe here, and although you won't find any lifeguards in Cabo San Lucas, they rope off areas for swimming so that you aren't run down in your prime by a renegade wave runner. Dining and drinking options other than the Mango Deck include The Office, Baja Cantina, The Sand Bar, and the Medano Beach Club. The beach is a short walk from downtown, but the local taxi drivers will be glad to take your money if you want to save your energy for sun-soaked debauchery. read more about Playa el Medano

Quebrada (La)

Quebrada (La)

  • Calle La Quebrada
  • (Plazoleta de la Quebrada)
  • tel:(744) 483 1400
  • Visit website
  • Acapulco, 39390

Five times a day professional cliff divers from Acapulco thrill the public with a spectacular event, swimming across the narrow La Quebrada channel, scaling the 28-meter cliffs and then taking turns to dive from different rocky points. The show can be seen at a price (including either dinner or two drinks) from the terraces of the Hotel Mirador or for a much cheaper contribution (often including a soft drink or a beer) from the steps which snake down towards a platform just beneath the diving spot, managed by the Cliff Divers themselves. The first show is at 1pm, while the next four are at 7, 8, 9 and 10 with torchlight and other fiery antics. Before leaping into the abyss the divers pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe at one of two shrines built in her honor at the top. read more about Quebrada (La)

Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

  • Donceles 95
  • The <i>z&oacute;calo,</i> on Cinco de Mayo, Centro Hist&oacute;rico
  • tel:+52 55 5512 9467 / +52 55 5512 7096
  • Visit website
  • Mexico City, 06020

Construction of this grand cathedral began in the early 1570s and took two and a half centuries to complete. The resulting Catedral Metropolitana, or "La Catedral" as is known to locals, is a grandiose monument to Mexican devotion which uses a variety of architectonic styles (including neo-classicism, Spanish renaissance and a few obvious touches of Baroque). Inside the three vaulted basilica are intricate 16 Century wooden altars, gold gilded statuettes dating from the 16 Century, and 14 massive, astonishingly decorated chapels. Since the "Catedral" was constructed atop Aztec ruins, and due to the sheer weight of marble, stone and brick, the "Catedral" is sinking at a slow, but very noticeable rate. This is a definite must see. read more about Catedral Metropolitana

Cancun Underwater Museum

Cancun Underwater Museum

  • Donceles 95
  • The <i>z&oacute;calo,</i> on Cinco de Mayo, Centro Hist&oacute;rico
  • tel:52 (998) 192-1189
  • Visit website
  • Cancun

Cancun Underwater Museum, also known as MUSA-Museo Subacuatico de Arte, is the area's newest, and definitely the most unique, attraction.  Occupying over 1,600 square feet, it is one of the largest artificial, underwater attractions in the world.   

In 3 areas, off the shores of Cancun and Isla Mujeres, over 400 sculptures have been sunk at depths of 9-20 feet.  The artwork was created by British artist, Jason deCaires Taylor, and each of the pieces was made from environmentally-friendly materials so as not to harm the environment.

The sculptures were placed near the famous Manchones reef, which is visited by over 750,000 snorkelers and scuba divers, each year.  The Underwater Museum was built to draw traffic away from the natural reef, and allow it to recover from damage caused by hurricanes, in recent years.  Over time, coral will begin to grow on the clay sculptures, creating one of the most unusual artificial reefs in the world.

Cancun Underwater Museum opened on November 26, 2010, but it will quickly become the premier spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.  Snorkel trips and dive trips can be arranged through Aqua World Cancun and Aqua Fun, as well as through other local tour operators. 

For those of you that don't snorkel or dive, Aqua World Cancun offers a tour on their SubSee Explorer, which allows you to view the Underwater Museum from inside their half-boat/half-submarine water craft.
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Kaleidoscope Cruises

Kaleidoscope Cruises

  • Boulevard Marina at Madero
  • tel:+52 624 148 7318
  • Visit website
  • Cabo San Lucas, 23410
Malecón (El)

Malecón (El)

  • Paseo Díaz Ordaz
  • Centro
  • Puerto Vallarta, 48300

Returning visitors to Puerto Vallarta long for two things – that first margarita and a visit to the magnificent El Malecón (boardwalk). This beautiful, mile long oceanfront walkway, an easy walk or short car ride from most of the city's hotels, traces the beach, running parallel to the main street. The Malecon offers stunning, unobstructed views of sand and surf and is the perfect place to watch Vallarta's magical sunsets. In 2005 the Malecon was extended to link downtown with the popular Romantic Zone, giving all visitors easier access to enjoying it. Whether you are looking for shopping, dining or music – you won't be disappointed with a visit to the Malen. Don't miss the famous permanent sculptures by local artists. On Saturday nights, you are likely to see the customary Mexican "courting" ritual as teenagers walk hand-in-hand along the boardwalk, their entire family trailing two feet behind. Restaurants, bars and boutiques selling trendy clothing, silver, folk art, Cuban Cigars and tequila abound near the Malecon. If you want to dance the night away, head for the Malecon where the music begins at 11 pm and can continue to 6 a.m. the next morning read more about Malecón (El)