Mexico is an awesome location if you are searching for ancient history mixed with modern attractions feeling. Bonampak is an ancient archeological site in the state of Chiapas. While there are many Mayan structures at Bonampak worth exploring, the most famous is the Temple of Murals. This temple is where the Bonampak Murals can be found, a collection of ancient art that helps explain the history and culture of the Mayans. Hundreds of figures were painted in three different rooms, each of which tells a part of a narrative in bold turquoise, red and yellow hues.
Designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its many old colonial buildings, winding lanes, and narrow alleys, Guanajuato is a city that just begs to be explored on foot. A particularly pleasurable experience is visiting its many plazas, including the delightful Jardin de la Union, the city’s main square with its splendid old architecture. It’s here, you’ll find the beautiful old San Diego Church and the majestic Ju?rez Theater, along with fountains and flower beds, caf?s, and restaurants. Afterwards, head underground to the city’s subterranean streets, part of a network of tunnels that once carried a river but are now used by cars and pedestrians wanting to get around the city quickly. Known as an art city, Guanajuato is home to many fine galleries as well as interesting museums, none more so than the Museum of Quixote, dedicated to the works of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes (the city also hosts Latin America’s most important festival in honor of the writer, the International Cervantino Festival). And if you’ve got the stomach for it, check out the city’s famous Mummies of Guanajuato exhibit with its many naturally mummified remains of locals who died during an outbreak of cholera in the mid-19th century.
If you’re in Mexico make sure you attend one of these crazy events! You’ll struggle to find an explosion of intense colour, intoxicating vibrancy or an abundance of food and drink to rival these yearly events which have evolved over centuries from the Spanish tradition. They vary greatly. While many have taken on modern influences, such as the Morelia International Film Festival, which brings thousands to the streets every year for open air screenings of the work of young Mexican film-makers; others continue to revolve around traditional practices such as the floating downriver of the Virgin Mary’s image at Tlatocalpan, an event that occurs alongside the nearby Veracruz-style music festival, Son Jarocho. Others to aim for, if possible, include the more arty Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato and the largest in the country, which takes place in Mexico City, named quite simply, Festival de M?xico. Check your dates and try to get yourself down to one, and don’t plan anything to hectic the next day.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico : The beach clubs are differentiated by the niceness of the beach and the quality of food/drink and lounge chairs the place provides. There’s usually plenty of water sports and massage therapists handy for massages on the beach. The beaches in downtown PDC tend to be limited access as several small boats are docked at the beach. They have swimming areas cordoned off too. Just a few rocks/coral, but nothing to worry about.. More info about Hostel Playa del Carmen
The city of Oaxaca is well-known for having one of the best Dia de Los Muertos festivals in Mexico, a holiday celebrated in many parts of Latin America. In Mexico the festival can be traced back thousands of years ago to indigenous cultures such as the Zapotec and Aztec. In Oaxaca the Day of the Dead Festival starts at the end of October when families prepare the tombs for the return of the spirits. During this time tombs and home altars are decorated with flowers and families leave offerings for the spirits in the cemeteries.