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13 Reasons The Only Place To Go On Vacation Is Mexico

Beaches, historic sites, incredible culture, and some of the best food on earth. You'd have to be lying to yourself to think you don't want to vacation in Mexico.

1. No country's brought vibrant colors to Day of the Dead like Mexico.


Certainly, Mexico's not the only country celebrating, but good gravy do they make it pretty.

2. Mexico mastered the art of getting up close and personal with nature a long time ago.

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These friendly dolphins are just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

3. You never have to decide between beach or Mayan ruins in Tulum on Yucatán.

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4. Or between the city and swimming!

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The Yucatán's Cenote Ik Kil, an underground lake, is just outside of Pisté. Name another city where you can swim and investigate caves older than dirt itself.

5. And the caves look like this!

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The gorgeous Cenote Dzitnup near Valladolid, also on the Yucatán, is famous for its ancient elegant stalactites.

6. Closer to Mexico City, Tula's Toltec warrior columns are 15 feet of jaw-dropping awe.


7. The trajinera tours in the canals between the gardens of Xochimilco are legendary.

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Xochimilco is in Mexico City's Federal District, but the same colorful trajineras have also started making their way through the canals of Cancún.

8. Scenes from the Riviera Nayarit are, quite simply, unparalleled.

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This view's from inside one part of the Parque Nacional Islas Marietas.

9. Michoacán is one of the few places in the world where you can see this many monarch butterflies at once.

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An estimated billion monarch butterflies migrate there in fall to hibernate.

10. Agave is native to the Americas, but it's nearly impossible to argue it wasn't perfected in Mexico.

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That's the main ingredient in tequila, amigos, and mixing that magical liquor into margaritas is nothing shy of sheer relaxation.

11. When the food is perfect everywhere in Mexico, maybe you shouldn't go anywhere else.

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12. Riding off into the sunset looks even cooler when done by charros.

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13. And Mexican sunsets themselves look better than almost any other place.

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