Mexico is a country that attractstourists, like a magnet. This is not only an opportunity for an inexpensive vacation, but also a large number of ancient architectural monuments (no one country in the world can boast of such a number!). The sights of Mexico are also numerous ecological parks, reserves, islands with sandy beaches and mysterious caves.
Natural monuments and parks
The attraction is not only ancientpyramids, the ruins of mysterious cities and majestic temples. In the view of many, this country is very deserted, with a dry climate, but this judgment is not true. In Mexico, a beautiful and diverse nature, there are numerous shady forest parks, unusual caves. For those wishing to extreme sports, it is recommended to visit volcanoes, which are also located on the territory of this unusual but such an attractive country. Just five kilometers from Oaxaca is one of the main attractions of Mexico - the largest and thickest tree in the world, called Thule. His age can be called the oldest - he was about two thousand years old! Tule is considered to be cypress, its height is more than 40 meters, and the total weight exceeds 630 tons. In order to grab a tree table, you need thirty people! The tree still gives a dense greenery, and its roots resemble the figures of the most diverse animals. Parks of Alameda and Shel-Ha Today, one of the most famous parks in Mexico is Alameda. It is known for its sculptural groups and fountains. In the era of the Inquisition in the western part of the park was the sinister square of Cemadero, on which the executions of heretics took place. Here in due time burned on the bonfires of many people who disagreed with the dogmas of Catholicism, who were caught in witchcraft. But today it is the most peaceful and beautiful place where it is convenient to organize picnics. Mexico is rich in ecological parks, which can give pleasure to pleasure not only with bright vegetation, but also with various animals. This is the Shel-Ha Marine Park, which was once one of the most important seaports. Today it is an ecological park where you can wander through mangroves, bays and grottoes, watch giant turtles, visit a large aquarium with manatees and dolphins. In a word, there is an opportunity to enjoy all the colors of nature. The cost of a visit for the whole day is 70-80 dollars. It includes all the entertainment, including swimming equipment (and you can even leave a mask for memory), a locker in the storage room and even unlimited access to restaurants and bars of the park, where you can try fried cacti. It is necessary to pay separately only inflatable circles, bathing with dolphins and jumping from rocks. Just an hour's drive from Mexico City you can see the real active volcano Popocatepetl. Its name translates as "smoking hill". It is the second highest mountain in the country. Nearby there is another volcano, but already extinct - Iskatsiuatl. To get to the park Ista-Popo, where the volcano is located, you can directly from Mexico City by bus. It is best to plan a trip here from the beginning of spring or autumn.
Architecture: monuments of antiquity and our days
The architecture of Mexico is an extraordinary mixturemodern buildings, ancient ruined Mayan cities and palaces - the heritage of the times of conquest of America. When you look at any of them in memory will remain unforgettable impressions. The ancient and majestic Teotihuacan is located about 50 kilometers from Mexico City. Until now, it is not known exactly which civilization became the author of such grandiose buildings that produce an unforgettable impression. This city became deserted for five centuries before the Aztecs came here who believed that the buildings belonged to the gods. Ruins of Teotihuacan - the most visited place of Mexico, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world come here to see with their own eyes all the grandeur of this architectural complex. Officially, the passage here opens at eight in the morning, but many recommend to come an hour earlier and give a small bribe to be able to quietly inspect the structures. The house of Leon Trotsky is an unusual villa. She became famous for the fact that this famous politician was killed there in 1940. In this house he lived with his wife Natalia and her grandson. The villa itself was turned into a real fortress: all the windows were supplied with iron shutters, and the walls were made with double, reinforced sandbags. Police were constantly on duty here, but Ramon Mercader managed to penetrate into Trotsky's entourage and inflict a fatal blow to him in the head with an ice ax. Today, the house is turned into a museum, here are stored personal belongings of Trotsky, his library, documents. In the courtyard are the graves of Trotsky and his wife Natalia. Chichen Itza and the Chapel in Tlalmanalco In Yucatan it is necessary to visit the most real miracle of the world - the Chichen Itza pyramid. You can get here from Cancun along a convenient road. Famous among tourists, it was because it is closest to the resort of Cancun. The pyramid is a gigantic structure, containing an astronomical calendar. The number of steps of the building is 365 - according to the number of days in the year. At the very top is the temple of the Kukulkan - Feathered Serpent. Not far from the pyramid is placed a sacred well, the Senot, in which the priests threw people as sacrifices to the gods. You can visit this place for 166 pesos, it works every day. The Chapel in Tlalmanalco is an unusual Baroque monument, the so-called Capella for the Indians, located on the territory of the monastery in Tlalamanalco. Its construction dates back to around 1560, the features of the building are that it combines features of European and Indian architecture. This is the so-called Mexican baroque, which is still found on the territory of the country. There are approximately 8,000 monuments around Mexico, which are distinguished by beautiful arabesques, multi-bladed and star-shaped arches, courtyards.
Where to have fun in Mexico?
Mexico is the country of the most diverseentertainment, the choice depends on what you are looking for. Islands with sandy beaches, numerous parks, cenotes for diving and even "Mexican Venice" - all this will give you unforgettable moments of relaxation and a lot of impressions! The Island of Women is a small area of land near the coast of Cancun, which gained its fame due to the multitude of statues dedicated to the goddess of fertility. In the north of the island there are sandy, widely advertised beaches, including Playa Norte, in the south - a rocky coast. Part of the island is located on coral reefs with an age of about 125,000 years. This is a favorite place for divers and treasure hunters who seek to find the Mayan treasures, according to the stories sunken here. For tourists, the underwater museum in the park area was specially created, where you can see underwater statues. Among other attractions it is necessary to mention the Turtle Farm, the opportunity to swim on kayaks. The Kingdom of Fear and the Seine of Seven Mouths In order to visit this unusual place, it is necessary to reach the famous canals of Sochi by boat. This place is very popular today among fans of horror films. The fact is that on every tree of the park and on the building there are terrible pups with traces of blood, mutilation, empty eye sockets. The author of this unusual place is Julian Barrera, who, according to legend, found the first doll in the place of the girl's death. So, on the island gradually appeared the most various пупсы which the author collected about fifty years in garbage dumps. But the legend does not end there. The creator of this eerie "museum" built a hut on the island, where he settled, but once the island just went under the water (it should be noted that in Mexico this is a common phenomenon). After he reappeared on the surface, neither the hut, nor Barrera was gone. This legend, like the most terrible exposition in the world, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists here every year. Do you have enough horror park? Maybe you want to look into the bottomless depths of the wells? Not far from Cancun is an unusual place where you can dive with scuba. It's about the Cenote of the Seven Mouths, a system of mysterious wells that were considered Mayan sacred. They assumed that the souls of the Toltecs live in these bodies of water, but today only fish schools can be found there. Siete Bocas, or the Seven Mouths, is a seignot that can be visited in just 50 pesos. This is a private area, turned into an ecological park. The seven mouths are a system of caves with deep wells that are connected to each other. It is possible to get here only through a very narrow hole, the caves are illuminated by natural light, which in small numbers come here from the holes on the surface. La Habichuela and the Aquapark Magico Mundo Marino Visit Mexico and not try the local famous cuisine that is famous for its spicy dishes? you will miss a lot if you do not visit the famous restaurant La Habichuela, located in a private house in the northern part of the del Artesano Park in Cancun. The tables are set right in the garden, they are surrounded not only by vegetation, but also by sculptures and ruins creating the sensations of being in the ancient Mayan city. In the restaurant visitors are offered a national fish cuisine, for dessert - sweet liqueurs and sorbet. As an excellent spectacle there is a huge aquarium. But it is recommended to book a table here in advance, the restaurant is very popular, and finding a free place is incredibly difficult. In Acapulco, you can visit the modern water park Magico Mundo Marino, which offers not only traditional slides and descents, but also the opportunity to feed the most dangerous predators of local waters - crocodiles and piranhas. For those who wish, there is a rental of equipment for diving, wide and clean beaches are open daily. Entrance fee: for children - 25 pesos, for adults - 45 pesos. EcoAlberto - theme park Do you think that you saw everything you wanted? This is far from the case. Do you want real adventures that you will remember for a lifetime? EcoAlberto Theme Park, 20 km from Ixmiquilpan, offers real adventures. Here you can try yourself in the role of an illegal who seeks to cross the border of Mexico and the United States. Thick thickets of wild forests, steep hills, barbed wire fences, the most difficult tests and, of course, the harsh border guards who will try to stop you! The attraction is located just a kilometer from the current border, the situation is kept as close as possible (although in reality you absolutely do not face anything!). "Escape" lasts for several hours, not everyone can "cross" the border, but in any case it's an exciting adventure, the cost of which will cost you $ 18! Mexico is an extraordinary country, which is distinguished by an unprecedented combination of endless desert territories, flowering gardens and coasts. The sights of Mexico will not leave anyone indifferent, you can plan the rest to your liking, enjoying the beaches and green parks or preferring them trips to formidable volcanoes and majestic waterfalls.