An ancient Zapotec Temple and one of Oaxaca’s premier attractions, the ancient ruins of Monte Alban are perhaps one of the most unusually extensive of all the pre-Colonial ruins that dot Mexico. This unparalleled glimpse into the life and times of ancient cultures (the Olmecs, Zapotecs, and Mixtecs, specifically) is the crown jewel of the Oaxacan Valley and so makes a great day trip from Oaxaca if you’d like to get out of the city and experience some history and the spectacular countryside.
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September 5, 2014
Few pre-Cloumbian civilizations make an impression like that of Palenque. One of the best-preserved Mayan Ruins in Mexico, Palenque is on the top of the list for impressive stature and their once-stately regard. Visitors to Palenque enjoy the added benefit of visiting one of the most desirable, yet least-frequented Mayan ruins in the whole state of Mexico. If you’re looking for something to do in Chiapas (http://www.viator.com/Chiapas/d5506-ttd), you need to check out Palenque.
August 29, 2014
Monterrey is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Being that, it’s also the third largest metropolitan area in Mexico, and there are lots of good things to do in Monterrey, including exploring some of the wild countryside. If you find yourself standing in the town square (the zocalo) and looking up at that big mountain (known as the Cerro de la Silla), here’s how to get out there and check it out.
August 15, 2014
The second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara nevertheless maintains the reputation for being somewhat slower paced that the number one spot – Mexico City. And while you might find the pace here leisurely for that of a big city, it’s got all the amenities that make other cities famous – especially the architecture.
August 8, 2014
Puerto Vallarta is largely known as a resort destination thanks to its tropical climate, lush rainforest, and never-ending beaches. But what many who visit Puerto Vallarta don’t know is that the old town of Puerto Vallarta (far away from the hotel zone) is a cobblestoned street that is quite charming in its own right. If you’ve come here to celebrate a romantic getaway and are tired of all the resort activities, consider a night out in Zona Romantica your go-to romantic escape – there are more cafes, shops, bars and restaurants here than anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta.
August 1, 2014
Acapulco is one of the oldest town in Mexico. That much is evident just by strolling around the ancient and historic Old Acapulco, the center of which is the town square or zocalo. A central gathering point for merchants, locals, tourists, musicians, and everyone in-between, Acapulco’s zocalo offers a meeting point before embarking on any one of the numerous fun and adventurous things to do in Acapulco.