Sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and bustling cities are just some of the sites that you can expect to see in the beautiful country of Mexico. Ensuring there are many good times (Buenos Tiempos) to be had indeed. If you’re over 50 and looking for a truly amazing break, read on to find out our 4 reasons to visit Mexico for your next vacation and where you should go.
4 Reasons to Visit Mexico
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From Mexico City to Cancun, experience a different culture, its history and get ready for Buenos Tiempos (good times) in Mexico. Read on for reasons why you should visit Mexico when you’re over 50. (And why do you really need a reason to travel, right?)
1. Mexico City
First of all, if you are nervous about making a stop in Mexico City, don’t be. You just have to visit this wonderful metropolis with so many amazing sites of culture that it would be too upsetting to miss out on.
These include the Frida Kahlo Museum or the Blue House as it’s known. Her old domicile and a whole building dedicated the 20th-century artist. Famous for her traditional dress, interesting love life, and paintings full of color and emotion. There you can see paintings such as Viva La Vida, 1954 and Death Nature, 1942. As well as get a little glimpse into what her life with Diago was like. Making it well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Another place close to, but not in Mexico city that is well worth a visit is the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan. This is a huge ancient ruin constructed in 200 CE. You can even climb up the pyramid if you like. Although it’s wise to be aware that the steps are incredibly steep and even with the use of a handrail it can be a real challenge for those with limited mobility.
TIP: If your back or knees aren’t like they were in your 40s, and you will be heartbroken if you don’t get to the top, so maybe skip this one and enjoy the view from below.)
2. Cabo San Lucas
If you are looking for rest and relaxation rather than high-brow culture, then a great place for to visit is the gorgeous beachside city of Cabo San Lucas. There you can chill out and catch some rays on the beautiful sandy Playa El Médano beach.
However, you may prefer to sunbathe further out in the crystal blue ocean, something that is entirely possible. As to do this, all you need is to hire a boat for the day and explore the coastline. The namesake type of Cabo Yachts is a style that can provide ultimate luxury and verve. Then you can take in the famous El Arco off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. An archway that has been created naturally by the movement of wind and tide in the cliffs.
The after your little seafaring journey, why not head back to land to sample some delicious seafood at Las Mariscadas, the restaurant with blue walls? Alternatively, Mariscos Mazatlán, is another good choice, especially if you go for the famous prawns and plantain.
3. Puebla, Mexico
A slightly less well-known city, but one worth visiting all the same during your Mexico trip is Puebla. Actually a municipality rather than a city, there is plenty to keep all ages occupied in this attractive urban space.
In particular, for those over 50, the Renaissance-era Puebla Cathedral is a great place to visit, and you can do it as part of a walking tour of the city. Then there is also the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, which make for a pleasant afternoon trip. Especially, as it’s air conditioned so nice and cool inside! Making it the perfect place for a lunchtime or afternoon out of the sun.
And of course, there’s the legendary Popocatépetl, an active volcano located in the located in the states of Puebla, Mexico, and Morelos, in Central Mexico.
Lastly, Cancun in the Yucatán Peninsula is certainly well now for being a place for good times. Although, as it’s such a hit with the younger generation during spring break it might be best to arrange your visit at another time. Just so it’s a little more sedate.
While you are there, check out the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum that include a watchtower and a pyramid. Alternatively, if you are looking for something a little different, why not take the chance to do some snorkeling in Cenotes Dos Ojos? As this will allow you to experience Mexico’s the underwater landscape and fauna.
Of course, being a popular tourist city, Cancun is full of great places to eat and have a few drinks like Restaurante Benazuza. A fine dining establishment famed for its molecular gastronomy. As well as Las Brasilenas at the other end of the spectrum. A food truck that does some killer burgers!
Although, you will also find there is the opportunity to keep yourself in shape with beachfront yoga and pilates classes as well. Great if you are trying to offset some of that good living you are doing before you head home.