Mexico is an awesome place if you are searching for adventure and ancient history feeling. Monte Alban, or White Mountain, was once the ancient capital of the Zapotec people. Overlooking the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Alban is one of the top archeological sites in Mexico. In addition to spectacular views over the valley, visitors will be able to see the ruined buildings around a broad, flat hilltop terrace, the Gran Plaza, that runs north to south. Two large pyramid mounds terminate the great plaza at the ends, and the sides of the space are lined with stepped platforms and terraces.
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.
Think Grand Canyon and then double it! The Grand Canyon’s southern sister, the Copper Canyon in Northern Mexico could pretty much eat it alive! One look at this never-ending sight is enough to leave you bewildered at why it isn’t the more famous of the two. The deeper the eye looks the greater the variety of luscious greens gets – it is truly breathtaking. For those with a gusto for adventure, a plunge further the Canyon floor is a must, where you’ll find communities of Tarahumar, a people known for their unrivalled cross-country running ability, developed over generations of living on rough terrain. All in all it’s very, very cool!
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico : With so many bars, restaurants and a couple of night clubs, it tends to cater to the younger single crowd, though many couples are also there. There are just a few honeymooners, but I don’t see this as a very honeymoon-type destination (I say go to Hawaii instead!). The bars and night clubs give lots of nightlife options for the younger active type. When we went in May, I would say the crowd at the bars and nightclubs was about 60% American, 30% Mexican, and about 10% other, mostly Europeans, who love PDC (primarily because they don’t like Cancun – too darn American/loud/partying!).. Extra info about Rooms Playa del Carmen
The Copper Canyon is in fact a network of canyons which together are several times larger than the Grand Canyon. The most popular way to explore the Copper Canyon is on the “Chihuahua al Pacifico” Railway. The track passes over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 2,400 meter (7,900 feet) above sea level featuring spectacular views of the canyons below.