I am heading through the landscape of Germany, watching out of the bus window. My head starts daydreaming about a country which has been on my bucket list for ages. A country full of opportunities of cultural heritage, culinary delights, and sport activities. Not speaking about the weather conditions and breathtaking beaches in front of the doorstep. I am thinking of living in Mexico, not forever, but in a way I really get to know the country. There are so many things I want to try, learn and see. My “Mexico bucket list” is already in my head. Just waiting to be fulfilled. I am convinced Mexico has opportunities for everyone: for beach lovers, history enthusiasts, foodies, divers, people interested in architecture, nature persons and active travellers. Tour operators like First Choice are well-established in the Mexico, with everything from five-star resorts to sleek self-catered apartments. See yourself what’s possible:
Learn to dive
Mexico is an ideal place to get SCUBA certified either in the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean. You can see whale sharks, turtles, colourful fish, ship wrecks, underwater museums, caves and so much more. Famous diving locations include Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Cancun and Costalegre among others.
I also resolved to learn to dive this year and I will try my best to fulfill that goal. Mexico would be an dream spot to get a diving certificate. I already felt in love with snorkelling when I was in Australia. The underwater world is just so different from everything what happens on land. Cross your fingers that I can make it happen in Mexico until the end of the year.
If you are scared of diving, there is always the possibility to snorkel and still have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In Yucatan you are able to snorkel in a reef, with sea turtles as well as with the biggest living creature on this planet: whale sharks. The top destination to snorkel is Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Explore hidden caves
Mexico is THE place to go when it comes to cave exploration. You can find 954 of the so-called cenotes in the Quintana-Roo region of Mexico. The best cenotes to visit are Ik-Kil close to Chichen Itza, Dos Ojos as well as Sac Aktun nearby Tulum.
Many of the caves are connected with each other under water. It is said that this cave system is the biggest underwater cave system in the world. Make use of your new diving certificate, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore the cenotes in the area.
Eat real Mexican Tacos
Mexican food is sold all over the world and most people love it. In Mexico you should definitely try the street food. I bet it’s different from what we know from home and a great culinary delight.
Visit Maya ruins
Mexico is famous for its Mayan culture. The mayas were an indigenious and very highly developed civilization in Central America. Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba are three of the most famous Maya ruins which can all be found in the south of Mexico (Yucatán and Quintana Roo).
Enjoy the sunset in a hammock
You lay in a hammock on the beach with a good friend, an inspiring book or a drink in your hand and watch the sun slowly setting behind the horizon. Could you imagine a better ending for your day? I don’t!
Walk through Guanajuato
Guanajuato reminds me a bit of Valparaiso in Chile. Colourful streets which enlighten your soul while walking through. With its narrow streets, it’s a perfect place to get lost and enoy the colours and architecture.
What’s on your Mexico bucket list?
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