Top 5 Excuses to Head to Mexico This Summer
I’m pleased again, to offer my readers an article written by guest author, Deepika Garg:
As if you needed an excuse to get a break from the daily grind and head down for some fun in the Mexican sun, right? In case you still need some convincing, here are our top 5 reasons to visit Mexico this summer.
Cancun is Calling
There’s a reason Cancun has the reputation of being the U.S. citizen’s go-to resort town. The coastline is simply stunning. On the beaches, white sand stretches off into the distance for miles; azure Caribbean waves lap at the shore, lulling beachcombers into a relaxed, carefree state. The Mayan Riviera is packed full of 5 star resorts, from Cancun down to Playa del Carmen, that offer excellent tourism packages including snorkeling, jungle treks, horseback riding, scuba diving, and more!
Puerto Vallarta Aims to Please
If you want to hit the beach, but don’t want to deal with crowds (as stated above, Cancun is famous for a reason), Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific side, is a quaint coastal city with all the fun and attractions of a tourist hub, only with less of the hubbub. Puerto Vallarta offers visitors a more laid back tourist atmosphere. The beaches, although not as picture perfect as Cancun’s, are still wonderful for swimming, parasailing, banana boating, or just plain taking in some rays.
Oaxaca is One of a Kind
If it’s a vibrant, new cultural experience you’re after, there’s no other place on earth like the southern city of Oaxaca. Well known for its art, gold jewelry, textiles and food, Oaxaca will transport you to another world. If you’re gastronomically brave, try some fried chapulines (grasshoppers) in the market just south west of the city’s center plaza. Oaxaca also has a beautiful coastline that is even more laid back than up in Puerto Vallarta. Down here, make sure to try the iguana tamales.
Mexico City, a Mixture of History and Modernity
Long gone is the bad reputation that Mexico City held just a decade or two ago. Now by far one of the safest cities in Mexico, the country’s capital is a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis that encapsulates this great nation’s history. Head to the zocalo (town square) to see the centuries old Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary and the National Palace, the walls of which are adorned with the murals of famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The Palace of Fine Arts, just a short walk to the west, also features murals from Rivera and other famous muralists.
Chiapas grows some of the finest coffee in the world. The mountainous highlands that cover most of the state are perfect for growing everyone’s favorite beans. The capital city, San Cristobal de las Casas, is full of enough cafés and coffee bars to keep you buzzed for weeks. Chiapas is also home to Palenque, one of the most famous Mayan ruins sites in Mexico and Central America.
And, while you are on the other side of the border, why not make more out of it? One can find huge savings on healthcare in Mexico; infact, thousands of people every year, visit Mexico only for dental care and medical services. Towns like Cancun, Tijuana and Guadalajara are popular medical tourist hubs that offer foreign patients the quality of care they are accustomed to receiving in North American hospitals.
If you’re overweight and feel like bariatric surgery is the solution you’ve been looking for, you can come turn your summer vacation into a medical trip as well, and return home feeling refreshed and ready to embark on a healthier, lighter future.
Dr. Deepika Garg – Dentist and an Internet enthusiast, who is now into medical tourism. While Mexico was always a popular option for travel enthusiasts, people are now going there for more than just a nice vacation. Her company has networked with experienced surgeons like Dr. Isamel Cabrera in Mexico, who practices at 3 different cities, and observed a great demand of low-cost weight-loss surgery. Be it a small chin-implant surgery in Cancun or Diabetes surgery in Tijuana, people are more willing to get treated by doctors outside their local systems, and what could be better than combing a relaxing vacation with the treatment you have been long waiting-for.