Travelers, it always makes me super happy to write again on the Blog, and as is tradition, I always like to make a top 10 trip at the beginning of the year, and this year I wanted to do it differently! And besides, you helped me choose on Instagram and here is the winning proposal, the previous 3 years I published the top 10 apps to travel, so we already have a collection of 30 published apps to help organize and take your trips in a way more economical and practical, but now... I want to share my top 10 destinations in Mexico for this 2022, our beautiful Mexico! They are destinations that are beginning to become trendy and that surely this 2022 will be very top to visit them I'll tell you why...
I share my TOP 10 DESTINATIONS IN MEXICO TO VISIT THIS 2022 and why:
Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca)
wow!! There are so many beautiful things to say about Oaxaca! To begin with, it is one of the states in our beautiful country where you can find the most authentic and delicious food of our gastronomy, and apart from that, this destination is a total collection of beautiful beaches that are little known and visited in Mexico, they are virgin lands to discover, who denies a beach where you find peace, delicious food, seas to relax and good conversations this 2022? nobody!, what we are looking for most now is tranquility and reconnection with our inner being, well...Puerto Escondido is that place!
To get to Puerto Escondido is 3.53 hours driving from Oaxaca, it depends on what part of the republic you are in, but you can take an initial flight to Oaxaca, and then depending on your budget, you can rent a car to be able to move to the different beautiful beaches of the area or take a bus from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido.
For those of us who are in Guadalajara or CDMX, a pause to be happy, since there are direct flights to this destination from these cities, beware, it is important to keep in mind that since it is not yet a highly requested destination, the frequency of flights is low. , but they exist, and if you plan your trip I am sure you will find a flight that suits your times, or me, your travel expert friend can help you with that! jaja
If you are a surf lover, you can also visit Zicatela, which is a nearby beach that is characterized by having perfect waves for surfing.
The reality is that Puerto Escondido has many benefits to be discovered, but I am sure that in 2022 this destination will perhaps not be one of the most visited but one of the top searches by travelers who want to connect with nature and Mexican origins.
2. Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
This destination began to become very trendy at the end of 2021, thousands of travelers began to visit this destination not only because we all relate it to the beautiful tradition of the Day of the Dead, but also because of the gastronomy of its region and the beauty of its town and red roofs, it is a perfect place to take the best photos, apart from the fact that you can also visit the island of Janitzio that I remember visiting it for the first time when I was about 8 years old and I fell in love completely, I would dare to say that I loved the island of Janitzio more than Pátzcuaro itself, but in this destination you kill two birds with one stone, so it's perfect! Pátzcuaro rose in 2021 like a Fénix and perfect boutique hotels and hostels began to open for a pleasant and very Mexican stay, in this region of our country it is also known for its incredible gastronomy full of essence and tradition.
I tell you that as if that were not enough, it is a cheap destination to visit, apart from the fact that it is a central destination in the country, it is super easy to get to from Morelia, CDMX, Guadalajara and anywhere, and there are buses that leave from Morelia to this beautiful town very continuously and the route is economical, if you find a good lodging place in the center of Pátzcuaro it will be perfect to be able to move on foot to the most popular tourist destinations and to the small pier where you can try the best charales and take the boats that take you to Janitzio. It is a perfect destination for a weekend getaway or to include in your route if you want to get to know the towns of Michoacán and its Monarch butterfly monastery.
The Majestic Mexico City, I think that CDMX is a destination that is probably very obvious to be considered to be visited by foreigners and nationals since it is a destination where everyone is going to do some paperwork, or we are going to take some other flight. or you visit for work, but have you really considered the majestic Mexico City to visit it just for pleasure? Well, this 2022 you should! because this city is waking up!, and there is always some activity, exhibition, concert, museum, bar, top restaurant to discover, we are not enough in a week to discover the secrets of this city, and perhaps many of you agree with me, this city is so enjoyable like a tourist, without rushing, calmly, without being pressured to live daily in so much traffic, and let me give you some advice, the best season to visit this city is during Holy Week and Easter, which It is where the people of the capital go to clear mids to the nearest beaches like Acapulco, so the city is left to a few who decide to stay and the intelligent tourists, jajaja, I recommend you to put together an itinerary of cultural activities and if you can go with tickets to exhibitions, museums, concerts, etc., bought beforehand is the best. There is so much to do in this city, from walking in Coyoacán, eating a delicious Esquite in a Chinampa in Xochimilco, taking thousands of photos in the Chapultepec castle, and so many things!
It goes without saying that it is an easy destination to get to hahaha, since it is the busiest airport in the country and apart from that you can find many lodging options that I am very sure you will find one that fits your budget perfectly.
4. Taxco, Guerrero.
This beautiful Magical Town is another of the destinations that was raised in 2021, and I really tell you from my heart that it is one of the most beautiful places in Mexico that I have known, the food is delicious, you can have super quiet walks in the town , find pieces of author silver jewelry that is something super characteristic of the place, and the truth is that this destination is worthy of more than 2 days, because not only have its picturesque town to offer, but in its surroundings there are many Incredible natural areas for lovers of nature and ecotourism activities, among those places are the "Pozas Azules" of Atzala that are half an hour from Taxco, which is an area of natural pools where you can take a dip among other activities such as zip line and rappel and the entrance to this place is very cheap, also close to Taxco are the caves of Cacahuamilpa that I remember that when I met them, I was amazed at the natural beauty of its caves, and the truth is that it is not a very well-known site at the moment but I totally recommend it, the entrance to the caves is around $100 pesos per adult, this place is also half an hour from Taxco and it is quite easy to get there.
To get to Taxco from Mexico City there are 4 payment booths, you will spend around $280 pesos one way, and the way is approximately 3 hours, another option is to take a bus from Mexico City since it is a very common route through so there are continuous routes
Taxco is a destination that I definitely highly recommend you visit this 2022, if you are in CDMX it is perfect for a long weekend getaway, and for travelers who are more far from destination, we can even add this destination to the plans of travel within the visit to CDMX since it is relatively very close.
5. Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe (Baja California)
This will be a Top destination this 2022, and since I love to eat and try the gastronomy of each place where I go, I recommend destinations where you can also eat deliciously, and Ensenada is not far behind in terms of gastronomy, ¡ There is so much to enjoy in this region!
To the south of Ensenada is the Bufadora, which is a marine geyser that is worth admiring.
Another attraction of the region is to do the wine route in the Valle de Guadalupe area, where you can meet and taste some of the best wines in Mexico, apart from the fact that this area is well known for its boutique hotels and exceptional restaurants, the area of Valle de Guadalupe has many lodging options, I must say that it is not cheap to stay in this area but if you are willing to raise your budget a little I assure you that it is totally worth it.
My recommendation would be to travel by plane to Tijuana and from there rent a car to be able to travel along the coast (the landscapes of this route are well known for their beauty) until you reach Ensenada, which is approximately 1:20 hrs, and from there you can continue traveling by car and at your times the whole route of Valle de Guadalupe to know its different wineries, I assure you that it will be a delicious trip! and it is a route that I want to do very soon.
6. Valle de Bravo
Now let's go to Valle de Bravo, which is a beautiful place full of colonial buildings that make the place quite picturesque, it is a small city on Lake Avándaro that is characterized by the water activities that you can do in the place, apart from these activities too you can visit the La Pena viewpoint and see the Velo de Novia Waterfalls, if you are a nature lover you will love this destination.
To get to Valle de Bravo is very simple, from Mexico City it takes approximately 1 hour and a half by car and inpayment booths it is a total cost of approximately 190 pesos round trip, so it is a fairly accessible destination, also within Valle de Bravo has a wide variety of lodging options, from hostels, boutique hotels to luxury hotels, surely you can find an option that fits your budget.
This magical town is a destination that is worth knowing, it is gaining a lot of popularity, so I recommend you look for the low seasons to enjoy it totally in tranquility and do all the activities you want to do without having to wait a long time.
7. La Paz, Baja California Sur.
La Paz is a destination that has a lot to offer and I think that this year it will be a trend and it will be a destination for those travelers who want to get out of the conventional and the usual destinations, it is a place that is not yet overcrowded with tourists.
In La Paz you can do activities such as whale watching in the Magdalena Bay, this is an activity that you definitely have to do at least once in your life, don't you think? If you are interested in doing this activity, it is super important to investigate and keep in mind the seasons in which it can be done, which are generally between February and March; Another activity in La Paz is to visit the Espiritu Santo Island, which is an area of reefs where you can snorkel to admire its beauty. You also definitely have to walk through the streets of the city center and visit its beautiful Cathedral. , and of course, walk along the city's Malecón and relax while you feel the sea breeze.
And I don't know if you knew, but La Paz has one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, yes, I'm talking about Balandra, which is a beach that I'm sure you saw out there in some post or photo on Instagram this 2021, and is that it is a beach that is distinguished by the colors of its sand and its sea, definitely a must-see place.
La Paz also has a wide range of lodging and I am sure it has options for all budgets.
The best way to get to this destination is by plane, there are many direct flights from the main cities of the country, another option that seems super original to me is to go to Mazatlán and from there take a ferry from Baja ferries to get to La Paz, imagine the adventure! and apart from that you also kill 2 birds with one stone, Mazatlan and La Paz.
8. Mérida, Yucatán
I have always thought that Mérida is a beautiful destination to be explored in Mexico, normally we Mexicans travel to that part of the south of the country to only get to know Cancún, Playa del Carmen among other super typical destinations, and there are as many wonders to discover as the beautiful city of Merida.
Close to Mérida there are also many beautiful beaches such as Celestún or las Coloradas and Puerto Progreso, it is also close to archaeological sites such as Uxmal, as we also know it is a region where you can find thousands of beautiful cenotes to be able to thank the masterpiece of the Mother Nature, Mérida is a beautiful city to walk around, enjoy, and eat simply delicious.
Something also obligatory in Mérida is to walk along the beautiful Paseo Montejo, which is one of the main streets of the city, on this walk you can find different exhibitions and museums.
The best way to get to Mérida is by direct flight and when you arrive at the destination, it is best to rent a car so that you can move more freely to the places that exist in the surroundings such as the different beaches or cenotes, there are also many buses or guides that can help you get to know a specific destination, it is only looking for the best and safest offer.
9. Zacatecas, Zacatecas
And of course! I had to add my beautiful city of Zacatecas, jajaja because I want it to become trendy, haha lie, simply because I think it is also a hidden treasure that many people have not yet discovered with their own eyes. In 2021 I was very pleased to see close friends who finally decided to go to see the city and were delighted, it is a city where you can spend moments of Peace due to the rhythm that is lived and apart from that it is a destination full of history, buildings of pink quarry, noble people and delicious food. It is a destination perhaps to visit in 3 or 4 days. In Zacatecas you can enjoy one of the bluest skies in the country, you will get to know the famous Eden mine that has a night club inside the mine; You can also visit the famous Hotel Quinta Real built in a bullring, and if your budget is enough, stay here even for one of the nights of your trip.
Walking in its streets is a delight, Zacatecas is a fairly central city in the country so it is quite easy to get there by car, it also has direct flights from the main cities of the country.
The city has many lodging options close to the historic center and quite accessible, the truth is that Zacatecas is a very cheap city to visit, so you will not have to spend a lot of money to walk around and eat delicious food.
Querétaro is definitely one of my favorite cities in the country, it is a city that has grown a lot economically in recent years and it is also a destination that has a lot to offer its visitors, its historic center is one of the most beautiful centers for its alleys and historical buildings, and it is a city that has a contrast between the modernity of the city and its historical and colonial corners, which makes it a very diverse city.
Querétaro is located in the center of the country, so it is super accessible from anywhere, it is also a destination that has the goodness to offer experiences close to the capital, such as going to Peña de Bernal, which is only 40 minutes from the city. Peña de Bernal is a magical town where you can climb the Peña on foot and enjoy the incredible landscapes, and in the same day you can visit one or several wine houses that are in the area or if you have more time, schedule to do the wine and cheese route, I assure you that you will find many wonders of delicious wines in the area.
also within the route you can visit Tequisquiapan, which is another magical town that you can visit near the city of Querétaro and Bernal, as well as some wine house and Tequisquiapan you can visit them in one day, of course, you will have to wake up early to be able to take advantage of the day but they are nearby destinations that are very worthwhile if you are visiting the city of Querétaro.
And these were the 10 destinations in Mexico to visit this 2022, they are destinations that I think will be a trend this year and will become very popular among travelers, they already began to do so at the end of 2021 and I am sure that many travelers will opt for some Of these options, I would like you to tell me, would you add a Mexican destination to the list? Thank you very much for accompanying me on this tour of destinations and I encourage you to continue getting to know our beautiful country México and to plan the next trip of your life.