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Mexico is an awesome destination if you are looking for adventure and ancient history feeling. Palenque is an archaeological site that was located on the western edge of the Maya empire in the present-day state of Chiapas, Mexico. Palenque is much smaller than some of its Mayan neighbor cities, but it contains some of the finest architecture and sculptures the Maya ever produced. Most structures in Palenque date from about 600 AD to 800 AD including the Temple of Inscriptions, the only Mesoamerican pyramid built as a funerary monument.

Chihuahua, one of Mexico’s most northerly states – it shares the border with New Mexico in the US – is home to one of the country’s most visited natural attractions, the stunning Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre). In a region known as the Sierra Madre Occidental and consisting of a spectacular group of deep canyons, Copper Canyon is in fact larger and deeper than its better known cousin, the Grand Canyon. Taking its name from the distinctive copper green coloring along its steep canyon walls, these amazing natural structures were formed by six rivers that converge in the Rio Fuerte before draining into the Gulf of California. Thanks to the area’s increased popularity as a travel destination, there are numerous options available to those wanting to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, from scenic rail trips aboard the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pac?fico to more adventurous excursions by bike or even on horseback.

If you’re in Mexico make sure you attend one of these crazy events! You’ll struggle to find an explosion of intense colour, intoxicating vibrancy or an abundance of food and drink to rival these yearly events which have evolved over centuries from the Spanish tradition. They vary greatly. While many have taken on modern influences, such as the Morelia International Film Festival, which brings thousands to the streets every year for open air screenings of the work of young Mexican film-makers; others continue to revolve around traditional practices such as the floating downriver of the Virgin Mary’s image at Tlatocalpan, an event that occurs alongside the nearby Veracruz-style music festival, Son Jarocho. Others to aim for, if possible, include the more arty Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato and the largest in the country, which takes place in Mexico City, named quite simply, Festival de M?xico. Check your dates and try to get yourself down to one, and don’t plan anything to hectic the next day.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico : Explore Chichen Itza, Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza are a spectacular site to behold.

One of the most important archaeological sites in all of Mexico, Chichen Itza is located deep in the jungle, and a bit of a challenge to reach. You can rent a car and make the two-hour drive yourself, or check out any of the many tours from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza.

Pro tip: if you can, get up early and visit the temples before the crowds and the heat set in.. Extra details regarding Hostel Playa del Carmen

In the Bajio mountains of Central Mexico, there is a small colonial destination known as San Miguel de Allende. The city is bursting with history: It was founded by a San Franciscan Monk, played a big role in the war for Mexican independence from Spain and was a vital spot on the Mexican silver trail. Today, it is best known for its colonial architecture and enchanting cobblestone streets. Historic buildings like the pink Teatro Angela Peralta and the Santuario de Atotonilco, an enormous church complex, are among the top attractions in the city.