The allure of Mexico attracts travelers from around the world. From the sun-kissed beaches to the Mayan structures and ecological sites, the Yucatan Peninsula offers an array of Mexico attractions to experience. Here are the top three on the East Coast to add to your next vacation itinerary.
*Chichen Itza. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this legendary Mexico attraction dating back to the 10 century draws archaeological enthusiasts and everyday people fascinated by this sacred site. Remnants of the Mayan-Toltec civilization remain with striking buildings including the postcard perfect El Castillo, or the Temple of Kulkulkan Other notable monuments include the Great Ball Court and the Temple of Warriors.
*Tulum. Another must-see Mexico attraction, this Mayan city located south of Playa del Carmen has several stunning sites, from the Templo de los Frescos right at the entrance to the famous Castillo, which sits on top of a cliff, and the nearby Templo del Dios Descendente.
*Xel-Ha. When an outdoor adventure calls, this is one of leading Mexico attractions to visit. This natural aquarium park–what some say is the largest aquarium in the world–offers tons of fun under the sun. Along with snorkeling and discovering colorful marine life, you can enjoy an afternoon of leisurely tubing on a river tour, walk along the jungle trails and enjoy a delicious Mexican meal.
So the next time a trip to the Riviera Maya beckons, be sure to make some time in your schedule to see these splendid Mexico attractions.