Mexico is a popular destination for tourists every year. It’s a beautiful country with infinite things to see and do. The weather is desirable all year round. Winters are mild, and temperatures average between 68 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius). The summer in Mexico averages temperatures around 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). October to May is the countries dry season, there is little rain during this time.
With its desirable weather, relaxing beach towns, delicious cuisine, and diversity of lifestyle, it is easy to fall in love with Mexico. Each of Mexico’s cities offers different cultural experiences you won’t find anywhere else. At Tulum Mexico vacation rentals you can find your next great vacation home to love in Mexico.
If traveling to Mexico is in your future, here are 5 cities that will make you want to stay forever:
- Playa del Carmen
An hour south of Cancun in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a little beach town called Playa del Carmen. The port town is known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. A pedestrian roadway runs similar to the beach and has blocks of shops, restaurants and fun nightly evening entertainment, ranging from laid back bars to dance clubs. The Playa del Carmen is home to more than 10,000 people, from young couples, families with small children, and retirement age. Playacar in Playa del Carmen is residential and tourist development just south of the main development. Most of the hotel resorts, the aviary, golf course, and a significant number of residential properties are located in this area. A large annual event in Playa del Carmen’s is The BPM Festival, which is an electronic dance music festival, known around the world.
- Ajijic Lake Chapala
Ajijic is located on the north shore of Lake Chapala and is surrounded by mountains. Ajijic has become a popular retirement destination for American and Canadian residents. It is estimated that approximately 4,000 retirees have decided to make Ajijic their new home, where they can live a similar lifestyle that they are used too. The entire community is made of non-locals. Residents can enjoy the many art galleries, fashion and consignment shops, craft fairs and a wide variety of restaurants. The boardwalk, along the lakefront of Lake Chapala, provides a view for exercising, skateboarding, bike riding, taking a stroll, or walking dogs. Ajijic is a satisfying city to live in because of the climate, attractive natural and diverse environment, and cost-of-living. It is a friendly Mexican community.
- Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most sophisticated towns on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Once, a small fishing village along a bay on the Pacific, Puerto Vallarta has grown one of the most popular resort towns. In the city, you will find diverse cultural entertainment, including plays, films, jazz, and classical concerts. Enjoy gourmet restaurants, festivals, and gallery openings. Puerto Vallarta is known for its gorgeous beaches, water sports, and an active nightlife scene. Since 1993, there has been a boom in the development of private residences, and new expansions centered on accommodating retirees, snowbirds, and timeshare condominiums. With a population of approximately 270,000, Puerto Vallarta is one of the major cities in Mexico. There are many Hollywood movies that have filmed scenes in Puerto Vallarta, some of the most popular are: The Night of the Iguana (1963), Herbie Goes Bananas (1980), Predator (1987), Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004), Limitless (2011), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and Drake and Josh (2003-2007).
Tulum is located on the coastline of the Caribbean of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This serene region is home to approximately 18,000 people. Tulum is known for its beautiful beaches and well-protected ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. Tulum’s focus has been on preservation, more than development. English is a commonly spoken language in Tulum. The ruins in Tulum are the third most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. The tourist destination is now broken into four main areas: the archaeological site, the town, the hotel zone, and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an.
Set on Mexico’s Pacific coast at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, you will find Huatulco. By plane, the city is about an hour south of Mexico City. Ninety percent of Huatulco’s 50,000 acres are protected for ecological conservation, and the rest is used for tourism and development. If you’re looking for a small-town feel, Huatulco is the city for you. There’s no shortage of sandy white beaches that extend for 20 miles of Mexico’s Pacific coastline. In the main town, you will find grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants. At Huatulco National Park, visitors can enjoy beaches, coral reefs, and diverse wildlife. The majority of Huatulco’s energy is driven by wind. Hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs in the town operate using renewable energy.