Modern Australian


Most Popular Mexican Destinations for Australian Visitors

  • Written by News Company


While this may come as a surprise to many, Australians are one of the three nationalities that spend the most money during their trips to Mexico. According to Sofia De Avila from REVIEWBOX, Australian visitors spend an average of two weeks in Mexico, and their expenditure in the country stands just behind that of Japanese and Chinese tourists. Despite the fact that there are no direct flights between Australia and Mexico, many Aussies also view the country as a great connecting point between North, South and Central America. Here are the three favourite Mexican destinations for Australian holiday-makers.

Mexico City

While Mexico City has received a bad wrap over the years, according to the Safe Cities Index, the megapolis is safer than its neighbours Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Lima and Quito. Home to around nine million people, the densely-populated city is a rich historical and cultural heaven that attracts a surprisingly large number of Australians, and for a good reason. Mexico’s vibrant capital is renowned for its lively nightlife, mouth-watering culinary tradition and world-class museums. It is also a treasure trove of expansive plazas, grandiose cathedrals and countless churches. Check out Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución), which is home to the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Alternatively, head to Chapultepec Park, well-known for its lakes, botanical gardens and numerous fascinating museums.

Riviera Maya

Also on the itinerary of many Australians is Riviera Maya, a 135-kilometre stretch of scenic Caribbean coastline that runs from Tulum to Puerto Morelos. Also referred to as the tourist corridor, Riviera Maya is home to both cosmopolitan party enclaves and sleepy fishing villages—you only need to take your pick. Visitors can also head inland for glimpses of more traditional Mexico. Even the wildest destinations in the area, however, offer more subdued attractions. For instance, the party-central Tulum is also well known for its 13-century Mayan ruins and the Cobá archaeological site with its pyramid-like temples.

Cancun

Mainly popular for its holiday resorts and vibrant nightlife, Cancun is where people come to stay at luxury resorts and party their nights away. There is more to this coastal tourist destination than meets the eye, however. Cancun is actually made up of two very distinct areas: Zona Hotelera, a coastal strip of hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and El Centro, where most of Cancun’s locals work, sleep and play. Some of the most well-known beaches in the area include Tortugas, Caracol, Juventud, Linda, Langosta and Chac-mool. Most accommodation options here feature a direct access to the beaches and crystal-clear waters. Those looking for a change of scenery and pace can visit the Maya Museum, the El Meco Archaeological Site or the Urbano Kabah Park.

Holidays & Travel

Retirement on the Road: Planning a Post-Retirement Australian Road Trip

Retirement is something we can all look forward to. We all work hard, year in and year out. After fifty-odd years of working, you deserve a break!  Different people have different...

Fantastic Fishing Destinations Around Australia

There are numerous things that Australia is famous for, but one of the best is definitely the fishing experience. Here you will find some of the most delicious freshwater fish...

Underwater Paradise: Best Islands for Snorkeling

Are you ready for another unforgettable summer adventure? Because no matter where you are, the waves are waiting, and the sun is making it impossible to stay inside when you...

Three cities worth visiting in Poland

Poland is an interesting holiday destination, particularly for those who prefer sightseeing and active recreation to sunbathing at the swimming pool. Check out which cities are particularly worth visiting in...

Planning a wedding overseas? Keep your spending in check with these simple tips

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! As I’m sure you’re coming to realise, planning a wedding can be quite stressful at times, especially if you’re hoping to have your wedding overseas...

FAMOUS PLACES THAT ARE A MUST TO VISIT

Everyone dreams of exploring new things and traveling around the globe. After all, the earth is full of mind-blowing wonders, from beautiful architecture to breathtaking locations. There are countries with...

Bright Ways to Cut The Costs of Business Travel

What a new industry means for companies looking to minimise their business travel costs. Credit Capital business finance states, “global business travel spending topped a record-breaking $1.2 trillion in 2015, and...

Honeymoon Planning: 6 Tips for Creating the Trip of Your Lifetime

Going on a romantic honeymoon and spending some time alone with the love of your life is the best way to get the much-needed break from all the wedding preparations. While...

Safety First: Tips & Tricks for Your First Road Trip

So, you’ve finally decided to go on your first road trip. Well, you’re in for a real adventurous treat, since this type of travel offers you all the freedom you...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

How to supercharge your immune system for cold and flu seasonHow to Avoid Blocked Drains and Stinky OverflowCBD on Cyber Monday: Buying the Best for You5 Beginner Projects You Can Make with Arduino Starter KitWhy Your Outdoor Living Areas Might Benefit From TilesRetirement on the Road: Planning a Post-Retirement Australian Road TripDesign a Pool to Fit Your SpaceHow to Get TEFL Certification for Teaching English in ThailandHow to Find a Lawyer in Sydney for Your Legal RepresentationHow to Pre-Prepare For Your Retirement3 of the most common beginner’s mistakes in table tennisTips to Choose Regular Wear Bands for Your Brand New Apple WatchThe Benefits of Living a Healthy LifestyleHOW TO STUDY ART WITH WIKIART.ORGHow to transform a