A great way to spend a 5 De Mayo, is by traveling abroad. The most obvious choice is? Mexico!
With beautiful beaches, tropical climate, historical sites, and great food, it’s the perfect destination for any fun-seeking soul.
Let us show you 5 amazing Mexican destinations that are not Los Cabos or Cancun, and come say “¡Viva México!” on 5 de Mayo with us!
Guanajuato is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-kept secrets in Mexico. Admission to most museums, libraries, and art galleries is free and the food on the streets is mouth-watering!
Guanajuato is filled with alleys you can discover at your own pace while absorbing the local culture. It’s not hard to find independent art galleries housing unique collections and music students practicing traditional songs on the street corners.
This City is the beating heart of the country, and one of the biggest in the world.
You can spend some time in La Condesa for cool cafes, trendy shops, and international restaurants, or In the Downtown Historic District for amazing art, history, and culture.
You can soak up the local culture, or head north to Puebla, where the 5 De Mayo battle took place, giving birth to the celebration.
Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-largest city, and it was recently named the best place to live in Latin America thanks to its excellent quality of life.
There’s plenty to do in Guadalajara, including shopping at the markets, touring the churches and museums, or enjoying many restaurants and bars. Make sure you visit El Parián, which is a large complex surrounded by food stalls selling all kinds of traditional Mexican cuisine.
It’s also home to Mariachi music and Tequila! So if you want to learn more about both while tasting some authentic Mexican drinks, Guadalajara is the place for you!
4.San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí is the main destination choice if you are looking to enjoy nature and outdoor activities. This Mexican State has a unique culture and impressive natural sights.
The star destination at San Luis Potosí is Las Pozas Garden, an amazing piece of surreal architecture, embedded into the Mexican jungle, built by an eccentric British Lord, called Sir Edward James.
With amazing natural wonders and unbelievably rich culture, San Luis Potosí is the side of Mexico you didn’t know you were looking for!
Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ka) is the cornerstone of Mexican Culture! This southern state is famous for its delicious food and beautiful colonial architecture. The mixture of pre-hispanic and European influences has resulted in a unique culture you can witness in their architecture, crafts, and language.
Oaxaca is also known for its colorful festivals and traditions, including Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) — one of the most important holidays, celebrated on November 1st & 2nd every year when friends and families gather together to pray for their departed loved ones.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to visit Mexico in May!
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