Most populous cities. This is a list of cities in Mexico by fixed population, according to the 2010 Mexican national census. Veracruz and Naucalpan are cities whose area is divided between two municipalities; the list gives the population of each part of the city separately.RankCityPopulation (2010 census)Geo. coordinates18,851,08021,655,01531,495,18241,434,062
- This island is probably best known for two things: coral reefs and cruise ships. Travelers love this destination's brilliant blue water and laid-back beaches, plus its abundance of water sports activities.
- Home to the world's only waterfront Mayan ruins, Tulum appeals to history buffs and water lovers. Positioned along a stretch of the Riviera Maya, the area offers numerous lodging options, ranging from small boutique hotels to wellness retreats to all-inclusive resorts.
- Playa del Carmen boasts a hip food scene, with eateries dishing out everything from delectable tacos and tostadas to sushi and expertly cooked seafood, and an even hipper bar culture.
- The most populous city in Mexico is steeped in history and culture. Mexico City boasts delectable cuisine, ancient Aztec sites and world-class hotels – all at fairly low costs – but if you feel like splurging, you'll find an array of high-end shops lining Polanco's Avenida Presidente Masaryk.
- Catedral Metropolitana. Cathedral, Museum. © David Crossland / Alamy Stock Photo. The imposing Metropolitan Cathedral is easily one of Mexico’s and Latin America’s most iconic landmarks, given that it is the oldest and largest.
- Palacio Postal. Building, Post Office. Palacio Postal | © Lucas Vallecillos / Alamy Stock Photo. Cross the zócalo and you’ll reach the epic Palacio Postal, also known as the Palacio de Correos.
- Palacio de Bellas Artes. Building. Palace Bellas Artes, Mexico City | © Donisl / Alamy Stock Photo. Book Now. Speaking of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, this instantly recognizable edifice is awe inspiring.
- Casa de los Azulejos. Building. The Casa de los Azulejos | © Luis Gutierrez /NortePhoto / Alamy Stock Photo. Although Bellas Artes trumps any building’s roof, the tiled external walls of Casa de los Azulejos – which literally translates to The House of Tiles – are a force to be reckoned with.
- Oaxaca. Kevin Yulianto/Getty Images. Score: 93.54. Any place where an array of cultures have left their mark is bound to be interesting. Nowhere in Mexico is that more acutely felt than in Oaxaca, where you can still see the fingerprints of the Mixtec and Zapotec, the Aztec and the Spanish, as well as the countless merchants from around the globe who ventured to the region in its wealthiest heyday.
- San Miguel de Allende. Getty Images/iStockphoto. Score: 92.01.
- Mexico City. Dario Gaona/Getty Images. WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 87.95.
- Mérida. iStockphoto/Getty Images. Score: 86.84.
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- Cancún and the Mayan Riviera. Lying along a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico are the resort destinations of Cancún, Playa del Carmen, and the island of Cozumel, collectively known as the Mayan Riviera.
- Puerto Vallarta. Another of Mexico's increasingly popular beach destinations is the Pacific coastal city of Puerto Vallarta. Often shortened to just "Vallarta," the city first appeared on the vacation radar in the 1960s as a playground for North America's social elite and has since become extremely popular among foreigners looking for second homes in a sunny, warmer climate.
- Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos Corridor. At the southern tip of the beautiful Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos-often referred to simply as "Cabo"-is one of Mexico's top beach destinations.
- Copper Canyon: Mexico's Grand Canyon. 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).
- Castillo Chapultepec. Archaeological site, Building, Museum, Historical Landmark. © Jon Arnold Images Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo. Used in the Baz Luhrmann Romeo + Juliet film, Castillo Chapultepec is so much more than just a backdrop to an Oscar-nominated movie.
- Ciudad Universitaria. University. Ciudad Universitaria | © Alejandro/Flickr. Literally translating to ‘university city’, Ciudad Universitaria is the Coyoacán campus of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and one of Mexico City’s most notable landmarks.
- Catedral Metropolitana. Cathedral, Museum. © David Crossland / Alamy Stock Photo. Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral sits on the northern side of the zócalo and is the largest cathedral in the Americas and oldest in Latin America.
- Museo Frida Kahlo. Museum. Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City | © drsalim / Alamy Stock Photo. Book Now. Frida Kahlo is as emblematic of Mexico as tacos and tequila, so it makes sense that her former home now museum/art gallery dedicated to her life should make the 12 must-see Mexico City landmarks list.
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- Chilaquiles. This popular traditional breakfast dish features lightly fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and topped with green or red salsa (the red is slightly spicier).
- Pozole. According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was once used as part of ritual sacrifices. These days chicken, pork and vegetarian pozole versions are readily available in more everyday surroundings.
- Tacos al pastor. This historic dish is one of the most popular varieties of tacos, with origins dating back to the 1920s and 30s and the arrival of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants to Mexico.
- Tostadas. What should you do with stale tortillas? Why, fry them of course! Literally meaning toasted, tostadas are a simple but delicious dish involving corn tortillas fried in boiling oil until they become crunchy and golden.
- The Two Fridas. Spanish Title: Las dos Fridas. Artist: Frida Kahlo. Year: 1939. Frida Kahlo is the most famous Mexican artist and one of the greatest artists in self-portraiture of all time.
- Our Lady of Guadalupe. Spanish Title: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Year: 1531. According to legend, Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico before a 57-year old peasant named Juan Diego, who was an Aztec convert to Christianity.
- Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. Spanish Title: Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas. Artist: Frida Kahlo. Year: 1940. Frida Kahlo is known for symbolically portraying her physical and psychological wounds through her self-portraits and this painting is a prime example of that.
- La Calavera Catrina. English Title: The Elegant Skull. Artist: José Guadalupe Posada. Year: 1913. José Guadalupe Posada is considered a hugely influential political printmaker and engraver due to his satirical acuteness and social engagement.
- Cancún, one of Mexico's top two resort towns. Cancún was nothing more than a small fishing village when it was targeted for development in 1974. As it exploded into a tourist mecca of more than 700,000, the swath of development extended southward to Playa del Carmen...
- Playa del Carmen ("Playa" to the locals) It's just 57 minutes south of Cancún, and it has taken over as the region's chic place to be (and the place to be seen).
- Tulum. Just a few years ago, the town of Tulum(where we convened for our conference last week) consisted of a handful of cabins and a few fishing shacks.
- Puerto Peñasco. The seaside resort that's most convenient to the United States by car... just over an hour from the border. Also known as Rocky Point, it has been a playground for the western United States and Canada for almost 100 years.