Mexico City, Mexico (June 17, 2022) – Travel Pulse projects that road trips will be the most popular form of travel this summer but with rising costs here at home, many U.S. travelers may find Mexico much more accessible, and the country has some of the most beautiful road trip destinations in the world. Whether travelers are interested in visiting magical small towns or want to explore historic Mesoamerican cities, they are sure to go on a drive they’ll never forget. The following three Mexican destinations are surrounded by many landmarks, making them the perfect destinations for a day trip, and a must-add to anyone’s road trip bucket list.
Explore the Treasures Ancient Civilizations Left Behind in Oaxaca
Widely known as the gastronomic capital of Mexico, Oaxaca has much more to offer than its famous dishes. The city is the perfect road trip destination—located near many monuments and historical sites worth exploring. Travelers who come to Oaxaca have a grand variety of opportunities for day trips to spend with family and friends. Located in the Central valley of Oaxaca is Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs and one of the first cities of Mesoamerica. Still under exploration today, his site, which still holds many secrets, is one of the country’s best-preserved and most culturally rich spots, where visitors can marvel at the ahead-of-its-time architecture and walls covered with Danzantes. A little over an hour away from the city, travelers can drive to Hierve el Agua, two impressive, petrified waterfalls formed thousands of years ago from the runoff of carbonated water; travelers can even dip into its pool which today is used as a natural spa. Around 30 miles southeast from the colonial treasures of Oaxaca, travelers can take the road to Mitla, an archeological site dating back to the Zapotec and Mixtec culture. Mitla was a religious center point for long gone civilizations, where today you can appreciate the still stunning mosaics, frescos and patterns decorating the ancient ruins of a time long gone by. A few minutes’ drive could take you to weaving workshops in the cultural tradition of past cultures where you can learn how natural dyes are made for wool to create beautiful tapestries. It will be hard to resist taking one of these woven masterpieces home.
Travelers visiting this wonderful city can stay at Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, can rely on the Concierge team to help book road trip experiences and guided tours through all major attractions at the destination. The resort is found in a privileged location above Jose Maria Pino Suárez in historic downtown Oaxaca. Guests at this resort embark a journey through all the architecture, traditions, and music that this unmatched city has to offer. Visitors can experience a memorable stay distinguished by personalized service and exquisite details as well as an authentic design and décor that fully immerse you in the beauty, spirit, and character of Oaxaca.
The Road through the Pyramids of Mexico City
Mexico City, the country’s capital, is also ideally located for travelers to take day trips to various pyramids and ruins, where they can expand their knowledge of Mexican culture. Two hours north of the city is the fabulous archaeological zone of Teotihuacán—Mexico’s biggest ancient city and the home of the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
Those traveling to Mexico City can stay at Grand Fiesta Americana Chapultepec, which is perfectly situated at the heart of the city. Visitors will marvel at the sleek, innovative architecture while taking in commanding views of the Castle of Chapultepec and exploring one of the largest urban parks in the western hemisphere, Chapultepec Forest—home to a zoo, several museums, a botanical garden, a recreational lake, a castle, and the Montezuma Baths archaeological site. On-site guests can savor delicious Mediterranean-style cuisine at the signature restaurant, Azur.
The Culture-Filled Pueblos of the Baja California Peninsula
The stunning city of Los Cabos is the perfect destination for those who want culture and beaches combined into one gorgeous Instagram-worthy destination. When they’re not lounging on the white-sand beaches admiring the tranquil waters of the ocean ahead, travelers can take a day trip to Todos Santos—a village located on the Pacific side of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Only an hour away from Los Cabos, this town is considered the “Pueblo Magico’’ (or Magic Town), due to its striking colonial buildings, Mexican arts and crafts, and traditional regional food. Just a two-hour drive away is Cabo Pulmo, a protected National Marine Park recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park represents one of the most impressive achievements in ocean conservation in the world and the only hard coral reef in the Gulf of California. Estimated to be around 20,000 years old, the reef of Cabo Pulmo is considered a treasure of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and has over 800 species of marine life, hence its nickname, ‘’The Aquarium of the World’’.
When visiting this beach destination travelers can stay at Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, a family friendly resort that boasts a picturesque backdrop where the desert meets the ocean. The resort offers a wide gastronomy selection with over fifteen food and beverage venues, and its SOMMA WineSPA, the only spa in Los Cabos that uses the benefits of wine in its treatments (vinotherapy). Guests have a variety of activities to choose from such as snorkeling classes, sailing, ATV rides, fishing and diving excursions, and horseback riding through the most scenic views of Cabo San Lucas.
Travelers who book their stay at any of the aforementioned resorts before June 24 are still eligible for up to 60% off along with free airport transfer and $50 USD credit with La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana’s 4th of July Sale. This offer applies to select resorts only. For more information on the resorts, please visit: https://www.lacoleccionresorts.com/offers/fourthofjuly
About La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana
La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana is a distinctive selection of beach and urban resorts located throughout México and Dominican Republic. Operated by México’s leading hotelier, Posadas, the brands within La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana include: Live Aqua Resorts, exclusive luxury, sensatory resorts with impeccable service; Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, which celebrates the grandeur of Mexican hospitality through its cuisine and high-end services; Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, hotels that emphasize México’s architecture as well as its renowned warm and friendly hospitality; The Explorean Discovery Resorts, nature-inspired soft adventure havens that offer superior accommodations; and Curamoria Collection, which offers unique experiences designed for those who seek to be captivated. These award-winning properties are located in some of the most favored beach destinations such as Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cancún, Riviera Maya, Veracruz, Chetumal-Kohunlich, Acapulco, Tulum and Cozumel in México as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In 2021, the collection expanded to include urban resorts in cities such as Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende, Mérida, San Luis Potosí, Monterrey, Cuernavaca, México City, Guadalajara, Querétaro, and Puebla. Committed to providing travelers and employees with transparency and assurance, all the properties incorporate Travel with Confidence, elevated safety, hygiene and flexibility protocols that were developed in collaboration with the ABC Medical Center in Mexico City and use 3M hospital-grade products. As a subsidiary brand of Grupo Posadas, La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana contributes to the efforts of Fundación Posadas, the parent company’s charitable arm aiming to help those who need it most in order to make a difference in the communities in the 31 Mexican states where it operates and create a brighter future. For further information, please visit: https://www.lacoleccionresorts.com/