Popular Cities in Mexico

Top cities in Mexico, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Cancun #1 most popular location
Built almost from scratch in the 70s, with the aim of competing with Acapulco as a world-class resort, Cancun has certainly succeeded (and, in fact, surpassed it's aims); and now brings in qu…
660travelers 184reviews 67blogs
Mexico City #2 most popular location
Mexico City’s had more than its fair share of bad press recently. Being at the heart of the swine flu outbreak – prompting worldwide images of people staying at home or wearing thick mask…
701travelers 166reviews 116blogs
Playa del Carmen #3 most popular location
At the heart of a district that’s become known as the ‘Mayan Riviera’, Playa Del Carmen offers a chic alternative to its larger cousin to the north, Cancun, in laying on pedestrian only…
156travelers 93reviews 32blogs
Puerto Vallarta #4 most popular location
A corner of the Pacific Coast of Mexico rammed full with resorts and holiday makers, Puerto Vallarta is nevertheless a lush destination, only part spoiled by its heavy tourist bent and still …
150travelers 56reviews 31blogs
Tulum #5 most popular location
One of the most beautiful coastal Mayan sites in the region, Tulum stands out among the rest as one of the earliest “resort” destinations on the planet, established long before the Victor…
59travelers 28reviews 49blogs
Cozumel #6 most popular location
An island off the coast of south eastern Mexico, Cozumel is a haven of clear blue water, palm trees, white sands, diving and a host of other things that add up to spell paradise. The island…
108travelers 33reviews 23blogs
Merida #7 most popular location
The largest of four cities in the world who actually share the same name (the other three are in Spain, Venezuela, and the Philippines), Merida is the largest city and capital of the state of…
46travelers 26reviews 25blogs
Cabo San Lucas #8 most popular location
One of the ultimate destinations when it comes to tourist resorts in Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. This is the premier resort spot for the region, and is recognized as one of the most expensive a…
192travelers 30reviews 29blogs
Guadalajara #9 most popular location
Guadalajara, México's pearl of the west, is an incredibly diverse and stately city with amazing qualities, both modern and historic, that embrace all who visit. For a city that is not a res…
153travelers 49reviews 20blogs
Oaxaca #10 most popular location
Oaxaca is a real treat in Mexico... with its lively and dignified air and much to do and see... don't miss it... in Oaxaca city, the central markt stalls are a visual and sensory delight ... …
55travelers 18reviews 27blogs
Acapulco #11 most popular location
The place to be for early film stars like John Wayne, Marlon Brando, and some newer ones like Sylvestor Stallone, Demi Moore and even Michael Jackson. All of which have owned homes here. …
47travelers 6reviews 7blogs
San Miguel de Allende #12 most popular location
San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel for short) is a beautiful traditional Mexican town located, hight ion the mountains, indeed built on a mountain side, in the state of Guanajuato. It is locat…
24travelers 18reviews 8blogs
Isla Mujeres #13 most popular location
Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a small island 8 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula. No one knows the origin of the island’s name but there are several theories including: a pilgrimage sight…
10travelers 28reviews 17blogs
San Cristobal de Las Casas #14 most popular location
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a beautiful colonial city in Mexican state of Chiapas. High in the mountains it experiences the dry beautiful days and the cooler night time temperatures. There…
11travelers 8reviews 38blogs
Mazatlan #15 most popular location
North of Puerto Vallarta lies Mazatlan, a resort town on the west coast of Mexico, directly across from the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Unlike many resort towns the resorts are wit…
25travelers 3reviews 12blogs
Chichen Itza #16 most popular location
Chichen Itza is one of the much-talked-about Mayan ruins sitting in the center of the Yucatan Peninsula, and is considered one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. It has been a UNESCO W…
69travelers 20reviews 29blogs
Puebla #17 most popular location
Puebla is is a town 2 hours east of Mexico city in the Puebla province. it has about 3.000.000 citizens and is said the most european town in mexico you can definitly see that the spann…
45travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Morelia #18 most popular location
Founded by the Spanish in 1541, Morelia is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. Morelia's style and urban architecture makes it one of the most beautiful unique colonial cities of the Ameri…
22travelers 14reviews 10blogs
Guanajuato #19 most popular location
Guanajuato, Guanajuato. There's a special mistique about exotic towns with exotic names, and this old silver mining town has plenty of that mistique. Guanajuanto located in the Sierra de Medi…
18travelers 27reviews 6blogs
Palenque #20 most popular location
Palenque, located in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico is a small town near the Mayan ruins of the same name. Because of its proximity to the Palenque ruins (approx 9kms), the town cat…
16travelers 11reviews 31blogs
Monterrey #21 most popular location
Monterrey (Mountain City)is the third largest city of Mexico. It is known for it's great bussiness potential, finacial center and technology. Monterrey has many attractions, museums, hist…
134travelers 27reviews 1blogs
Queretaro #22 most popular location
Santiago de Queretaro or Queretaro was first inhabited by the Otomi Indians, then was incorporated into the Aztec empire in 1446. The Spanish conquered the Aztec's in 1531. The city centr…
22travelers 10reviews 1blogs
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo #23 most popular location
Promoted as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, they are actually two separate physical locations 4-5 miles apart. They are both part of the Mexican state of Guerrero in the Zihuatanejo municipality. Ixta…
3travelers 4reviews
San Jose del Cabo #24 most popular location
San Jose del Cabo is a city of neat and clean residential neighborhoods, some new and some that are very old. The newer neighborhoods seem to be spreading out to the north and west of the hi…
6travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Puerto Escondido #25 most popular location
Puerto Escondido is a town in Oaxaca known for its big waves and excellent surfing conditions. Catch some waves on Playa Zicatela - if you don't surf, you should at least make it over to …
10travelers 6reviews 8blogs
Cuernavaca #26 most popular location
Cuernavaca is the capital of the State of Morelos, one of the smallest states of Mexico. It has the well known name of 'the City of the Eternal Spring'. The city name of Cuernavaca is from…
27travelers 3reviews 12blogs
Puerto Aventuras #27 most popular location
14reviews
Nuevo Vallarta #28 most popular location
1travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Tijuana #29 most popular location
Tijuana is located in the northwest corner of the Mexican country, in the state of Baja California and freeway close to the neighbor city of San Diego, California, with manifold tourist and c…
65travelers 3reviews 7blogs
Puerto Morelos #30 most popular location
Puerto Morelos, unlike most of the Mayan Riviera, remains a sleepy little fishing village perfectly suited for lounging on the beach, grabbing a bite to eat in the dusty little village square…
2travelers 11reviews 4blogs
Veracruz #31 most popular location
The city of Veracruz is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The city is known for its rich traditions of music, including marimba bands,…
35travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Manzanillo #32 most popular location
Manzanillo is a city as well as its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima. The city, located on the Pacific Ocean, contains Mexico's busiest port. In the 2005 census the …
5travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Chihuahua #33 most popular location
Founded in 1709 as El Real de San Fransisco de Cuellar as a mining center. Growth continued from mining wealth and in 1823 was granted City status and was named Chihuahua and was made the cap…
25travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Ciudad Juarez #34 most popular location
Ciudad Juarez is the biggest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Ciudad Juarez is the official name for this city, but it may also be called Juarez, Juaritos (for the locals) and sometime…
11travelers 18reviews 10blogs
Valladolid #35 most popular location
Valladolid is the third largest provincial town in the Yucatan and named after Valladolid Spain and manages to have that European charm and look and feel as well as some good food and lots of…
1travelers 9reviews 13blogs
Riviera Maya #36 most popular location
Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on…
37travelers 14reviews 4blogs
Zacatecas #37 most popular location
Zacatecas is a city in Mexico, the capital of the state of Zacatecas. It was founded 1548, two years after the nearby discovery of silver, and became an officially-recognized city in 1584. …
5travelers 1reviews 5blogs
Campeche #38 most popular location
Campeche is a very picturesque and quiet little seaside town with brightly painted colonial buildings winding through a maze of narrow paved streets lined with antique street lamps In its …
4travelers 4reviews 9blogs
Leon #39 most popular location
11travelers 7reviews
San Luis Potosi #40 most popular location
The capital city of the state with the same name. It is named for both Louis IX of France and the rich mines of Potosi, Bolivia. It is located on a platuea and about 5500' above sea level. I…
7travelers 8reviews
Puerto Penasco #41 most popular location
Puerto Peñasco commonly known as Rocky Point was once a sleepy little town in the Mexican state of Sonora. Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) it is appr…
8travelers 8reviews 6blogs
Ensenada #42 most popular location
Ensenada is the third-largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California. It is located about 70 miles south of Tijuana. Ensenada is also the municipal seat of Ensenada Municipality, one of…
19travelers 2reviews 11blogs
La Paz #43 most popular location
Ideally placed on the shores of California Sur, the city of La Paz is a launching point for all kinds of adventure activities. From abundant water sports to uninhabited off-shore islands, the…
14travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Toluca #44 most popular location
Toluca de Lerdo, or Toluca is the capital of Mexico State. Toluca was founded in 1522 by Christian missionaries. The city is 60 kms west of Mexico City. Nearby is the Nevado de Toluca Vol…
13travelers 2reviews
TAMPICO #45 most popular location
Tampico is a port in Gulf of Mexico , in the North East of Mexico. The economic activity of the city include Tourism, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Activities. The city is connected by direct …
12travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Tuxtla Gutierrez #46 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews 9blogs
Taxco #47 most popular location
4travelers 4reviews 5blogs
San Juan Teotihuacan #48 most popular location
Teotihuacan is a must see. If you only have time to visit one ruin during your visit, this is the one to visit. Occupation began around 500 BC and reached its peak around 500 AD. The maximum …
11travelers 8reviews 10blogs
Akumal #49 most popular location
Akumal is a small beach community located on the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo State, about 100km south of Cancun, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The year round population is about 1,20…
4travelers 3reviews 9blogs
Villahermosa #50 most popular location
Villahermosa is a lovely city located in the South East of Mexico, in the state of Tabasco. Villahermosa is part of the so-called " Ruta Maya " , which includes Palenque ruins, which is locat…
7travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Rosarito #51 most popular location
6travelers 5reviews
Xalapa #52 most popular location
11travelers 2blogs
Uxmal #53 most popular location
The Uxmal Ruins which date back to 9th or 10th century and are considered one of the highlights of Puuc architecture. Puuc means “hilly country” in Mayan and the architecture is very orna…
2travelers 13reviews 23blogs
Patzcuaro #54 most popular location
The colonial town of Pátzcuaro is in the cool air of Michoacan hills. The town's name is translated to "The doorway to heaven". The hills are chilly early in the morning and night mostly…
2travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Saltillo #55 most popular location
Saltillo is the capital of the state of Coahuila, in the north of Mexico. Saltillo was founded in 1577, when the Spanish established the Village of Santiago de Saltillo. Saltillo was once …
10travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Chetumal #56 most popular location
Chetumal is a fairly good sized town of a little over 130,000 people near the very furthest SE point of Mexico. I discovered it is actually the capital of Quintana Roo, the state on the east…
1travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Izamal #57 most popular location
8reviews 18blogs
Sayulita #58 most popular location
4travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Coba #59 most popular location
Coba is a Maya archaeological site in the Yucatan peninsula, about 28 miles inland from the Caribbean Sea. It is about halfway between Tulum (on the coast) and Valladolid to the northwest. Co…
1travelers 3reviews 20blogs
Hermosillo #60 most popular location
18travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Yucatan #61 most popular location
With a mixture of Mexican coastline facing into the Gulf and access to sites such as the underground caves at Lol-Tun, the Mayan ruins scattered throughout the region, combined with the compl…
68travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Costa Maya #62 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Zapopan #63 most popular location
5travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Loreto #64 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Xcaret #65 most popular location
2travelers 5reviews 18blogs
Torreon #66 most popular location
Torreon is more of an industrial city than a tourist destination, it's very much "Americanized" you drive through the city and what you mostly see is "US" chain restaurants and stores like M…
13travelers 1reviews
Punta de Mita #67 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Tlaquepaque #68 most popular location
Tlaquepaque is a shopper's paradise, a full lively community just outside Guadalajara. Arts and crafts are plenty, carved wood furniture, hand-stitched clothing and a rainbow of colorful cer…
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Zihuatanejo #69 most popular location
Zihuatanejo is a village turned tourist destination in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Along with its sister town Ixtapa they are now promoted as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo but developed separately an…
14travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Tepoztlan #70 most popular location
Tepoztlan, which means "place of abundant copper", is a small town nestled between craggy cliffs located to the south of Mexico City in the State of Morelos, close to the city of Cuernavaca …
2reviews 2blogs
San Pedro Garza Garcia #71 most popular location
1reviews
Uruapan #72 most popular location
Uruapan is a city about located about 120 kms from the Michoacan State capital of Morelia. From Morelia, you pass through the mountains in Patzcuaro. The area is known for avocados, orange…
2travelers 4reviews
Durango #73 most popular location
12travelers 1reviews
Bucerias #74 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Progreso #75 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Playa Paraiso #76 most popular location
1reviews
Ciudad Victoria #77 most popular location
3blogs
Catemaco #78 most popular location
A beautiful town snuggled in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Veracruz, Mexico. History of the town and those who live there goes back to the Olmec civilization over 2,000 years ago. Surrounde…
1reviews 2blogs
Ixtapa #79 most popular location
Located on the Pacific ocean in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Ixtapa is a planned beach resort that is promoted all over the web in conjunction with its sister town Zihuatanejo. They are bot…
9travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Piste #80 most popular location
1travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Mexico #81 most popular location
42travelers 2reviews
Bacalar #82 most popular location
3travelers 5blogs
Orizaba #83 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Ciudad Obregon #84 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
San Felipe #85 most popular location
San Felipe has all the charm of an isolated Mexican fishing village on the edge of the desert. The mountains are spectacular the dirt is plentiful and the Sea of Cortez runs away from town at…
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
MONCLOVA #86 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Agua Azul #87 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Teotihuacan #88 most popular location
6travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Ticul #89 most popular location
4reviews 1blogs
Tula de Allende #90 most popular location
1reviews
Tapachula #91 most popular location
3travelers 2blogs
Delicias #92 most popular location
Delicias is one of the largest cities in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. It is located at the central area of the state. Delicias has a semi-arid climate. It has a mean temperature of 18.6º …
1travelers 8reviews
Mayan Riviera #93 most popular location
17travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Xel ha #94 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews 16blogs
Silao #95 most popular location
1reviews
Ajijic #96 most popular location
Ajijic is a small Mexican town in Jalisco province, some 5,046 feet above sea level. Located in the Sierra Madre mountain range region it is three miles from the governmental seat of Chapala …
6travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Poza Rica #97 most popular location
1blogs
Los Cabos #98 most popular location
31travelers 2reviews 6blogs
Celestun #99 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Juarez #100 most popular location
9travelers 1reviews 9blogs