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The 10 Most Popular Mexico Destinations to Travel to in 2021

The year 2021 has been long awaited, largely because we're all eager to finally go out and enjoy the world again. To that end, we've selected the 10 trendiest destinations in Mexico so that you can pick the most suitable and savor some well-deserved days of fun and relaxation.

The whole world has faced new challenges this past year, but for many, the desire to travel and see new places never ceased. For those of us that rigorously followed quarantine protocols, a prime goal for 2021 is to enjoy a few days at popular Mexican destinations that adhere to safety protocols and boast many attractions.

To make things easy for you, we’ve chosen 10 places trending in Mexico this year where you’ll find impressive forest and coastal landscapes, adventure sports, inventive local cuisine and, above all, plenty of fresh air to renew your strength and make 2021 a relaxing and positive year. Plus, at these destinations, you won’t need to spend a lot of money to have a spectacular vacation.

Manzanillo: All-inclusive Comfort and Luxury in a Popular Destination

If you’re looking for a very comfortable vacation in Manzanillo, the best option is Barceló Karmina – a five-star hotel with a private beach and six outdoor pools. One thing to appreciate about this hotel is that it’s all-inclusive; here, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content at the four restaurants and five bars. The hotel’s staff is very friendly and always attentive to meet all your needs and make your days unforgettable.

Barceló Karmina

Manzanillo
8.1 Very good (1547 reviews)

Rincón de Guayabitos: The Best Experience and Price by the Sea

If you’d like to stay close to the ocean, we recommend the Decamerón Los Cocos hotel, located in Rincón de Guayabitos in the state of Nayarit. It has a contemporary Mexican style and features abundant sea views. One of its main attractions is its value for money, as it’s a full-board accommodation. Pick and choose from a rich and varied menu after spending your days sunbathing at the beach or by the pool.

Decameron Los Cocos

Rincón de Guayabitos
8.1 Very good (611 reviews)

Zihuatanejo: Cool Luxury and Amazing Food

Thompson Zihuatanejo is one of the coolest hotels you’ll find in Zihuatanejo. The sea is around at all times here due to the hotel’s location on the beach. Try the two restaurants, Hao and Ceniza, with the former serving the most spectacular breakfast you can imagine and the latter offering original dishes made on the grill. Both venues will surely become favorites.

Thompson Zihuatanejo

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Zihuatanejo
9.1 Excellent (569 reviews)

Cuernavaca: A Popular Mexican Destination Surrounded by Flowers and Cacti

The weather in Cuernavaca is always warm (with the exception of December and January), which is why it’s known as the city of “eternal spring” and also the ideal option for those seeking sun and relaxation all-year-round. Book a stay at the Hostería Las Quintas Hotel & Spa with rooms overlooking the ethnobotanical garden located next to the hotel. The heated outdoor pools are a plus – the surrounding garden with giant trees will provide shade and a tropical feel to your swim session.

Hosteria Las Quintas Hotel & Spa

Cuernavaca
8.4 Very good (1131 reviews)

Cabo San Lucas: Enjoy Walks by the Sea at this Popular Mexican Destination

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, a four-star all-inclusive hotel in Cabo San Lucas, is just ten minutes from Playa del Amor and el Finisterra (Land’s End). The rooms are spacious and offer a terrace or balcony that let in the sea breeze. Days go by quickly at this resort since the restaurant service is excellent and the good times never stop at any of its four outdoor pools.

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa

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Cabo San Lucas
8.6 Excellent (1979 reviews)

Mazatlán: The Best Location and Value for Money

When you want to travel to Mazatlán on a budget, we suggest you stay at the Coral Island Hotel & Spa. It is located right on the beach and also features an outdoor pool — an essential for keeping cool in an area this hot. The hotel restaurant is also a good option for its exceptional sea views.

Coral Island Hotel & Spa

Mazatlan
7.9 Good (752 reviews)

Valle de Bravo: Admire the Interior Waterfall of This Popular Destination in Mexico

If you’re spending a few of days in Valle de Bravo, we recommend the Misión Grand Valle de Bravo hotel due to a very unique feature: a small waterfall found inside the premises. This natural wonder can be seen from the restaurant and also through the indoor pool’s large windows. The cascading water sounds and a visit to the in-house spa will make you feel beyond relaxed.

Mision Grand Valle de Bravo

Valle de Bravo
8.1 Very good (750 reviews)

San Miguel de Allende: Experience Comfort and Personalized Attention

The Casa de los Olivos hotel is just a few steps from the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel church in San Miguel de Allende. Each of its five rooms is beautifully decorated and equipped with comfort in mind. Its terrace features a panoramic view of San Miguel and is even more beautiful at night due to the lights coming from the colonial buildings. If you’re here for a romantic vacay, ask the staff to prepare a romantic experience for you; their attentive service and delectable dishes will make you fall head over heels.

Casa de los Olivos Hotel

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San Miguel de Allende
9.0 Excellent (196 reviews)

Sayulita: A Boutique Hotel Experience in This Popular Destination

Hotel Casa San Pancho is an incredible place to stay in Sayulita. Try to visit this 10-room boutique hotel in October, when the heat is less extreme. The typical Mexican-style architecture, featuring adobe walls and gabled roofs, combines with a Southeast Asian décor to create a unique and cozy atmosphere. Be sure to request in advance for a de-stressing massage that’ll leave you feeling as calm as the morning waves outside.

Hotel Casa San Pancho

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Sayulita
9.1 Excellent (99 reviews)

Mazamitla: A Forest Turned Lodging Experience

A great option in Mazamitla is the Hotel Huerta Real for its woodland environment and gardens planted with lavender. For those who like cooler weather, visit in the winter and enjoy the fireplace to warm you up after a nippy day of exploration. This hotel is built inside a huerta (orchard farm) that has been producing apples, pears, quince and capulines (wild black cherries) for the past 60 years. For an authentic forest experience, guests are free to pick and enjoy the fruit directly from the trees.

Hotel Huerta Real

Mazamitla
8.7 Excellent (139 reviews)