Tell your friends you're going on vacation to Mexico and you're probably going to be met someone asking, "Oh! Cancún? Cozumel? Mexico City?" Though those destinations are wonderful and definitely bucket list-worthy, there is more to our southern neighbor than just the Spring Break haven and the capital. If you venture west, you'll be met with deserts, mountains, and a region overflowing with artistic adventure. If you go more inland, you'll be in a tequila drinker's fantasy world. And just outside of Mexico's most popular east coast city is a region on the brink of becoming a tourist superpower. Whatever your vibe is, there's a part of Mexico that vibes right along with you. Ahead, discover three of them. Vámonos de aventura!
For the comfort-loving soul looking to unplug and unwind, try... Riviera Maya
Yes, Riviera Maya may share the same airport with Cancun, yet this charming beachside haven tucked on the northeastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula couldn't be further from Spring Break central. With plenty of all-inclusive resorts spotting the Caribbean coastline, you'll have no trouble finding a place to disconnect from the real world and indulge in some self-care, be it swimming in the picture-perfect azure lagoons or Instagram-worthy infinity pools, practicing yoga on the white sand beaches, meditating surrounded by picturesque greenery, or simply reading poolside with a tropical drink in hand. And in case you recover quicker than you thought, there are plenty or activities and excursions one can take to make their trip an active or even historic one.