A vast and sprawling country, Mexico offers a whirlwind of culture within its 32 states, from the shores of Baja California to the Caribbean jungles of Quintana Roo. And with destinations reopening around the world, we’re pleased to share that member-favorite Mexico is among them. Below are a few of our favorite destinations within its borders—which one catches your eye?
San Miguel de Allende
A different side of Mexico awaits in this 500-year-old city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a step back in time with a walk among San Miguel de Allende’s colorful stucco structures, splendid displays of Spanish colonial architecture, and a historic town square. Stunning, five-bedroom Casa Fuentes offers panoramic city views from its rooftop deck, while the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende—named the No. 1 Hotel in Mexico by Condé Nast Traveler—is conveniently located in the heart of the city, surrounded by lush gardens.
Punta de Mita
This seaside enclave on the shores of the Pacific is a secluded slice of paradise, far from the overly crowded beaches of more popular tourist destinations. A private peninsula surrounded on three sides by crystal-clear water, Punta de Mita is a hot spot for luxury accommodations—Inspirato’s six residences, nestled within the Los Veneros resort community, all offer private pools and breakfast prepared in home daily. Try your hand at the area’s world-class, deep-sea fishing, or catch the sea turtle hatch from July to December.
Mexico’s fabled Riviera Maya region, nestled along the Caribbean coast from Cancun to Tulum, offers both a rich history and relaxing respite. Inspirato’s hotel partners, from NIZUC, just outside Cancun, to Banyan Tree Mayakoba, further secluded in the jungle. Take a dip in the region’s cenotes, deep underwater caves held sacred to the Mayans, or explore the ruins of the ancient civilization’s vast city with a visit to Chichen Itza in Yucatán.
Culture cravers will thrive in this urban metropolis, the most populous city in North America at almost 9 million residents. Explore the country’s storied history among Mexico City‘s high rises with a visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropología, featuring a rich collection of Mayan artifacts (it’s impossible to see the entire museum in one day). Stay in the heart of it all at Las Alcobas, a luxury hotel tucked into the vibrant Polanco neighborhood.