Mexico an unmissable destination of paradisiacal beaches
Year after year, this beautiful Latin American country increases its popularity as a tourist destination for millions of travelers from all over the world who are looking for a place to rest, disconnect from their jobs and from life in the big cities. Mexico has all the elements to offer you an unforgettable vacation: a large number of natural resources, cultural and historical richness, and a unique gastronomy that is recognized throughout the world for its exotic flavors and ingredients.
Mexico is also a country that has many sites considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, but its gastronomy has also been declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
For this occasion, from Beachscape Kin Ha, the best Villas in Cancun, we have decided to make a comparison between Puerto Vallarta vs Cancun, two coastal destinations that we are sure you will want to visit. We invite you to know the details!
Both destinations have their special charms and allow you to live an experience of unforgettable rest and adventure. So if you are thinking of traveling to Mexico, but you are having a hard time deciding where to go and you have to choose only one, in this article we will help you make the best decision.
On the one hand, Cancun is a high-level tourist complex that has hotels that do not fall below 4 stars. Here it feels like it has permeated more global culture, since in this area it is common to find visitors looking to take advantage of all-inclusive hotels and a busy nightlife.
On the other hand, Puerto Vallarta offers an atmosphere straight out of a movie, because in this fishing village, the people still retain the traditional charm of a small Mexican town. That is why it is an ideal environment to connect with the local culture and be calm.
Puerto Vallarta is on the west coast bordering the Pacific Ocean, it is close to magical towns such as Tequila, Sayulita, San Sebastián del Oeste. The latter are ideal alternatives for visitors who want to explore Mexican culture in greater depth and disconnect from the world.
Cancun is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, it is surrounded by Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Holbox and Tulum. This region located in the state of Quintana Roo is unique in the world for its white sand beaches, jungles, archaeological sites, cenotes, islands, lagoons and its infrastructure for lodging services and typical and international cuisine. It is ideal for travelers seeking relaxation, luxury and adventure.
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Cancun is one of the best known tourist destinations in Mexico due to the wide variety of activities it has to offer its visitors. Here you will find activities for all tastes. We encourage you to discover the cenotes, which are caves or very deep water wells, very Instagrammable, or visit some ruins of Mayan civilizations and learn a little about their history through incredible buildings that are still preserved. You can also practice water sports such as snorkeling, flyboarding, diving, paddle boarding or go up and explore the crystal clear waters of Cancun on a fun jet ski.
This paradise of the Mexican Riviera Maya is not far behind in offering gastronomic delights to tourists, we recommend you try exquisite seafood dishes such as seafood soups, lobster in butter sauce, tikin-xic (dried fish), squid or shrimp curry. Although you will also find options for those who prefer other types of food (other than seafood), such as cochinita or chicken pibil, which are extremely delicious dishes.
On the other hand, Puerto Vallarta also offers a variety of activities on its beaches, such as luxury yacht rentals, snorkeling in nearby islands, off-road vehicle adventures, nature and wildlife sightings.
Being a more traditional area, you will find rustic streets, creations by local artists and closer encounters with Mexican culture. In this region of the country you can enjoy other delicious dishes, among which we highlight pregnant fish, fish ceviches and shaken fish. Another specialty of the region is pozole, a corn grain soup with meat and vegetables.
Conclusion: Which is better, Cancun or Puerto Vallarta?
This is not an easy question to answer, since to be fair, each of these destinations has its magic, but if what you are looking for is a "safe" option in terms of comfort, all-inclusive options and luxury vacations, Cancun and the Riviera Maya is the best option for you.
In Cancun you will find Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites, one of the best hotels in Cancun with a beach, where you can live a splendid vacation. Our location and facilities make us an ideal option to rest, but also to enjoy the hotel zone, shopping malls and the best of nightlife. We encourage you to get to know our restaurants, pool, gym, babysitting services and unmissable packages and offers.
Cancun offers you exotic landscapes of parks, lakes, beaches and the experience of luxury vacations and entertainment. We will wait for you!