Por Expedia Team, el September 15, 2016

40 ciudades más acogedoras para los viajeros

Holidays were invented to get out of the routine, relax the body and the mind. The emotions of touring a city, visiting its museums, exploring its streets and enjoying its exquisite food. But at the end of an adventurous day, there is nothing better than arriving at a good hotel with luxurious mattresses and pillows where you can rest, enjoy and forget about the world around you.

As we know how challenging it can be, we set out to find the most welcoming cities in Mexico, with hotels with luxurious sheets, comfortable beds and where comfort and tranquility are integrated. And although not all are cities, some magical towns and more, were the most prominent.

Based on the rankings and comments from verified Expedia.mx users, we determined the top 40 cities in Mexico with the highest hotel comfort ratings, highlighting the reasons for visiting them: hospitality, comfort and tranquility. The highest score of the best cities was 4.75 out of 5 and the last city had a score of 4.01. Below, we highlight the top 10 cities:

  1. La Cruz Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit. Photo by: Flickr.

The first to be part of this exclusive list is this colorful fishing town located on the Riviera Nayarita. Its population is small and that provides tranquility, with excellent climate and beautiful beaches, such as La Manzanilla, Destiladeros or Careyeros. Experience the Huichol Art Gallery, the Tequila and Mariachi Museum, its market or go fishing closely, since they have various options for tourists. And for a better stay, it has a good number of nice and comfortable hotels.

  1. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo.
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo. Photo by: Shutterstock.

This paradise on earth could not be out of this exclusive list of welcoming cities in Mexico and it is that this piece of heaven is surrounded by white sand and blue water, unmatched tropical climate, perfect for recharging energy. You can tour the surrounding islands, learn about the archeology of the place and visit its craft markets. Forget the world snorkeling, visit Garrafón Park, a spa with multiple options and fun, even here you can enjoy a temazcal, (steam bath), that will leave you feeling like new.

  1. Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Photo by: Shutterstock.

Being one of the most important beaches in Mexico, it was expected to be included in this list. Receive people from all over the world and you have to be there. To speak of its paradisiacal beaches is to redound to the beauty of this place. Get a tan, relax and enjoy a good piña colada while admiring the immensity of its waters. Enjoy a good night at the Cirque Du Soleil show. The architecture is beautiful and its picturesque streets take you to Fifth Avenue, where the best bars, restaurants and nightlife are. On this cobblestone street you can see local crafts and top brands, as well as cultural diversity in languages ​​and dialects.

  1. Celestún, Yucatán.
Celestún, Yucatan
Celestún, Yucatán. Photo by: Shutterstock

This is one of the beautiful well-kept secrets of Yucatan. Celestún, are 5 kilometers of perfect beach to relax and unwind. Home to important reserves of pink flamingos, ecotourism takes on great importance. Some hotels carry out night tours such as the “moonlight safari”, in which the habits of fish and birds are observed at night and the Moreletti crocodile is visited. Get to know the petrified forest or punta pelicana. In December the Virgen de la Concepción is celebrated. This discovery will surely change your mood.

  1. Salamanca, Guanajuato.
Salamanca, Guanajuato
Salamanca, Guanajuato. Photo by: Flickr.

A special point of the Mexican Republic, part of this list. It has a huge and impressive culture, colonial atmosphere and warm people. It has 21 areas protected by the authorities. At Christmas time the Monumental Birth of Salamanca is built, made with wax figures by the artisans of the city. Visit the Temple of San Agustín or the Santa María de Nativitas Parish. Enjoy its gastronomy and typical dishes such as Jamón Guijuelo or morucha meat. Touring this beautiful city on foot will give you a space for relaxation.

  1. Uruapan, Michoacán.
Uruapan, Michoacán
Uruapan, Michoacán. Photo by: Wikimedia, Juan_upn .

It is a beautiful city with a temperate climate, colonial beauty and a great history. It is known as the “world capital of avocado” thanks to its vast production of it. A place to walk quietly and breathe fresh air. Visit the Huatápera Museum of Indigenous Art and Tradition, its handicrafts market or the narrowest house in the world. In its snack market you will find typical dishes such as choripo, corundas, huchepos, among a wide variety.

  1. Pachuca, Hidalgo.
Pachuca, Hidalgo
Pachuca, Hidalgo. Photo by: Wikimedia, Diego Delso .

It is known as the “Bella Airosa”, precisely because of the delicious winds that blow from the northeast a good part of the year. It is one of the most important mining points in Mexico. With narrow and picturesque streets, they make it a special place. It does not have large buildings, however, the convent of San Francisco keeps much of the history and art of Pachuca. Another beautiful remarkable building is Casa Rule, which is part of the Porfirian era. If you really want to forget everything, here you can do a very particular practice, the kite buggy.

  1. Punta Mita, Nayarit.
Punta Mita, Nayarit
Punta Mita, Nayarit. Photo by: Flickr .

Being part of the 46 most welcoming cities in Mexico, this paradise has golden sand, warm waters and a delicious atmosphere. For its clear waters, you can dive into them to see reefs, corals and Marian fauna such as turtles and lobsters. Fishing is another great reason to visit, as well as archaeological findings, which speak of the beginnings of civilization in this area of ​​the country. It does not have much diffusion, therefore it will give you a perfect space to take that rest that you need so much.

  1. Tapalpa, Jalisco.
Tapalpa, Jalisco
Tapalpa, Jalisco. Photo by: Wikimedia

This beautiful magical town earns a place in the top 10, since, due to its location between the mountains and forests, it makes it a special place to take a break. Getting to it between cedars and oyameles is quite an adventure, discovering its cobbled streets and white walls. It has a rich gastronomy and for your purpose it has beautiful boutique hotels that will make your stay unforgettable.

  1. Querétaro, Querétaro.
Querétaro, Querétaro
Querétaro, Querétaro. Photo by: Shutterstock.

This exclusive list could not go unnoticed by such a special place as Querétaro. With great tradition, culture and history that has been written in this place surrounded by magical towns. The grape harvest festival is not to miss the best wines. Tour its museums, temples and squares. The Sierra Gorda Missions, the Fountain of Neptune, the House of the Corregidora, and more. The cheeses of Tequisquiapan, the evening meals and the house of the 5 patios, with the best snacks. Querétaro, you are going to love it from the beginning. And to rest, the hotels in Querétaro are of an excellent standard.

11. Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila
12. Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua
13. San Nicolás de las Garza, Nuevo León
14. Tuxpan, Veracruz
15. Atlixco, Puebla
16. Actopan, Hidalgo
17. Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche
18. Monclova, Coahuila
19. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas,
20. Loreto, Baja California Sur
21. Izamal, Yucatán
22. Akumal, Quintana Roo
23. Silao, Guanajuato
24. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
25. San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur
26 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
27. Huatulco, Oaxaca
28. San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León
29. Villa de Alvarez, Colima
30. Tapachula, Chiapas
31. Zacatecas, Zacatecas
32. Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico
33. Tequila, Jalisco
34. Tampico, Tamaulipas
35. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
36. Progreso, Yucatán
37. Piste, Yucatán
38. Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
39. Boca del Río, Veracruz
40. Holbox Island, Quintana Roo

In search of a comfortable place, because with this good list you do not have to lose yourself. With this guide to cities, magical towns and options to do, you have a great opportunity to make the most of your next vacation.