As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, many people start planning their winter getaways.
For some, it means staying put in their respective homes or opting for a staycation in high-end condos in Canada, such as the Curio Condos, that can provide both an opportunity to relax and also keep families busy with different activities during their winter stay.
But for others, that means heading south to escape the cold. If you’re planning a winter getaway, you may have heard the term “Canadian snowbird.”
If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Even many Canadians are unfamiliar with this term.
Canadian snowbirds are Canadians who travel to warmer climates during the winter months.
Why do Canadian snowbirds travel to warmer climates?
For some, it’s simply to escape the cold and enjoy some sunny weather. For others, it’s to spend time with family or friends who live in warmer climates.
And for others still, it’s an opportunity to take a break from work and unwind.
Every year, more and more Canadian snowbirds choose to travel to Mexico for their winter getaway.
From the ancient ruins to the beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya, there is something for everyone in Mexico.
If you are looking for a place to travel that is rich in history, culture, and food, then Mexico is the perfect destination for you.
Keep reading to learn more about the things to do and places to see in Mexico!
The rich Mexican culture and history
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The rich culture and history of Mexico make it a perfect destination for those who are interested in visiting another country.
The Mayan civilization ended over 1000 years ago, but its influence is still felt throughout the country and in many other parts of the world.
This has made Mexico a popular tourist destination for people interested in ancient civilizations and Mesoamerica history.
If you are looking to see some of these ancient ruins, then you should visit the ruins of Chichen Itza and the pyramids of Teotihuacan, which is a city built by the ancient civilization, the Mayans, which lies between modern-day Mexico City and Puebla.
In Teotihuacan’s heyday, it had an estimated population of 100,000 people. The most notable feature of the city is its Avenue of the Dead, which has many pyramids and temples surrounding it.
The stunning landscapes
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The climate in Mexico is mild year-round, which makes it a popular destination for those who are interested in enjoying warm weather and outdoor activities.
There is a diverse landscape to explore and natural habitats to experience, like the beaches and cenotes.
Tourists can also find great beaches in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Acapulco, and Ixtapa.
Mexico is also known for its stunning cenotes, which are underground rivers or pools of water. One of Mexico’s most known cenotes is called Cenote Dos Ojos, located halfway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.
It is a natural limestone sinkhole, about 80 kilometers in length and up to 391 feet deep at its deepest point.
It was religiously venerated and used for sacrificial offerings by the ancient Maya.
There is a pathway descending to the bottom of this cenote, where one can swim through a grotto with stalactites and stalagmites.
The best food in Mexico
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Mouthwatering Mexican dishes are a mixture of pre-Columbian, Spanish, and the indigenous cuisine of Mexico.
Traditionally, Mexican food is very spicy and it is generally served with rice, beans, or tortillas.
One of the must-try Mexican cuisines is the barbacoa, which is a traditional dish that is prepared with lamb meat and is eaten in two ways: one as a whole dish called barbacoa de Cabeza and the other as a taco or burrito filling.
The meat is roasted for four hours before it is shredded, which makes it tender and fatty without losing its flavor.
It was served with pickled red onion, cilantro leaves, and tortillas. Another traditional Mexican food is the chimichangas, which is a deep-fried burrito with a crispy outside covering.
In Mexico, many dishes use squash blossoms as they are easy to find and also provide flavor and texture.
The most common is the guajillo-roasted chicken thighs that are slow-cooked in an orange sauce with poblano peppers, chipotle chiles, and queso fresco.
Another option is the pumpkin seed-crusted squash blossom enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, cotija cheese, and caramelized onions.
Squash blossoms are also used in Mexican dishes such as the one pictured above, where they are used to make a dip for vegetables.
The vibrant cities and celebrations in Mexico
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Mexico’s cities are vibrant, as they attract people from all over the world.
Mexico City, in central Mexico, is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world. It is home to more than 20 million people and has become the country’s center of business and culture.
Another place to visit is Tulum, one of the most beautiful and popular tourist locations on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, close to Cancun.
This area is home to a set of ancient Mayan ruins, including Tulum’s famous pyramid-ruins called the Luna Temple (or El Castillo) and a little-known underwater cave called Sac Actun, which is a cenote.
It is also home to several large hotels and resorts that can accommodate thousands of visitors every year.
The Tulum ruins are easily accessible by public transportation or taxi, and there are plenty of locals willing to help you.
Every year, the cities of Mexico are filled with an array of things to do and celebrations to see, including some that are centuries-old like Cinco de Mayo, and Dia de la Virgen del Pilar.
The notable celebration called Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 and is a time for remembering loved ones who have died.
This celebration is typically marked by the building of altars in which family members place photos of their deceased loved ones as well as favorite foods and other memorabilia to remember them.
The celebration has its roots in pre-Christian beliefs about death and rebirth.
With its beautiful climate and warm weather, Mexico has more festivals than any other country, making Mexico an excellent vacation spot.
In conclusion, Mexico is a great destination for Canadian snowbirds. It has warm weather, beautiful beaches, and rich culture.
There are also many things to do and places to see, including ancient ruins, colonial cities, and natural wonders.
If you’re looking for a place to escape the cold and enjoy the sun, Mexico is a perfect choice.