Cities for Backpackers in Mexico 

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    Mexico City

    250 reviews

    This city never gets the love it deserves. It's cheap, easy to get around by subway, has the best street food on the planet, and tons interesting places to check...

  • 2


    87 reviews

    Tulum town itself is not much to write home about but its beaches are spectacular--I think they're the best in the Riviera Maya. Plus, the beachfront hotels are mostly bungalow/thatch-roof...

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    Chichen Itza

    66 reviews

    Absolutely incredible. Great for anyone interested in history or Mayan culture.

  • 4


    6 reviews

    I loved Cholula when we stayed there a few days. We hiked up to the catholic Church that was built on top of a pyramid (an "accident" they say). We...

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    San Juan Teotihuacan

    11 reviews

    Such an amazing place to visit. A great day trip while visiting Mexico City, as it's such a rich part of Mexican history and is great for all ages. The...

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    San Blas

    2 reviews

    Tubasenika Island is one of the Robinson Islands in San Blas. And while it is popular with backpackers, I've heard it's well worth making the effort to visit for beautiful...

  • 7


    24 reviews

    Classically Yucatan. Not the Mexico of beaches and bars, but the old Mexico of colonial architecture, Mayan pyramids and turquoise blue cenote watering holes. Beautiful historic downtown and the perfect...

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    Puerto Escondido

    12 reviews

    I was planning on staying three days in Puerto Escondido. Ended up staying 10 (and I don't even surf, really). It's an awesome place to meet other travelers and if...

  • 9


    11 reviews

    We stayed at Mexico Maxico hotel right off the main road in Crucesitas. IT is just a block from the bay. It is the main port where you can book...

  • 10


    7 reviews

    Zipolite is just about as laid back as you can get - clothing is strictly optional. What's not is the earthy aroma of marijuana, the roar of the Pacific Ocean...

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