Mexico Among Top 10 in International Tourism

The United Nations Tourism Organization has released its 2016 list of top ten countries receiving tourists and Mexico makes the list. International tourism to the country has been steadily increasing over the past decade as more and more visitors are drawn to the beaches, climate, and Meso-American culture.

International tourism grows in Mexico

The Tourism Highlights 2016 Edition lists the top ten nations by numbers of tourists received and Mexico checks in at #9. The country welcomed 32.1 million international visitors in 2015, up from the 29.3 million international tourists who visited in 2014.

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There is no shortage of attractions in Mexico to draw tourists – beaches, of course, often top the list, but there are also fascinating displays of Mayan history, traditional Mexican culture, wildlife preservation, and no shortage of shopping and dining. Thanks to the temperate climate, tourism peaks during December and throughout the summer and also picks up during spring break.

If you are looking for Mexico destinations for your next trip, consider some of the sites that made it into the US News Best Places to Visit in Mexico.

Some of the notables include:

* Playa del Carmen, a quaint fishing locale turned popular beach getaway offering a relaxed atmosphere but not shortage of activities. Try snorkeling in the reef, swimming with dolphins, or taking in a round of golf.

* Puerto Vallarta, a colonial village that has grown into a lush resort that experiences beautiful weather all year long. In addition to soaking up the sun on the golden beaches, you can escape with a horseback ride through the forest or go zip-lining across the jungle.

* Cancn, the epitome of fun in the sun. Surrounded by picturesque water – the Caribbean and the Nichupte Lagoon – on either side, there is no shortage of water activities. Nearby are the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and an underwater museum makes for a unique swimming excusion.

As more than 30 million international visitors last year discovered, each corner of Mexico offers something that can make your next vacation unique.

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