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Top things to do in Mexico according to Trip Advisor 2023

By Tribune Travel

July 24, 2023

Mexico is a favorite destination for all kinds of travelers. Be it luxury, adventure, beach, or city tourism, Mexico has something for everyone.

This year, users have picked global winners of Top Things to Do. As usual, Mexican destinations are present in the list. Representing the country are the top three Mexican beach destinations, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Los Cabos. Even Mexico City is present in the list with one top attraction. Here are the awarded categories by destinations.



Food and culinary experiences

Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

People eating at a street stand in Pitillal, Puerto Vallarta

On this lengthy and very tasty 3.5-hour tour of the nearby Pitillal neighborhood, you can eat your way through an area of Puerto Vallarta. Learn about Mexico’s diverse culinary traditions and flavors with the help of the guide. Beyond what the typical tourist would eat, treat yourself to churros, slow-cooked meat, tacos, freshly grilled shrimp, and more. Only eight people can participate in the small-group tour, guaranteeing plenty of individualized attention.

Nature and outdoors activities

Extreme Adventure: Zip Line, Rappel, UTV, Indoor Skydiving, Waterslide and more!

Couple of maen ziplining in Puerto Vallarta jungle

The Sierra Madre range is a mountainous jungle outside of Puerto Vallarta that is renowned for its leafy canyons and lush vegetation. With this thrilling, action-packed combo tour, you can get up close and personal with the Mexican rain forest as you soar through the treetops on a zipline, rappel through the lush jungle, and take an off-road UTV ride across rocky river beds.



Nature and outdoors activities

Outdoor Ziplining and UTV Adventure from Los Cabos

Woman rappeling at Los Cabos

On this Canyon Canopy Adventure from Los Cabos, soar over the dramatic curves of desert canyons and plow a powerful UTV on off-road trails. Ride an ATV through ecological habitats as you glide along suspended steel cables and take in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Enjoy this adventurous and active tour to satisfy your craving for adrenaline.


Wine experiences

Xecue Wine Tasting in the Guadalupe Valley

Group of women tasting wine at Xecue Valle de Guadalupe Los Cabos

Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley is a developing wine region with a lot to offer. On this guided tour, learn about one of the local estates, Xecue, and its wines. Learn about the winemaking procedure and the background of Xecue by joining a small group and touring the vineyard facilities. After that, take part in a guided wine tasting to discover the estate’s different varieties.



Food and culinary experiences

Puerto Morelos Foodie Tour, Mexico in every bite!

Woman drinking from a coconut in Puerto Morelos food tour

For a small-group food tour of Puerto Morelos, a sleepy fishing village south of Cancun, skip the touristy restaurant scene. Visit five to six local eateries, such as family restaurants, fruit markets, and street taco stands. Listen to your tour guide’s tales about the connection between regional cooking techniques and traditional Mexican culture as you stroll and sample food.

Sailing and day cruises

Sailing Tour through the Laguna de los Siete Colores

Sail boat at Laguna de los Siete Colores

On a boat tour, take in the blue and green waters of Bacalar’s Seven Colors Lagoon. Join a small group and hop on a boat for a leisurely tour of the lagoon, stopping at various locations for a swim and some sunbathing. As you explore the lagoon’s crystal clear waters, it’ll become clear why this region is known as the “Maldives of Mexico.”

Lagoon 39ft Private Catamaran 6hr – El Cielo Full Experience

Sailboat at laggon Cancun

With this private boat charter, you can travel the coast of Cozumel with a group of up to 15 people on a 39-foot catamaran. With the captain’s guidance, tailor the itinerary to your preferences and leave everything up to the crew, including lunch, snacks, and drinks. Go snorkeling and paddleboarding in the water, or just unwind and enjoy the scenery.

Bucket list

Private Sailboat + Captain for a Day Experience

Couple taking sun on a sailboat

Take control of your own sailboat with this exclusive Bacalar experience. This half-day excursion, which is excellent for novice sailors, features an optional sailing lesson taught by the crew. Or, if you’d rather, opt for a more laid-back approach and take in the scenery, cenotes, and a variety of birds. The journey includes rest stops where kayaking and swimming are possible.

Cultural and historical tours

VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour

Man standing raising his arms in front of Chichen Itza pyramid

With this private guided tour, you can explore Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and the outdoor Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman at your own pace. To avoid the crowds and heat that arrive later in the day, you’ll leave for Chichen Itza bright and early. Then, you’ll travel to Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman for a cool dip. After your tour, enjoy a lunch à la carte in historic Valladolid.



Top attractions

Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia

This renowned institution, one of the largest natural history museums in the world, has 23 exhibition halls and four square kilometers of exhibit space.





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