Where is the best place to visit in Mexico for a first timer?

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I’m travelling to Mexico in December- is there anywhere that really stands out? Thanks in advance!

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Visited 53 countries, 159 cities, 45 places
I would definitely visit Mexico City and stay somewhere in the Old Quarter. The hotels are fabulous, not outrageously expensive and you can find some nice boutiques in old buildings. There's plenty to do in Mexico City and lots of great food — if you're a foodie. We also visited Oacaca — great old town in south central Mexico and, if you like the beach, try Santa Maria Huatulco. Warm and clear waters (yes, even in the Pacific) and great weather pretty much all the time. Enjoy!
Visited 37 countries, 295 cities, 171 places
Playa del Carmen, for sure! From there you can visit Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, chichen itza, e muito mais. Resorts maravilhosos e acessiveis. A cidade é uma gracinha também!
Visited 82 countries, 236 cities, 92 places
Mexico city and Teotihuacan (the Aztec ruins/pyramids are stunning).
Visited 37 countries, 178 cities, 33 places
I would go to Chiapas (San Cristobal de Las Casas) to live the real mexican life (not touristic places made for Americans)
Visited 30 countries, 82 cities, 16 places
Cancun, if you are young and look for action
Visited 17 countries, 71 cities, 7 places
Isla Mujeres for sure. Most beautiful island, great food and people! Just make sure to stay near Playa Norte, it is the nicest beach area on the island.
Visited 85 countries, 284 cities, 44 places
Mexico city
Visited 65 countries, 292 cities, 329 places
México City and surrondings are a must. if you want to visit authentic México go to Oaxaca, Guadalajara or Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. If you are interested for nice beach go to the Mexican Caribe.
Visited 27 countries, 155 cities, 27 places
I would not go Mexico again… dangerous country.
ugh — it's massive, and much is safe & wonderful
Visited 23 countries, 170 cities, 250 places
Cabo san lucas
Visited 104 countries, 261 cities, 722 places
first timei think Cancun and area tulum, coba.

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