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June 2018

Must-See Historic Sites in Mexico for your Family’s Next All-Inclusive Vacation

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Historic Palenque. Family or group all inclusive vacations to Mexico with Beforeifly

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Taking your family on all-inclusive vacations to Mexico is definitely exciting, but when visiting a country with such a rich culture and history, deciding which landmarks to add to your itinerary can sometimes be a little overwhelming. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of five of our favourite historic sites in Mexico that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

Chichen Itza

Mexico’s largest Mayan city and one of its most popular tourist destinations is home to many impressive architectural structures, with its most recognizable being the famous pyramid El Castillo. Chichen Itza is among the new Seven Wonders of the World (contemporary additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out in the Classical Era), which makes paying it a visit a staple on any bucket list.

Teotihuacan

The ruins of this ancient city lie only 50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. Teotihuacan was once one of the largest cities in the world, and much of its extraordinary architecture is still standing. It hosts the Pyramid of the Sun, the largest pyramid in Mexico, as well as the Pyramid of the Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. There is so much to see here that one visit just might not be enough.

Catedral Metropolitana

If you’re a fan of art or architecture, you’ll love the Catedral Metropolitana. Built between 1567 and 1788, its architecture is a unique fusion of baroque, neoclassic and Mexican churrigueresque. Inside there is an impressive art collection, and below is a network of catacombs. Both the largest and oldest cathedral in Latin America, it is located in the central plaza of Mexico City, making it easily accessible to anyone wishing to visit.

Tulum

The archeological site in Tulum stands out as the only coastal Mayan city. The port city was once protected by a wall and the ruins are located right on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Not only are the ruins fascinating, but the beach is incredibly beautiful. All in all, it makes for a breathtaking and unforgettable experience.

Palenque

This small Mayan city appeals to those who love nature as well as history. Palenque is found in the jungle, where you’ll see many natural wonders. The city itself boasts extraordinary architecture and many beautiful sculptures. Located on this site is the Temple of Inscriptions, the only Mayan funerary monument that has been discovered to date.

Booking An All-Inclusive Vacation with Beforeifly

Any single, family or group can book all inclusive vacations to Mexico through the Beforeifly travel agency.  Our team at Beforeifly is happy to help with everything from booking flights to purchasing emergency travel insurance for Canadians. You can even drop by our travel centre located in Hamilton. Contact us here and we’ll have you on your way to Mexico in no time!

Embrace Spontaneous Travel: Why You Should Plan A Last Minute Vacation!

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Planning a last minute vacation with beforeifly in Hamilton!
Vacationing doesn’t always have to require hours of planning, micromanaged scheduling and extensive itineraries. Sometimes, it’s better to just go with the flow and see what unique opportunities reveal themselves! If you’re looking for great last minute vacation packages—even ones that are all inclusive—Beforeifly travel agency in Hamilton is here to help.

A different mindset

Impulsive trips are completely different from rigidly scheduled ones. If you’re travelling spontaneously, you have much more flexibility. New opportunities and unexpected adventures will present themselves, and you’ll have nothing holding you back from saying yes to them. Additionally, you won’t be forcing yourself to hit every major tourist destination. While you should definitely visit attractions that really interest you, also spend some time exploring the area and getting a feel for what it’s really like to be immersed in the local culture.

How to travel spontaneously

Before leaving on vacation, you can get a general idea of where you want to go. Book the first few nights and schedule one or two things you want to do each day, but leave the rest unplanned. Once you’ve reached your destination, you can use apps to search for landmarks, events, museums, or restaurants. You can also ask locals for recommendations. Try to do some non-tourist activities too like shopping or driving. This way you’ll get to experience more of the city than just the major tourist attractions.

Spontaneous travel destinations

When choosing where to travel, consider what kind of vacation you want it to be. Do you want a relaxing holiday on the beach, or an adventure in a foreign city? Do you want to go hiking or skiing, visit museums, or spend your time sipping coffee in cafés? Think about your interests and try to find a destination that fits them.

A life changing experience

Taking a spontaneous vacation might be something that pushes you out of your comfort zone, especially if you tend to be a planner. Trying something new might allow you to learn something about yourself or discover a new passion. Experiences like these can feel intimidating at first, but they’re almost always worth it in the end.

Travel with Beforeifly

Whether you’re alone, a couple, a family or a group, Beforeifly is here to help with the booking of all inclusive vacations. Spontaneous trips shouldn’t be stressful and we’re here to help make the process go as smoothly as possible. Contact us here to book your next vacation today!