Quiz: How To Choose Your Next Mexican Destination

Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Canadians, and it’s no wonder —it offers something for everyone.

Photo via Expedia

Photo via Expedia

However, with all of those wonderful choices, it can be difficult to select the destination for your next trip. Perhaps knowing what you are most interested in (or what you need most) may help you. Take this quick quiz to help narrow your decision.

1) When planning for a trip, which of the following are you most excited about packing?

a) camera
b) brand new swimsuits
c) history books
d) your easy-to-carry, fashionable wallet
e) blank travel journal

2) At a house party, you will most likely be found

a) looking at the host’s art, decor and home layout
b) outside on the deck
c) deep in conversation with another intellectual
d) dancing or helping the DJ
e) mingling and meeting at least five new people

3) Which of the following song titles best appeals to your mood?

a) “What a Wonderful World”, by Louis Armstrong
b) “Surfin’ USA”, by The Beach Boys
c) “Education”, by Pearl Jam
d) “Get on the Floor”, by Jennifer Lopez
e) “Hello World”, by Lady Antebellum

Photo via Expedia

Photo via Expedia

If you answered mostly A’s, your next Mexican destination should be focused on scenery. Your love for topography can be slaked by visiting Copper Canyon in the state of Chihuahua. The name of the canyon system comes from the copper-green colour of the walls of the hills. Overall, it’s larger than the Grand Canyon in the United States and offers something a little different than the usual tourist beach spots of Mexico.

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Photo via HeckticTravels.com

If you answered mostly B’s, your next Mexican destination should be all about beaches. And you’re in luck, because Mexico has some real beauties. For you, nothing says vacation better than stretching out on the sand, soaking up the sun and playing in the ocean. The Mayan Riviera is often ranked as the number one beach region in Mexico, however Mazatlan and Puerto Escondido are also amazing choices.

Photo via Expedia

Photo via Expedia

If you answered mostly C’s, your next Mexican destination should offer something educational. You have a great mind and you love to learn, so the history of Mexico will be sure to keep you interested. The rich Mayan history of Mexico is best experienced in the state of Yucatan. Here you will find the best sites for Mayan ruins and colonial cities.

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Photo via HeckticTravels.com

If you answered mostly D’s, your next Mexican destination needs to be busy with a vibrant night-life and other activity. Cutting loose in Mexico may be just what the doctor ordered and the best resorts for being the life of the party are Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta. During the day, if you can’t sit still, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has excellent fishing  and scuba-diving spots to keep you moving and exploring.

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Photo via HeckticTravels.com

If you answered mostly E’s, your next Mexican destination is about experiencing culture: the people, the art and the food. If you really want to immerse yourself in authentic Mexican life, Oaxaca is one of the best places to do so. It’s considered a “foodie” destination and is also the most ethnically-diverse region in Mexico. Book a tour to experience the city and make sure to visit the many museums, cathedrals and important ruins.

Photo via HeckticTravels.com

Photo via HeckticTravels.com

Because Mexico is so popular for tourists, the country caters to visitors, and as such, makes it nearly impossible to choose where to go. Although perhaps not based on the most scientific methods, this type of quiz can help you make important travel decisions in the future.

You’re welcome.

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Dalene Heck

Dalene, originally from Alberta, sold everything in 2009 to travel the world with her husband Pete. Since then they have slow-traveled through 40+ countries, and are still going! They were recently honored as Travelers of the Year by National Geographic, and Dalene has twice been named a Voice of the Year by BlogHer.

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