Travel to Mexico or Canada - Comparison
By Matthew Anton
Traveling to Mexico and or Canada has been on the minds of most United States citizens at one point of time. Since these countries are well known in North America, non U.S. citizens will most likely want to partake in one of these vacations.
Let's look at Mexico.
Mexico is part of North America and south of the United States. It is quite large, and offers over sixty thousand miles of coastline for would be beach goers, explorers, hikers, snorkelers, and scuba divers.
In Mexico one can easily find a place to snorkel with the local acquatic life, or perhaps take a mountain hike to dormant volcanoes home to large caverns where you can then scuba dive. A trip like this to Mexico is not only adventurous but can help build bonds with your honeymoon partner, family, or friends. If an exhausting climb isn't your idea of a good time, there is a plethora of beaches to choose from. Cancun is usually seen as a singles paradise for college kids, but there are many other beaches that offer blue waters and calm beach life. Isla Blanca and Playa del Carmen are just two of these beaches. There are also nude beaches for adults only which allows you to truly relax, unwind, and mingle with other travelers and of course the natives: Zipolite, Hidden Beach Resort Au Naturel Club, Playa Naturel, Playa Sonrisa, Cabanas Copal, Azulik, Punta Serena Villas and Spa, and last but not least is the Desire Riviera Maya which actually encourages sexuality with displays of dancing and sexual overtones to travelers.
Mexico also offers a robust shopping, hiking, and restaurant experience. Since tourism is very popular in Mexico you will be able to buy and eat almost anything you can imagine, but this time it will be authentic, as compared to fast food places in the states. The eco tours through the valleys is also a great way to not only exert your body, but your mind as you form bonds with your partner.
Let's look at Canada.
Canada is part of North America and north of the United States and Mexico. It is home to a varied climate, although the more north one goes, the colder it gets. In fact, Canada is home to the most Eastern part of North America, Cape Spear located in New Foundland which is the premier location for fresh, pollution free sea life, and great for the fisherman traveler. Whale watching, and big prize catches are the norm here. Most people know about Niagra Falls, but did you know an even larger waterfall exists that is manmade? Located in Edonmontown known as the Great Divide Waterfall which can be turned on and off depending on the seasons. One thing Mexico and Canada do have in common is the running of the bulls. Canada has its own version of this in Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede where participants actually pay a fee to be chased by these pointy behemoths.
Canada is also home to many artists and fine dining. In fact, Canada has some of the oldest stone art carvings ever recorded. Although people assume the Mayan culture in Mexico is the only ancient civilizations these six thousand year old murals depicting great hunts and partying prove otherwise located at Writing on Stone in Provincial Park.
While Canada and Mexico are very different in terms of environment they have many similar activities to partake in. If you are looking for a more traditional fun in the sun honeymoon than Mexico would be the safe bet. If you want to experience glacier viewing, art work, history, and something different from the states, Canada is a great pick. Whatever you do, be sure to visit both, and draw your own conclusions.
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