Visit the Museum of Popular Art
The Museum of Popular Art is near the Historic Center of town and completely free to go and check out. A lot of Mexico City museums are free, which is surprising! Especially one as pristine as this. It's a multi-level presentation of Mexican folk art, with a gorgeous glass ceiling that has artistic kites hanging down. The art here is 3D and colorful, showcasing all kinds of whimsical creatures and tales of Mexico's folkloric past.
The ruins of Tulum aren't as grand as some of the other ancient Mayan temples that have survived the test of time, but they have one amazing thing going for them, the beach they tower over is breathtaking.
Xochimilco is like the Venice of Mexico, but with a little more fiesta, and less romance. It's BYOB on the river, so people bring booze, snacks, and boom boxes to cruise around and party in these colorful boats.
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City is the most visited Catholic site in the world, even more frequented than the Vatican.
The Lazy River Adventure with Adventure Tour Center is a relaxing tour that starts with a boat ride through two fresh water lagoons which connect to an ancient Mayan canal.
Casa Gilardi was built in 1976 by famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The house has a bottom level indoor pool, a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, and Barragán's signature vibrant colored walls throughout.
We visited Cenote Maya as part two of an adventure trip with Altournative. A cenote is a “natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.”
Ek Balam is smaller than the grand Chichén Itzá, but it's much less crowded and you can still climb the temples. There is also one of the best preserved stucco facades in Mesoamerica.
An action packed five days with seven friends on the Yucatán Peninsula exploring Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Ek Balam, Cenote Maya, and Cancún.