top destinations, attractions announced at travel fair

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The most beautiful cities, states, sites and dishes of Mexico were honored at the Best of Mexico awards ceremony at the Tianguis Turístico Travel Fair in Mérida, Yucatán, last week.

Voting took place online from March 1 to 15, 2020, but the ceremony – held at the largest tourism industry event in Latin America – was delayed for a year due to the pandemic of COVID-19.

Zacatecas was the only state to win in two categories: The The ruins of Quemada have won Best tourist experience in an archaeological area and the city of Zacatecas won Best cultural city.

Otherwise, the winners were spread across states across the country. Oaxaca won the Best State to Live Original Experiences, followed by Zacatecas in second and Puebla in third. Best beach was Balandra, Baja California Sur. The second best was Mahahual, Quintana Roo, and the third best was Costa Esmeralda, Veracruz.

The Best tourist route was the El Chepe train ride to Chihuahua; second place was the art, cheese and wine route in Querétaro and third place was the coffee route in Chiapas.

The best dish was that of Hidalgo barbacoa. more in Mexico

The Best adventure destination went to La Huasteca, San Luis Potosí, and the Best nature destination was the lakes of Montebello, Chiapas.

More specialized categories included Best craftsmanship, which was awarded to Nayarit for his Huichol craftsmanship, and Best dish, who went to Hidalgo barbacoa. The Best magical town for a dining experience was won by Zacatlán de las Manzanas, Puebla.

The Best destination for day of the dead was Patzcuaro, Michoacán; Orizaba, Veracruz, won the Best magical city with surprising architecture; the Best magical town for a romantic getaway went to Bacalar, Quintana Roo, and the Best magical city with ancestral roots was awarded to Huamantla, Tlaxcala.

The rewards program is sponsored by magazine and web publisher México Desconocido.

With reports of Mexico Desconocido


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