Three Mexican Cities Named in World’s Top Five

Three of the world’s top five cities are in Mexico according to famed travel magazine, Travel + Leisure.

San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, and Mexico City shone in the magazine’s annual world’s best list which was voted for by readers.

San Miguel placed highest of all the Mexican cities, coming second overall behind first-placed Hoi An in Vietnam. Mexico City came fourth and Oaxaca fifth with Chiang Mai in Thailand rounding off the top five.


The world’s top 10 best cities

1. Hoi An, Vietnam

2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

3. Chiang Mai, Thailand

4. Mexico City, Mexico

5. Oaxaca, Mexico

6. Ubud, Indonesia

7. Tokyo, Japan

8. Kyoto, Japan

9. Florence, Italy

10. Udaipur, India


The list forms part of T+L’s annual World’s Best Awards, which sees readers rate cities on their sights, landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and value.

In a further boost for Mexico, two of its hotels came in the top 20 in The Best Hotels in the World category.

Luxury boutique getaway Hotel Matilda in San Miguel claimed spot number 18 while The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas was one place behind.

If you want to plan a trip to Mexico, make sure to speak to Journey Mexico. We can help you craft a luxury, personalized itinerary staying in the very finest hotels (including Hotel Matilda and The Resort at Pedregal).

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