The Virtual Tourist site, which is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group community, has opened voting procedures to elect the next eighth wonder of the world. Not surprisingly, five of Mexico’s most distinctive tourist sites are in the race for this title. They range from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Ocean to the natural wonders offered by a state in northern Mexico. We invite you to learn more about these places:
♦ Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo, is an archeological site located right on the seashore, an ancient Mayan fortress, which definitely has become the most photographed spot in the area.
♦ The Underwater Museum, also in Quintana Roo, invites you to dive into the warm waters of the Caribbean Ocean to see an army of four hundred sculptures, sculpted y the talented British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor.
♦ Downtown, Mexico City, which includes the "Plaza de la Constitucion" (Constitution Square), the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the archaeological site of the Templo Mayor (Main Temple), all of which stand out among beautiful colonial buildings.
♦ The Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre), in Chihuahua, with copper colored walls that hide legends and traditions of the Raramuri community, and where you will be able to see contrasting vegetation along the way.
♦ “El Arco”, the most photographed place in Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, is a rock formation where the waters of the Sea of Cortes meet the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
It is high time for one of these five Mexican emblematic destinations to become the eighth wonder of the world. Vote for your favorite! You have until September 30th to do so at www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder. The destination with the most votes will earn this title.