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Mexico City is top destination for 2016

New York Times says it's No. 1 on list of 52; Todos Santos, Isla Holbox also chosen

Three destinations in Mexico have made a list of the top 52 in the world for 2016, with Mexico City taking first place.

The New York Times today said the capital is attracting travelers who are seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward-thinking design. And they are finding it in “a metropolis that has it all.”

For gastronomes, “there is no more exciting place to eat,” while there are destinations as well for design fans and photography lovers. The report suggests exploring neighborhoods such as Cuauhtémoc, La Roma and Condesa.

The newspaper offers the warning that there are places in the city — “daunting and endless as it is” — where one should not wander but points out is far safer than it was in the 1990s.

Taxi service has improved with Uber and Yaxi, it says, and increased flights have made it easier to get to.

The city also “radiates energy” due to large numbers of young people visiting from Latin America and Spain, said the Times.

The two other Mexican destinations on the list were Todos Santos in Baja California, in 23rd place, and Isla Holbox in Yucatán, in 32nd.

The top five after Mexico City were Bordeaux, France; Malta; Coral Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

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