Mexican ladies are among the best in Latin America.
And, as one of my favourite countries on earth, it pains me to see many travellers overlook its potential -- Mexico is oh so much more than the cultural wastelands of Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.
In fact, if you would like to meet Mexican women, I wouldn't even list the aforementioned vacation hotspots in my Top 10.
If you want to discover the best cities for this type of thing, you are going to have to get off the beaten path a little.
But you don't have to go as far as you think.
Below is a list. It is a list based solely on my personal experiences. That being said, I think the facts will hold true for most guys. For your convenience, I've listed the location of these destinations in relation to their distance from popular Mexican resort cities or tourist destinations.
If you like Mexican girls, and are planning a trip down south, here is where you should go to meet them:
7) Aguascalientes (220 Km from Guadalajara)
This is a city that isn't talked about much by foreigners. Matter of fact, it isn't talked about much by Mexicans, unless it's in reference to the Feria Nacional de San Marcos, which is one of the country's biggest annual fairs (i.e outdoor parties). But that shouldn't dissuade you from going - the fact that not many people pay attention to this place is good news when it comes to meeting Mexican women. The city is one of the safest and most affluent in the country, it's full of sexy Mexican girls and has an impressive selection of nightclubs (many of which don't close until the early hours of the morning). As a foreigner here, you'll certainly enjoy an exotic status that you won't find in other parts of the country such as Mexico City, Guadalajara or Playa del Carmen.
Although any time of year is a good time to visit, I highly suggest going to Aguascalientes during the fair (mid-April to early May). It's the biggest outdoor drinking fest in the country, and you'll be able to find girls from all over Mexico that are ready to party.
6) Puebla (130 km from Mexico City)
Another underrated city is Puebla. It's overlooked by most young tourists in favour of nearby Mexico City. With a population of about 1,500,000, it's Mexico's fourth biggest city.
It makes this list for the best places to meet Mexican ladies for one primary reason.
It's technically its own city, but it's located right next to Puebla and is often grouped in with it. Basically, Cholula is where everyone in Puebla goes to party. It's rare to see so many bars and clubs so close together in a city that's not a massive gringo tourist destination. If you're looking to hook-up through nightlife, Puebla is one of the best places in the country to do so.
Although I'd still recommend Mexico City as a better choice than Puebla for first time travellers to Mexico (especially if you don't speak much Spanish), Puebla is definitely worth a weekend bar-hopping trip to meet some cute girls.
5) Morelia (600 km from Acapulco)
Morelia is a bit of a sleeper choice. At first, it doesn't seem like an ideal place to meet Mexican gals. The women aren't quite as hot as in other cities, the city is beautiful but kind of dull, and Michoacan has a reputation for cartel-related violence. But if you give it a chance, you'll find that Morelia is indeed one of the best cities for meeting girls in Mexico. First of all, you'll have a huge exotic factor because tourists, especially young ones, don't often find their way here. Also, the nightlife can work to your advantage. For instance, in the nicer clubs in Guadalajara, you'll often run into a fresa (rich girl) wall. What I mean by that is some of the hottest girls in the city won't even give you the time of day unless you are a politician's (or narco's) son, or otherwise rich and famous. In Morelia, you'll run into a lot less of that. Yes, there are still stuck-up girls, but on the whole, anyone is fair game. Overall, it ranks beneath Guadalajara because the girls aren't quite as pretty and the city isn't really somewhere that I would spend a lot of time, but it is still a solid choice for a guy looking to get to know girls from Mexico.
4) Guadalajara (300 km from Puerto Vallarta)
The fact that Guadalajara ranks in the top 5 isn't surprising -- as one of Mexico's largest and most important cities, girls are plentiful here. However, what makes this one of the best cities for meeting Mexican women is not quantity, but quality. All throughout Mexico, Guadalajara is revered for having the hottest girls in the country. And while I don't agree (I'll get to that later), you might be stunned with the quality of women here if your only experience with Mexico has been sipping cocktails by the pool of a fortressed resort. Walking around the university is like walking on to the set of the sexiest telenovela ever. In this Mexican city, girls seem to like guys who are tall and blonde. And while this may not come as a surprise to anyone who has travelled in Latin America and witnessed the White God complex that some of the women seem to have, fair-skinned gents don't actually have that much of an advantage in most of Mexico. Here they do. So if you're a pale viking, book that flight.
3) Monterrey (closest beach is Matamoros, I think)
Monterrey makes the cut for because it has tons of sexy Mexican girls. They are friendly too. And, although they aren't as easy to hook-up with as girls in some other cities in Mexico (D.F, I'm talking to you), it is not impossible. But seriously, you will be blown away by how amazingly gorgeous the women are in Monterrey. Good news is that it is a lot safer now than it has been in recent years. Bad news? It is one of the most expensive cities in Mexico. Also, the norteño accent can be a bit annoying for some people. Personally, I love it, but many folks do not.
2) Leon (500 km from Puerto Vallarta)
Even though it is one of its largest cities, no one ever talks about Leon. You know why? Because they don't want the secret to get out! Seriously. I almost didn't include it on my list because I don't want it to get spoiled by the likes of you. Imagine this: and endless supply of cute Mexican girls, in a city that's totally safe and picturesque with good nightlife, going off to college and living on their own. Well, that is Leon. The foreign English teachers I met here all planned to stay for a just year. They never left. You can guess why. For simplicities sake, I'll also group Guanajuato in with Leon - it's a short drive away and also filled with young universities students.
1) Mexico City (400 km from Acapulco)
If you've ever been here, you won't be shocked by this. Mexico City is the best to meet girls in Mexico. Period. No other place in the country offers this amount of choice. There are women from all over the world! The only struggle here will be getting over your initial intimidation of the city -- for first time visitors who aren't used to megatropolises, it's imposing, maybe even frightening. But if you stick around, you will find that foreigners are VERY well received by Mexican ladies. Females here are truly metropolitan which means that many aren't strangers to the one night stand. Many even seem to be strong advocates of it. But, if you want a loyal, cute Mexican girl, you can find that too. Most young people here live alone or with roommates (read "not with parents") so you can avoid all kinds of levels of parental awkwardness that you might face in other cities in Mexico. I recommend going out to a club in Roma, Coyoacan or Condesa. Polanco is too pretentious and Centro can be seedy at times.
Final Thoughts On The Best Cities To Meet Mexican Ladies
Alright guys, I hope I've helped shed some light on a handful of good cities for meeting Mexican ladies. As you can see, you'll have to get off the beaten path a bit - tourist destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas aren't great for this sort of thing.
And, if you're concerned about safety due to the US State Department's recent travel advisory, don't be. The cities I've listed here are largely free of the savage cartel violence that you may here about on television.
To close off the list, I'll give mentions to the cities of Hermosillo, Torreon and Chihuahua. I haven't visited yet so I can't give an opinion, but I've heard that they are also good cities for getting to know some cute Mexicans.
If I were planning a trip for this specific purpose, I'd fly into Monterrey first for the weekend, hop on a domestic flight to Leon, bus to Guadalajara and hit Morelia on my way to Mexico City.
Now that's what I call a good trip!
You can thank me later.
***P.S. If you prefer to meet women online, Mexican Cupid is the best option here (you can scope and chat with the women before you arrive, unlike Tinder). And the quality and quantity has improved significantly in recent years.
If you have an account with them, you already know what I mean 😉.
Until next time,