Best Places to Visit in Mexico
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Take a stroll through pine forest reserves and admire the most beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls of not only the Sierra Tarahumara but all of Mexico. Discover impressive rock formations at the Valle del Monje, rightly called the Valley of the Gods surrounded by coniferous forests. The views here are quite simply spectacular wherever you look.
Cholula is considered the oldest city in America, inhabited without interruption for over 2,500 years. The former Franciscan convent of San Gabriel, also one of the oldest in America, is located here. Both Cholula and the convent are picturesquely positioned next to the imposing Popocatepetl volcano as if they were trying match up to the fearsome giant.
The legendary private estate of Cuixmala is set in lush vegetation on a 3km golden sand beach on the Mexican Pacific.
The hotel itself is a fantasy palace, perched on a wide swath of unspoiled beach. Exotic animals graze in the distance, lagoons are home to crocodiles and thousands of birds swarm the trees.
This is the end or beginning of a Copper Canyon Journey, however, don't assume this proud city is just a quick stopover, as there is lots of history and tradition to be discovered.
Chacahua lies on the southern coast of Mexico. Blessed with fresh sea breezes, tropical sunshine, and unspoiled nature. For those wanting to get away from the tourist crowds, this is a quintessential hidden jewel.
The small village of Cerocahui is located on the edge of the Urique Canyon, the deepest of the system, in a beautiful valley among the mountains dotted with orchards of apples, plums, vines and walnut trees.
Campeche is, hands down, one of the most picturesque capitals in Mexico, and you would be surprised to realize that most Mexicans don't even know this. In fact, Campeche was named by UNESCO as a model of colonial baroque city planning and declared a World Heritage Site, yet still remains heavily overshadowed by the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula's attractions, a true hidden gem.
Calakmul is an unspoiled tropical reserve that signifies "two adjacent mounds" in Mayan. Its impressive ruins are rightfully recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and its pristine forest is known to be the second lung of America.
Cabo San Lucas sits perched at the south end of the Baja California Peninsula and, together with San José del Cabo, makes part of the world famous “Los Cabos”. The Los Cabos area is a unique blend of desert landscapes, beaches, and mountainous regions.
Cabo Pulmo National Park is a Marine Protected Area and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995 because of its immense diversity and given the importance of the species that reside in these crystalline waters.
Batopilas is a tiny town nestled inside a massive gorge within the Copper Canyon, which will transport you back to a glorious silver mining age with a deep-rooted heritage. Driving down the canyon is an adventure in itself.
Bahía de los Ángeles is Baja California’s best-kept secret. A tiny village of fishermen on the shore of a beautiful deep blue bay, against the backdrop of the mighty Baja Californian mountain range.
Bacalar is a true natural treasure. The Lake of Seven Colors is a freshwater paradise that at first glance resembles the turquoise waters and white sands of the Caribbean. However, upon first swimming in its water, you'll realize this place is a category of its own.
Nestled among lush cloud forests, coffee plantations, and tree-like ferns, lies a unique town etched into the side of a mountain covered with cobblestone streets, rustic buildings, and seemingly endless stairways that help locals slowly go about their business.
Angangueo is a small mountain town nestled among Michoacan's mountain range of beautiful pine forests. Here you'll find the very best destination from which to visit the monarch butterfly sanctuaries.
Isla Mujeres has, for some odd reason, been spared of the mass tourism explosion that has transformed the neighboring Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It has luckily remained a charming island located just a short ferry away from Cancun, which some would say has the most colorful Caribbean waters you will ever see in your life.
Located near Cancun, the city infamous for its wild parties, crazy crowds, and nightclubs - Holbox (pronounced ‘Ol-bosh’) is quite the contrary.
This gorgeous island, a quieter, tropical, unexplored paradise, is a natural gem with fine white sand beaches and blue-green waters.
Glamping at its absolute finest, the island of Espiritu Santo is a true gem, with shallow azure bays and light-pink cliffs.
This pristine little island is surrounded by beautiful and unique rock formations, jutting out of the sea. Situated within a natural reserve, there are no hotels or constructions on the island and all tourism is very regulated.
From its amazing neoclassical and baroque style architecture full of color, history, and authenticity. To its welcoming ambiance of peace and stillness, and the hospitable people that live here, you’ll inevitably feel that you've stumbled into a real-life fairy-tale.