Mexico is a very common vacation destination due to its beautiful beaches, delicious food, vibrant culture and extraordinary marine life. In addition to Mexico’s many popular places such as Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, there are also lesser known but amazing places to visit in Mexico. Here are 10 of the most unique spots to see in Mexico.
Tamasopo is a town located in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico and has a few must see spots to see. The town is very scenic, surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes as well as many amazing waterfalls and pools. Nearby in El Trampolin, you can experience the tropical rainforest and the town is also home to Puente de Dios where you can explore natural caves.
2. Playa Balandra
Mexico has many amazing beaches and one of the best and most beautiful ones is Playa Balandra in La Paz. There are many fun Mexico cruises that include La Paz as a stop on the itinerary, which is a great way to see the beach. Playa Balandra has very clear water, a peaceful atmosphere, and usually isn’t overcrowded with tourists, making it a perfect spot for relaxing.
3. Cenote Taak Bi Ha
Cenotes are basically large caves that are filled with cool groundwater. There are thousands of cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula where both locals and tourists go to swim and relax. Taak Bi HaBe Ha is one of the most amazing cave cenotes in the Riviera Maya. It is not super well known by tourists but with its clear waters and perfect places to dive, go swimming or go snorkeling, it is an amazing spot.
4. Suytun Cenote
Another one of the most gorgeous cenotes is Suytun Cenote, located near Valladolid on the Yucatán Peninsula. This cenote has amazing clear blue waters and stalagmites and stalactites. The sunlight streams through the top, making for some uniquely beautiful photos.
5. Grutas Tolantongo
North of Mexico City in San Cristobal is Grutas Tolantongo, a unique resort in the mountains that has some of the most picturesque hot springs you can find, as well as thermal pools, a river and caves. The resort also has hotels, restaurants, swimming pools and its own zip line.
6. Las Pozas
Edward James was a British writer who loved surrealist art that came to Xilitla, Mexico in the 1940s. He wanted to create a paradise and did so with Las Pozas, Xilitla. Las Pozas, or “the Pools”, is a collection of structures that he set up in the rainforest of the Sierra Gorda mountains. In addition to the sculptures, the amazing garden includes unique buildings, staircases, waterfalls and pools. It is a perfect spot for getting unique, stunning photos.
7. Bacalar Lagoon
Bacalar lagoon, a lake in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is a less visited spot in Mexico because it is a long drive from the popular destination of Cancun. However, the blue water and soft sand of this lagoon make it another beautiful and tranquil destination.
8. Isla Aguada
Isla Aguada is a small town in the state of Campeche, Mexico known for its tradition of fishing and its old lighthouses. Laguna de Terminos is a good spot for seeing bottlenose dolphins and Isla de los Pajaros has many birds such as ducks, seagulls and herons.
9. San Carlos
San Carlos is a coastal town in Sonora, Mexico that is on the Sea of Cortez. It is a lesser visited town by tourists. However, San Carlos has some of the most beautiful white beaches and places to swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, fish and hike.
Located 30 miles from Mexico City, Teotihuacan, or “the place where the gods were created”, is an ancient city built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. It is home to immense monuments such as the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and also to colorful murals and hieroglyphic writing.
While there are many destinations in Mexico that are well known and frequently visited with good reasons, there are also many spots that are hidden gems. These 10 spots are just some of the more unique and lesser known spots to see in Mexico.