5 Unique Hidden Gems in Mexico

by Helen Alice A little girl

Just as you might think Mexico can't offer more than great beaches, great food, friendly locals and even beloved all-inclusive resorts.

As the cloud-white beaches of Quintana Roo and the vibrant streets of CDMX weren't enough, the once famous street corners of the Americas began to flaunt the long-lost mining towns of the Sierras, the many lagoons Colored with colonial fortresses and even entire areas filled with water that few customers had ever laid eyes on before.

1. Bacalar

Bacalar and its surrounding lagoon is a dream for adventure travelers a little tired with the resort towns of the Quintana Roo.

The town of Bacalar itself is the entry point. It’s one of Mexico’s charming pueblos mágicos and is marked out by the muscular Fuerte de San Felipe – an old pirate-fighting citadel! Around that spreads the so-called Lagoon of Seven Colors, named for the patchwork of emeralds and turquoise blues that abound.

Head out by kayak or boat and you’ll encounter deep cenotes, shallow swimming spots, and secret bars nestled between the mangroves.

2. Grutas de Tolantongo

They call the Grutas de Tolantongo a hidden paradise up in the sierras and I’m inclined to agree. Make the trek and you’ll be greeted by streams of ribbon-like water cascading over the rocks.

Not many tourists know about this lovely box canyon, which carves its way through the hills above Route 27 some 86 miles north of Mexico City, but it’s well known to locals. It can actually be visited over a weekend trip from Mexico City pretty easily.

Cascades emerge from deep cave systems and are fed by underground hot springs. There’s now an on-site spa hotel resort with bathing pools cut straight into the hillsides – naturally!

3. Huasteca Potosina

Huasteca Potosina is the long-lost Shangri-La of the State of San Luis Potosí. Many travelers know of the greater region’s beautiful colonial mining town (the city of San Luis Potosí itself).

However, few choose to venture out to this part of the Mexican wilderness. It’s probably best to keep it that way, as this land is untouched and unmarred by human hands.

Waterfalls of milky blue spill from lush sierras dressed in wild jungles, making it a place to kayak, hike, search for exotic birds, and hop orchid flowers on the trails. Waterfalls of this region beat the infamous Instagrammable Bali waterfalls, especially Tamasopo ones.

4. Tequila

Not many know that the infamous alcohol got its name from the name of the town in Mexico. Tequila isn’t usually on anyone’s list of must-visit towns in Mexico, most people just stay in Guadalajara, unless you know about its tequila train tours.

I highly recommend it to non-drinkers as well. The town is surrounded by fields of blue agave, the liquor’s main ingredient and it has a stunner of a colonial center.

You can ride horses, learn how to cultivate agave bushes and even stay the night at a giant tequila barrel in the middle of the field.

5. Las Pozas of Edward James ( bồn tắm ngâm )

Las Pozas has to be up there with the strangest landscape gardens in the Americas. Designed on the whims of the eccentric 19th-century English art critic Henry James, it covers 80 acres of the high mountain forest in the tropical region of La Huasteca.

Now overgrown with vines and mosses, it’s a picture of surrealism in the middle of the woods, with twisted sculptures made of concrete, soaring lookout points, floating homes – the oddities go on.

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About Helen Alice Junior   A little girl

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