Have you been to Mexico yet?

Mexico is majorly known for its food, culture and of course, the world-famous Mayan Trail. But that’s not in this list because the purpose of this blog post is to introduce you to the places in Mexico which are usually not included in the popular itineraries. Scroll down for a list of lesser-explored places in the beautiful South American country of Mexico.

 

5 Secret Attractions in Mexico

Palenque

Palenque

Palenque is a historical site amidst lush green forests where you will see monkeys, toucans, and parrots on the branches of trees. This site is not entirely unearthed so you can climb over the mounds where there once used to be palaces and temples. If the water level allows, you can even swim in Mishol-Ha waterfall that’s in the vicinity. It’s an off-beat travel attraction where you’ll find comparatively fewer people than the famous tourist spots.

 

Nature & national parks

whale

Nature and wildlife abound in Mexico. There are around 67 national parks in this South American country. Archipiélago Espíritu Santo National Park is known for whales, Desierto de los Leones National Park has an ancient oak forest, Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl Zoquiapan National Park is volcanic with a snow-peaked perfection, and so on. Visit these national parks to get a deeper insight into flora and fauna of Mexico.

 

Indigenous culture

mexican culture

If you think that Mayan culture existed centuries ago and has now vanished from the face of the earth, you are only partially right. Because Mayan civilization might have been long gone, but more than 15% of the population of Mexico is of indigenous or Mexican Indian descent. Approximately 60 indigenous groups reside in this pluricultural nation, including Nahuatl, Yucatec (Maya), Zapotec, and Mixtec.

 

Uxmal

uxmal

Impressive sights dating back to Mayan civilization dot Uxmal. Visit the Pyramid of the Magician and its surrounding forest, Governor’s Palace, a 5-acre park full of sculptures, games arena, Spirits from the Nunnery, and a lot more.

 

Tulum

tulum

Tulum’s location on cliffs provides the visitors a great spot to gaze at the magnificent views surrounding the cliffs. It’s a laid back town with a bohemian feel; an amalgamation of culture and Caribbean experience. It’s home to Mayan people and fishermen. When you’re visiting this archeological town, don’t forget to spend your time in Akumal and Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve delightfully snorkeling and kayaking away your time. Moreover, you’re going to love the food here.

 

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