Secret Mexico spots (don’t tell anyone!)

If you’re considering a vacation in Mexico, you’ll never lack for things to do. With beautiful weather, spectacular beaches, great food, and a vibrant culture, Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations for today’s travelers. The country is home to a great variety of tourist attractions to satisfy every traveler’s idea of the perfect vacation experience.

Many consider Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Cozumel to be the best places to vacation in Mexico which has made them extremely popular with tourists visiting the country. But, perhaps you’re looking for something a little less “touristy,” more low key, and with fewer people.

If so, try one of these secret Mexico vacation spots on your next trip.

Have you heard of these places?

Looking for some vacation spots in Mexico that are more off the beaten path? These are just a few of the country’s best kept secrets:

Yelapa, a small beach town nestled in a cove twenty miles south of Puerto Vallarta, is only accessible by boat. Surrounded by mountains, jungle, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Yelapa, called Mexico’s “last authentic beach town” by many, is home to a handful of thatched-roof restaurants, secluded beaches, and 60s style beach bars where you can sip your favorite beer in a hammock under some shady palms.

If you’re looking for yoga and some much-needed relaxation on your vacation, San Pancho, located in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit along the Pacific coastline, is the perfect spot for you.  Surrounded by nature’s beauty, there are several yoga studios in the city, offering a different kind of peace and relaxation from the more popular Puerto Vallarta or Sayulita. 

Isla Mujeres, located on the Caribbean, offers visitors an alternative to the party scene of Cancun and the popular tourist destinations like Quintana Roo. It’s a quieter, more relaxed way to enjoy a vacation to the Yucatan. Take an underwater scuba tour of an underwater sculpture museum, swim with whale sharks, or simply hang out on one of the island’s beautiful beaches, and take in the breathtaking waters of the Caribbean.

If you’re more of an outdoor adventurer, plan a visit to Copper Canyon. Known for its reddish colored walls, Copper Canyon is actually a series of six canyons that stretch through north-central Mexico. With great hiking trails and small towns along the way, you’ll want to spend a few days exploring this out of the way place. One “must thing” to do is to ride the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway which runs the length of the Canyon for some of the best views of this out-of-the way gem.

One more for good measure….

Listed as one of the safest cities in Mexico, Merida is a colonial town that dates back to the 16th century. Located in Yucatan, exploring the city will offer you a glimpse into the rich culture and history of Mexico.

No matter what type of Mexican vacation you’re planning, you need to know how to get your Mexican Tourist Cards which are required of all foreign travelers entering the county.  

And, to get into the mood for your Mexican adventure, try reading some exciting novels about Mexico!

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