It’s hard to imagine that a prime holiday destination spot like Mexico can still have unexplored places to go to. Perhaps this is the beauty of this paradise; the element of delightful surprise. If you’re spending a holiday in Mexico, here are some of the unexplored tourist destination hotspots. Some of these places are not part of the mainstream tourism route, ideal for some quiet time with yourself and your friends.
The Yucatan Peninsula
Mexico has long been popular because of its prime beaches like those found in Cancun. What most travellers and even Mexicans don’t know is that there are other beaches in Mexico which are the complete antithesis of the Cancun beaches when it comes to crowd and party scene; making it an ideal place for some quiet time. If there’s one place in Mexico where you can experience this, it’s in Yucatan.
Yucatan is located at the western part of the Yucatan Peninsula facing the Gulf of Mexico just east of the Quintana Roo where you can find the infamous Cancun. The most famous attraction of Yucatan is its Mayan archaeological sites like Chichen Itza and the Sacred Cenote. Thus, make sure to explore the site before leaving Yucatan.
Another fun-filled activity you can experience in Yucatan is a dip in Cenotes. Cenotes are nature formed underground lakes and freshwater pools. Some of the Cenotes are collapsed caves; imagine dipping in a big bath tub under the big sunny skies, you can have that experience by visiting some of the dozen Cenotes along the Maya Highway just south of Cancun.
The Home of the Campechanos
The State of Campeche is also one of Mexico’s rising tourist hot spots. Not yet part of the mainstream tourism scene, the buzz about Campeche is its rich architectural history. The fact that the state capital of Campeche was declared a World Heritage Site speaks volumes about the historical importance of the structures you can find in Campeche. Here are some of these iconic architectural structures you can visit.
The San Jose el Alto and San Miguel Fort is a magnificent structure nestling just a top of hills in the city of Campeche. Undiminished by time, this fortress still looks as it is during its prime. Today, this once site for military fortification is now a museum where visitors, local and international can visit.
Campeche Cathedral is also one of Mexico’s iconic churches and one of the highlights in your Campeche visit. The Campeche Cathedral is conveniently located in the main square of the city.
The Mayan city of Edzna is also one of Campeche’s prime tourist attractions. It was inhabited from 600 B.C. to 1000 A.D., it was once a thriving Mayan community. In fact there are even Mayan temples in this part of Campeche that is taller than the infamous Chichen Itza.
Recommended Accommodation Itinerary
One of the best places to stay in, when visiting Mexico, is booking for resort hotels like Barcelo Maya Tropical. With hotel resorts, your day will never be boring. Even the simple activity of enjoying the hotel pool can be a splendid experience.
So when visiting this part of Mexico, try exploring Yucatan and Campeche to spice up your holiday and experiencing something different other than the usual beach scene.