Travelling Expedition: Mexico’s Unexplored Parts

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.

Yucatan Mexico Chichen Itza

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.

Cenote Ikil Yucatan Mexico

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.

Cenote Ikil Mexico

Of course there are so many awesome things things to do in Mexico!  If you are planning to visit Cancun, be sure to head south as the entire area is great for family travel.  There is so much to do and see around Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

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6 thoughts on “Travelling Expedition: Mexico’s Unexplored Parts

  1. Nice! I like the idea when you mentioned that these unexplored tourist destination hotspots in Mexico are great places to explore since it’s not yet well known and I can see that these are all worth to visit especially when I travel with my family. I love traveling and I just love the fact the thought that exploring different places are cool for me to learn and share with my family too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. that seems so long ago! thanx for the memories of when I babysat while you two were gone and I knocked a lamp over (playing ball in the house).

  3. I agree, my parents go to Progresso which is so adorable and not too far from Merida if they need a dose of the city and yet far enough to enjoy the serenity.

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