5 Unforgettable Natural Wonders to explore in Mexico

Mexico is one of my favourite countries to visit. With friendly locals and vibrant culture, it’s a country that is hard not to love. When it comes to natural diversity, Mexico has it all from snow-capped, lofty peaks to incredible beaches lined with palm trees. Encompassing over 1.92 million sq km there is just about every ecosystem you can imagine.

Here are 5 unforgettable natural sites to explore the next time you visit Mexico.

Lake Bacalar, Quintana Roo

This beautiful blue lagoon offers the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The dense jungle that surrounds the lake is home to fascinating Mayan archaeological zones. The historic fortress of San Felipe offers views of the stunning lagoon and is reminiscent of the age when pirates threatened the region.

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Lake Bacalar

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Campeche

Located at the base of the Yucatán Peninsula border with Guatemala, this jungle reserve is ab excellent place for tropical bird watching. Calakmul is one of the country’s largest protected natural areas. It’s also home to the Maya ruins of the same name.

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Calakmul Ruins

Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Guerrero

If your claustrophobic this one might not be for you.  Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa is best known for the Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Caverns. They of one of the largest cave systems in the world featuring 2 underground rivers.  You can reach the caves by a 2km guided hike.

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Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Las Coloradas, Yucatán

True to its name (translation: “the coloured one”) Las Coloradas is a salty pink lake with dazzling rose-hued water in Mexico’s Yucatan. Part of Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, a protected wetlands area that is home to animals like sea turtles, crocodiles, jaguars, flamingos and many kinds of sea birds.

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Pink lakes of La Coloradas

Tepozteco Hill, Morelos

Hike through the Mexican cloud forest to an ancient pyramid Tepoztecatl, the Aztec god of Pulque. The Pyramid overlooks the quaint town of Tepozlan known for its mysticism and production of Mezcal.

Is Mexico on your travel list?  If it isn’t it should be.  There is so much more to Mexico than Cancun and Los Cabos! 

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Michelle Gaudet | Certified Travel Counsellor | Adventure & Experiential Travel Specialist

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