10 surreal destinations in Mexico will make your head spin for sure

If you are on the look for stunning beaches, ancient ruins,... or awesome food, then Mexico has it all. Mexico is an awesome country for you to explore. There are many interesting destinations, some even unreal and you might never hear their name before. Here are 10 surreal destinations in Mexico that will make your head spin for sure.

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1. Cenote Angelita

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Cenote Angelita

Cenote Angelita definitely is a dream for every scuba diver. It is not just a geological wonder, but also an underwater river. With its fresh water, Cenote Angelita is a great place to soak in the water and explore the marine life.

2. Xilitla

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Xilitla is home to Las Pozas

Xilitla is regarded as the most magical site of San Luis Potosi. It is filled with magnificent landscapes, pouring rivers and rocky mountains. Especially, Xilitla is a haven of Las Pozas - a dream-like garden of Salvador Dali.

3. Nido de Quetzalcoatl

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Let spend a night at Nido de Quetzalcoatl

Come and dream in Nido de Quetzalcoatl – a preserved caves with its surreal appearance. In fact, it is the home of architect Javier Senosiain, the house is created by his idea that combines the beauty of man-made and nature. It is one of the most unreal architectural works on Earth; you can spend a night here to have a deeper sense of architecture.

4. Laguna Bacalar

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Bacalar is located in Quintana, Mexico

Located in Quintana, Mexico, Bacalar is the lake of seven colors in Mexico as the white sandy bottom and the water is sparking. This azura lake gives you opportunities for swimming, camping, kayaking and just staring at the lake lazily.

No doubt that Laguna Bacalar should be on your bucket list.

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5. San José del Pacífico

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The panoramic view that San José del Pacífico offers.

Do you want to get a tremendous view? San José del Pacífico give it in a superior way to you. You can see the Pacific Ocean clearly far below as it is a mountaintop town in Mexico. It is totally a place for you to get off the beaten path for a few days. The village features some decent restaurants and rustic hotels.

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Watching spectacular sunset at San José del Pacífico

Some interesting activities you try are: basking in the sun, hiking to the viewpoints, watching spectacular sunsets, reading by a fireplace, or eating mushrooms.

6. Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands

Get bored with sandy beaches, then hidden beach in Marieta Islands is a wonderful play to visit in Mexico. What makes the Hidden Beach different from other normal beaches? It is invisible from outside, the only way to access is by swimming or kayaking through an underwater tunnel that links to the Pacific Ocean.

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Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands

Only a few kilometers from the coast of Nayarit, Mexico, the Marieta Islands is a hot spot for nature lovers worldwide thanks to the abundance of marine life. You can see whales, dolphins and a plenty of tropical fish here as the place is protected legally from any fishing, hunting or human acts. This little gem is an hour away from the coast of Puerto Vallarta by boat. It was named “beach of love” (Playa del Amor) or “hidden beach” and is only accessed when the tide is low.

7. Hierve el Agua

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A strange wonder of Mexico - Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua is a can-not-miss place in Mexico, and you will not regret when visiting this one of 10 surreal destinations in Mexico. Hierve el Agua is actually a set of two petrified waterfalls that located right in the middle of a valley in Oaxaca, Mexico. What’s even more fascinating? Two hot springs are at the top of the waterfalls that you can soak in and capture amazing moments in life.

  • Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm

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8. Cancun underwater museum

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Cancun underwater museum

Have you ever seen an underwater museum? If not, why don’t give yourself a chance to explore Cancun Underwater museum? This is really a strange museum when being situated under the Caribbean Ocean between Isla Mujeres and Cancun. It features seven exhibits including more than 500 sculptures covered with polyps of Coral. With the success of the project, Cancun has become the biggest artificial reef in the world.

9. Yaxchilan

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Yaxchilan is a hot spot for you to visit

If you are into history and want to explore ruins of temples, Yaxchilan is a hot spot for you to visit. It is an ancient city on the bank of the Usumacinta River, Chiapas, Mexico. Yaxchilan is famous for its facades and stone lintels carved with ceremonial scenes. Abandoned around AD 810, Yaxchilan is now home to howler and spider monkeys. The only way to access this place is by boat.

  • Opening hour: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Phone number: +52 961 612 2824

10. Naica Mines

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There is a Mexican crystal cave that is best kept secret and discovered by chance

Discovered by two miners in 2001, this crystal cave is mistaken for Superman’s Arctic lair. Located about 300 meters below the earth, this stunning cave of crystals was only found less than 20 years ago though they were formed hundreds of year ago, some of the crystals are as long as 15 metres, regarded as some of the largest crystals in the world.

Naica is so surreal and unique that there is almost no chance to find another place like this on earth.

To get access to this weird museum, you have to be equipped with a snorkel mask or a scuba tank.

  • Address: Km. 15.3, Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Mexico
  • Opening hour 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Phone number: +52 998 206 0182

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