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5 undiscovered places in Mexico to visit

by Antonio Nuño on April 12, 2022

5 undiscovered places in Mexico to visit

You may know Mexico for our amazing beaches, and yes, we do have amazing beaches, but there are also other great places to visit and not that touristic or full of people. 

Places with multicolored lagoons, colonial forts, and even whole regions filled with waterfalls that few travelers have ever seen before.

Here are a few cool places we selected for you that you might want to have on the travel radar for your next trip to Mexico. 


In a small town in southwestern México State, an hour and a half from Mexico City, an important Mexica-Tenochca (Aztec) ceremonial-administrative site was built on the south side Texcaltepec (Hill of the Idols). 

The site comprises a set of buildings dating from the early sixteenth century. The most exceptional is known as the Monolithic Temple, or Cuauhcalli, a truncated pyramid worked directly from volcanic tuff, a unique example in ancient Mexico of stone carving of enormous dimensions.


The town of Bacalar it's one of Mexico's charming towns called "pueblos mágicos" and is marked out by the muscular Fuerte de San Felipe – an old pirate-fighting citadel! Around that spreads the so-called Lagoon of Seven Colors, named for the patchwork of emeralds and turquoise blues that abound.

Head out by kayak or boat, and you'll encounter deep cenotes, shallow swimming spots, and secret bars nestled between the mangroves.


Cuetzalan is a mountain town in Mexico's south-central state of Puebla. It's known for its Sunday tianguis and weekly street markets with stalls selling indigenous handicrafts and produce. A considerable part of the appeal of Cuetzalan is the many many adventures hiding just outside of the city. Spend a few more days here to soak in the sites of ancient ruins, visit tumbling waterfalls, take a swim in a "dog's paw" pool, or take in the views of the mountains around you. 

Xochimilco (La Isla de las Muñecas) 

The Island of the Dolls, located in the channels of Xochimilco, south of the center of Mexico City, is one of the main attractions of the channels.

 Dolls of various styles and colors are found throughout the island, placed initially by the island's former owner, Julián Santana Barrera. He believed that dolls helped to chase away the spirit of a girl who drowned years ago. He died in 2001 of a heart attack. Sources say he was close to the same spot where the girl drowned.

Huasteca Potosina 

La Huasteca Potosina, a picturesque sub-region in Mexico's state of San Luis Potosi, is home to some of the most stunning waterfalls, turquoise blue rivers, and fascinating attractions in all of Mexico.

Waterfalls of milky blue spill from lush sierras dressed in wild jungles, making it a place to kayak, hike, search for exotic birds, and hop orchid flowers on the trails. Waterfalls of this region beat the infamous Instagrammable Bali waterfalls, especially the Tamasopo ones.