Travel Tips: 7 Places in Mexico you did not know even existed and other travel tips.
Agua azul waterfalls.- This wonder is located in the beautiful state of Chiapas right in the middle of the Lacandon Jungle. If you ever go to the Mayan archeological site “Palenque” you can’t miss this natural beauty. Its turquoise color is caused by carbonated salts and minerals. Just to throw an interested fact, Chiapas has 9 different ecosystems, it is not purely jungle. It is amazing when you are driving up a mountain you can see the warm jungle transforming into cold woods.
Marieta Islands.- Located just a few minutes boat ride away, called by locals “Hidden Beach”. Catch your ride from Punta Mita, a town a few minutes away from Puerto Vallarta. Only look for authorized tours, they are the only one allowed to get there. Actually the boats do not take all the way. Getting there is a little adventure. Once you get out the boat, you have to swim through a tunnel, the price is the amazing “hidden beach” that is breathtaking.
Sumidero Canyon.- This is another wonder from the state of Chiapas. It is just minutes away from Tuxtla Gutierrez, the main city and capital for the region, and main airport. So as soon as you drop off the plane you can go directly to this magnificent site.
Montebello Lakes.- Within the Montebello Lakes National Park, also located in Chiapas you can find a natural complex composed of beautiful turquoise coloured lakes that is not considered a natural paradise for the color alone, but the entire surroundings. The beautiful lakes are just the cherry on the pie.
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.- This site is located in the state of Michoacan. It is a protected ecosystem in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Every year millions of Monarch butterflies make a stop in their annual migration this place, offering a natural spectacle like no other when millions of these creatures cover trees and the rest of the landscape and dye the view in its beautiful orange.
The Cave of Swallows.- It is 376m (1233 ft) deep. This is considered by many the most beautiful vertical cave in the world. As time goes by and more people know of this place, skydivers are some of the tourism attracted to this place. It is the home of a bird species known as swifts often confused with swallows. This is where this place gets its name. To descend down this cave means getting surrounded in a world with different rules, especially if you get to see the magnificent sunrise when thousands of swifts fly out the cave in a spiral manner, spectacular view.
Las Pozas Garden of Xilitla. – This man made wonder is found in the state of San Luis Potosi in the middle of waterfalls and natural pool. Many say this surreal garden evokes the Garden of Eden. Although this place may look like the ruins of some ancient civilization, it is actually the art work of the eccentric British millionaire, Edward James. He actually arrives to Mexico with the idea of building a Garden of Eden and handpicked himself this spot near the town of Xilitla, San Luis Potosi.
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