5 Best Hidden Gems in Mexico

Did you know Mexico is one of the most popular destinations in America? There is something for all kinds of travelers: nature lovers, foodies, art lovers, history buffs, sports enthusiasts and even yogis. Are you planning a trip to Mexico? Here are just a few hidden gems in Mexico that promise an unforgettable experience. 

Bacalar Lagoon

Bacalar Lagoon is the second-largest freshwater lake in Mexico and often referred to as the “Lagoon of Seven Colors”. This freshwater lake is in the Yucatan Peninsula and boasts different shades of blue that shift under the sun. In the shallows of the water, you will see bright blues, and in the deeper areas, you will see dark Indigo blues. This lake is also a perfect spot for water sports like kayaking and boating. 

Besides its stunning water, Bacalar has a rich history and boasts attraction sites like Pirate’s Channel and Isla de Los Pájaros. While exploring the area, you might come across the Cenote Azul, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Holbox Island

Holbox is one of the best beach towns in Mexico and a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities. This island is about 20 years old and gives off the serenity of a small fishing village. The reason for Holbox Island’s rustic charm is the absence of modern life. For instance, the island doesn’t have cars, street lights, or tourist shops. It’s just a village with roads paved with beach sand and beaches with crystal clear waters. The beach here is the major highlight; it is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, even better if you are with a romantic partner. In the evening, the water experiences a phenomenon known as bioluminescence, resulting in a display of light that will make you feel at peace. Holbox is also very famous for its whale shark. 


Teotihuacan is one of the most fascinating cities in Mexico. It is an ancient city established around 200 BCE and inhabited by people until the 7th and 8th centuries. This site has a rich cultural and historical significance, and one of the major highlights here are the pyramids: the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world, standing at 75 meters tall. Teotihuacan also features a mural known as the Mural of Feathered Serpent. Apart from the monuments, Teotihuacan offers opportunities for people to explore the local cuisine, history, and cultural events all year round.

Guanajuato City

This city in Mexico is a perfect postcard: it’s like being in a painting with its quaint streets, colorful buildings, and winding alleyways. One of the highlights of this city is the Guanajuato Funicular, with its panoramic views of the urban landscape. From the top, you will see historic monuments, terracotta rooftops, and buildings reminiscent of old European villages.Guanajuato City is also very vibrant and hosts many festivals around the year, including the biggest Mexican festival, the International Cervantino Festival, in October. This festival celebrates art, culture and history by featuring mind-blowing performances and exhibitions that invite people from all over the world. 

El Chepe

El Chepe offers people one of the most exciting rail trips in Mexico. It is a Mexico luxury train that travels for over 9 hours through the high-altitude mountains of Northern Mexico. During this journey, the train will stop along some sites and villages considered hidden gems in Mexico. Some stops include Batopilas, which boasts colorful houses, Cerocahui with beautiful vineyards and Copper Canyon, four times the size of the Grand Canyon. 

Bottom line

Now that you know some of the hidden gems in Mexico, you can use them as travel inspiration to inspire the bucket list for your trip to this country. If you plan your trip to reach these hidden gems, you will experience the best Mexican experience!