Mexico is a fantastic place to head to whether for a family vacation, for a romantic getaway or a group outing. Whether you want to lay on the beautiful and world renown beaches in the Caribbean, go for an outdoor adventure or simply travel back time and visit past civilizations...Mexico has surely something for everyone. Several hidden treasures are just waiting to be explored so join us as we discover the fascinating world of Mexico which these pictures of wonderful places holds.
We have here pictures of the Mexico’s best kept secrets and the best vacation destinations.
Cenotes or underground caverns and pools are the natural wonders found in Yucatan Mexico. More than 6000 cenotes are estimated to exist although only 2400 are registered.
Dzonot is what the Mayans call them but it was translated as cenote by the conquering Spaniards. The Mayans considered these as their sacred places, as for them cenotes represent the entrance to the underworld. Aside from being a source for freshwater, cenotes are magical, enigmatic and unique in the world.
You can see pictures of stalactites and stalagmites that form inside the cenotes are true natural works of art.
Cenotes come in 4 different types:
- completely underground
- land level like lake or pond (one found at Dzibilchaltun)
- open wells (one found in Chichen Itza)
These wells are ideal for swimming and cave diving however this is allowed only with a professional guide.
You can find here the pictures of Agua Azul, found in Chiapas Mexico wherein tourist and locals enjoy the translucent blue water cascades over travertine flowstone that has built up here for thousands of years. It’s a place of surreal beauty and a nice place to spend a sunny weekend.
The picture of Chichen Itza shows the remains of the Mayan empire. You can see here the massive and magnificent structure of the Pyramid of Kukulkan. This site was built 1,000 years ago and its monuments tell about the flourishing Mayan civilization before the Spanish conquest.
Located at the North of Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is easy to visit as you can take a quick trip from Cancun or Cozumel and their numerous Pacific Ocean resorts.
Being the symbols of the Mayan world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza ruins is one of the most visited places in Mexico. Temple of the Warriors, El Castillo, and El Caracol are also the other famous ruins that are worth exploring
The picture of Cozumel in this gallery simply tells that the place is a paradise to behold! It is an island in the Caribbean Sea, off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and near to the Yucatan Channel.
Cozumel Island is not only rich in history and a world famous diving spot; it has a beauty that stretches far beyond its spectacular shores.
Aside from tranquil oasis and the hospitable people in the area, you can find a lot of fun things to do in Cozumel. You can go fishing, diving, snorkeling, go horseback riding, off-road ATV adventure, swim with the dolphins and the Whale sharks, visit eco parks, other impressive Mayan ruins and more.
Cozumel offers more than just beautiful beaches and you can find this destination like no other.
Palenque is considered as one of the most important Mayan archaeological zones, which is also a must-see destination when you are in Mexico.
The ruins in Palenque sit in the heart of the tropical jungle. To reach the amazing ruins you need to go hiking amongst dense jungle vegetation and see plant and animal species in abundance. This tour is great for people who have a sense of adventure.
Mexico has countless must-see destinations and Bonampak is one of them. Here you can find small archeological sites that hold very significant relics.
The monolithic limestone stela and story-telling murals is what Bonampak is famous for. These monolithic limestone stela and story-telling murals provided archaeologists the clues to darker and violent past of the Mayans.
This place is ideal for those who study and are fascinated with the Mayan history.
There are still many beautiful and fantastic places to visit in Mexico. These are just a few of them which you can see in the pictures. So, if you are planning to have a wonderful vacation, Mexico can accommodate it for you.
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