Whether you would like to explore the jungle, relax and enjoy the sun on paradisiacal beaches, or sightsee bright historic towns, Mexico offers a diverse range of destinations for its visitors. While most people who visit Mexico stick to popular vacation spots such as the Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Cabo San Lucas, there is a lot more waiting to be explored.

Here are the top five underrated travel destinations in Mexico you should see on your next visit.

Puebla

The city of Puebla lies to the east of Mexico City, overlooking the country’s most famous volcanoes and beautiful mountains. The town is lively and fascinating, giving you a unique twist and experience of life in Mexico. Puebla bursts with culture. You can find local cuisines such as Mole Poblano, “cemitas,” and “tacos al arabe” at reputable street food stands. The city also holds a balance of rich history and modernity with the Renaissance-era cathedral- Puebla Cathedral and a museum that boasts of a collection of cutting-edge modern exhibitions and stunning artifacts that shed light on the cultural history of the people.

Chiapas

The Mexican State of Chiapas is truly magical. Here, in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, surrounded by rainforests on the state’s northern border, there are lakes, waterfalls, and magnificent archaeological sites. The striking structures are built with outstanding craftsmanship, and the on-site museum displays plaster hieroglyphs, intricately carved panels, and remarkable clay yields. The incredible details of sculpture and frescoes have revealed to archaeologists much of what they currently know about Maya’s life. You can bathe in the incredibly blue Agua Azul water running over a smooth, sun-lit limestone riverbed.

Toluca

The humble city of Toluca is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Mexico. The city has numerous activities to offer Mexican residents and tourists a break from the frequently visited tourist sights the country offers. From hiking across beautiful sights of the Nevado de Toluca peak to exploring botany life in lively botanical gardens in Queretaro, the city of Toluca has it all. There are also affordable accommodations such as fantastic holiday inns and hotels in Toluca Mexico, to pick from. 

Puerto Escondido

Hidden on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, this tranquil fishing village is a popular, budget-friendly destination in Mexico. It is still growing into an increasingly popular vacation spot. Although it’s known amongst surfers, Puerto Escondido offers more. Beach Break attracts surfers worldwide from May to July, where sea waves can reach more than 30 feet. However, if you are not into surfing, you can explore the authentic Mexican culture and the lively outdoor food and market experience the city offers.

Mexico City

The largest city in North America and the capital of Mexico, Mexico City is a destination that offers a unique Mexican experience. Despite this, the beauty of this location has been limited to the much-visited beaches causing many to miss out on all that it has to offer. For instance, you can explore the artistic residence of La Casa Azul in the enchanting Coyoacan District, the grand National Museum of Anthropology, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes. There is much more to find throughout the city from street art, nightlife, and tempting meals.

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