Mexico is a popular tourist destination in the world, and this is because it is filled with a vast array of natural treasures that are just waiting to be discovered. With so many great spots in Mexico for nature lovers, you can be spoilt for choice. It is not only easily accessible and culturally enriching, but there is a broad range of options available especially for the nature lovers. Apart from enjoying the cultural bonanza of the cities, one can explore the historical sites and expansive beaches in Mexico. There are plenty of lesser-explored nature reserves and other locales of the diverse Mexico.
Here are a few must visit places with amazing landscapes and natural delights which make holidays in Mexico a pure delight –
Sotano de las Golondrinas
Also known as the “the Cave of Swallows,” the cave shaft is about 1400 feet and is the largest known in Mexico. Located in San Luis Potosí, the second deepest pit boasts of a multitude of birds, such as green parakeets, swifts who have their homes in the cave walls.
Copper Canyon is appreciated for its rugged and stunning natural scenery. Known as the Barrancas del Cobre, the fascinating site is situated in Chihuahua and comprises of a network of canyons, which are deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Enjoy the natural beauty as you ride on the Copper Canyon railway.
Monarch Butterfly Reserves
Monarch Butterfly Reserves will leave you in awe when you look at those thousands of butterflies fluttering in the air. Some of those butterflies have flown 2000 miles all the way from Canada. Millions of butterflies make this mind-boggling trip every year.
Tan: Mérida, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza
The state of Yucatan is famous for its historical and archeological sites. Visitors love to explore the Mayan culture and the famous Mayan Pyramid, Ek Balam, and Mayapan along with the Mayan routes to the nearby sites. Uxmal ruins are a World Heritage, and travelers find the trip to be worth it.
Sahuatoba Park and Acapulco
There are hundreds of animals from more than sixty different species in the Sahuatoba Park. You get to see deer, snakes, lions and monkeys in recreated natural habitats. Acapulco has a small zoo which boasts of giraffes, crocodile, monkeys, giraffes and iguanas as well as tigers and lions.
Yucatan Peninsula for Whale Sharks
Head towards the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula to watch the largest fish in the sea, just off the Caribbean. Get up close and personal with those giants or go for a diving excursion in Cancun, where you can watch these gentle giants come to feed. This is a must visit when you are backpacking Mexico.
Cenotes and underground rivers
The Yucatan Peninsula is well known for its distinctive geological feature made of limestone. There are many sinkholes and tunnels in the porous limestone that are connected by underground rivers. These are looked upon to be the underworld passageways and it is a fascinating experience to explore the cenotes.
The above are just a few of the most popular destinations for tourists looking for nature in Mexico.