The Magical Towns in Mexico are filled with legends and symbolism; they have historical importance that enhances the national identity. These destinations have special magic that connects the visitor with the town’s roots and traditions. There are currently 132 Pueblos Magicos that attract visitors from all over the world. Here are ten Magical Towns you simply can’t miss.
Tulum, Quintana Roo
Tulum, a Magical Town overlooking the Caribbean Sea, is a sight unlike any other in the world. The entire town has so many archeological wonders and unique landscapes. There are numerous activities you can indulge in while enjoying your trip here. Tour the Mayan city, go snorkeling or diving in the stunning cenotes or swim in the beautiful Caribbean ocean.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Iconic San Miguel de Allende is located in the central highlands of Mexico and is famous for its Baroque architecture, lively atmosphere, and colorful streets. This magical town is a popular destination for travelers looking to admire the colonial city while enjoying its fine dining, music, art, and history on these centuries-old streets.
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
The underground waters that descend from the Sierra La Laguna give rise to this oasis in the middle of the desert peninsula. In addition to its vegetation exuberance, Todos Santos has other charms that are slowly revealed to its visitors. The beauty of the nearby beaches, perfect for surfing, its artistic community, its small hotels with excellent service, and its surprising gastronomic offer.
Santiago de Bernal, Queretaro
Santiago de Bernal is the perfect weekend getaway spot. A serene, small, and picturesque place, with its proximity to Mexico City, is just one of its many perks. Located a short distance away from the Magical Town of Tequisquiapan, it is also part of the state’s wine country. The monolith has given this town the reputation to be filled with positive energy, attracting tourists searching for spiritual and shamanic experiences.
The lakeside town of Ajijic was designated Magical Town in 2020. Just an hour’s drive from Guadalajara, Ajijic is known for its vicinity to Chapala lake, the largest lake in Mexico. Its mountainous landscape offers a beautiful view; visit the lake or stroll its majestic waterfront promenade. This is simply one of Mexico’s most colorful towns.
Teotihuacan, Estado de México
San Juan Teotihuacán attracts tourism from all over the world for the mysteries hidden in its archaeological ruins, the legacy of a civilization even older than the splendid city of Tenochtitlan. Located 30 miles from Mexico City, you can’t miss the pilgrimage to the pyramids of this magical place once considered the City of the Gods.
Tequila is a magical town that you have to include in your bucket list. Its enigmatic landscapes and vast culture make it an oasis for lovers of history and nature. In addition, it is recognized for the production of Mexico’s most famous drink, tequila. If you are a fan of this drink, you will enjoy visiting the town where it was created, its process of elaboration, and the legends behind it.
It was named Magical Town in 2010, thanks to its history, tradition, gastronomy, and crafts. This incredible destination is protected by the mountain El Tepozteco, famous for the remains of the pyramid built on its top. Considered a place full of mysticism and a relaxing environment, this is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.
Cholula is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world. It is regarded as a Magical Town thanks to its history, traditions, art, legends, and beauty. Its pyramid, the largest in the world, was a majestic center of worship and commerce. The Virgen de los Remedios Catholic temple was built on top of the pyramid after the Spanish conquest and a top tourist attraction.
This quaint small town with narrow cobbled streets, surrounded by colonial buildings that finish in an imposing cathedral of viceregal architecture, makes Taxco one of the most endearing Magical Towns in all of Mexico. Known for the ancient silver mining tradition, you will find silver jewelry and art, recognized worldwide for its quality and originality.
Mexico, without a doubt, is a country full of magic; every corner has destinations waiting to be explored. Don’t think twice and venture to discover more of Mexico and its incredible Magical Towns.
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