Mexico is home to all manner of fun and memorable outdoor activities. Given that it is currently open to tourists, planning an upcoming trip to this country could be a great idea for a vacation! From serene swimming holes to stunning national parks, here are 10 outdoor adventures you’ll want to consider adding to your plans.
1.Kayaking in Baja
Whether you’re a kayaking expert or you’re wanting to try out your skills for the first time, a kayaking trip in Baja can make for a great time! Not only is the area home to stunning waters, but it is also frequented by wildlife such as whales that you may get to see!
2. Aktun Chen Park
See a gorgeous rainforest, an underground river, and view wildlife at this park! You can look forward to exploring this unique and wonderful area in a variety of ways, including a walking tour of the caves, a snorkeling trip in the underground river, or a ziplining adventure through the rainforest!
3. Cenote Dos Ojos
Cool off in a memorable swimming hole at Dos Ojos. This naturally occuring attraction actually consists of two cenotes attached via underground river. This first of the pools is generally more popular. It is the most easily accessible, as well as appearing quite welcoming and being well-lit. The second pool isn’t as popular, but could also be a great place for those looking for a more secluded swim.
4. Cascadas de Agua Azul
You won’t want to miss out on seeing these beautiful waterfalls! Located in the southern state of Chiapas, these falls boast both viewing spots as well as swimming spots. The waterfalls are well-known for their stunning blue hues, and are sure to make more a truly memorable excursion.
5. Cascada de Tamul
Another memorable waterfall in this gorgeous country, Cascada de Tamul is located in the state of San Luis Potosi. Accessible via hike or boating trip, you can look forward to taking a dip in the gorgeous waters surrounding the waterfall along with viewing the falls themselves.
This quaint paradise is accessible only by boat! Located approximately 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa is a small village that offers waterfront views, beautiful stretches of beach, and several shops. If you’re looking for an option to get away from it all, you’ll want to be sure to consider checking this location out!
7. Desierto de los Leones
This national park is a popular spot for all manner of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, and camping. The area is also home to a historic 15th-century convent. Many of the original buildings of the convent, now disused, are still accessible to this day. The park was formerly a private estate but nowadays is open to the public.
8. Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve
You won’t want to miss this stunning marine preserve! A great spot for snorkeling and scuba diving, you can look forward to seeing all manner of wildlife including hundreds of kinds of fish, coral reefs, and sea turtles. You can experience it yourself via various tours in the area, or explore the area on your own!
9. Rio Secreto
Located in Playa del Carmen, the Rio Secreto Nature Preserve is home to a gorgeous underground river and incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations. To visit this memorable and unique cave system, you’ll need to reserve a tour – traversing the caverns by yourself is not currently allowed. Once inside, you’ll hike through the underground river to see and experience this natural wonder firsthand!
10. Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
See some stunning underground caverns with a trip here! These caves are part of one of the largest cave systems in the world, meaning that they will make for a truly memorable experience! While the system is home to over 80 large caverns, only about 20 are open to the public – still plenty to explore on your trip here!
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