The special corners in the Mexican Republic are infinite, however, there are some peculiar ones that have been recognized as ‘Magical Towns’. Places that have the magic, the color, the warmth and the wonder to earn this status. Points of which you can not miss at any time in your life whether for an adventure trip, romantic, family, without a doubt these places will surprise you. On this occasion, without order in particlar, we offer you the 10 Magical Towns that you have to visit as soon as possible.
- Bacalar, Quintana Roo
Door in which when you enter you will never want to escape. You will be struck by the beautiful Bacalar lagoon, with crystal clear water that offers a range of seven different colors. It goes back in the centuries with the stories of pirates that you can feel from the Fort of San Felipe, being hypnotized with the beautiful panoramic views. Founded in 415 AD, the squares, temples and architecture are preserved. Penetrate the jungle and discover Mayan cities, as well as the caves that take you to the Blue Cenote. The dye stick, to dye clothes, the handicrafts made by its inhabitants. Of course, in the lagoon, snorkeling, diving, boat ride and swimming await you.
2. Taxco, Guerrero
The soil of this town is its greatest virtue, where a large amount of silver comes from, earning the name of “The Silver Capital of the World”. Crafts with this precious metal range from earrings to large designs, made by the hands of its people. It retains its viceregal touch, like the Temple of Santa Prisca. Taxco belongs to the tourist area of the “sun triangle”. In 2002, it was granted the status of a magical town, being only the third to be recognized in this way. Art, captivating streets and alleys give you the history of this place, where you can find the “four winds” inn. Among the activities is knowing its 15 historical monuments and if you are of exotic tastes get ready to eat the famous jumiles.
3. Creel, Chihuahua
Monumental rock formations and mineral whims shelter this beautiful town in the heart of the Sierra Tarahumara. Forests, waterfalls, caves and an endless range of beauties made by nature, which you can see from the heights aboard the cable car. The tradition of the Rarámuri culture can be felt far and wide. Magical town that works wood, being one of its most important economic sources. Handicrafts made from palmilla and carved wood art. The Cristo Rey church, hot springs, or the wooded area of Valle Bisabírachi, and of course, the copper canyons. If you decide to go, you will find a great selection of hotels in Chihuahua .
4. Xilitla, San Luis Potosí
Pride of America awaits you to discover the only surreal garden on the continent, as well as being full of natural beauty. Exotic vegetation, sculptures inspired by magical symbols and waterfalls up to 70 meters high. It was declared a magical town in 2011, water abounds since it is the rainiest place in San Luis Potosí. Little industrialized, which has contributed to preserving indigenous cultures. Piloncillo and coffee work are basic. The Temple and former Augustinian convent, the Tincuilín canyon can be seen from the El Paraíso inn, the Tlamaya basement and the salt cave are places to visit. Enjoy the exquisite music and Huastecan dances.
5. Bernal, Querétaro
Impossible to get lost, when you guide yourself through its imposing rock that, in addition to being an attraction for those who like to climb, streets that could well be a maze. Colonial architecture, colors along its streets. The Temple of San Sebastián is one of the places to visit, in a corner that has served as the setting for several films. Bernal, was founded in 1647. The spring equinox is celebrated in the rock, attended by thousands of people. Definitely you cannot ignore it is to know its wine art in the different estates.
6. Real del Monte, Hidalgo
A mythical place full of stories that surround it in an incredible atmosphere, such as the story of the English clown who installed a circus, and according to the story, made Benito Juárez laugh himself. Although it seems a joke, an attraction is the pantheon, on the outskirts the landscapes to take photos are spectacular. Picturesque red gabled roof houses. In fact, it still extracts gold and silver from its old mines, and it is the inhabited place more than meters above sea level. The rich pastes, brought there by English miners, are enjoyed like nowhere. According to legend, the first soccer game in Mexico was held there.
7. Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Nature gave it the virtues to be a magical town for centuries, thanks to the waves that form there, making it the attraction of thousands of international tourists, surfers. Facing the Pacific Ocean, Todos Santos is the cradle of galleries where local artists expose their art reflected in painting, as well as the flavors that are cooked in this town. Only 80 km away is La Paz. An enigmatic place to visit is the Hotel California, which according to legend is related to the song by The Eagles. Artistic photos, crafts, jewelry and rhinestones are found at different points.
8. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
It is among trees and dense evils and fresh mist that is found in your magical town, full of life, colonial buildings, markets and you enjoy a delicious coffee. It is considered the intercultural capital of Chiapas, recognized as a magical town in 2003. Traditions and festivals abound in this place, among which the Fiesta del Dulce Niño de Jesús and La Garita “La Santa Cruz” stand out. In addition to enjoying its squares, temples and buildings, this place has some secret places, such as the Huitepec Reserve with exotic vegetation, El Arcotete, with its huge stone arch and an ecotourism park. Bread soup, Chanfaina and amaranth are part of its typical foods.
9. Tepoztlán, Morelos
Very close to Mexico City, in the foothills of Tepozteco, this magical town is located, enclosing a multifaceted tourist offer, for everyone’s taste. From esotericism, viceroyal, pre-Hispanic treasures, ecotourism and even extreme sports are offered here. Excellent for the weekend break, with beautiful hotels and inns. Pre-Hispanic dishes are part of the menu within gastronomy, as well as crafts and contemplating the abundance of stars that can be seen in its sky. To relax, a temazcal session and walk through its streets.
10. Valle de bravo, State of Mexico
It is looking out to a paradise that is crowned with an immense and beautiful lagoon in which you can practice a large number of water sports. The green color of its fauna to breathe the freshness, which can be enjoyed in paragliding, and thus, from the heights you will be struck by the beauty of the place. Natural corners where peace is breathed, with hospitality for all budgets, rich cuisine and fun for all ages. Adobe houses, cobbled streets, the pier, the paintings and sculptures of the Carmen Maranatha House of Prayer. Avandaro is only 30 minutes away, where the legendary rock concert took place in the 70’s. At the same, you can visit and stay in Mexico City .