The southeast of Mexico has a flavor of its own. Its tropical climate and relaxed energy make for ideal vacation destinations –it’s no wonder that most of the tourism in the country takes place here.
If you’re not aware, the Magic Towns (Pueblos Mágicos) program recognizes and supports small towns in Mexico with symbolic or historical value. There are more than a few in this part of the country, but we want to tell you about six of them that you cannot miss when you travel around the southeast. Let’s go!
1. Tapijulapa, Tabasco
Don’t worry too much about pronouncing it correctly, rather sit back and enjoy a truly hidden gem in the rainforest of Tabasco, where all buildings share the same color and wood finishes. Waterfalls, streams, caves and a beautiful river complete the experience. Only an hour away from City Express Villahermosa!
2. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
At this point, you have probably heard of San Cristobal, since it has become a shelter for retired Americans and hippie backpackers. However, the town hasn’t lost its essence, with the cultural dominance of the local indigenous people joining a bit of foreign influence, manifested in the form of hip restaurants, shops and cafes.
3. Palizada, Campeche
Charming colorful houses by the river, narrow cobbled streets, cute shops with gorgeous wooden crafts and furniture, a beautiful church, fresh goods at the market… just a wholesome, peaceful, wonderful tropical experience.
4. Valladolid, Yucatan
The perfect combination of history, colonial beauty, natural attractions, exquisite cuisine and a vibrant, cultural scene. From stunning churches to breathtaking cenotes and charming boutiques, there’s never a shortage of things to discover here.
5. Bacalar, Quintana Roo
Sometimes, all you want to do is just chill in a beautiful lake and enjoy the sound of birds and some sunset views. If this sounds like your perfect vacation, Bacalar is for you. The charming town, nearby ruins and cenotes will make your dreamy trip complete. A 30 minute drive from City Express Chetumal!
6. Tulum, Quintana Roo
This paradise by the Caribbean needs no introduction. Amazing morning views, exciting restaurant scene, hip fashion boutiques, best DJs in the world every weekend, world class spas, you name it. Tulum has it all!
Travel through the southeast of Mexico and discover all of these fascinating Magic Towns, each one of them has a flavor of its own and will reveal a new side of the country. See you at the City Express hotels on the way!