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Travel Southern Mexico

By Gabriela Noguez |

The adventure continues as we visit new sites where culture, nature and history blend together.


In a previous article we told you a little bit about the many places there are to visit in Campeche and Yucatan. Today we’ll take a new route departing from the state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico. Only an hour away from Tulum, nestled in the jungle, the adventure begins in a small village called Pac-Chen.


We recommend wearing tennis shoes and being ready to have fun because there you’ll enjoy an unequal experience. Prepare to rappel down to the Jaguar natural well where you can freshen up amidst the warm weather and the humid climate in the area. The journey continues with a walk in the jungle, but during this second activity, you’ll also have to hold on to a zip line harness in order to cross the Caiman natural well. If you think that’s all there is to it, think again. You’ll still have to cross a lagoon and put your rowing skills to test because you’ll cross on a canoe. You can’t miss the chance to live this natural adventure!


Continue on the way to Bacalar, a place that is considered a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town). Again, nature and history come together in one single spot. Stop for a moment to gaze at theLagoon of Seven Colors, one of the most beautiful in Quintana Roo. If you look closely, you’ll be able to see the Fort of San Felipe, built in the 18th century with the purpose of protecting the town from pirate attacks. Nowadays it houses a namesake museum.


The tour along southeast Mexico is almost over, but before going back home, finish your trip the best possible way by visiting Chiapas. There, the first place you should go to is Palenque, a Mayan city. Going to this archaeological site is a must, but go there early so that you can visit each construction calmly, when there are less tourists and the sun is not so suffocating.

Make the last stop of this route in Cascadas de Agua Azul (Blue-water Falls). Prepare to take in a fairytale’s landscape; you won’t believe your eyes with this gift nature offers.

DINKtravelers invites you to discover these and many other places that are part of southeast Mexico. Ready to travel?