The 5 magical towns in Mexico that you must visit

Mexico is a country that screams cultural richness, being recognized worldwide for its traditions, gastronomy, extraordinary landscapes and architecture. Did you know that Mexico has 132 official magical towns? Magical towns are unique places that outstand for having specific characteristics in color, history or legends. They’re places full of magic in every corner.

Are you going to Mexico for tourism? Here you’ll find a list of the 5 most popular magical towns, as well as a little extract of their history and the reasons why you should add them to your bucket list:

1.- Cholula, Puebla

This city is located on East Mexico and it has a very interesting story because it possesses 37 churches, a high number in comparison to the city’s size. This is a consequence of the city being built over the territory of an important indigenous civilization that owned lots of temples, which served as a base for the actual buildings.

Why you should visit Cholula: It’s a city that combines the modern and the prehispanic of the past. Its architectural beauty can’t be compared. And you will not only see impressive buildings, you will also be able to visit museums and street markets that will make your experience unforgettable.

Cholula, Puebla


2.- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

Different from Cholula, in this city located at the south of the country you can observe a neoclassic style combined with the colors of Mexican handicrafts and festivities.

Why you should visit San Cristobal: It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, it conserves the colonial image from centuries back and reflects everyday traditional lifestyle, being center for numerous artisans that travel long distances to sell their products wearing typical clothing.

San Cristobal de las Casas


3.- Tequila, Jalisco

The most popular and known for its name and the experiences you can live there. Here, the best tequilas in the world are produced, a globally recognized product.

Why you should visit Tequila: Tequila, the blue land, houses important distilleries dating back to 1600. If you’re a tequila lover, definitely this is a place you shouldn’t miss. In addition, in downtown you’ll find churches, temples, restaurants, and bars that are worth visiting.

Tequila, Jalisco


4.- Papantla, Veracruz

The city of noisy birds. Probably you’ve heard about it for its famous Ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla, a ritual where the fliers launch themselves from the top of a pole up to 150 feet in height.

Why you should visit Papantla: It’s a picturesque place, full of festivities and music. Here you will delight yourself with a spectacle full of emotion and enjoy the richness of the region. In Papantla there is an archeological zone called Tajin that belonged to Totonacan culture and it’s one of the most important religious centers of Mesoamerica.

Papantla, Veracruz


5.- Izamal, Yucatán

The most peculiar and unforgettable. This small city, located in the state of Yucatán is characterized for being all of one color. Founded in 17th century over the remaining of a Mayan city, it was all painted yellow at the will of the local citizens and government, to represent elegance combined with the regional context.

Why you should visit Izamal: Apart from its unique beauty, the city is surrounded by hills that you can scale and get stunning views. The main convent is host of many important events, and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll be able to watch traditional ceremonies.

Izamal, Yucatán


That was the list of the 5 most popular magical towns in Mexico you must visit before you die. What do you think about this magical town selection? Have you visited them? Which ones are your favorites? Mention them in the comments.

Are you looking to make the most of your visit? We recommend you to investigate on advance important dates and festivities so you can live the full experience. Also you need to try the local gastronomy and get delighted by new flavors. Lastly, don’t forget to purchase local products so you can remember your trip forever, in our next blog we will show you options of artisanal handicrafts that you can buy at local markets. Don’t forget to follow us so you are updated of our future postings, where you could find information about history, fashion, travel, tourism, and more.

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