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Natural & Man-Made Wonders In Mexico

Mexico is an amazingly large and diverse country, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and through a wide array of different climates. Sure, it also has some of the best beaches in the world in the Riviera Maya, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta, but there is much more to see and do when visiting Mexico. Here you have seven of the most stunning natural and man-made wonders in Mexico.

Cañón Del Sumidero

Cañón del Sumidero
Located in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, is both a World Heritage Site and part of a National Park with the same name covering a protected area of 53,840 acres. The Grijalva River runs for over 8 miles through the natural canyon, which has impressive vertical walls that reach up to 3,300 ft. There is a Dam on its north end and several protected species of fauna, including the river crocodile.

Until 1960, the canyon was mostly unexplored as different expeditions had tragic endings, which prompted legends and stories about witchcraft in the area and the particular ferocity of the crocodiles. Nowadays, it’s a major tourist spot with over 300,000 visitors per year, who get on boat trips through the Grijalva waters and marvel at the natural and archaeologic wonders of the park.

 

Barrancas Del Cobre Mexico

Barrancas del Cobre
Also known as the Copper Canyon, the Barrancas del Cobre is a group of six canyons in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. The canyons are part of the Sierra Tarahumara, home the people of the same name. With no doubt, what has made the Barrancas famous is the fact that the canyons are bigger, higher and deeper than the Great Canyon. It also has its very unique train trip called “El Chepe” that takes visitors through a side of Mexico mostly unknown to foreigners.

 

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Maybe the most famous tourist spot in all of Mexico. Famously, named one of the “Seven Modern Wonders of the World” and declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Chichen Itza is one of the best preserved and most extraordinary Mayan archaeological sites. Only in 2017, it received over 2.6 million visitors. During the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, the main pyramid offers an extraordinary spectacle with the sunlight and the shadows it produces, creating the effect of a serpent, as the building is in effect the Temple of Kukulkan, “the feathered serpent”. An impressive feat of architecture, math, and astronomy by the ancient Mayans.

 

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Located in the central Mexican states of Michoacan and Estado de Mexico, this World Heritage Site is a spectacular mountainous forest home to millions of over-wintering Monarch butterflies that travel all the way from Canada to enjoy the warmer temperatures of Mexico from November to March every year.

 

Castle Chapultepec

Chapultepec Forest & Castle
Recently put in the spotlight by a viral video from a Canadian student, Chapultepec is one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere (famously larger than Central Park). It includes a zoo, a lake with boats, hammocks, plenty of street food, several restaurants, a theme park, seven museums and one castle. The castle, also known as “Castillo de Chapultepec”, was actually the residence of a Mexican Emperor back in the XIX century, and it’s now home to the National History Museum. It has also some of the best views of the city.

Blog Headline: Natural & Man-Made Wonders In Mexico Blog Description: Mexico is an amazingly large and diverse country, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and through a wide array of different climates. Sure, it also has some of the best beaches in the world in the Riviera Maya, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, but there is much more to see and do when visiting Mexico. Published Date: 2018-08-13T16:30:00 Modified Date: 2018-08-13T16:30:00 Image URL: https://villaexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/castle-chapultepec.jpg Image Width: 1980 Image Height: 1300 Publisher Name: Oliver Weickardt Logo URL: https://villaexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/logo-villa-experience-3.png Logo Width: 500 Logo Height: 500
Luis Dominguez
Luis Domínguez is a freelance writer and independent journalist. Interested in travel, art, books, history, philosophy, politics and sports. He has written for Fodor’s, Yahoo!, Sports Illustrated, Telemundo, Villa Experience, MexResorts, ONE Magazine and PV Pulse, among other brands of print and digital media in Europe and North America. Luis has a Master’s Degree in Humanities from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria from Madrid, Spain; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. A global citizen, Luis has lived in some of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world, including London, Madrid and Mexico City. Currently lives in Playa del Carmen, México, where he is the Middle School Director of an International School and writes in English and Spanish for different media around the world. He defines himself as a humanist, liberal and rational.

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