5 Best Instagram Spots in Mexico
From the jaw-droppingly beautiful coastlines of Tulum and Yucatán Peninsula’s beautiful cenotes to Mexico City’s historic Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico has plenty of picture-perfect destinations you’ll want to see. With Mayan ruins, ancient volcanoes and scenic canyons to visit, and no shortage of tequila along the way, you’ll find it easy to capture beautiful images and fill your feed.
The experts at Reviewbox.com.mx have put together some of Mexico’s top Instagram-worthy destinations you won’t want to miss on your next trip.
Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
Located just over two and a half hours from Mérida and 90 minutes from Chichén Itzá, the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve is home to the largest American flamingo population in México. Set over 15,000 acres of the Yucatan Peninsula with 395 species of rare birds, sea turtles, dunes and mangroves, you’re guaranteed plenty of picture-perfect moments.
Pink Lakes of Las Coloradas
Hidden away on the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is probably one of the most Instagrammable places on our list. Although it’s part of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, these lakes deserve a spot on their own. Entering the water may now be off-limits for tourists, but the salt-filled, cotton-candy pink lakes are truly unique. Red-coloured algae and plankton give the water its distinctive rosy hue, and also form part of the flamingo’s staple diet. It’s one of the reasons the flamingo’s feathers are also a striking shade of pink. Take one of the boat tours to ensure you get the best pictures.
You can’t add pictures from your Mexico trip to Instagram and leave off one of the country’s most famous landmarks. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, these Mayan ruins include the instantly recognisable step pyramid known as El Castillo and the Temple of Kukulcan. There’s also the Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls, so the only thing you’ll need to worry about is which of these striking backdrops to pick.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
It’s not just Chichén Itzá that’ll rack up some serious likes either, Playa Ruinas is Tulum’s most iconic attraction and is an essential visit for any Instagram enthusiast. You can expect beautiful coastal ruins, vibrant ocean waters and white sandy beaches. The Mayan ruins date back to the 13th century, and the clifftop Castillo has become Mexico’s third-most popular archaeological site after Chichén Itzá and Teotihuacan.
Cascadas de Agua Azul
There’s nothing like a shot of this natural park’s striking blue waterfalls to update your feed. Situated on the Zanil River in the Chiapas, these jaw-dropping waterfalls can be as high as 20 feet and are surrounded by limestone rocks and fallen trees. The high level of calcium carbonate and other minerals make the water a distinctive blue, so no filter is needed.