My name’s Eduardo. I was born and raised in Mexico City. Since I was a child, I have loved to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. Meeting new people and trying new flavours of food is why I love to travel. These amazing experiences also motivated me to start capturing moments in time through photography.
I first started to take pictures with my cellphone and after that I purchased my first camera and started to collaborate with like-minded people and brands. Over the years, I have travelled extensively throughout Mexico and captured its magic — from the cenotes of Yucatan to the annual “Day of the Dead” festival celebrated across the country.
In this article I would like to share with you 50 amazing photos of Mexico that will hopefully inspire your travels. But before I do, allow me to give you more insight into some of the best destinations and experiences my home-country has to offer.
The first thing you need to know before you visit Mexico is that the people here are warm and welcoming. We love tourists and always receive them with open arms. The culture of Mexico is what makes it such a special place. Food, traditions, ceremonies, archeological sites, architecture, etc. it all encompasses our rich ancestral culture.
I feel proud to be Mexican and live in a land with infinite natural resources, fantastic weather, friendly people, cultural richness and diversity in food. These attractions make Mexico one of the most visited countries in the world. You can visit one of the 121 “magical towns” that we have in Mexico.
The 121 “magical towns’ or “Pueblos Mágicos” refers to the 2001 initiative led by the Mexico Tourism Board which promoted remarkable towns in Mexico. Each town offered visitors a “magical” experience through their natural beauty, outdoor adventures, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, history, cuisine, art & crafts and superior hospitality.
Places in Mexico that have a Special Place in my Heart
On a personal note, the place I was born, Mexico City should be on every travelers bucket list. The capital of Mexico is home to amazing architectural wonders. We have the Soumaya Museum, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Edificio de Correos, Torre Latinoamericana, Casa Luis Barragan, and many more incredible places to visit.
Although, If I had to choose a favourite destination in Mexico (difficult because I love so many places), I would have to choose Yucatan. This state is full of adventures and offers so much. There are many beautiful beaches, cenotes, pyramids, lakes and jungles to see in Yucatan.
Speaking of cenotes, these amazing natural formations are one of the highlights of Mexico. Cenotes are natural pits/sinkholes created from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. There are thousands of cenotes dotted all over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and they really are a sight to behold.
Yucatan State is also where you can find Chichen Itza. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatan Peninsula. Tourists can visit several buildings which have survived through its nearly 1,000-year history, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol.
Some of my other favourite archaeological places in Mexico are the Palenque ruins in Chiapas and Teotihuacan in the State of Mexico.
A Few Tips for your Adventure to Mexico
As mentioned above, the culture of Mexico is certainly the main attraction. If you can make it to see celebrations like “Día de los Muertos”, or Day of the Dead, your trip will be that much more special.
The Day of the Dead has to be my favourite celebration in Mexico. It’s full of colours, traditions, costumes and parades. During this brief period, the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance and play with their beloved ones. This celebration is a blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture.
Another major drawcard of Mexico is the delicious and diverse cuisine. I recommend you try tacos al pastor, mole, chiles en Nogada and enchiladas. If you get the chance, do try some of the regional specialties. It’s all part of the experience to try foods that you wouldn’t normally try back in your home country.
Finally, it’s important to know that Mexico (in general) is a safe place to visit. But you should always keep your wits about you. If you are concerned about safety, try to stay in the touristic areas and always take care of your belongings. Follow these tips and for sure you will have a wonderful stay in Mexico.
Continue scrolling below to see 50 magical photos of Mexico that will inspire your next travels.