If you’re under the age of 30, you probably spend more time on Instagram than you do sleeping. To help you keep your profile as popular as possible, we went on a perilous search all over the country to bring you this list of the most instagrammable destinations in Mexico!
Mexico is without a doubt the best place to go to feed your addiction for likes and comments. Vibrant colors, interesting textures, surreal landscapes, ancient ruins, and avocado-topped breakfast! Sounds like your dream Instagram feed, right?
Read on to find out exactly where to go if you want to spice up your Instagram, Mexican style!
1 – Bacalar
Located in the state of Quintana Roo, Bacalar is one of the most instagrammable destinations in Mexico, partly because it’s home to the famous Lagoon of Seven Colors, which is over 50 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide. This is a nature lover’s dream come true with its incredible sunrises and sunsets which reflect off the lagoon with dramatic bursts of color.
For even more photo opportunities head to Cenote Azul. It’s one of the deepest cenotes in the country and is surrounded by an untouched tropical forest that’s teeming with life. The clash of lush greens and fresh blues is guaranteed to look great on your Instagram!
2 – Las Coloradas
Las Coloradas is known as one of the most instagrammable destinations in of Mexico thanks to the Pink Lake. The lake’s water is a very surreal cotton-candy color due to many years of salt deposits altering the natural chemical balance in the water.
If you’re looking for wildlife photos, you’re in luck. The area’s mangroves are home to various types of sea turtles, strange looking fish, and colorful migrating birds.
Head to the lake around midday, that’s when the sun makes the water’s pink tone seem even more intense!
3 – Hierve el agua
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Hierve el Agua is one of Oaxaca’s most popular attractions and is without a doubt one of Mexico’s most instagrammable destinations. Hierve el Agua means “where the water boils”, referring to the natural mineral springs that sit among the sprawling Oaxacan mountains. The springs are surrounded by ancient rock formations that resemble frozen waterfalls, stretching over 90 meters down to the valley below.
The green and yellow colored water springs are ideal for a creative Instagram-worthy photo shoot, and the dramatic mountainous backdrop and clear blue sky will make you never want to leave!
4 – Playa Balandra
Just 20 kilometers from La Paz in Baja California, the practically untouched Balandra Beach attracts tourists year-round. This beach is so picturesque that it’s listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There’s no wonder we put this in the list of most instagrammable places in Mexico!
The deep blue colors of the Gulf of California make the perfect photo, and you might even get photobombed by some of the local wildlife!
5 – Soumaya Museum
The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City was created by the Mexican architect Fernando Romero in association with Frank Gehry, who designed the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. The building’s exterior is made of 16,000 hexagonal pieces of aluminum, making it look like something that belongs on the moon. Perfect for some otherworldly Instagram shots!
Head inside and you’ll find one of the continent’s most extensive art collections, consisting of 6,000 pieces and counting. An impressive replica of Rodin’s “Gates of Hell” sculpture dominates the museum’s main hall, ideal for some cultural content on your Instagram feed.
Use the hashtag #CDMX to attract local followers in Mexico City!
6 – Chichen Itzá
Chichen Itzá is one of the most visited archeological sites on earth. Recognized for its historical and architectural importance, this ancient city was built by the technologically advanced Mayans and was once at the very forefront of human civilization.
Don’t forget your camera, because this is sure to look impressive on your Instagram feed. Towering ancient pyramids, The Temple of the Warriors, or the Mayan market area, and the mysterious Sacred Cenote, where sacrificial rituals were performed in tribute to the Kukulkan God are just some of the incredible attractions at Chichen Itzá.
7 – International Baroque Museum
The International Baroque Museum in Puebla became famous before it was even built. Famous architect Toyo Ito oversaw its design and construction, creating one of Mexico’s most unusual looking modern buildings. From its large open entrance, interesting use of light and shadows, to its maze-like hallways, this is an ideal spot for creating the perfect Instagram post.
The museum aims not only to share baroque art with the world, but the whole building was designed to give visitors an immersive experience with every piece of art they see.
8 – Nevado de Toluca
This ancient dormant volcano in the State of Mexico is an unmissable destination for those who love the outdoors. At 4,680 meters above sea level, the Nevado de Toluca rewards climbers and hikers with stunning panoramic views of the valley of Toluca, the Ajusco mountain and the mountain ranges of Veracruz and Puebla.
The surrounding landscapes are more than worth showing off on your Instagram account. For maximum internet points, take a photo next to the lagoon that lies in the volcano’s crater!
9 – Xilitla, San Luis Potosi
One of Mexico’s best kept secrets is the Magic Town of Xilitla, located in the mountainous area surrounding the city of San Luis Potosi. The town stands out for its huge waterfalls and obscure Surrealist Garden. Its strange gothic structures are surrounded by a forest worthy of a fairy tale, perfect for your Instagram!
Don’t leave Xilitla without going to Posada El Castillo, former home of the legendary poet and surrealist sculptor Edward James. The museum attracts tourists with unusually furnished rooms, some of the sculptor’s most famous works, and a restaurant decorated with colors and psychedelic ornaments!
The Arch, Cabo San Lucas
Perhaps the most emblematic image of Los Cabos is the natural rock formation at the spot where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean. At sunset, colorful skies and long shadows are the perfect combination for a few artsy Instagram shots!
For some wildlife photos, take a whale-watching tour from December to March or snap the local sea lions as they sunbathe on the beach!