Traveling helps the soul, it is a necessary good that we cannot always afford, that is why we will talk to you about places that are perfect to go unexpectedly, as it is commonly known, backpacking.
The first place that should not be missing on your list is the State of Mexico, due to its proximity to Mexico City, it is the ideal destination for the journey of a backpacker. One of the places that we recommend you visit is the Magical Town of Malinalco. It stands out for its impressive valley and vast vegetation, its streets and houses keep a colonial architectural style, in the central square you can find the characteristic “tlacoyos de haba”, “tacos de cecina”, perfect to start the trip through Malinalco.
After tasting the delights that this Magical Town of the State of Mexico has to offer, you can walk through Morelos Street, famous for being full of different art galleries, workshops and various stores where you can learn a little about the crafts and articles that are manufactured here.
To continue with the trip, it is essential that you visit the archaeological zone, where you can learn more about the “Mexica”, and you will be amazed at how impressive the “Cerro de los Ídolos” is, admission is free on Sundays.
A place that has it all, the state of Oaxaca, is located about 460 km (248 miles) from Mexico City. Popular among its visitors for being one of the few places in Mexico that evokes the colonial era of the country.
The first stop you must make is in the historic center of Oaxaca, each corner tells you a different story, characterized by having a unique cultural beauty, where you can find places such as the well-known Textile Museum and tour the Santo Domingo Temple.
If you are looking to soak up more about the culture of this incredible destination, we recommend visiting Mitla, known for its crafts and for being one of the most important archaeological sites in the history of the country. Another must-see is Monte Albán, where you can learn a little more about the Mixtecos, and you can glimpse several of their ceremonial locations.
If you are looking for a more relaxed attraction, “Hierve el Agua” is the one, a natural spa, where you can also enjoy spectacular views of the various valleys.
Ideal to visit at any time of the year. Thanks to its strategic location, San Luis Potosí has a wide variety of neighbors, such as Jalisco, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, and many more, which makes it the ideal destination for a backpacking trip.
Among the favorite attractions of San Luis Potosí, is the Magical Town Xilitla, known for its surrealist sculpture garden made by Edward James, in which you can enjoy a half-hour tour full of fantastic views, where the photo to remember will look amazing at Instagram.
If you do not want to get far from the capital, the center also has various attractions that you can visit; one of them is the Tangamanga Park, the lung of the capital and recognized for being one of the largest parks in the country, along with the already well-known Chapultepec Park. Every street in the historic center of San Luis Potosí, is admired for its colonial style, before continuing with your trip, you must taste some classic “enchiladas potosinas”, a typical dish of the place, and you can travel more of the city in the popular tram.
On the outskirts of the city, you can find the “Ruta del Mezcal”, a very popular and characteristic drink of Mexico, which is an ancestral drink of the state, the route includes several points of the plateau, you can visit old haciendas and the process of preparation of this ancient drink.
With incredible landscapes to know, Chiapas is full of vegetation and offers you views that you should not miss for anything in the world. It is recommended to visit this destination in February and May, since the climate, it can more pleasant during these months.
The ideal destination in case you want to carry out various ecotourism activities, the main attraction that we recommend you visit is the Parque Cañon del Sumidero, where you can explore it on foot or by canoe, and enjoy the natural landscapes it offers.
The Cascadas de Agua Azul, as its name suggests, have turquoise blue waters that will leave you eager to enjoy more of them, apart from being able to immerse yourself in these incredible waters, you can do a little diving and if you are looking for something with more adrenaline, you can go rafting.
Inhabited by the Toltec culture for several years, one of the most visited tourist attractions is “El Cerrito” archaeological site, which is said to have been started in the year 700, it has a 30-meter-high pyramid that was used as a ceremonial center, and a museum full of archaeological pieces found throughout the excavation
The historic center keeps an invaluable value within the history of Mexico, there you can find the famous “Casa de la Corregidora”, which was inhabited by Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, and another characteristic place is the “Teatro de la República”.
If you want to continue learning more about the culture and history of the place, you should not miss the tour of the Aqueduct, or the tours that take place at night, where you can listen to the legends of the place.
If you want to connect with nature and know a little more about the natural attractions of Querétaro, we recommend you visit the Magical Town of Cadereyta, a place where you can admire the endemic vegetation of the place, tour the town from a plane or to the most adventurous, take the opportunity to parachute from the sky of this unique and incomparable destination.
Another natural wonder that Querétaro offers is Bernal, the first Magical Town in this state. Known for being the third largest monolith in the world, you can enjoy the incredible views that “La Peña” offers you, and taste the typical “broken” corn “gorditas” stuffed with your favorite stew.
Don't think twice, build your route, choose your backpack and let the adventure begin in wonderful Mexico.
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