In recent years, Mexico has been changing at lightning speed. It is developing fast enough to keep up with the insatiable customer who now knows that this country is much more than its (obviously iconic) beach destinations.
It has quite a few paradises that are not yet sufficiently filled with tourists, and can provide you with a simply unrivaled vacation, writes Travel Weekly.
The Riviera Nayarit is a destination in Mexico that is far from the tourist route. But the interior of the state of Nayarit is much less familiar to ordinary travelers, and yet it has a lot to offer. For example, its capital city, Tepic, will be a real find for cultural researchers because of its architecture, museums, and traditions. Tepic was founded in 1531 as the capital of the Kingdom of New Galicia, a region that consisted of present-day Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Durango, Sinaloa, and San Luis Potosí. From the central Plaza de Armas to the Purisima Concepcion Cathedral, the Nayarit Regional Museum and the Juan Escutia House Museum, Tepic has a rich historical and cultural heritage.
If you didn't already know about Costallegre, you most likely heard about it in 2023 with the opening of the long-awaited Four Seasons Tamarindo. The ultra-luxury five-star resort has grabbed the spotlight and brought attention to a coast that has been a favorite of savvy travelers for decades.
The coastline of Oaxaca, or Costa Oaxaca, is one of the most rugged, wild and spectacular in Mexico. Places like Puerto Escondido and Huatulco have put it on the map. Puerto Escondido has long been my favorite beach. In fact, it was my favorite cheat for other beach locations along the Pacific coast.
South Quintana Roo
Finally, with the opening of Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport in Tulum, I would be remiss not to mention South Quintana Roo. The opening of the airport, as well as the inauguration of the Maya Train, have made once remote destinations not only accessible, but also quite convenient for ordinary travelers.
The new airport and train will open up destinations such as Pueblo Magico on the shores of Lake Bacalar, as well as more remote beaches south of Tulum, such as Punta Allen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and Mahahual. These bohemian, casual, barefoot, tourist-friendly hideaways are now tipping point. The flow of tourism has already begun, and it will only go faster from here.