Mexico is known as a fabulous family vacation destination, thanks to the soft sandy beaches. However, there are a quite a few unique places to visit in Mexico that your family will enjoy seeing. Today, I am sharing a few of those unique places to visit in Mexico with you. Adding one or two of them to your itinerary will allow you to have a different experience during your time away from home. You may even decide you want to see some of the ruins Mexico is famous for.
Santa Muerte is more commonly known as the Saint of Death. This skeleton has long been kept inside the home of Senora Enriqueta Romero. You will find her home in the neighborhood of Tepito.
While the skeleton of Santa Muerte was inside this home for many years, the homeowner decided everyone should be able to see this deity. You can see Santa Muerte in the window at the front of the house.
When you arrive to see Santa Muerte, don’t be surprised if there are quite a few other people there. Many of them travel from all over the world to leave daily offerings.
Your family has probably been swimming at beaches during vacations. However, down in Mexico, you can all go swimming in one of the many cenotes.
A cenote is a sinkhole. The cenotes create a massive underground network of caves and channels. They are all full of sparkling water. These cenotes will beckon to you all, welcoming you for a refreshing swim.
One of the best cenotes is Cenote Xkeken. It is a natural cathedral that lets light stream through the rocks to the water below.
This is a toy museum located in the neighborhood of Doctores. This museum has the largest collection of toys in the entire world. The museum is filled to the brim with Barbie dolls, Hello Kitty items, and spaceships.
There are a few creepy toys amongst the mix. So, you may need to use caution if you are visiting with smaller children.
You may not want to use any of the remedies you discover at the Sonora Witchcraft Market. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be intrigued with what you find during your visit.
As you wander through the market, you will see pots, pans, and other items for sale. But mixed amongst it all are shrunken heads, amulets, and so much more.
If you really want the best experience here, talk to one of the shamans. They are practitioners of ancient healing, and they can explain it all to you.
Las Pozas, or the Pools, can be found near Xilitla. These pools are hidden within a tropical forest high in the mountains. Surrounding the pools are massive sculptures of flowers, cacti, and serpents.
Sit in the pagoda in front of the waterfall. Or wander along the paths in between swims in the pools.
This is a very remote location, so we will need to plan your itinerary accordingly if you want to see it.
This mummy museum is not for the faint of heart. All the bodies within this museum are those whose families couldn’t afford to pay the grave tax back in the mid-19th century.
A few of the bodies are quite disturbing to see. It appears that some people died in extreme pain. And at least one body shows the person was buried alive.
This may not be the best museum for children to wander through. But you may want to pop into this unique place to visit in Mexico while your kids do something else.
The Island of the Dolls, or Isla de las Munecas, has long been a popular attraction. Yet, it is still a unique place to visit in Mexico.
Head out to the canals of Xochimico in a boat to see this island filled with creepy dolls. Those dolls all hang from the trees on the island.
While the island’s caretaker has hung many of the dolls over the years, visitors have also hung their own dolls from the trees.
These are some of the unique places to visit in Mexico during a family vacation. I can understand why some of them might not make it on your list of things to do. However, I’m sure at least one of them has piqued your interest.
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