5 Smalls Towns of Mexico You Must Visit

Laguna de Bacalar is also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colors, in Bacalar, Mexico. The crystal clear waters and white sandy bottom of the lake cause the color of the water to morph into varying shades of turquoise, blue, and deep indigo throughout the day an

Small towns have their own charm and Mexico has its own concept behind its small towns. It all began in 2001. The country’s government began a program titled “Magical Towns” to promote their natural richness and culture. There are about 132 such towns in this country. Let’s take a virtual tour through a few of them.

Bacalar, Quintana Roo

Turquoise waves and white sands are probably the first things you might think about when you hear the name of the town Quintana Roo. This wonderfully round lagoon is known for its different shades of water and is ideal for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. As you go deeper into the waters, apart from the beauty of marine life, you will also see the famous underwater caves. They connect to the different water formations such as cenotes. This includes Blue Cenote and is the reason why the lagoon changes colors. You have the option to stay in the inns situated around the lagoon or campsites for a more adventurous experience.

Orizaba, Veracruz

The name Orizaba is an Aztec word that translates to ‘place of joyful water’ which is a reference for the river flowing into the city that has several stone brides beneath it. The city is well-known for being situated on Pico de Orizaba’s volcano. It is Mexico’s highest mountain. The colonial city has well-preserved architecture and one of its architectural marvels is this Iron Palace, which is 126 years old. The building is made of iron and was built with pieces that were sent in from Brussels. Finally, if you visit this place, you should try the coffee which is from Veracruz. It is considered to be the best in Mexico.

Xilitla, San Luis Potosí

The Huasteca Potosina jungle has beautiful waterfalls that you must visit. It also has a stunning garden built by an English artist named Edward James. This paradise-like garden is a mix of lush vegetation, a massive art piece with unfinished staircases, and maze-like passageways. In addition, Xilitla also has one of the oldest known buildings in this state, which was previously a convent. It was built back during the 16th century. If you do visit this place, do not forget to try the famous enchiladas potosinas and organic coffee. Your trip would not be complete without it.

Valladolid, Yucatán

One of Mexico’s oldest and gorgeous towns, each of its buildings has a story to tell. You will see a lot of historic buildings like museums, big colonial mansions, small restaurants and hotels in old buildings. For instance, the Casona de Valladolid was a place for wealthy families to celebrate town parties back in the 1900s. It is a place with beautiful churches crafts shops, where you can buy hammocks or stone sculptures. There are 10 cenotes in Valladolid, natural and clear water pools in the jungle. Among them, the prominent one is Cenote Zaci. It is a rather deep cavern that has ancient stalactites.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Cobblestone streets, colonial mansions housing museums, colorful houses, and a beautiful church carved from pink sandstone is what San Miguel de Allende is all about. It is the perfect blend of traditions and beauty. You will also find many art galleries that are rather prominent. The place hosts a variety of art, food, and music festivals in a year. Furthermore, San Miguel is a blissful oasis for the foodies.

Summer Playlists That Will Get You in the Vacation Mood

Hands up if you’re craving a vacation? Well, we don’t blame you. With everything going on in the world right now, we wouldn’t be surprised if everyone wanted to head off into the sunset and explore a new destination – but it seems as though that won’t be happening for a while. Thankfully, we can rely on music to transport us to a new country instead, and Conde Nast Traveller has teamed up with Playlister to create epic summer playlists that will get you in the vacation mood.

From Sunrise to Sunrise In The Balearics

If you’ve always wanted to travel to Ibiza, or whether you’ve already visited the White Isle and fallen completely head over heels in love, then you will definitely love this playlist. The From Sunrise to Sunrise In The Balearics playlist features all kinds of music that will transport you to Ibiza, from intense dance tracks to beautiful and calming songs that will allow you to imagine yourself on the beach.

Team Conde Nast’s Traveller’s Holiday Playlist

Those looking for a more well-rounded and less specific vacation playlist, then Team Conde Nast’s Traveller’s Holiday Playlist has got your back. This playlist is for anyone who loves to travel and explore new realms, and it features songs that will make you think of summer and happiness. These songs will definitely put a smile on your face and transport you to better times.

Petite Meller’s Africa Playlist

If Africa is on your bucket list, then it’s probably best to get yourself prepared for what your African vacation could be like. So, it’s time to turn up the Petite Meller’s Africa Playlist. Featuring impressive tunes that have come straight from this country, you will feel as though you have been instantly dropped onto these amazing landscapes.

If you love music and you love traveling, then you’ll love these summer playlists.