An Alternative Guide To Mexico: Unusual Things to Do in Mexico

Mexico has so much to offer to any curios voyager looking for an unforgettable adventure. Here is the list of some of the most unusual sites and events you can (and definitely should) visit while you're in Mexico. Let your Mexican travel insurance company worry about your safety while you're off exploring the whole new world. Get in touch with the best car insurance Mexico travel agency today!

Not-to-miss spots

Mercado de Sonora (Sonora Market) is a vivid marketplace located in Mexico City historic town center. It is a day-to-day workplace of numerous witches and shamans, who will offer herbs, potions, magic rituals, tarot sessions... Whatever the trouble you have – Sonora Market can offer a remedy.
Museo Subacuático de Arte (The Cancún Underwater Museum, also known as MUSA) is indeed a jaw-dropping spot. Covering the area of more than 150 square meters, this amazing underwater attraction contains more than 400 statues, sculpted by the renowned artist Jason de Caires Taylor.
Calakmul (also known as La Lavadora – “the washing machine”) is a marvelous example of Mexico City urban, high-end architecture. This corporate building site was originally named after the pre-Hispanic, Mayan city of the same name. Calakmul complex consists of two buildings: a pyramidal structure, the smaller part, and a big washing machine-lookalike construction. Both structures are made of white concrete and polished glass, meant to symbolize the earth and the sky.


Mesmerizing natural wonders

Playa del amor (translated as The Hidden Beach) is a sandy cavern located on one of the Marieta Islands. It is a crystal-clear seawater beach, situated under a round-shaped open crater, accessible when the tide is low – a spot especially beautiful for the visiting couples.

Reserva de Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca (Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve) was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2008. It is an over-winter nesting site for millions of monarch butterflies, migrating as far as to reach Canada in the spring, to return back to their Mexican sanctuary in the winter.
Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of the Crystals) in Naica is a cave that contains some of the largest natural crystals ever seen. This natural collection of an astonishingly large number of white gypsum bars everywhere looks like nothing you have ever seen before!

Peculiar must-visit sites and events

Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) is an unusual site that leaves an impression that is hard to shake. A whole island is covered in abandoned dolls, mostly in bad shape, disassembled and dirty, brought in and scattered around by troubled Don Julian Santana, the only isle resident at the time.
Peñón de los Baños is an area in Mexico City, well-known for their special celebration of the 5th of May, a national Mexican holiday. The residents take part in a large-scale reenactment of the Battle of Puebla, celebrating Mexico's victory over France in 1862.
Night of the Radishes Festival is an unusual annual event in Oaxaca. It is a great competition in carving oversized radishes to win prizes in different categories.


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