Where to Go for Mexico’s Best Photo-Ops

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by InMexico.com

By Chloe McAllaster

Las Coloradas, Yucatan

The stunning pink water of Las Coloradas isn’t the result of photo editing apps—rather, these lagoons have the perfect combination of salt, sun, and microorganisms to thank for their vibrant hues. The lakes are located near the village of Rio Lagartos, but you can schedule a day trip tour from Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Cancun. Click here for more information. 

Playa Balandra, La Paz

The white sand, crystal clear water and desert landscape of Playa Balandra are everything you could ask for in a picturesque lagoon and more. Balandra is a Protected Natural Area, so you won’t find bustling resorts or tourist attractions— just a truly untouched stretch of paradise.

Parque Mexico, Mexico City

While the streets of Mexico City provide ample opportunities for amazing shots, Parque Mexico offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and man-made marvels. Located in the heart of the city’s La Condesa neighborhood, the park opened in 1927 and touts plenty of the art deco style the period has become known for, as well as lush greenery and sparkling water features.

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

There’s no need to travel to some distant, remote location to snag a photo at one of Mexico’s most alluring beaches. Playa Paraiso is a quick jaunt from Tulum proper and offers access to restaurants, hotels and snorkeling alongside its stunning landscape. Find the iconic leaning palm tree to complete your photo shoot. 

Cenote Suytun, Riviera Maya

With over 6,000 cenotes to pick from on the Yucatan Peninsula, finding the best spot can be a daunting task. Although Cenote Suytun may not be the most remote option, the concrete platform extending into the stalactite-covered cavern makes it ideal for photo-ops. Make the trek to Valladolid early to beat the crowds and ensure the perfect shot.

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