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Jan 25 2018

Best Travel Photography Spots In Mexico | Holiday Photo Guide of Mexico

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Best Travel Photography Spots In Mexico:¬†Mexico seems to be a forgotten country when it comes to stunning¬†landscapes and travel photography spots. More often than not people tend to associate Mexico as a country which is synonymous with partying, more particular the areas of Sayulita, Playa Del Carmen, and Cancun. While these areas are a great place to visit for a fun night out,¬†they don’t illustrate the true beauty of the country. Read on, and we’ll share with you the best travel photography spots in Mexico.



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Isla Mujeres

Cocos BeachCC Image via Flickr by David Stanely



The entire region of Cancun is amazing. There’s a reason this part of the world is quite popular, and once you see it for yourself you’ll instantly fall in love and never want to leave. The clear, neon blue, and warm Caribbean waters of Isla Mujeres are a perfect place to unwind.



On top of this silky white sands of the beach make for an interesting subject to photograph in contrast with the amazing waters. Isla Mujeres is truly one of the best travel photography spots in all of Mexico, as Isla Mujeres also offers an underwater world to explore thanks to the rich sea life and coral formations.



Marieta Islands

Parque Nacional Islas Marietas

CC Image via Flickr by Christian Frausto Bernal



Only accessible by boat off the coast of Sayulita, the Marieta Islands are situated on west coast of Mexico. The secretive Marieta Islands are surrounded by the famous clear blue waters of Mexico. What makes the Marieta Islands famous is one island in particular which has a secret beach.


The island is hallowed out with cave systems through out the island which are full of the oceans current moving back and forth, though the biggest draw card to this particular island is the open roof. At the point of the island where the secret beach is the roof of the island is removed to create the look that the island is protecting and hiding the beach away from the public.

Sumidero Canyon

Canon del Sumidero, Chiapas, Mx

CC Image via Flickr by Rod Waddington



The long canyons of the Chiapas in the south of Mexico will provide you with plenty of unique travel photography opportunities. As you wind down the valley on a speed boat you’ll notice that along every twist and turn, you’ll discover more and more about this fabulous country.


When the light is striking the canyons at just the right angle and time, you’ll be able to walk away from this location with some truly breathtaking photographs.



Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

CC Image via Flickr by Vicente Villamón



Ik Kil is perhaps one of the most famous travel photography spots in all of Mexico. The problem is that most people don’t realize that this spot is actually in Mexico, which is a good thing for you. Ik Kil is definitely a popular location, but it’s not as popular as you’d initially think. Ik Kil is situated along the Yucatan Peninsula and is another centote which has been theorized to have formed due to the meteorite which struck Earth just off the coast of Mexico, in the Yucatan peninsula and killed the dinosaurs.



Ik Kil is a tranquil location which reminds you about the true beauty of the world. It’s highly suggested to visit even if you’re not interested in travel photography, but to unwind and to appreciate some of the amazing gifts from nature.






Sitting peacefully overlooking the picturesque coastline of the Caribbean sea is Tulum. Built as a Mayan city, the site has become popular tourist spot over the years, not only because it offers a glimpse into yesteryear Mexico, but due to the stunning location. The beach and water in Tulum is truly stunning and some of the best in the world.



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Hierve El Agua



Perhaps one of Mexico’s biggest hidden gems. Hierve El Agua is one of my favourite spots within Mexico which has a petrified waterfall along with an iconic tree placed ideally along the edges of an infinity pool which you can swim in high in the mountains. It’s simply perfect. Easily one of the best photography locations in Mexico, if not one of the best travel spots to visit in general. Hierve El Agua is that amazing.




Sayulita Sunrise

CC Image via Flickr by apasciuto



Mexico is never short of famous beach locations, with Sayulita being no different. The beach is a perfect spot for travel photography in Mexico since the surrounding landscape is lushes thick forest. If you find that Sayulita doesn’t quite hold your full attention you can always wander off on a boat and explore some of the neigbouring areas to find some secret waterfalls which are known to be in the area.



Chichen Itza

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A true classic for travel photography not just in Mexico, but in general. Chichen Itza is recognized as being a Wonder of The World, so of course it was always going to make it onto this guide of best travel photography spots in Mexico.



For a truly breathtaking photo of Chichen Itza, try hanging around until sunset. Otherwise if you can manage to get to the location early enough, a morning sunrise photo.


Guanajuato, Mexico

CC Image via Flickr by Justin Vidamo



Guanajuato is perhaps the most European city outside of Europe. Walking the streets of Guanajuato will instantly give you the impression that you’ve been transported to somewhere in Spain. It’s easy to see why Guanajuato is one of the best photography locations in Mexico as every street and corner and bursting with colour and flair.



Dos Ojos

Cenote Dos Ojos CC Image via Flickr by Oswaldo Rubio


This cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula is stunning. If you’re an advanced diver I’d strongly recommend checking out the area. The travel photography opportunities from this location are truly unique. If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Abyass”, than you’ll get a fair idea for some of the imagery that is on offer in such a location.



If you’re after something a little different from your photographs, than I’d strongly suggest placing Dos Ojos on your list places to see as it’s definitely on of the best travel photography spots in Mexico.



| Best Travel Photography Spots In Mexico | Holiday Photo Guide of Mexico |

| Best Travel Photography Spots In Mexico | Holiday Photo Guide of Mexico |



Cover Image & Pin are CC Image via Flickr by Vicente Villamón (text added by They Get Around)



What did you think of our article ¬†‘Best Travel Photography Spots in Mexico?’ Were there any spots in Mexico that you’ll now be adding to your travel list?

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  • Wow! Awesome photos! Love the secret beach, how do you even access it, through the underwater caves??

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:33 am

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