Top 7 water attractions in Mexico

The Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez ©lowjumpingfrog/Flick

Mexico is an extremely beautiful country that can satisfy any traveler. It has many natural sites including majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, rivers and lakes and natural reserves. Today we want to present the most beautiful water attractions of the country.

The top 7 water attractions of Mexico include the famous Agua Azul Waterfalls, the beautiful Mesoamerican Reef Barrier, the magnificent San Ignacio Laguna in Baja California, the diverse Sea of ​​Cortez, the Cuatro Ciénegas mineral Lakes, the cenotes and underground rivers in the Yukatan Peninsula and the spectacular Lake Patzcuaro.

The Agua Azul Waterfalls

The Agua Azul Waterfalls are one of the most important water attractions of Mexico and are located in the Chiapas rainforest. Swimming in these will enrich you with  some extraordinary memories.

Agua Azul Waterfalls in Mexico

Agua Azul Waterfalls in Mexico ©GOC53/Flick

The Mesoamerican Reef Barrier

Mexico is famous of the second biggest reef barrier in the world, stretching along the coast of the Caribbean Sea of the Yucatan Peninsula. It houses 66 coral species, 500 fish species, some sea turtle species, dolphins and whale sharks. It is the best area for snorkeling and diving in the northern hemisphere.

The San Ignacio Laguna in Baja California

In the San Ignacio Laguna in Baja California can be admired  whales in their natural environment and splendor. They migrate from the north of the Bering Sea to Baja for mating and to give birth. They can be seen here from January to early April.

The Sea of ​​Cortez

Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the “aquarium of the world”.  Certainly, the Sea of ​​Cortez is one of the top 7 water attractions of Mexico being the most extensive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. Here in the calm and clear waters you can admire whales, dolphins, sea lions, and lots of sea birds. The landscape of the Baja Peninsula is poor being in contrast with the rich life of the sea.

The Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez ©lowjumpingfrog/Flick

The Cuatro Ciénegas mineral lakes

Located in the state of Coahuila, in a valley in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, the area of Pozas de Cuatro Cienegas (“The marsh of the 4 lakes”) is a low area, with wetlands, puddles, crystalline lagoons, rivers and salty marshes formed by mineral springs. It is a stunning water attraction of Mexico where you can swim in the middle of the desert and you can enjoy the extraordinary biodiversity.

The cenotes and underground rivers

The Yucatan Peninsula Peninsula has a geological feature: it is a limestone shell and the entire peninsula is crossed by a lot of formations, tunnels, caves and over 2000 cenotes, many of the being connected by underground rivers. The cenotes are water flooded caves being the main source of fresh water in ancient times, but also had a symbolic role of connection with the afterlife. Exploring these interesting water attractions of Mexico is a fascinating experience.

Lake Patzcuaro

The Patzcuaro Lake is spectacular in itself. It is situated between the sunny mountains at 2.170 m above sea level and it was the cultural center of the indigenous population in the 16th century.

The Patzcuaro Lake in Mexico

The Patzcuaro Lake in Mexico ©Maguis & David/Flick

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