Mexico may be popular for its pristine beaches and Mayan heritage, but in truth, it is an incredibly diverse country whose cultural offer extends far beyond the usual tourist hotspots of the Mexican Caribbean. It is home to a plethora of historical cities not many Americans dare explore, and that had been largely overlooked for decades – up until now.
After hearing about this beautiful colonial gem nestled in the heart of the Guanajuato state that looks straight out of a fairytale, you might even feel inclined to give Tulum a miss this fall.
Mexico’s colonial-era settlements are getting more popular by the day, featuring on numerous travel lists online and going viral on video sharing apps such as Instagram and TikTok. Yes, the Riviera Maya remains the top attraction south of the border, preparing to host over 9 million tourists this winter only, but other relatively smaller destinations have experienced a revival lately as well.
Having said that, it’s really no surprise one of Mexico’s best kept secrets is now out in the open: