The Atlas Obscura Guide To Mexico
534 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Mexico
Updated May 31, 2023
- Chichen Itza
- Ciudad Juárez
- Cuilapam De Guerrero
- Dolores Hidalgo
- Isla Mujeres
- Mexico City
- Pachuca De Soto
- Playa Del Carmen
- Puerto Escondido
- Puerto Vallarta
- San Agustín Etla
- San Andrés Cholula
- San Cristóbal De Las Casas
- San Francisco Mazapa
- San Juan Teotihuacan De Arista
- San Luis Potosí
- San Miguel De Allende
- San Pablo Villa De Mitla
- Santiago De Querétaro
- Tuxtla Gutiérrez
- Valle De Bravo
- Xicotepec De Juárez
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Anchored by the Zócalo plaza and the architectural splendor of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City's historic center rightfully draws scores of visitors from around the world. If you look, smell, and taste carefully, you’ll also find a universe of culinary offerings that tells stories of immigration, adaptation, and imagination. With the help of Culinary Backstreets, we assembled a primer on eating and drinking your way through the district.
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Stories About Mexico
How This Tiny Mexican Town Has Saved Their Monarch Butterflies—For Now
At the Joya Redonda Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, hibernating monarch numbers have multiplied tenfold. But is that enough to save the insect?
by Vanessa Freije & Yolotzin Hernández
10 Photos of Seaweed Blobs That Will Blow Your Mind
As a supersized sargassum bloom heads toward Florida and the Caribbean, we take a closer look at past big blobs.
by Sarah Durn
How Photos Tell the Story of a Migrant Farm Community to a New Generation
“I see the collection as a tool for uncovering what is already there."
by Line Sidonie Talla Mafotsing
A Cookbook for Dining With the Dead
Learn to make amaranth skulls, “buried” tamales, and other regional Día de Muertos recipes.
by Sam O'Brien
Podcast: Concrete Animals of Mexico
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team
Will the Jaguar Return to the American Southwest?
Scientists monitoring the big cats in northwestern Mexico see potential paths to reintroduction across the border.
by Ganesh Marin and John Koprowski
Lists Featuring Mexico
11 Marvelous Mexican Restaurants Hiding in Plain Sight
Sometimes, the best tacos are served inside an auto shop.
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