What are the “Pueblos Magicos” in Mexico? Why you should visit the ones in Quintana Roo.

What is a pueblo magico? 

Mexico is a country full of traditions and culture. We can see all this in their little towns. Some of them have something that makes it even more special. This one are called “Pueblo Magicos”(Magic Towns). 

The Pueblo Magico designation is granted to those communities that through time have maintained their original architecture, traditions, history, and culture. And that has been of great relevance to the history of the country. These places have special magic that connects the visitor with our roots and customs.

In Mexico, there are more than 132 Pueblos Magicos.  You can find the whole list of the Pueblos magicos here


Bacalar is a picturesque Magic Town in the Mexican Caribbean, where lovers of history, nature, adventure, and cultural manifestations, find a perfect setting. Fill yourself with energy with the majestic and unique Seven Colors Lagoon, with its crystalline waters.  Visit the Fort of San Felipe, the Parish of San Joaquin, and many more corners.

Delight yourself with typical dishes of the region; due to its geographical location, this paradisaical destination has a strong influence on the Yucatecan and Belizean gastronomy.

Remember … Visit us responsibly, avoid bad practices, with the common goal of preserving and at the same time, enjoy without impacting.


Tulum is a Magic Town that offers a spiritual and relaxing feeling. With an eco-chic atmosphere, it is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility. With beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons, cenotes, and caverns that show the beauty of nature in all its splendor. The archaeological site, the hotel zone, and the town are the three areas that make up Tulum.

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The excellent gastronomy that is cultivated in Tulum offers the richest flavors of Quintana Roo, among succulent dishes made with seafood and fish and various stews also popular in Yucatecan gastronomy such as turkey panuchos, cochinita pibil and salbutes.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a Magic Town with a romantic and relaxed atmosphere. With great natural wealth, Mayan vestiges, and Caribbean culture; located only 6 kilometers northeast of Cancun. It is ideal to enjoy water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, boat rides, catamarans and kayaks, zip lines over the sea, sport fishing, and much more.


There is no doubt that Quintana Roo is one of the most beautiful places in the world. These 3 magical places can confirm it. If you are in the area and haven’t visited yet, you must do it!




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