The Best Photography in Mexico

Looking for the best photography in Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Mexico

  • Carretera Internacional, Mexico

    Explore El Aguacero

    El Aguacero is the most mystical waterfall-filled canyon you’ve ever seen. Imagine Zion National Park and Havasupai with lush green jungle. Now imagine a canyon with 724 steps that switchback down to the canyon floor, where a warm water river is running below. Once at the bottom, the canyon walls...
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  • Tulum, Mexico

    Explore Cenote Dos Ojos

    5.0
    This Cenote will be the first recommendation from a local, if you’re looking for the grandeur of the famous Grand Cenote, but minus the crowds. The name comes from the two large underground caves connected by a very large, complex cavern, complete with the deepest known cave passage in Quintana R...
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  • Los Cabos, Mexico

    Hike to the Cascada Sol de Mayo Waterfall

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Cascada Sol De Mayo can be found just beyond the village of Santiago off Highway 1, the main road between La Paz and San Jose Del Cabo. After turning off Highway 1 towards Santiago, simply follow the signs for the "Waterfalls", Cascada Sol De Mayo, and/or Ranchero Ecologico Sol De Mayo. Eventuall...
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  • Tulum, Mexico

    Visit the Mayan Ruins in Tulum

    4.5
    About a two hour drive from Cancun, these Mayan ruins are one of the most visited in the Yucatan Peninsula. Although it is accessible to the public, most people go with tour companies! Although this isn't the most adventurous way to go, tour guides can really make this experience awesome. Most gu...
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  • Tulum, Mexico

    Bike around the Coba Mayan Ruins

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 20 ft gain
    A short 45 minutes from Tulum, Mexico lies the partially excavated Mayan ruins of Coba. Encompassing 80 square kilometers, ancient Coba was connected via a network of elevated roads called sacbes.After paying a small entry fee to the Mexico National Institute of Anthropology and History ($64 peso...
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  • Tinum, Mexico

    Explore the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

    3.0
    Located in the small town of Piste, about 2.5 hours outside of Cancun, Chichen Itza is a drive to get to, but well worth it! Most people visiting the ruins go with a guide or a tour company, and this is definitely the way to go. Guides have a deep attachment to the site, and provide visitors with...
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  • Akumal, Mexico

    Swim with Sea Turtles in Akumal

    5.0
    Just 25km north of Tulum and 39km south of Playa del Carmen lies Akumal Bay. Despite its proximity to the big vacation destinations and massive resorts, Akumal remains relatively quiet. There are several ways to get there, the easiest being by rental car which are insanely cheap in Mexico. Parkin...
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  • El Aguajito, Mexico

    Off-Road to La Lobera Sea Cave

    The road from the highway to the coast is packed sand and gravel. Fortunately the marine fog keeps the sand in good condition for traveling over. A 4x4 is not needed to make this drive, but a high ground-clearance is a must. The beach road erodes heavily during the winter months, so proper planni...
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  • Amecameca, Mexico

    Climb the Iztaccihuatl Volcano

    5.0
    6 mi / 4140 ft gain
    To reach the Izta-Popo National Park from the city of Puebla, you will have to drive 31 miles on the open road to "Paso de Cortés" towards San Nicolás de los ranchos. Once in the National Park, you have to register and pay 32 pesos. After you are registered you can drive 4.5 miles to "La joyita" ...
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  • Loreto Municipality, Mexico

    Kayak Coronado Island in Loreto Bay

    5 mi
    There are several ways to kayak to Coronado Island at the north end of Loreto Bay. The easiest way is to drive north from town on Davis Street. Davis Street begins as pavement before it crosses a wash and weaves along the dunes north of Loreto. Most of the street is fenced in, and it is easy to f...
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  • cañon del diablo, Mexico

    Hike to the Waterfalls at Cañon del Diablo

    5.0
    3 mi / 300 ft gain
    You start outside of San Felipe, Baja California at kilometer 181 and drive on a mostly dirt roads for 33 miles to reach the trailhead. A 4x4 vehicle isn't necessarily needed but you will cross a dry lake bed and sandy sections that could be tricky. There is no cell service out here. You can find...
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  • 20.875880,-87.043548, Mexico

    Swim in 7 Bocas Cenote

    A cenote is a a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a trip to the area isn't complete without a swim in...
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  • San Francisco Tetlanohcan, Mexico

    Climb the Malinche Volcano

    5.0
    7 mi / 3674 ft gain
    To do so, you have to first get to the city of Huamantla, located in the Tlaxcala state. Once you are there, you must take road 136 and drive 8 miles before taking the exit to Teacalco. After 4 miles there is the Malinzi shelter, where there are many options. You can rent a cabin and eat at its r...
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  • La Paz, Mexico

    Explore Playa Balandra

    Playa Balandra is one of the best beaches in Mexico. It is perfect for chilling on the white, soft sand or swimming in the clear water. There are many sections of beach within the bay, so the beach nearest to the parking lot is usually the most crowded and you will need to take a boat across the ...
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  • 20.860321,-87.101441, Mexico

    Explore Kin-Ha Cenote

    A cenote is a a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a trip to the area isn't complete without a swim in...
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  • Unnamed Road, Mexico

    Camp at Puertecitos, Baja

    Cross over into Baja via the East crossing and into Mexicali. Head South on the MX Highway 5 past San Felipe (196 KM from the boarder), which is a great stop for tacos FYI,  until you reach Puertecitos (282 KM).  This little town is a great stop while traveling through the East side of Baja...qui...
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