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Museo de Arte Popular (Mexico City)
Ranked #1 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums

One of the newer museums opened to revive the historic centre and housed in a former art deco fire station. Well-displayed tribute to Mexico's exuberant folk and popular arts and... more »

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Huasteca Potosina (San Luis Potosi)
Ranked #2 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #3 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens
Surrealist garden with sculptures by English Artist Edward James in midst of the jungle.
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Ranked #4 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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La Pena de Bernal (Queretaro)
Ranked #5 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Geologic Formations
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Canada de la Virgen, S.P.R. de R.L. (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #6 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Santuario Canada de la Virgin. Get in touch with nature - espace the cafe life of San Miguel!  A little promoted but wonderful slow paced, huge nature reservation run by an... more »

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El Jardin (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #7 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

At the heart of San Miguel's historic centre sits the Jardín: not strictly speaking a garden but the town's main plaza, pedestrianised on three sides and busy day and night. Great... more »

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Cascada de Texolo (Veracruz)
Ranked #8 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #9 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Waterfalls
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El Charco del Ingenio (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #10 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
Owner description: El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de... more » Owner description: El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de Allende. The name comes from a spring-fed pool nestled in an impressive canyon. With great biodiversity, many different species of native plants and animals are in the canyon, the wetlands and the dry scrubland. El Charco hosts an extensive botanical collection made up of cacti and other succulent Mexican plants, many of which are rare, threatened or in danger of extinction. This is a place that was sanctified as a Peace Zone by the Dalai Lama, where you can enjoy the Conservatory of Mexican Plants, scenic overlooks, historic sites, trails, Interactive Garden for Children, camping zone, cafeteria & gift shop, as well as different activities like guided tours, sweat-lodge, workshops, concerts, full moon ceremonies and more. « less
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Ranked #11 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #12 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Caverns/ Caves
These interconnected caves feature 20 huge halls that once were a hideout for runaway Indians.
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Tepozteco (Tepoztlan)
Ranked #13 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #14 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Volcanos
This volcano was born on March 4, 1943 and is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world.
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The Cave of Swallows (San Luis Potosi)
Ranked #15 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Geologic Formations
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San Angel (Mexico City)
Ranked #16 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Neighborhoods
This neighborhood is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an oasis in otherwise bustling Mexico City.
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Juarez Park (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #17 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks

Attractive, leafy park a short walk from the Jardín. Has a popular basket ball court, early morning exercise classes. Young lads honing their bullfighting skills (without the... more »

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La Gruta (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #18 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Spas

La Gruta is the only hotspring directly on the San Miguel-Dolores road. Indoor and outdoor pools, grassy verges with recliners and a small cafe/restaurant on site. Admission... more »

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Ranked #19 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Bodies of Water; Islands
At over 6,000 feet above sea level, this is one of the highest lakes in the world.
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Ranked #20 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cerro de la Bufa (Zacatecas)
Ranked #21 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Mountains; Lookouts
The beautiful mountain overlooking Zacatecas, complete with a cable car for tourists.
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Ranked #22 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Chapultepec Park (Mexico City)
Ranked #23 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; National Parks; Forests
Owner description: This 1,600-acre bucolic park has enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among families with... more » Owner description: This 1,600-acre bucolic park has enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among families with children. « less
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Lake Camecuaro (Michoacan)
Ranked #24 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Parks; Bodies of Water
A well-kept lake and park, complete with 300-year-old cypress groves.
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Ranked #25 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Geologic Formations; Hot Springs/ Geysers; Ancient Ruins
Owner description: This site takes its name from two springs of carbonated water that appear to be boiling, yet actually provide cool water for... more » Owner description: This site takes its name from two springs of carbonated water that appear to be boiling, yet actually provide cool water for a relaxing bath. « less
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Tolantongo Caves (Ixmiquilpan)
Ranked #26 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #27 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
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Ranked #28 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Cascada Salto de Eyipantla (San Andres Tuxtla)
Ranked #29 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #30 of 154 Outdoors in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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