An Alternative Guide To Mexico: Unusual Things To Do & See

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Northern England Writer

As one of the world’s top tourist destinations, it can be hard to feel like you’re having a truly ‘unique’ experience in Mexico. From the hordes of travellers that flock to the Caribbean coast to the Spring Break partiers who flood Tijuana and Puerto Vallarta year-on-year, you can be left wondering if there’s anything alternative to try in the country. Well, the answer is yes! Here’s your guide to the most alternative sights and sounds of Mexico.

1. Pet Cemetery Cenote


Cenote in Tulum
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Finally, we round off our guide with a site that might seem like the last place you’d want to visit on what’s supposed to be a relaxing Mexican vacation – an underwater pet cemetery. OK, so it wasn’t an intentionally constructed underwater pet ceremony, but rather a naturally occurring one. Located in the chain of cenotes in Tulum known as San Actún, the so-called Pet Cemetery Cenote has animal bones ranging from those of domesticated pets to a long-extinct camel.

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