The most Instagrammable places near Cancun

September 27, 2017

14 places to take incredible photos

A paradise with no filters: Instagrammable places 

Quintana Roo is the perfect destination for photography lovers. As in all tourist sites, there are landmarks and must-see spots. But there are also hidden places for those who are looking for something more. If you are the kind of traveler who is always seeking for the most original photo spots, take note. Here are the most instagrammable places near Cancun that will make you say: do it for the gram!

1.- Cancun Lighthouse

To get to this place, you will have to access through Caracol beach at the 9.5 km of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Once you get there, you’ll have to walk for about five minutes, the lighthouse will be your guide at a distance. It is also a perfect place to have panoramic photos, as you can climb to the top and enjoy a privileged view of the most beautiful beaches in the city.

2.- Holbox

Ideal for nature photography enthusiasts. This magical place has a unique charm that will leave you breathless. Our suggestion is to lease a bike or a golf cart and go travel around the island looking for the best photo spots. You will find tons of colorful houses, murals, hammocks in the sea. And if you are lucky, even flamingos and pelicans.

3.- Sea Walls Murals

Walking through the murals made by Sea Walls artists in Cancun is something you’ll want to see for yourself. You can take an afternoon to visit these walls and buildings full of color. Starting at Bonampak av and walking towards Nader av. Each mural represents a small piece of the ocean taken to the streets, in fact, you can find more of these murals in other places like Isla Mujeres and Holbox.

Want to learn more about these murals? read: Urban art in Quintana Roo: 20 must-see murals

4.- Cenotes

Visiting a cenote is a must when you travel to Quintana Roo. These natural water formations delight the eyes of any photographer. We suggest you bring a waterproof cell phone case or housing if you have a professional camera. Trust us, you will thank us later. If you don’t know which cenote to visit, we suggest taking the tour: Xenotes, where you will go to four in one day. 

5.- Punta Maroma

One of the most beautiful beaches you will find in Quintana Roo, located between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, about 15-20 minutes by car. It is known among sea lovers for its virgin and tropical vibe. If you visit this place in the afternoon, we promise you will have the most incredible lights and shadows for your photos. Besides that, you will have several perfect spots for your Instagram, like docks, palm trees, and palapas.

6.- Xcaret

The most photographed place of the destination. Known for its beautiful architecture and charming spots like the Mexican Cemetery, the Chapel of Guadalupe or the Hacienda Henequenera. As well as its spectacular natural attractions such as the Underground Rivers, The Beach and The Natural Pools. Save a full day just to enjoy Xcaret, you will want to get the most of it!

7.- Isla Blanca

One of the most popular places for those who love outdoor activities, water sports and take landscapes photography. In Isla Blanca, you can enjoy and capture one of the most spectacular sunsets of the destination. If you want to enjoy this place to the fullest, we suggest staying the night and camp, you will not regret it!

8.- Plaza Bonita

It’s almost impossible not to think of Plaza Bonita when we are talking about instagrammable places. One of the first plazas in Cancun, right next to Market 28. The Mexican charm of its mosaics and its pink walls will make you want to take hundreds of photos and stories for your account.

9.- Isla Contoy

A natural protected area and bird refuge. If you are a wildlife photography fan, this place is a must see. Upon your arrival, you will feel that the place is open just for you. To get to Isla Contoy, different boats leave from Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Juarez or Cancun.

10.- Puerto Morelos

One of the most instagrammableplaces of the destination, better known for being a quiet spot to rest. Puerto Morelos is perfect for taking hundreds of photos and spending a day walking downtown. Start by the Handicraft Market until you get to the Lighthouse. In the way, you will find several hidden spots that will be worth to capture in more than one photo.

11.- Azulik in Tulum

Instagrammer’s favorite place to stay in Tulum is definitely Azulik. This incredible eco-friendly hotel has everything to spend hours taking photos, from its incredible tree house rooms to its original architecture inspired by nature. We advise you to book ahead whenever you decide to visit this hotel, rooms fill up fast!

12.- Seashell House in Isla Mujeres

The most famous house of the destination, the Seashell house in Isla Mujeres has become an icon of modern architecture. All who have visited the island before, have seen this incredible place in the form of a giant snail. But it was not until recently thanks to Airbnb that it began to receive more visitors from all around the world. To get here, you only need to take a ferry from Puerto Juarez in Cancun, and you will be in less than 30 minutes in one the most instagrammable places in Quintana Roo.

13.- Los Aluxes in Bacalar

A quiet and cozy place for those looking to disconnect from everything. This hotel in Bacalar has one of the most instagrammable views of the seven color lagoon. You can not leave Quintana Roo without taking a photo on the swings of this place. We suggest you book in advance, as the hotel is small and fills up fast.

14.- Xenses Park

The dreamed Park for visual games and architecture lovers. In Xenses you’ll spend hours taking hundreds of photos for your Instagram. Take your time to visit all the Fantastic Sceneries in the Pinwheel. We guarantee you that at the end of the day it will be almost impossible to decide which photo will you post on your account.

Don’t forget to bring extra battery! You’ll need it after visiting all these instagrammable places.

Which was your favorite place? Have you visited any of them?

Discover the most creative and fun Instagrammers, read: Instagram Accounts That Will Awake Your Creativity

Featured image by Ppto Travel

Comunicóloga, amante de la fotografía en blanco y negro, el baile y la música guapachosa.


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