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I’m not going to lie, getting magical Instagram pictures in Mexico isn’t very hard.

The country is flooded with beautiful places to explore and is just crazy photogenic no matter where you end up.

Whether you’re on the beaches of the Riviera Maya, the crowded streets of Mexico City, or anywhere in between, there’s definitely some insta-worthy action happening nearby.

I spent ten weeks wandering through the country and these are my favorite spots for Instagram pictures in Mexico. Use this guide to choose the ones you like best, learn how to visit them, and then snap some awesome pics of Mexico to capture your memories!


Izta-Popo National Park near Mexico City

Izta-Popo National Park Mexico City
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swimming with the turtles at Akumal Beach

Swimming with the Turtles Akumal Beach
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water swings at Laguna Bacalar

Water Swings Laguna Bacalar
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Rooftop pool in Playa del Carmen

Be Playa Rooftop Pool Playa del Carmen
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Taxco, Mexico

Taxco Guerrero
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Akumal Beach in Playa del Carmen

Akumal Beach Riviera Maya
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Cumbres del Ajusco National Park in Mexico City

Cumbres del Ajusco National Park Mexico City
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Taxco, Mexico at sunset

Cristo Rey Taxco
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Pozas Azules in Taxco, Mexico

Pozas Azules Taxco
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Tepoztlan Ruins in Mexico City

Tepoztlan Ruins Morelos
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Biblioteca Vasconcelos library in Mexico City

Biblioteca Vasconcelos Mexico City
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Aerial Picture of Mexico

Plane over Mexico Cancun


Swimming in the Choo-Ha Cenote

Choo-Ha Cenote Tulum
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View of Mexico City from Chapultepec park

Chapultepec Park Mexico City
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climbing the Coba Ruins in Tulum, Mexico

Coba Ruins Tulum
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couple on boat, catamaya sailing cruise

Catamaya Sailing Cruise Playa del Carmen
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swimming at Laguna Bacalar

Laguna Bacalar Quintana Roo
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Of course, you can’t forget the classics when it comes to Instagram pictures in Mexico.

The country has amazing food, so tacos are a must. And no matter how short your trip to Mexico is, you’re sure to see some stray dogs as well.

Maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet some puppies too (or, stay in a hostel where the owners have a brand new one. So cute!)


shrimp tacos from the seafood truck in Playa del Carmen




I was able to spend ten weeks in Mexico so I got to see a lot of the most famous parts of the country as well as a peek at her hidden beauty. 

From volcanos to beaches, ruins to colonial towns, and everything in between, there are so many photogenic spots to Instagram in Mexico!

This list will give you a head start, but I know you’ll discover even more amazing places along the way.

Ready to go? Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights to Mexico and then explore accommodation like unique stays on Airbnb or the top-rated hotels on to plan the perfect night, weekend, or long-term stay in the country. Then, explore the complete Mexico Series for more insider tips on what to see, do, eat, drink, and discover in this beautiful place!


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