En is fast “New Magic Towns Discover them!” We tell you about the wonderful Mexican destinations that are added to the already old list of the 132 Magical Towns of Mexico.

In case you are new to the subject, keep in mind that the destinations that receive their name as magical towns are those places with symbols and legends, populated with history that, in many cases, have been the scene of important events for Mexico and show the national identity in each of its corners.

That definition is a preview of how wonderful you have to discover on your tour throughout Mexico…

Until recently, the total number of magical towns was 132, but, since June 2023, the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico issued a statement indicating that 45 locations are added to said list, those met the requirements established in the ” Call for the Appointment of Magic Towns 2023”.

A total of 24 Mexican states were in charge of contributing one or more incredible destinations to the list of magical towns, promoting local tourism as an important source for increasing economic spillovers, investment and employment in favor of the populations of such entities.

With that said, we have a total of 177 magical towns to visit, so it will be a good time to update your travel schedule and add the new 2023 magical towns.

What are the New Magic Towns 2023?

Sightseeing in Mexico is wonderful, the number of surprising places to visit is enormous, and of course, it is worth having an updated agenda so as not to forget to visit them…

A well-signposted map is a good idea, so we are going to name each of the 45 magical towns 2023, identified by name and the state to which they belong, so that you can get to know them…

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Huejotzingo, Photo: INAH

The first 10 states,

aguascalienteshad 3 (Calvillo, Real de Asientos and San José de Gracia) and adds up to:

Hidalgo Pavilion

Baja California Surhad 2 (Loreto and Todos Santos) and adds to:

Santa Rosalia

campechehad 2 (Palizada and Isla Aguada) and adds to:


Chiapashad 4 (San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapa de Corzo, Comitán and Palenque) and adds up to:

Copainalá and Ocozocoautla de Espinosa

Chihuahuahad 3 (Creel, Batopilas and Casas Grandes) and adds to:

Guachochi and Hidalgo del Parral

Coahuilahad 7 (Arteaga, Candela, Cuatro Ciénegas, Guerrero, Múzquiz, Parras de la Fuente and Viesca) and adds up to:

General of Cepeda

Mexico stateis consecrated as the state with the largest number of Magical Towns, it had 10 (Valle de Bravo, Aculco, El Oro, San Juan Teotihuacán, Villa del Carbón, Tepotzotlán, Ixtapan de la Sal, Metepec, Malinalco and Tonatico) and adds to :

Jilotepec and Otumba

Guerrerohad 1 (Taxco) and adds to:

Ixcateopan of Cuauhtémoc and Zihuatanejo

Hidalgohad 7 (Huasca de Ocampo, Huichapan, Mineral of the Chico, Real of the Mountain, Tecozautla, Zempoala and Zimapan) and added to:

Acaxochitlan and Metztitlan

Jaliscohad 8 (Ajijic, Lagos de Moreno, Mazamitla, Mascota, San Sebastián del Oeste, Talpa de Allende, Tapalpa, Tequila and Tlaquepaque) and adds up to:

Cocula, Sayula and Temacapulin

San Blas, Photo: Mexico Unknown

Those that remain…

Michoacanhad 9 (Patzcuaro, Tlalpujahua, Cuitzeo, Santa Clara of the Copper, Angangueo, Tacambaro, Jiquilpan, Tzintzuntzan and Paracho) and added to:


Moreloshad 2 (Tepoztlán and Tlayacapan) and adds to:

Tlaltizapan de Zapata and Xochitepec

Nayarit It had 4 (Compostela, Jala, Mexcaltitlán and Sayulita) and adds up to:

Ahuacatlán, Amatlán de Cañas, Ixtlán del Río, San Blas and Puerto Balleto (Marías Islands)

New Lionhad 3 (Bustamante, Santiago and Linares) and adds to:

General Terán and General Zaragoza

Puebla It had 10 (Cuetzalan, Cholula, Atlixco, Chignahuapan, Zacatlán de las Manzanas, Huauchinango, Pahuatlán, Tlatlauquitepec, Tetela de Ocampo and Xicotepe) and adds up to:

Huejotzingo and Teziutlán

Queretaro it had 6 (Bernal, Amealco, Jalpan de Serra, Cadereyta, Tequisquiapan and San Joaquin) and adds up to:

Pinal de Amoles

Quintana Roo It had 3 (Bacalar, Isla Mujeres and Tulum) and adds to:


San Luis Potosi It had 3 (Xilitla, Real de Catorce and Aquismón) and adds to:

Corn City and New Earth

Sinaloa It had 4 (Cosalá, El Fuerte, El Rosario and Mocorito) and adds up to:

San Ignacio

Sonora It had 2 (Álamos and Magdalena de Kino) and adds up to:

San Carlos and Ures

Tabasco had 1 (Villa Tapijulapa) and adds to:

Border and Teapa

Tlaxcala It had 2 (Huamantla and Tlaxco) and adds up to:


Veracruz It had 6 (Orizaba, Coscomatepec, Xico, Coatepec, Papantla and Zozocolco) and adds to:

Cordoba and Naolinco de Victoria

Yucatan It had 4 (Valladolid, Izamal, Maní and Sisal) and adds up to:

Spit, Motul and Tekax

zacatecas had 6 (Sherry, Pines, Sombrerete, Nochistlan de Mejia, Guadalupe, and Teul de Gonzalez Ortega) and added to:

New Villa

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Pinal de Amoles, Photo: queretaro.gob.mx

What to see in the New Magic Towns?

The most beautiful proposals that these new magical towns of Mexico have for you are quite a few, we will try to give you a little preview…

Hidalgo Pavilion, at 1,932 meters above sea level, awaits you with its old San Blas Hacienda, today the Museum of the Insurgency, which earned it its appointment as a World Heritage Site.

The beauty of Santa Rosalía with its French architecture next to the Sea of ​​Cortés will dazzle you and not to mention the natural treasures and the El Tigre archaeological zone in Candelaria, an amazing ecotourism destination.

Copainalá and Ocozocoautla de Espinosa are charming towns in Chiapas, they promise to dazzle you with their architecture, the Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve, the Toniná Archaeological Zone and something else…

Guachochi and Hidalgo del Parral in Chihuahua offer incredible spaces for lovers of mountain sports, in addition to the cultural legacies that you will find in each town.

You will like General de Cepeda with its paleontological zone and do not forget to visit its vineyards; Not far away, General Terán and General Zaragoza, in the state of Nuevo León, make you fall in love with norteño music, ecotourism parks and culinary delights.

For those who like religious tourism, in Jilotepec and Otumba, Edomex, you will find the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Piedrita and the Franciscan temple and ex-convent of San Nicolás de Bari, two churches worth admiring; Less than 3 hours from there, Acaxochitlán and Metztitlán will fascinate you with their natural settings.

Tlaltizapán de Zapata and Xochitepec have what it takes to captivate their visitors and since you are in the area, in a couple of hours you will arrive at Ixcateopan de Cuauhtémoc where you can appreciate the remains of Cuauhtémoc that are exhibited in front of the altar of what was the church of Saint Mary of the Assumption.

Ixtenco, Photo: Mexico Unknown

The beaches are also an option…

Naolinco de Victoria is two hours from the dunes and beaches of Chachalacas; only 1 hour and a half separates Córdoba from the sea of ​​Veracruz.

Likewise, Espita and Motul are very close to the Yucatecan beaches; while San Blas and Puerto Balleto (Nayarit), Zihuatanejo and Cozumel are new magical towns that have incredible beaches to the east and west of the continent, respectively…

There are much more attractions to discover in these magical towns 2023 and surely there will be new post deliveries with details of what to see and enjoy in each of them…

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Cozumel Zihuatanejo

Source: https://www.mexicodestinos.com/blog/nuevos-pueblos-magicos-descubrelos/

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