This country slides down from a
palm-fringed sandy beach into the warm, turquoise waves of the Pacific at
Puerto Vallarta. It Marvels at a 1300-year-old Maya palace at Palenque.
Mexico is a country where parrots screech and howler monkeys growl in the
sweaty emerald jungle around you. Dining on salmon enchiladas and
chrysanthemum salad at a Mexico City fusion restaurant, dancing through the
night at a high-energy Guadalajara nightclub, kayaking at dawn past a colony
of Baja California sea lions – all these are unique Mexican experiences.
Every visitor goes home with their own unforgettable images. Such a large
country, straddling temperate and tropical zones, reaching 5km into the sky
and stretching 10,000km along its coasts, with a city of 19 million people
at its center and countless tiny pueblos everywhere, can hardly fail to
provide a huge variety of options for human adventure.
Mexico is what you make of it. Its
multi-billion-dollar tourism industry is adept at satisfying those who like
their travel easy. But adventure is what you’ll undoubtedly have if you take
a just a few steps off the pre-packaged path. Activity-based tourism,
community tourism and genuine ecotourism – the type that actually helps
conserve local environment – are developing fast in rural areas. The
opportunities for getting out to Mexico’s spectacular wild places and
interacting with local communities are greater than ever from world-class
canyoneering near Monterrey or cooking lessons in the Veracruz countryside
to hiking the Oaxaca cloud forests and snorkeling the coral reefs of the
The geography of Mexico ranges from deserts to mountains
to tropical beaches. This diverse geography of Mexico enables visitors to
plan the ideal getaway in the part of the country that most suits their
The Tropic of Cancer cuts across Mexico near Mazatlan and Ciudad Victoria
long the coastal plains on either side of the country as a result
south of the tropic is hot and humid all year long. Northwestern Mexico and
inland northern areas are drier than the rest of the country.........
For the Mexicans culture and tradition are seen as
central to their life and society. Mexican people are by and large warm and
vivacious individuals with an incredible zest for life. Provided that you
are respectful of local custom they will welcome you with open arms and show
you all the best that Mexico has to offer...........
Long before the Spanish
conquest highly developed cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Mayas,
Toltecs, and Aztecs existed ..........