Mexico Travel Tips
Mexico is a traveler's paradise, crammed with a multitude of opposing identities: desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient ruins, teeming cities, time-warped colonial towns, glitzy resorts, lonely beaches and a world-beating collection of flora and fauna.
This mix of modern and traditional is the key to Mexico's charm, whether your passion is throwing back margaritas, listening to howler monkeys, surfing the Mexican Pipeline, or scrambling over Mayan ruins.
Written by Laura, USA, August 2012
Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to the colonial city and pueblo mágico (magic town) of Coatepec, also known as Mexico’s coffee capital. Coatepec is situated in the mountains in the state of ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
One of the little known episodes in the Mexican-American War (1846–1848), the creation of the San Patricios Battalion. Hundreds of Irish soldiers who had joined the US military, many to escape the ...
Written by Laura, USA, February 2013
The state of Jalisco in Mexico
is famous for the production of tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage
made from the blue agave plant. Tequila is Mexico’s national drink and
plays an important ...
Mexico City is recognized as one of the top travel destinations for foodies. The city is famous for its street food and eating on the street is a way of life for millions of city residents. Sampling ...
The largest city in Mexico ’s
western central highlands, Guadalajara is the capital city of the
Mexican state of Jalisco and a top tourist destination for visitors to
the region. Originally ...
Written by Laura, USA, October 2012
Situated in the rugged and scenic Bajío region of central Mexico, Leon is an industrial colonial-era city with a lovely historic heart that centers on the tree-lined Plaza Principal (main ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, December 2011
The monarch butterflies have begun to arrive to Michoacan State’s UNESCO
Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, as they do every November, reaching peak
butterfly density—perhaps a billion individuals ...
Written by Hudson, USA, December 2012
Down past the border things get a little crazy. As the Kenny Chesney line goes, “When the sun goes down, we’ll be groovin’,” and that is just about the theme song for vacationing in Mexico during New ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
People come to Mexico ’s mountainous southern state of Oaxaca for many reasons: the architecture, the culture, the food, and often the handicrafts. Oaxaca has a long tradition of creating ...
Following its successful 2010 turn as host of the most popular TEDx conference in the organization’s history, the graceful Spanish colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Miguel de ...
Written by Mexico Expert: Daniel, Mexico, June 2012
The Great Wall of Xochicalco is proof of the greatness of pre-hispanic history. Recently excavated, 500 meters long and 4 meters wide, it defended the main Xochicalco, allowing it to make a first ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2011
There is a reason why Mexico is home to more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranking sixth in the world for such an accumulation of honors. In addition to preserving some of the planet’s most ...
Written by Hudson, USA, March 2013
Just 28 kilometers south of Mexico City, what was once a separate unincorporated city hearkening back to ancient Aztec times, is now the neighborhood which enwraps the southern shore of Lake ...
If you’ve tried to research anything online about the Mayan Empire in recent years, you’ve had to wade through pages of apocalyptic prophecies, all promising the end of the world before Christmas ...
Written by Viator, April 2013
Merida is a city that captivates many visitors so much that they decide to stay: it’s a haven for expatriates from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The colonial center holds plenty of charms, including ...
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