“Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.”
– Enrique Pena Nieto
Mexico is a country with a rich history, tradition and culture. Known for its tequila, Mexico is the third largest country in Latin America (after Brazil and Argentina) and it is comprised of 31 states and one federal district. Travel to Mexico, the place is paradise for travelers as it offers everything – rocking nightlife, coastal beaches, a walking tour of ancient architecture, lip smacking Mexican dishes and much more.
Although there have been shifts in society and politics over hundreds of years, there remains evidence of early civilizations throughout Mexico. Indigenous people whose lifestyles reflect their ancestors still inhabit Mexico’s rural areas. Likewise, Mexico‘s many pre-Columbian ruins still exist including the ancient city of Teotihuacán and the Mayan pyramids at Chichén Itzá and Tulum.
Today, reflections of Mexico‘s colonial past can be seen in the architecture of towns like Taxco and Querétaro. Today, Mexico is a tourism economy with many people flocking to coastal cities.
Travel to Mexico and relax on its wonderful beaches. Sample the flavor of Mexico (also known as “El ombligo de la luna” – the navel of the moon) and discover the civilizations that have formed today’s Mexico state from the Toltec and Olmecs civilizations to the Aztecs and Mayans.
Cinco de Mayo (“5th of May”) is more than an excuse to drink margaritas. The festival actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 – a victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over the French. The date is observed as a celebration of Mexican … Read more Read moreMexico Events & Festivals History
One of our friends had seen a photo of this place on the Baja peninsula, but other than that, we knew very little about our destination. Read moreMexico Experiences
For weeks it seemed like Mexico wasn’t as impacted by COVID-19 as other countries around the world and, certainly, not as affected as it’s U.S. neighbor. But what was happening in Mexico and how is the country handling the coronavirus pandemic today? Was Mexico just slow to respond to the … Read more Read moreMexico Health & Wellness Insights
Swimming with whale sharks was something I had never contemplated until visiting La Paz, Mexico, a few hours north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja California Sur. My immediate response was “no way” until I learned the name “whale shark” is quite misleading. Whale sharks are the world’s largest … Read more Read moreMexico Experiences
“Watch us come back with a dog,” I joked to my partner as we packed our things for four months on Mexico’s Pacific coast. As it turned out, it was less of a joke than I thought. Read moreMexico Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
Suddenly, below several work emails and app notifications, a Whatsapp message from your mother catches your eye: “Well… I just had the longest shower…ate breakfast and drinking 3 cups of coffee… I just spent my first night ‘ever’ in jail.” Read moreMexico Insights
World Footprints travels to Jalisco, Mexico where we’ll be met by dolphins, pirates and Jose Cuervo. Jalisco is the seventh largest state of the 32 states in Mexico. It is rich in history and considered to be the true Mexico since many of the cultural characteristics of the country (Mariachis, … Read more Read moreMexico Agritourism History