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“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.

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One Night in Jail: A Travel Horror Story

By Katherine Bertrand

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 more

Mexico Insights
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A day trip to Mexico’s Playa Balandra will leave every nature lover speechless

By Thomas Später

Although I usually have a hard time ranking landscape destinations, there is one specific beach I would easily consider the most beautiful in the Baja California area, if not even in all Mexico: Playa Balandra, a spectacular, crescent-shaped bay with crystal clear and shallow water.   Read more

Mexico Landscape
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A day trip to Mexico’s Chichen Itza

By Thomas Später

Because Chichen Itza is one of the new 7 world wonders according to UNESCO, this place represents the most-visited archaeological site in Mexico.   Read more

Mexico Nature & Outdoors

Rats and Astronauts: Street Art in Oaxaca

By Eliza Amon

Famed for its artistic traditions in weaving, pottery and painted wooden animal carvings known as alebrijes, the Mexican city of Oaxaca is also brimming with contemporary art.   Read more

Mexico Off the Beaten Path The Arts
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Following Mexico’s Tequila Trail

By Jackie Jones

Tequila is Mexico’s national drink, and a symbol of citizens’ pride and culture.   Read more

Mexico Food & Drink
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TODAY IN HISTORY: Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 1862) and…

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 more

Mexico Events & Festivals History

New friends, adventures, and perspectives in Baja California Sur

By Claudia Larios

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 more

Mexico Experiences
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Fleeing the cold to weather the storms

By Kellie Paxian

A global pandemic, travel bans, and now hurricanes — what else have you got for us, 2020?!   Read more

Mexico Social Responsibility
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COVID-19 Report from Mexico

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 more

Mexico Health & Wellness Insights
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Swim with whale sharks – the largest fish in the ocean

By Melissa Curtin

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 more

Mexico Experiences
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Mexico’s street dog problem — and how travelers are part of the solution

By Jessica Barrett

“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 more

Mexico Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
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Traveling through Puerto Vallarta and Tequila, Mexico

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 more

Mexico Agritourism History