The United Mexican State or popularly known as Mexico is one of the most amazing travel destinations in the world that we visited. The country is known to offer a wholesome experience of rich culture, colonial influences from Spain, a fascinating mix of native people, and yes, the amazing food. And if you want to relish all that in one place, well, Mexico City is all ready to give you a warm welcome. Along with that, one of the main reasons why we love Mexico City is because of its affluent flora and fauna which spread across different climate zones that include everything from lush tropical rainforest and arid deserts. In this post, we will talk about some most important aspects that will make you love Mexico, if you want to plan a trip or create a Mexico itinerary.
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Reasons Why We Love Mexico
Even if you are not an art lover, the artwork in Mexico will surely leave you awestruck. The art scene in the country is a mix of modern folk art and classic works. You can expect to see illustrious murals throughout the country. It reflects the culture and stories of the people. Museo Nacional de Arte is one of those popular places where you can capture the beautiful work of some highly acclaimed painters like Diego Rivera and Gerardo Murillo. However, you can also be a part of the performing arts by visiting Palacio de Bellas Artes.
Well, for every historical person, the country of Mexico has Mayan ruins. These remarkable remains once were part of the great Maya civilization. When it comes to building temples, advanced architectures, and agricultural systems, the ancient Mayans were way ahead. The Chichén Itzá is probably the most popular ruins as it reflects the time of civilization when it was at its peak. The famous and world-renowned Kukulkan Pyramid is also located here. Along with Chichén Itzá, Palenque, Uxmal, Tulum, and Coba are some other highly-renowned Mayan ruins.
Varied Music Scene
You can see clubs and pubs in Mexico blasting out the international tracks in Spanish and English. But when it comes to the traditional music of Mexico, it varies diversely that shouldn’t be overlooked. The Mexican musical is more varied than people often think about it. This is one of the reasons why I love Mexico city as you can get to spot live performances on the street in every nook and corner of Mexico City.
Appealing Boutique Hotels
I am sure this is one of those things that you weren’t expecting on this list, isn’t it? Well, there are high-end hotels in Mexico, but the boutique hotels that are located in the country have their own charm. Most of the boutique hotels boast a compelling charm and reflect the local culture. Casa Natalia is one popular example. It has individually styled rooms, a roof terrace, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool. Booking accommodation in boutique hotels in Mexico is an experience in itself.
Welcoming and Friendly Locals
I guess this is the one point on which every traveler will agree when it comes to the best things about Mexico. The people of Mexico are an integral part of Mexico’s tourism. They are always welcoming and ready to help you whenever you ask. Whether you need advice on anything or want to know about a certain thing or want to ask direction, they will always help you out. Even if they don’t understand your language or you don’t understand their language, they will be willing to go out of their way to provide you with the best assistance.
A Paradise For Food Lovers
Mexican food is one of the most important reasons why I love Mexico. I mean, is there anyone whose heart doesn’t beat for Mexican food? Well, I don’t know about you, but mine certainly does, especially for Tacos. But just to tell you, food in Mexico is not just restricted to Tacos. The country has a wide variety of food to savor. Mexican dishes are full of unique flavors that you will find only in Mexico. They say Mexican love their Diet T which includes all the dishes starting with ‘T’ like that of taco, tamales, and torta. These are a few of those many delectable Mexican delicacies that one should relish on a trip to Mexico. To savor these delicacies, there are Mexican restaurants everywhere in the country, especially in Mexico City.
Mexico is Home to Unique Animal
When it comes to the biodiversity of Mexico, you will be amazed by seeing how beautiful and breathtaking it is. However, these animals can be found only in jungles, forests, and waters. Some of the unique animals that you can expect to spot here are axolotl, cacomistle, Mexican prairie dog, and vaquita porpoise.
Tequila Tastes Better in Mexico Than in Any Other Nation
Yes, that’s true! Mexico has a rich booze heritage which is adored by people from around the world. Mexican booze is even exported worldwide. There is a fact that booze in Mexico tastes better than anywhere in the world. Be it beer, mezcal, pulque, and tequila, the drinks in Mexico give you a real kick. If you want to savor the taste of the best tequila, then Jalisco is the place to find it. Whereas, visit Oaxaca for the best smoky mezcal.
There is Something For Everyone
Mexico has everything in its fold to offer to its tourists. For travelers, the country offers a range of climate conditions. In northern states, you can find deserts. Whereas, for eternal spring, western Mexico and Jalisco state are the places to be. Yucatan Peninsula is for all the beach lovers. In the southern part of Mexico, you can find dense jungles that serve as the home to numerous unique and endangered animals. Besides, almost everywhere in Mexico, there are volcanoes and mountains that are waiting to be explored by travelers.
Breathtaking Marine Life
Not many know, but Mexico is also home to an amazing and breathtaking marine life. You can find some unique sea creatures in the waters here in Mexico. Grey whales are very common in the country. You can find them in the shallow water of the Baja coast during the time of Alsakan winter. The marine life in Mexico is truly astonishing.
The Thrilling Adventure
Talking about marine life in Mexico, well adventure is also one thing that cannot be left out. If you are an adventure buff, then Mexico has a lot to offer you. In Isla Guadalupe, you can go for shark watching in a cage while diving into the pacific ocean. If water sport isn’t your thing, how about flying? Well, if that’s something of your taste, then consider a hot air balloon ride above Mexico. It gives you the bird-eye view of the surroundings. You can also indulge in paragliding experience while vacationing in Mexico.
The UNESCO Sites
Do you know there is something that makes every traveler love Mexico? Well, it’s the treasure of UNESCO sites. Now by saying a treasure I clearly mean that there are a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico. From history to culture to nature to vulture, there are as many as 27 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Well, just to mention here, out of all, there are 6 natural sites. Not just this, the country also has 10 World Heritage cities; Oaxaca, Puebla, and Campeche being some of them. Besides, I would also give you another reason to love Mexico City as it is also a World Heritage city.
Day of the Dead
Wondering what’s this? Well for those who don’t know, Day of the Dead is one of the most popular festivals celebrated throughout the country of Mexico. Unlike the name, it is actually a warm, festive tradition. During this festival, a number of different traditions are performed at different corners of the country. We experienced this festival in Coyoacan. One of the most famous places is near the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga. A Candlelit boat procession is held on the island of Janitizo in Lake Patzcuaro. Whereas, the Purepecha tradition is observed in Michoacan – the central Mexican state where people hold all-night vigils in cemeteries. The Day of the Dead festival is celebrated every year on the first two days of November. These days, people in Mexico come together to remember their loved ones who have passed away.
Don’t be amused to see the city of love, Mexico on this list – it has plenty of amazing and astonishing things for its travelers that are yet to be explored. It is the most vibrant and culture-packed city in the country. There is art, nightclubs, restaurants, and not to forget the charming neighborhoods to explore in the city of Mexico. Centro Historico, a historic center is one of the not-to-miss attractions in the city. This is also the place where you will find Torre Latinoamericana which is Mexico’s first skyscraper. Not just this, there is also Zocalo. If you don’t know, Zocalo is the world’s second-largest city square. Along with that, the city of Mexico also has some other amazing tourist attractions like the National Anthropology Museum and the Xochimilco Floating Gardens.
The Unique and Stunning Markets
Markets are an integral part of Mexico’s tourism. Your Mexico itinerary isn’t completed without adding amazing markets, especially the markets in Mexico City. From food to clothes, there are markets for everything you are looking for in Mexico. For fresh flowers, there is Mercado Jamaica. If you are looking to enjoy an ultimate gastronomic experience, then visit Mercado San Juan. The city of Oaxaca also has some must-visit markets selling a wide range of crafts and handmade wares that you would love to take back home as souvenirs.
The Wrestling Culture
Are you a fan of wrestling? Well, just to let you know, Mexico has its own wrestling culture. Fascinating, isn’t it? In the city of Mexico, a popular wrestling show – La Lucha Libre is hosted every Tuesday and Friday. I’m pretty much sure I don’t need to explain how it works. But you can be a part of this show and enjoy wrestling matches while having snacks and sipping beer. You can also find the local vendors outside the venue selling masks and accessories of wrestling superstars.
Rio Secreto is an underground river located on the Riviera Maya. It runs through a cave system. It is one of the most unique attractions which is known for its geological location. It includes tons of stalagmites and stalactites. An excursion to this place is an experience in itself. However, make sure you hire a guide.
The Astonishing National Parks
For all the wildlife buffs, national parks in Mexico are a real treat. The entire country is blessed and dotted with an abundance of natural beauty. You can explore the natural beauty at the best national parks in Mexico. Parque Mexico in Mexico City is one of the must-visit places. It is known for its open-walkways and gorgeous fountains. There is also Bosque de Chapultepec which is sprawled over a vast land of 1500 acres of land that houses a zoo, restaurants, museums, and an amusement park. Sumidero Canyon National Park is another popular tourist attraction for nature lovers.
Snorkeling in Mexico
Not a lot of people know that the country of Mexico is also known for providing an ultimate snorkeling experience to its visitors in the shimmering waters of the ocean surrounding Mexico. There numerous amazing sites to explore the underwater world. The incredible coral reef of Cozumel is a not-to-miss thing. Cancun is another impressive tourist attraction. There is even an underwater museum of art (MUSA). The museum is known to house numerous original sculptures placed on the sea bed.
The country of Mexico has something to satiate every traveler’s evergreen curiosity. There are plenty of more amazing things that give globetrotters a reason to why they should visit Mexico for their next holiday. However, these are the best things that I personally admire the most in Mexico. Depending on your taste and preference, you will add more places and experiences on this list. Deciding a destination for the next vacation is still easy but planning the entire trip is a task in itself. Surely, you don’t want any sort of problems and challenges on your trip to Mexico. If so, then it is important that avoid the most common mistakes in Mexico that most travelers do.
Many people worry about traveling Mexico because of what the media portrays Mexico to be unsafe. We had an amazing time here and with so much to do, we are pretty sure you will too.
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Thank you so much for reading and I hope this information helps you decide to book your next trip because we can’t wait to go back! I LOVE Mexico City.