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Mexico is a North American country that shares a large border with the United States as well as smaller borders with Belize and Guatemala. The country has a rich history of prosperous ancient civilizations including the Maya and Aztec. In the early 1500s, Spain conquered the land and the indigenous people were wiped out by disease. With two significant coastlines, mountain ranges and desert plains, the country is a traveler’s paradise. But Mexico is not without its fair share of natural hazards, including earthquakes as well as numerous active volcanoes.
Mexico is arguably the most popular Latin American country amongst tourists. With breathtaking beaches on both coasts, the options for a relaxing and affordable vacation are endless. The country attracts all types of travelers from those seeking bottomless margaritas at an all-inclusive resort to those in search of a more raw and authentic cultural experience. The gastronic scene has become an attraction on its own, ranging from street food to Michelin-starred Restaurants. From the buzzing capital to the ancient ruins, the possibilities for culture and history can be found in every part of the country.
Quintana Roo is a state known for its Carribean coastline. While this area tends to be touristy, the beaches and Mayan ruins deserve a visit. To the west is the state of Jalisco, which is home to yet another beachside resort town, Puerto Vallarta. But Jalisco may be most famous for being the supposed birthplace of tequila. Enjoy a tequila tasting at one of the many distilleries and explore the state’s capital, Guadalajara. Those seeking a more urban experience will appreciate the lively megacity that is Mexico City. The Zócalo is the city’s main plaza and is lined with several attractions including the Catedral Metropolitana and the National Palace.
Mexico is a massive country and thus has a range of climates. While the big cities are enjoyable year-round, the coastal regions are best during certain seasons. Travelers to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and anywhere else on the Yucatán Peninsula should be cautious of hurricane season, which typically lasts from June to November. Fortunately, the Yucatán Peninsula is rarely directly hit, but travelers should still be aware of this before booking. This region, along with Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, are popular spring break destinations for university students, so avoid traveling during the month of March to dodge the crowds and rowdy party scene.