Mexico is among the hottest tourist destinations in North America. Nestled along the Pacific Coast, the beautiful coastal paradise has something to offer to everyone. For the ones planning a holiday, here are a few reasons why you should aim your dart on Mexico!
Owing to its extensive and attractive coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the beaches in Mexico are among the best in the world. These calm and sandy beaches in Mexico are perfect for those hunting a quick escape from the city life. Visitors here can indulge in a wide range of interesting adventure activities such as surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Whale watching and dolphin spotting are other interesting things to do at some of the beaches here. Tulum, Playa de Akumal, Playa del Carmen, Zipolite, Playa La Ropa and Cancun Beach are few of the most popular beaches in the country.
Mexican cuisine is delicious and has a lot more than just tacos and tamales. A perfect fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican spices mixed with European herbs and Spanish elements, food in the country is perhaps the best in this part of the world! Bringing in some vibrant and flavourful dishes from different regions are popular dishes including chayote, barbacoa (special type of meat), birria (spicy stew made from goat meat or mutton), cabrito (roast goat kid), carnitas (roast goat kid), mole sauces, tacos with different fillings, and sub-like sandwiches known as tortas. Seafood in the coastal region is a big hit too. To enjoy the country’s finest wine, make your way to Baja California and its nearby areas.
Reflecting the country’s rich and complex history, the Mexican culture is truly fascinating. From Mesoamerican to Spanish and European, the country is a beautiful amalgamation of different traditions and customs from across the world. The Mexican food, festivals, languages, handicrafts, and architectural wonders reflect the beauty of the existing diversity in the country. Diez y Seis, Day of the Dead, Lent and Easter, Dia de la Raza and Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are among the most celebrated festivals in Mexico. Those interested in the region’s tribal aboriginal culture, head to the Oaxaca or the mountains of Jalisco and Chihuahua.
Influenced by diverse cultures and different traditions, music in Mexico is exceptional. Mariachi (ensemble consisting of guitarrón, vihuela, guitar, violins and trumpets), Corrido (narrative poetry), Conjunto de marimba (ensemble specializing in folk music and consisting of marimba, double bass and drums), Mexican Son music (mixture of Spanish and indigenous music) and Tamborazo Zacatecano are among the popular musical forms in the country. In order to enjoy folk music and dancing, make your way to the tribal villages and native communities located in the interiors of Mexico.
From museums to markets and from archaeological wonders to national parks, Mexico has it all. Offering visitors a chance to enjoy the best of both the worlds, the country is home to modern cities and ancient sites. Some of the buildings and monuments in the country are hundreds of years old. Monte Alban, San Miguel de Allende, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Great Pyramid of Cholula, Museo Nacional de Antropologia (National Museum of Anthropology), Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, and Copper Canyon are among the must visit attractions in the country.