Travel To Mexico – North America
A country rich in history, tradition and culture, Mexico is made up of 31 states and one federal district. It is the third largest country in Latin America and has the largest population—more than 100 million—making it the home of more Spanish speakers than any other nation in the world. Highly developed cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and Aztecs, existed long before the Spanish conquest. Hernan Cortes conquered Mexico during the period 1519-21 and founded a Spanish colony that lasted nearly 300 years. Independence from Spain was proclaimed by Father Miguel Hidalgo on September 16, 1810.
Most people live in the densely populated waist of the country, including the cities of Veracruz, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. Most Mexicans are of mixed Spanish and Indian descent, but about 30 percent are Indian—and millions still speak Indian languages in the southeast.
Although Spanish is the official language, Latin American Spanish, 62 indigenous languages, and English are also spoken.
Mexico is tropical in the south, temperate in the central highlands, and dry to the north.
There are so many reasons for which people fly to Mexico! A blend of the braveness of the Aztecs, the fine arts of the Maya and the cultural contributions of the Spaniards make Mexico a place where everyone can enjoy the perfect vacation – a beautiful beach vacation at Puerto Vallarta, a romantic honeymoon on the island of Cozumel, or a great Mexican beach resort at Cabo san Lucas. Sports lovers will find the activities available at Playa del Carmen to be very interesting, with its offering of both classic and extreme sports. Fans of archaeology will spend entire days visiting the ancient pyramids and temples once built by the powerful Aztec warriors and the skilled Mayas, and be amazed by the impressive achievements they made. Mayan ruins are scattered throughout the Mexican jungle. Visit the city of Tenochtitlán, where the Aztecs’ king Montezuma greeted the Conqueror Hernán Cortéz and his men when they arrived from Spain.
Mexico is the Southernmost country of North America, and the Northermost country of Latin America. It shares a 3,234 km border with the United Sates. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and to the south by Guatemala and Belize. Mexico is the 13th largest country in the world. Click here to see a map of Mexico
The Mexican Peso (MXN) is the official currency. For actual conversion rates, visit Oanda.com and perform a conversion for the ‘Mexican Peso.’
A passport is required.