Mexico is the 13th largest independent country in the world and the 5th largest country in America by area, but where is Mexico? Let's find out. Mexico, officially known as the United Mexican States, lies in the North American continent. It has a population of over 120 million and borders with many countries. To its north, it borders with the United States, to the south and west it borders the Pacific Ocean, to the east, it meets the Gulf of Mexico and to the southeast, it borders with the Caribbean Sea, Belize, and Guatemala.
Mexico is also one of the most populous countries ranking eleventh among the most populous countries in the world. It ranks second on the same scale in Latin America. But where is Mexico historically? Mexico was home to many Mesoamerican civilizations like the Zapotec, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec, Maya and Teotihuacan. It was colonized by the Spanish in 1521 and achieved its independence as Mexico three centuries later in 1821.
Mexico is an interesting land to explore and there many places to visit in Mexico given that you have the time. From its rich cultural history, to ancient buildings, and festivals, the Mexicans sure know how to entertain their guests. Start with touring one of Mexico's largest pre-Hispanic cities, the Teotihuacan, that lies to the northeast of Mexico City. It is also home to giant pyramid structures and the Pyramid of the Sun is a building that stands at a height of 207 feet.
If you think Mexico is only dust and sand, you're very wrong. Cruise in the canals of Xochimilco, which is no less than Venice when it comes to beautiful tree lined canals and floating gardens. You can take a brightly painted trajineras with a mariachi singer to float in the canals, which are remnants of the original lake of Aztec. For swimming or diving, the best place to take a dip is in the Xlacah in the Yucatan peninsula, which has naturally formed sinkhole pools called cenotes. Dos Ojos also connects to underground cave networks.
Among some of the other interesting places to visit in Mexico are Janitzio where the Day of the Dead festival takes place. An all night vigil is held in which the locals decorate the graves of their beloved. The Chiapas highlands, San Lucas, Cozumel Island, Banco Chinchorro Coral Atoll and the City Of Chichen-Itza are all popular places among tourists.
48380, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
48399, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
97844, Santa Elena, Mexico