3 things you never knew about Mexico

 

 

Mexico is a land of wonders. From the beaches in Cancun to the cosmopolitan feel of the capital, it’s a country worth visiting a few times. Due to its size and diversity, it evidently has some well-kept secrets that only the most curious visitors will discover.

 

Nature rules

Due to its geographical location, Mexico has a great diversity of ecosystems, including mountains, deep seas, deserts, coral reefs, forests and coastal lagoons. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun are great for a beach vacation. And for the more adventurous, Sierra de los Tuxtlas is a chain of volcanic mountains located in the state of Veracruz.

 

You can also find nature in Mexico City itself. The Chapultepec Forest, an urban park located right in the city center, is the largest park in Latin America and one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere. It is almost double the size of New York’s Central Park.

 

 

Land of museums

There’s a very high probability that Mexico City is the city with the most museums in the world. Their tourism secretary lists 171 official museums, yet connoisseurs ensure that they have visited over 200.

 

Unfortunately, this data can’t be officially verified because the Guinness Book of World Records doesn’t have this category yet. Still, there is no denying that the country’s capital boasts an incredible amount of art, with the Soumaya Museum and Frida Kahlo’s studio being favorites amongst visitors.

 

Plus, cities outside of the capital have an incredible art scene as well. Just three hours away from Mexico City you can find a small town called San Miguel de Allende. Here, handicraft aficionados will find themselves in paradise going through the different galleries, museums and shops.

 

Mexico celebrates the dead

On the first day of November, every region in Mexico pays a tribute to those who are no longer with us. While this can seem somber, there are processions and parties to venerate the dead, rather than mourn them. It is actually one of the most interesting times of the year to visit Mexico.

 

History tells us the Aztecs devoted an entire month to this important celebration, which began August. With the arrival of Spanish conquistadors, the dates and timings changed.

 

Now, this local holiday has become an alluring selling point for the entire country. During the Day of the Dead, visitors can taste sugar skulls and the sweet bread that is served with dinner for the celebration. Mexican food is always delicious, and during this traditional feast, it’s possible to enjoy an even larger variety of it.

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