Mexico officially known as the United Mexican States is a federal republic located in North America. The country is bordered by the United States to the north; Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea to the southeast, the Gulf of Mexico to the east and by the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. It covers about two million square kilometers of land, making it the thirteenth largest and eleventh most populated country in the world.
The Mexican terrain with its contrasting topography is unlike any other country. It offers a display of deserts in the north, giving way to highlands and mountains, finally leading to tropical rainforests and beaches towards the south. Its highest point, the Pico de Orizaba volcano is 5636 meters high, while its lowest point, the Laguna Salada is 10 meters deep.
Rich in the history of ancient cultures and civilizations, which were eventually colonized by Spanish conquerors shaped the Mexico we see today. The famous Aztec civilization was based in Mexico. Their tales and legends form an interesting part of many urban traditions that define the Mexican society.
Many cities in Mexico contain relics from its past. The towns of Mexico City, Chichen Itza, Merida, Vera Cruz, Chihuahua and Leon offer a peep into Mexico's bygone days. They encapsulate ancient museums, cathedrals and colonial buildings and historical sites.
The famous beaches in the country are in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Acapulco, amongst others. Acapulco and Cancun are also famous for their party scenes, as is Tijuana.It is also noteworthy that bull fighting is a popular sport in the country, and attracts tourist attention.
Mexican cuisine is by far, one of the most popular and widely loved world cuisines. The variety of salsas, tacos and fajitas are on everyone’s favorite foods list. The authenticity and the varieties of flavors are overwhelming. Quesadillas, tamales, and carnitas are usually savored, along with the famed tequila.
Mexico invites you, to explore the long gone Aztec culture. It pampers you with its delicious culinary offerings and captivates you with its breathtaking beauty.
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