10,000 kilometers of coastline. Heavenly beaches. And in between a lot of joie de vivre. That’s Mexico!
Desert, mountains, beach and tropics. Mexico has everything. The central plateau, which occupies the largest part of the country, is between 1000 and 2500 m above sea level. The highest mountain is the Citlaltépetl with an impressive 5600 m. And crossword puzzle fans surely have heard of the volcano Popocatépetl, which reaches 5450 m.
From desert to jungle
Northern Mexico is dominated by a flat desert landscape with cacti towering high into the endless blue sky. In the South, on the border with Guatemala, there is a dense jungle with a tropical climate. Some regions here are little developed, and nature is overwhelmingly beautiful.
But above all, it is the gorgeous beaches that attract tourists from all over the world. White sand, turquoise blue, crystal clear water. A paradise for snorkeling, diving, surfing or just lying on the beach and dreaming into the sunset.
Mexico is more than a holiday destination
More and more people are drawn to Mexico. To stay. The climate is pleasant, no lack of sunshine, the people are cheerful and welcoming.
And you get a lot for your money here. It starts with real estate and ends with medical care. Mexico’s economy is considered stable and is on a growth path. The fact that many large automobile manufacturers, from Volkswagen to Ford and from Toyota to Nissan, operate production plants in Mexico speaks for itself.
The magic of the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations can be felt everywhere in Mexico. The colonial cities from the 16th century, with their sometimes whitewashed, sometimes brightly colored houses and majestic cathedrals, bear witness to the 300 years of Spanish occupation.
Today’s Mexico has only existed for 150 years. With nearly 2 million square kilometers, the country at the southern tip of North America is the fifth largest country on the American double continent. The capital, Mexico City, is one of the largest cities in the world. It is the economic center of the emerging country and a magnet for cosmopolitans. In the Condesa, Roma, and Coyoacan neighborhoods, around Frida Kahlo’s home, the international art scene meets and parties.
Mexican life is shaped by religion and folklore. Every village, no matter how small, has its own Saints to celebrate. Firecrackers and the mariachis with their fancy costumes and wagon wheel-sized hats are omnipresent. There is singing, dancing, eating, and drinking until dawn. And everyone is invited to join in the celebration.
The spicy, colorful, and imaginative Mexican cuisine is legendary. From tacos to enchiladas, one thing is for sure: you won’t go hungry here! Nor will you go thirsty. Tequila can be found everywhere.