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Places To Visit in Mexico

Continent: North America

Here are the top 3 tourist places in Mexico

1. Cancun

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Cancun is a city located on the shore of Caribbean sea, on the northeast coast of Yucatan peninsula. Known for its white sand beaches, pleasant weather, luxurious resorts, exuberant nightlife along with great Mexican food to serve your taste buds, Cancun is one of Mexico's premier tourist destinatio...

Best Time: December to April

2. Mexico City

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The capital of Mexico, Mexico City is one of the most populous cities in the world. With blends of contemporary and historical assets, this megalopolis has a lot to offer to its visitors. Critical aspersions deviate some people from peeking into the life of Mexico City, but that shouldn't be an excu...

Best Time: March to May

3. Playa del Carmen

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Outlined by the exotic Carbbean Sea, Playa Del Carmen is a beach resort town that also touches Riviera Maya to bring a natural bliss to this Mayan habitat. Close to Cancun and Cozumel, this blooming tourist spot is home to many European expats. As a result, you can find a blend of authentic Mexican ...

Best Time: April to May, October to March

FAQs on Mexico

What is the currency of Mexico?

The currency majorly accepted is Mexican Pesos. However, some of the areas bordering the US and having a considerable amount of US tourists will accept US Dollars and as well. The bills in circulation come in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 and coins are available in the denomination of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20. Major credit and debit cards are accepted at all big shops, shopping centres, hotels and restaurants. To avail the best deals, it is strongly advised to convert your currency in Pesos and carry a good amount of cash.

What is the history of Mexico?

Mexico has a rich and complex history which dates back to around 1000 BC and has been home to some of the most famous civilizations on the planet. Olmecs were the first known society of the country and were settled near the present day town of Veracruz. Olmecs further influenced later cultures and then came the Mayans of Yucatan, Aztecs, Toltecs and Zapotecs. Aztecs being last of the pre-ColumbianÊcivilizations controlled most of the present-day Mexico in a highly structured way until the Spanish colonizers arrived in 1519. The technical and scientific prowess of these civilizations is reflected in the temples and pyramids which have survived till date and are world heritage sites today. The colonization brought Catholicism to the country and influenced the local traditions and culture resulting in a great diversity that is found in the country today. Much like the other Latin American countries, Mexico's struggle for independence ended in the early 1800s.

What is unique about culture of Mexico?

The country's culture is a unique mixture of Mesoamerican and Spanish cultures which is a reflection of the country's rich history. The customs and traditions vary as widely as the geography of the country. The Mexican society is hierarchal, and family holds utmost importance in the society, as a result of which one can easily find large families everywhere. The country's main religion is Christianity, and Roman Catholicism is practised by 89% of the population. Mexicans hold their religion in high regard. Spanish is the official as well as the local language. Most Mexicans speak and understand English; some also speak French and Italian. Use Spanish greetings such as Hola for Hello, Gracias for Thank you. The locals will appreciate por favor for Please as a sweet gesture.

How is Mexico divided into regions?

Being one of the most geographically diverse places on the planet, the country can be primarily divided into six regions by its geography. The North region is characterised by desert landscape and is popular for activities such as hiking and camping. Experience the colonial charm and heritage of cities in the region of Central Mexico and the Pacific coast or visit Southern Mexico encompassing several forests and jungles if you wish to reconnect with nature. Relax on the beaches of Carribean sea in Yucatan Peninsula and then head to treat yourself to the comforting weather of the Baja peninsula.
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