Mexico is more than just a few cervezas while sunbathing on the beach, or an inviting destination for a Spring break celebration. There is more to Mexico than just a place to get away for a few Mexico tours and late night fiestas. Mexico is a country with great geographic variety, one which includes beautiful tropical jungles, and reefs off the shores with some of the worlds most diverse marine species.
Mexico is a country rich in history, which includes ruins of some of the most advanced ancient civilizations studied, the Mayans and the Aztecs. If you are not aware or have not done your research yet, you will find that there is a lot to do and see while in Mexico. If you have an opportunity to take a tour of Mexico, you will discover that it is a land that will keep you coming back for more. Let’s go sightseeing in the great country of Mexico to see what we can find. Our intent is to give you a little diversity with a look into the enchanted island setting of Cozumel island. Then contrast that with a look into the largest city in the country, Mexico City.
This is not one of your average Mexico Tours, we will explore important locations in Mexico with extreme contrasts that make Mexico so great. Our first stop is a trip to the South Eastern tip of Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula, here we will visit the island of Cozumel. Cozumel is a tropical paradise on the Caribbean Sea side of Mexico. Cozumel resorts are famous worldwide for their scuba diving, as many groups will arrange Mexico tours just to dive in Cozumel. In Cozumel one will discover an amazing reef under the sea, the Mesoamerican reef. In fact, the Mesoamerican reef is the largest reef in all off the Americas. It is here that divers will find over 250 species of marine life all in one bio diverse region under the sea.
Following, a dive off of the Island of Cozumel, you can arrange a Mexico tour to visit the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization right there in Cozumel. The first Mayans settled here over 2,000 years ago and the area became a sanctuary for the Mayan people. Visitors in the ancient civilization would flock to Cozumel to take in a pilgrimage for religious purposes. Today, visitors interested in the archeology of Mexico will often visit, San Gervasio in Cozumel. San Gervasio is a great site to explore the ruins that remain of the Mayan civilization. If you are sightseeing in Mexico, you will want to put Cozumel into your Mexico itinerary as a must see destination.
Of course beach destinations do not cease with Cozumel, there is plenty of variety when you are looking for a beach destination within Mexico. We could go on forever with the various beach locations for example, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and the likes. However, we have more in depth details on these beach destinations located in the Mexico beaches section of our site.
Fast forward from the enchantment of the beach destinations in Mexico and head to the city. If you are looking for the city life in Mexico, take a tour to Mexico City. Mexico City which was once the center of the Aztec empire, is now a thriving mega city which is the center of the countries economic, and industrial markets. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and it is the most populous city in the country. Mexico City happens to be the most populous city in the world. Mexico City boasts a population reaching over 8.8 million people in Mexico City alone, and over 22 million people in the greater Mexico City area. With these staggering numbers, it is easy to see why Mexico City is a player in the global economy.
Mexico city is home to more modern every day attractions. This is in contrast to the history of the ancient civilizations of Mexico which is steeped throughout the country. Mexico City has one of the largest sports venues in the world called The Estadio Azteca. The Estadio Azteca is used primarily as a soccer stadium for the majority of the time, but it can also double as an Olympic venue if needed. The Estadio Azteca can hold up to 114,000 people for a given event. For a more cultured experience, one can find various museums, parks, and colonial plazas within Mexico City. Mexico City also has live bullfighting events, if you ever wanted to attend a bull fight, you can certainly do so while in Mexico City. Often times, Mexico City is referenced as the Manhattan of the Latin American community. This is due in large part to its intricate public transportation system and skyscraper buildings throughout.
As you can see if you are planning a Mexico Tour you have a lot of options for your travels. From the various beach destinations throughout the country, to the city life, Mexico is chalk full of geographical beauty fused with modern day cities, which at one time in history were the settings for ancient empires.