Mexico, which is officially known as United Mexican States, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. Its neighboring countries are United States in the north, Guatemala and Belize in the southeast, and bodies of water such as Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico by the east and Caribbean Sea. Its vast land area is 761,606 square miles with a population of 112,322,757 in the year 2010. Being the fifth largest country in the Americas, it is also the 11th country with the largest population. Its capital city is Mexico and Spanish is the official language spoken. In 2007, it is known to be the tenth most visited country in the world with 21.4 million international arrivals annually.
Acapulco gives adventure, relaxation and romance at the same time. Also, known as “The Pacific Jewel”, it is considered the top tourist destination for foreign visitors due to its outdoor activities like golf, para sailing, bungee jumping, boating excursions and rafting. There are several popular beaches in Acapulco, which include Del Morro, La Condesa, Hornitos, El Revolcadero and Icacos all known for recreational activities like surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and water skiing. If you want to go fishing, you can visit Encantada Beach and Tres Palos Lagoon which are at the eastern part of Acapulco Bay. When it comes to a historical value, San Diego Fort is a must visit place. Above all, what makes Acapulco a perfect get away is its good weather condition.
Isla Holbox is a discreet tourist destination located outside of Yucatan. Originally, there were only eight families living in the island, but as time goes by, they increased to 1600 residents and still growing. Previously, this place is just a lousy fishing village, but due to a development in tourism, it is now considered as the top place in the world perfect for swimming and viewing of the biggest fish named Tiburon Ballena. The people’s primary source of daily living is fishing, capturing lobsters, rock fish, sea trout, red fish, snook, pompano and grouper. Due to the underdeveloped area, there are only few means of transportation like bicycles, motorcycles, golf carts and walking.
Copper Canyon is a group of canyons composed of six unique canyons located in the Sierra Tarahumara which is in the state of Chihuahua. The canyons were formed by the six rivers which merge into Rio Fuerte and empties into the Sea of Cortez. The canyon walls are colored copper/green that’s why it was called as Copper Canyon. Its climate is moderate in October, November, March and April. With regards its Flora and Fauna, you will find several animal and plant species. In addition, there are many villages found near the Copper canyon and some of them are Creel, Basaseachi, Bocoyna, Urique Divisadero, Cerocahui Batopilas, Bahuichivo and Temoris.
Cozumel Island, which is an island in the Caribbean Sea, is located opposite of Playa del Carmen but close to Yucatan Channel. It is regarded as a tourist destination due to its outdoor activities like snorkeling, balnearios and scuba diving. The island’s area is about 30 miles long and 9.9 miles wide but considered as Mexico’s biggest Caribbean island. It is also the home of the largest reef system in the Americas known as Mesoamerican Reef. Its vibrant sea life is completed with turtles, 250 species of tropical fish and other sea creatures. Plant species are also present where you can see brown pelicans, olivaceous cormorants and frigate birds.
Veracruz Coral Reef System
Veracruz Coral Reef System is consisting of two areas: in front of Punta Anton Lizardo and in front of Veracruz City. This system includes is islets and seventeen reefs wherein eleven are located close to Punta Anton Lizardo and others to Veracruz. Its area is at 52,238 hectares that’s why it is considered as the most crucial. The coral reef system is endowed with flora and fauna where several species like snails, fish, starfish, sea urchin, shrimp and lobsters are living.
El Pinacate/Gran Desierto del Altar Biosphere Reserve
El Pinacate/Gran Desierto del Altar Biosphere Reserve, which is one of the major parts of Sonoran desert, is located just below Arizona, United States and northern part of Puerto Penasco. Found in the area is Santa Clara, which is a volcanic system and three peaks namely Carnegie, Medio and Pinacate. There ecosystem is very diverse since it inhabits 40 mammal species, 40 reptiles, 540 plants, 200 birds and a lot of amphibians and freshwater fishes. Its extension has the area of 7146 square kilometers making it even bigger than Colima, Morelos, Tlaxcala and Aguascalientes. It is also popular for its magnificent Star Dunes which reaches 100 meters in height, and its climate is characterized by warm to hot temperature.
Los Cabos is a municipality found at the southern part of Baja California Sur. Its area is at 1,332.64 square miles with a population of 238,487 as of 2010. The economy in place is originally fishing, but due to some tourism developments, it is now gearing towards sports fishing, tourism and golf. Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés meet at this spot which makes it a perfect tourist destination. Some of the recreational activities to look for are kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, diving and many more outdoor sports. Moreover, this is a perfect summer getaway due to its all year round presence of sunshine.
Cancun, which means “Nest of Snakes”, is a city of international tourism located at the northeast part of Yucatan Peninsula. Due to its perfect location, millions of tourists visit the place yearly, and tourism developments are visible in the area. In the earlier times, it was just an island for fishermen surrounded by shores and virgin forests; however, due to the development in tourism, it is now known to be a perfect Mexican resort just like Acapulco. Just like Acapulco, activities available are surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and water skiing.
Riviera Maya is a district parallel to the Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo. It is known for its large scale resorts, a historical tourism base of small hotels and coastal and reef aquatic activities like snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, zip lining, jet skiing, horse riding, sailing and jungle tours.
The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, which is a conservation area, is located in the border of Michoacán. It was established in 1997 by experts who showed genuine concern in the rapid loss of habitat. Yearly, an estimated sixty million to one billion butterflies arrive with an area of 56,000 hectares, which makes it the most visited protected area. It was built for the purpose of protecting the butterfly species, as well as the whole ecosystem. Its name was derived from a kind of butterfly named monarch discovered in 1974. Experts noticed that butterflies migration happens to spend summers in Canada and United States.
The Peña de Bernal
The Peña de Bernal is the third tallest monolith in the world at its height of 1150 feet. It is situated in San Sebastián Bernal,which is a small town in Querétaro. According to history, the monolith was formed 100 million of years ago during the Jurassic era. Just near Peña de Bernal is a town called Bernal with a population of 3000 people which became famous with the monolith. It is believed that the monolith has a spiritual value which gives long life to its people. During spring, people come to celebrate equinox. Hiking is the perfect activity in this place but it is only recommended for professional climbers.