10 reasons to visit Mexico
It doesn't matter if you are Mexican or a foreigner, here are just a few of the myriad of reasons to visit Mexico. Food, culture, beaches and people are waiting for you.
Nowhere else in the world will you find a town so willing to welcome visitors and treat them as part of its own family. Nowhere else will you find such joy, such passion for life and death.
Although chilies are consumed in many other parts of the world, no one has been able to take full advantage of their flavors like Mexican cuisine. It's not just about dying enchilada, but about finding the blends of flavors that will give you a unique experience. Perhaps the Habanero chile will not be the hottest, nor is it only harvested in Mexico, but it is here that we have the denomination of origin, the same with the Jalisco tree chile, called Yahualica.
The first Mexican denomination of origin, implemented since 1973. Since then the fermented agave drink Tequilana Azul has been called Tequila. The most traditional drink that is not only distilled in Jalisco, since it also has a denomination that is made in Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Although Tequila is the most famous, it's not the only distillate that has a Denomination of Origin, there's also Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora and even Charanda from Michoacán.
From the fields and the original villages, the stories that have nourished the history of our country are created. A country where the imagination sees in the silhouette of its volcanoes the figure of a warrior kneeling in front of his beloved who lies turned into another huge volcano that takes care of the whole valley of Mexico.
5. Cult of death
A town that laughs at death. In Mexico, every second of November, families wait for the return of their dead, with offerings of food and drink, with their music, with their flowers, with the joy of receiving for one night the spirit of their deceased.
Mexico is a country surrounded by the sea and in its thousands of kilometers of coasts and coastlines, you can find something for all tastes, from the calmest and most crystalline waters like swimming pools, to those with big waves for the practice of surfing. Not for nothing the best surfer in the world is Mexican.
Only in Mexico can you find museums dedicated to almost any subject. Not for nothing is CDMX the city with the most museums around the world, from those dedicated to prehistory, history and even those dealing with contemporary issues. Collections are as unique as pieces of Mayan archaeology or ancient toys.
The mixture of cultures and flavors places Mexican gastronomy among the most complex and recognized worldwide. From its internationally recognized restaurants, to the food on the corner. Mexicans live in love with food, with flavors, with memories that you can taste no matter what your tastes and budget.
The Mariachi notes have made Mexico famous, livening up celebrations around the world. Mariachi is so famous that it has been copied in many countries and now you can find Chinese, Russian, French mariachis, etc. Mexican music is much more than mariachi, but you would have to travel all over the country to get to know its varieties, from huapango, son, cha cha cha, rock, ska and even metal sounds in this land that has always danced to the sound of it.
Mexico is a mixture of so many things that not everything can look normal. In a few parts of the world, you will see how so many different scenes coexist. A country of contrasts, where the real often surpasses the imaginary.