Welcome to Mexico DF
Mexico DF is the Federal District from which Distrito Federal or DF is derived and the capital of Mexico along with the seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. Therefore, it is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but is a distinct area of the federation as a whole. Mexico DF is just one of over 60 official online guides covering the whole of Mexico. If you´re planning a trip to Mexico and would like discover our fabulous nation before visiting or, if you´d like to visit a specific place in Mexico, then you´ve come to the right place.
Mexico City is by far the country’s largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, financial center and educational hub. Mexico DF is one of Mexico´s most popular places, visited by millions of people over the last decade. When you travel to Mexico DF you may wish to check out the Mexico DF hotels we have available or maybe you´d like to rent a car in Mexico DF? We also offer extensive day trips in Mexico DF. This unique place has simply amazing. We´ve also compiled a list of Travel books on Mexico DF Mexico.
Mexico City is universally recognized as one of the most important financial centers in North America. Located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México) at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft) which is a large valley in the high plains right at the center of Mexico, The city consists of sixteen administrative boroughs.
In 2013 the estimated population for the city itself was around 9 million people and has a land area extending some 1,485 square kilometers (573 sq mi). Current estimations, agreed upon by the federal and state governments, total the Mexico City metropolitan area population at 21.5 million people. This gives Mexico DF three distinct accolades as the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere, the fifth largest urban agglomeration and the largest Spanish-speaking city on the planet.
Whether you are visiting Mexico DF in Mexico for business, pleasure or both, we´re sure that Mexico DF will meet all of your expectations and that the people of Mexico DF will make you feel welcome while sampling some of the unique cuisine on offer in the Mexico DF Restaurant districts.
Mexico City is one of the most recognized cultural centers in the world, boasting more museums than any other city on the planet. It also comes third place in the number of theaters in the world, after London and New York. Having been the capital of a extensive pre-Hispanic empire, plus the capital of richest viceroyalty within the Spanish Empire (who ruled over a vast territory in the Americas and the Spanish East Indies), and, finally, the capital of the Mexican federation, Mexico City is a city with a profound history of artistic expression.
The early inhabitants of the settlements around Lake Texcoco produced many works of art and complex craftsmanship, some of which are today displayed at the world renowned National Museum of Anthropology and also at the Templo Mayor museum. Many pieces of pottery and stone-engraving have survived; however the great majority of the Amerindian iconography was sadly destroyed during the Spanish Conquest of Mexico.
Oddly, during colonial times the first art produced was that of the codices generated to preserve or recuperate Amerindian iconography and history. Since then, artistic expressions in Mexico have been mostly religious in nature. Mexico DF´s Metropolitan Cathedral still displays works by Juan de Rojas, Juan Correa and at least one oil painting whose authorship has been attributed to Murillo. More famous works of art of this period include the equestrian sculpture of Charles IV of Spain, locally known as El Caballito, in Spanish “The small horse”. This bronze piece, was the work of the acclaimed artist Manuel Tolsá and it has been situated at the Plaza Tolsá, in front of the Palacio de Minería (Palace of Mining). Right in front of this building is the beautiful Museo Nacional de Arte known as Munal for short, or in English the National Museum of Art.
The 19th century, brought many famous pieces of art from what was the Academia de San Carlos (San Carlos Art Academy) which had been founded during colonial times, and which later became the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (the National School of Visual Arts), which is currently one of the art schools of UNAM. Numerous works produced by the students and faculty of that time are today displayed in the Museo Nacional de San Carlos (National Museum of San Carlos). José María Velasco, one of the students, is considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape painters of the 19th century. During Porfirio Díaz’s regime that the government heavily sponsored the arts, especially those that followed the French styles and school. Despite this, popular arts in the form of cartoons and illustrations became very popular, like those of José Guadalupe Posada and Manuel Manilla. The permanent collection of the San Carlos Museum also includes paintings by European artists such as Velázquez, Murillo, Rubens and the unmistakable work of Rembrandt.
After the Mexican Revolution, an avant-garde artistic movement originated in Mexico City called “muralism” which is literally translated as wall painting. Many of the painting by the muralists José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera are displayed in various buildings in the city, especially at the National Palace and the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
The painter Frida Kahlo who was the wife of Rivera, had strong nationalist expression in her art and was also one of the most renowned of Mexican painters of her time. Her private house has been turned into museum that displays many of her works.
The former home of Rivera muse called Dolores Olmedo House is the namesake this museum.
The museum is located in the Xochimilco precinct in the southern part of the city and consists of several buildings surrounded by elegant manicured lawns. It houses a large collection of Rivera and Kahlo paintings and drawings, as well as living Xoloizcuintles (Mexican Hairless Dog). It also regularly hosts small but important temporary exhibits of classical and modern art (e.g. Venetian Masters and Contemporary New York artists).
Many national artists of the 20th century immigrated to Mexico City from different regions of Mexico, like Leopoldo Méndez, the famed engraver from Veracruz, who supported the creation of the Taller de la Gráfica Popular (Popular Graphics Workshop), designed to help blue-collar workers find a venue to express their artistic tendencies. My other painters came from abroad, like the Catalan painter Remedios Varo and other Spanish and Jewish exiles. As in most post socialist nations, it was in the second half of the 20th century that the artistic movement began to drift away from the Revolutionary theme within their art.
The city is responsible for creating 21% of Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product and the metropolitan area accounted for an astounding 34% of total national GDP of Mexico. This makes Mexico DF a powerhouse of revenue for the Mexican nation and the hub of most commerce and business. Current figures give Greater Mexico City a gross domestic product of US$410 billion, making Mexico City urban area the 8th richest metropolitan area in the world and, subsequently, the central icon of wealth in Mexico.
During the rest of the 20th century Mexico DF has experienced the phenomenal growth of the city and its environmental and political Costs. The population in the year 1900of Mexico City was about 500,000.
Thereafter, the city began to grow quickly westward in the early part of the twentieth century and then began to grow upwards in the early 1950s, with the now infamous Torre Latinoamericana becoming MEXICO DF´s first skyscraper.
The Olympic Games held here in 1968 brought about the construction of large sporting facilities. Then, in 1969, the excellent Mexico DF Metro system was inaugurated. Due to the above factors and the accumulation of wealth in the area, explosive growth in the population of the city started in the 1960s, with the population overflowing the boundaries of the Federal District into the neighboring state of Mexico, particularly to the north, northwest and northeast. Between 1960 and 1980 the city’s population experienced massive increases when it more than doubled to 8.9 million. In 1980, 50% of all the industrial jobs in Mexico were located in Mexico City meaning that many provinces and major cities lost their populations as people gravitated to almost guaranteed employment in Mexico DF. Under persistent growth, the Mexico City government could hardly keep up with basic services to meet the demands of its population. Mexicans from rural areas continued to pour into the city to escape poverty which only escalated the city’s problems. With little housing available, local migrants took over lands surrounding the city, creating mammoth shantytowns that ran for many miles. This caused severe air pollution in Mexico City and also massive water pollution problems, as well as a sinking city primarily due to over extraction of groundwater and directly related subsidence. Due to government programs, air and water pollution has been contained and improved in many areas of Mexico DF, the renovation of vehicles with catalytic converters and the modernization of public transportation by utilizing cleaner electric power sources.
Originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, Mexico D.F was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and consequently redesigned and rebuilt in line with Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established; known as México Tenochtitlán and, just 61 short years later in 1585, it was officially changed to the current name of Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico). Mexico City was the political, administrative and financial center of a large part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain was achieved, the Federal District or locally know as DF was established in 1824.
In 1997 and after years of demanding greater political freedom, residents of Mexico DF were given the right to directly elect the Head of Government and the representatives of the unicameral Legislative Assembly through popular vote. Since 1997, the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) has controlled both facets of the local government. Mexico DF has been at the forefront of liberal views because in recent years, the local government has passed a barrage of liberal policies, such as abortion on request, a restricted form of euthanasia, same-sex marriage and even no-fault divorces.
The speedy modern development finally led to the Mexican Revolution. The most significant episode of this period for the city was the La decena trágica (“The Ten Tragic Days”), a military coup against President Francisco I. Madero and his vice president, José María Pino Suárez. The military uprising began when Victoriano Huerta, chief general of the Federal Army identified a chance to take power, forcing Madero and Pino Suarez to sign their joint resignations. The two were then subsequently murdered later while on their way to prison.
Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, frequently called the Basin of Mexico. The valley is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the high plains of south-central Mexico. It has a minimum altitude of 2,200 meters (7,217 feet) above sea level and is encircled by both mountains and volcanoes that reach peaks of over 5,000 meters. This valley is absent of natural drainage outlet for the waters that flow from the mountainsides, making the city vulnerable to flooding. Some drainage solutions were engineered through the use of canals and tunnels starting in the 17th century. The city was essentially built on what was Lake Texcoco. Much like California, seismic activity is frequent in the Mexico DF vecinty. Lake Texcoco was drained starting from the 17th century and, although none of the lake waters remain, the city rests on the lake bed which is heavily saturated with clay and shingle. As a result, since the start of the 20th century, the city has sunk as much as nine meters in some areas. This sinking is creating problems with runoff and wastewater management, leading to flooding problems, especially during the rainy seasons. The entire lake bed is now paved over and most of the city’s remaining forested areas lie in the southern areas of Milpa Alta, Tlalpan and Xochimilco regions.
Mexico City was struck by an earthquake on Thursday, September 19, 1985, at 7:19 am local time, of magnitude 8.1. The earthquake was not as deadly or destructive as many similar earthquakes in Asia and other parts of Latin America, it proved to be a disaster politically for the one-party government. The government became paralyzed by its own bureaucracy and corruption, forcing ordinary citizens to create and direct their own rescue efforts and to reconstruct much of the property that was destroyed by themselves.
An autocratic government had ruled Mexico City since the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution. The people of the city supported them mostly because of the continued economic expansion since World War II and the visible growth of wealth and prosperity. Even though the government could not handle the population and pollution problems adequately, Mexicans considered the expansion and cities general outlook enough to keep them in power. Nonetheless, discontent and protests began in the 1960s leading to the massacre of protesting students in Tlatelolco which led to gradual disconnect with voters.
3 short years later, a manifestation in the Maestros avenue, organized by former members of the 1968 student movement, was brutally repressed by a paramilitary group called “Los Halcones”, composed of gang members and teenagers from many sports clubs who received training in the U.S.
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Acapulco is a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 kilometers (190 mi) southwest from Mexico City…Visit the official Acapulco travel Website
Aguascalientes is the municipal seat for the municipality of the same name and, the Aguascalientes includes the metropolitan area which includes the municipality of Jesus María y San Francisco de los Romo…Visit the official Aguascalientes travel Website
Baja California stands for “Lower California” it is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Baja California is both the northernmost and westernmost state of Mexico…Visit the official Baja California travel Website
Baja California Sur peninsula is bordered to the north by the state of Baja California and, to the west by the Pacific Ocean then to the east by the Gulf of California. The state has also shares maritime borders with Sonora and Sinaloa to the east from… Visit the official Baja California Sur travel Website
Campeche borders the states of Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Tabasco, with the country of Guatemala to the south, Belize to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The south border is the Petén department of Guatemala… Visit the official Campeche travel Website
Cancun is a major world-renowned tourist destination, as well as being the seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez. Cancun is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico… Visit the official Cancun travel Website
Chiapas is located in Southwestern Mexico; it is the southernmost State of Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Tabasco to the north, Veracruz to the northwest and Oaxaca to the west… Visit the official Chiapas travel Website
Chihuahua is located in Northwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long line with the U.S.–Mexico border adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas…Visit the official Chihuahua travel Website
Coahuila borders the Mexican states of Nuevo León to the east, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí to the south, and Durango and Chihuahua to the west. To the north, Coahuila accounts for a 512 kilometers (318 mi) stretch of the Mexico-United States border, adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas along the course of the Rio Grande… Visit the official Coahuila travel Website
Colima is a small state located in the Western Mexico region on Mexico’s central Pacific coast. It shares borders with the states of Jalisco and Michoacán. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state’s main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán. Despite being the fourth smallest entity in Mexico… Visit the official Colima travel Website
Comondú is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. This beautiful region is formed by old populations of missionary origin and it constitutes an oasis in the desert where small places of great natural and cultural richness arise. It is a very favorable area for developing alternative tourism… Visit the official Comondu travel Website
The island of Cozumel is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide, and is Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It is Mexico’s third-largest island, following Tiburon Island and Isla Angel de la Guarda. It lies some 10 km (6.2 mi) from the mainland, and 90 km (56 mi) south of Cancun… Visit the official Cozumel travel Website
Durango is the fourth largest state in Mexico. The state is bordered to the north by Chihuahua, to the north-east by Coahuila, to the south-east by Zacatecas, to the south-west by Nayarit, and to the west by Sinaloa… Visit the official Durango travel Website
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Located 125 kilometers (78 mi) south of San Diego on the Baja California Peninsula, it is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacífico, “The Cinderella of the Pacific”… Visit the official Ensenada travel Website
Guanajuato is located in the North-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Jalisco to the west, Zacatecas to the northwest, San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east and Michoacán to the south. It covers an area of 30,608 km²… Visit the official Guanajuato travel Website
The state of Guerrero was named after Vicente Guerrero, one of the most prominent leaders in the Mexican War of Independence and the second President of Mexico. It is the only Mexican state named after a president. The modern entity did not exist until 1849, when it was carved out of territories from the states of Mexico, Puebla and Michoacán… Visit the official Guerrero travel Website
Hidalgo is located in Eastern Mexico. Hidalgo is bordered by San Luis Potosí and Veracruz on the north, Puebla on the east, Tlaxcala and México on the south and Querétaro on the west… Visit the official Hidalgo travel Website
Bahias de Huatulco is divided into four main districts. Tangolunda is the area where the large upscale resorts are located; Santa Cruz is a small town with the main marina and Santa Cruz beach; La Crucecita, is another small town just inland from the beach area which… Visit the official Huatulco travel Website
Ixtapa is a beach resort in the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) to the northwest of the municipal seat, Zihuatanejo, and some 245 km (152 mi) northwest of Acapulco… Visit the official Ixtapa travel Website
Jalisco is one of the more important states in Mexico because of its natural resources as well as its history. Many of the characteristic traits of Mexican culture, particularly outside Mexico, are originally from Jalisco… Visit the official Jalisco travel Website
La Paz was founded by Hernán Cortés in 1535 and named Bay of Santa Cruz, though afterwards, the admiral Sebastián Vizcaíno baptized it as La Paz in 1596, currently the capital city of the state of Baja California Sur… Visit the official La Paz travel Website
Loreto is now a tourist resort, catering mostly to U.S. travelers, with daily flights from the U.S. state of California to Loreto International Airport. Many American tourists enjoy fishing in “pangas” for “dorado” Mahi-mahi or Dolphin Fish. Local restaurants will willingly prepare the daily catch of the tourists… Visit the official Loreto travel Website
Los Cabos is the tip of Baja California Sur. Wondering why they call it a dual destination? Part of the fun comes with exploring the region’s two dramatically distinct personas. Tranquil San Jose del Cabo retains the look and vibe of an authentic Mexican town… Visit the official Los Cabos travel Website
Manzanillo is well known internationally for deep-sea fishing and the green flash phenomenon during sunsets, as well as the warm waters of the ocean. The city is a destination resort and has many hotels and self-contained resorts, particularly built on the De Santiago peninsula… Visit the official Manzanillo travel Website
Mayakoba began as a vision; a dream inspired by its blue skies and its emerald beauty defining a ‘once in a lifetime destination in the Riviera Maya. A group of talented biologists, architects and designers persisted in the preservation of the flora and fauna of Mayakoba resort surrounded of sweet water lagoons… Visit the official Mayakoba travel Website
Mazatlan is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipio, known as the Mazatlan Municipality. Mazatlán was well regarded by film stars such as John Wayne, Gary Cooper, John Huston, and others of their generation as a sport fishing Mecca… Visit the official Mazatlan travel Website
Merida is a cultural center, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theatres and shops. Mérida retains an abundance of beautiful colonial buildings and is a vibrant cultural center with music… Visit the official Merida travel Website
Mexicali is one of most racially diverse cities in all of Mexico. The biggest festival in the region, the Fiesta del Sol (Festival of the Sun) is held each year starting at the end of September and continuing through mid-October. Popular dances and music provide a festive… Visit the official Mexicali travel Website
Mexico City´s Centro Historico is where it all began. Historic city center that is focused around the Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución. The Zocalo is the largest square in Latin America and the third largest in the world after Moscow’s Red Square and Beijing’s Tiananmen Square… Visit the official Mexico City travel Website
Michoacan, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, its tourism board has divided the state into regions, mostly based on the major cities of Morelia, Uruapan, Lázaro Cárdenas, Patzcuaro, Zamora and Zitácuaro… Visit the official Michoacan travel Website
Morelos State of Mexico has rich cultural traditions and well preserved at museums across the state. Notable museums include the Museo Cuauhnahuac (the oldest civilian building in Mexico) as well as the Museo Robert Brady, named after an American art collector who fell in love with Cuernavaca in 1959… Visit the official Morelos travel Website
Mulege is a beautiful oasis town located along the tranquil shores of the Sea of Cortez. This small town enjoys a typical mild Baja climate that many travelers find to be exactly what they are seeking. Many of the campgrounds and RV… Visit the official Mulege travel Website
Nayarit is located in Western Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Sinaloa to the northwest, Durango to the north, Zacatecas to the northeast and Jalisco to the south. Tourism is increasing and Nayarit’s coastline is still relatively undeveloped, enabling visitors to surf and swim on beautiful, un-crowded beaches… Visit the official Nayarit travel Website
Nuevo Leon ranks above all Latin American countries in the Human Development Index. With world leading companies such as Cemex, Bimbo, Maseca, Banorte, ALFA Ternium, i-service, Vitro SA, Coca-Cola, and Cervecería Sol, Tecate, Bohemia, Indio and Nochebuena are just but a few multinationals located in Nuevo Leon… Visit the official Nuevo Leon travel Website
Oaxaca is also incredibly important to Mexico’s food traditions being the birthplace of the “mole,” a very popular Mexican sauce that is used in many traditional cuisines. Culture and history are rich in the Oaxaca region. Ruins from the ancient tribes that used to inhabit the region are plentiful, as are museums that celebrate the history of the region… Visit the official Oaxaca travel Website
Playa del Carmen is a city located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Locally known as just “Playa”, has undergone rapid development over the past few years with many new luxury residential condominium buildings, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment centers. Currently there are plans to develop over 10 luxury boutique hotels. World renowned chain restaurants including PF Changs, Hard Rock Cafe, Ruth’s Chris, the Cheesecake Factory a but just a few… Visit the official Playa del Carmen travel Website
Rosarito, Baja California is located 20 minutes south of the border from San Diego, California, this proximity to the border and scenic location between the Pacific Ocean and coastal foothills, makes Rosarito Beach (or Playas de Rosarito) one of the leading resort towns in Baja California… Visit the official Rosarito travel Website
Puebla City and State, formally Puebla de los Ángeles, is one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. The historical and cultural value of Puebla’s architecture is a major reason the city was chosen as a World Heritage Site. Various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance and Classic are represented here in over 5,000 buildings… Visit the official Puebla travel Website
Puerto Vallarta is a city and popular vacation resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Around its coastal bay lie beautiful beaches, lush jungles and sparkling waterfalls offer many options for the adventurous travelers, while five star resorts, world-class shopping and gourmet restaurants satisfy even the most sophisticated traveler. Stretching from the south end of Old Town to central downtown… Visit the official Puerto Vallarta travel Website
Queretaro is located in North-Central Mexico, in a region known as Bajío, bordered by the states of San Luis Potosí to the north, Guanajuato to the west, Hidalgo to the east, and Michoacán to the southwest. The Centro Histórico is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes the Cerro del Sangremal, crowned by the Convent of the Holy Cross and the flat area on the east that extends into the Cerro de las Campanas… Visit the official Queretaro travel Website
Quintana Roo is located in Southeastern Mexico, on the Yucatán Peninsula, bordered by Campeche to the west. To the north, Quintana Roo borders the Gulf of Mexico and to the south, Belize and a small border with Guatemala. Quintana Roo is home of the world famous city of Cancun, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Coba, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret… Visit the official Quintana Roo travel Website
Riviera Maya or the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism destination following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tourism started at the city of Playa del Carmen and ended at the village of Tulum, although the towns of Puerto Morelos situated to the north and between Playa del Carmen and Cancun as well as the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto situated to the south of Tulum are both currently being promoted as part of the Riviera Maya tourist corridor… Visit the official Riviera Maya travel Website
San Luis Potosi stretches across the windswept, sun-baked plains of north central Mexico. It is one of Mexico’s most picturesque towns, whose central historic center features tiered esplanades, several handsome plazas, flower-filled parks, and an active cultural scene. Its importance in Mexican history spans four centuries of influence, making its capital city of the same name a fascinating destination… Visit the official San Luis Potosi travel Website
Sinaloa is located in Northwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua and Durango to the east and Nayarit to the south. To the west, Sinaloa has a significant share of coastline on the Gulf of California… Visit the official Sinaloa travel Website
Sonora is a major tourist attraction due to its pristine beaches of; San Carlos, Puerto Peñasco, Bahía Kino, also the Gulf of Santa Clara in San Luis Río Colorado. San Carlos has a large variety of sea life off its shores, making it popular for sports fishing and scuba diving. One of its main attractions is the Playa de los Algodones, called such because its sand dunes look like cotton balls. Puerto Peñasco has no less than 110 kilometres (68 mi) of beaches, which have calm seas… Visit the official Sonora travel Website
Tabasco is home to ancient Mayan empire called Comalcalco. The city’s architecture is unique among Mayan sites in that brick was used in place of stone. Comalcalco’s ruins include three large ceremonial complexes: the Grand Acropólis, the North Group and the East Acrópolis. Due to the prominence of the Olmec culture in Tabasco, the state dedicated a museum, the Parque-Museo La Venta, to the Olmec civilization… Visit the official Tabasco travel Website
Tamaulipas is one-third the size of the state of Chihuahua and fifteen times larger than Morelos. The Tamaulipas International Festival is held each October, features cultural and artistic events that include exhibits, plays, concerts, and cinema. The Tampico Port in Tamaulipas is one of Mexico’s first exporting ports. While oil is the primary commodity exported from Tampico, it also ships silver, copper, lumber, wool, hemp… Visit the official Tamaulipas travel Website
Tecate is a small city in Baja California located on the border with California, United States in the San Diego and in Tijuana metropolitan area. There is a small port of entry between the cities that serves as a calmer alternative to the bustling port of Tijuana. The Tecate brewery is the centerpiece of the town and it stands out more than any other landmark in the city. They have been making beer here since 1943… Visit the official Tecate travel Website
Tijuana´s skyline is the third largest in Mexico and is located in the Zona Rio and Playas de Tijuana. In the Zona Rio the buildings are concentrated on the Tijuana River parallel to the river and on the edges of the Tijuana Country Club. In Playas the high-rises are currently focused on the coast… Visit the official Tijuana travel Website
Tlaxcala is Mexico’s smallest state, was once home to the ancient Olmeca and Xicalanca civilizations. Tlaxcala is home to three famous bullrings. The most famous being the Jorge “El Ranchero” Aguilar plaza, built in the 18th century in the heart of Tlaxcala City. Today it’s known for its farms and textile industries and tourism… Visit the official Tlaxcala travel Website
Veracruz is located in Eastern Mexico, bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo to the west, Puebla to the southwest, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south and Tabasco to the southeast. Veracruz continues to be a very important part of Mexico’s economy. The state is rich in natural resources and represents approximately 35 percent of Mexico’s water supply… Visit the official Veracruz travel Website
Xcaret is a natural park that treasures the best of the traditions and culture of Mexico, a paradise that combines the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the country and the region. Located 45minutes from Cancun, Mexico, Riviera Maya, in Xcaret you will find underground rivers, natural pools and a myriad of attractions… Visit the Xcaret Park Website
Xelha is located south of the modern town of Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Xel-Ha is an ecological theme park or natural aquarium. Here you can swim with dolphins, see sea turtles, bicycle, snorkel, cliff-dive, and scuba. If you choose to scuba you will get to pet stingrays and see larger fish. This park is large, so bring good shoes to walk up river, you bag your dry belongings and they will be driven back to the main area… Visit the Xelha Park Website
Yucatan is located in Southeastern Mexico, on the north part of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is bordered by the states of Campeche to the southwest, Quintana Roo to the northeast and the Gulf of Mexico lies off its north coast. Home to the restored Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and the Pyramid of Kukulcán… Visit the official Yucatan travel Website
Zacatecas Colonial Center contains many notable structures, including the Plaza de Armas or Main Square with its magnificent stone façade. The Palacio de Gobierno, the Residencia de Gobernadores and Palacio de la Mala Noche (Palace of the Bad Night) are also located in the Center… Visit the official Zacatecas travel Website
Zihuatanejo evolved from a quaint fishing village to a backpackers’ hotspot, to today’s incarnation of winding streets of galleries and folk art shops, small boutique hotels and palapa-style seafood restaurants serving the fresh catch of the day. Backpackers still holiday in Zihuatanejo, but share the experience with honeymooners, snorkelers, swimmers, and cultural travelers who appreciate “Zihua’s” laid-back vibe and postcard-worthy scenery of rocky cliffs, sand and sea… Visit the official Zihuatanejo travel Website