Situated at the bottom of North America, Mexico is a country that has plenty to see and do. There are natural wonders, incredible manmade structures and loads of fascinating history. Here are a few of the best things that the country has to offer.
Saving for a trip
Although Mexico is pretty cheap once you’re there, flights and travel can be quite expensive. Good accommodation with decent enough internet to play games online and talk to friends and family back home can also be a bit pricey, so it is a good idea to save up before you go.
You can help to keep the cost of your holiday down a bit by booking your flights as early as possible, when the cheapest seats are still available. Booking accommodation in advance can be money saving too.
Pyramid of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun is a unique artefact built by one of the most famous ancient civilizations the world has ever seen: the Aztecs. Construction on the building is thought to have begun in 100AD. Measuring 71.2 meters in height and with an 894 meter perimeter base, the arresting building is the largest structure in the pre-Colombian Mesoamerican ancient city of Teotihuacan, located in the modern capital Mexico City.
The National Palace of Mexico is a sight that should not be missed if you’re in Mexico City. The building is located on the site of a former Aztec palace. Today the massive structure is home to the offices of the president of Mexico and the Federal Treasury. It also houses artwork by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera.
Located on the southwest coast of Mexico, Acapulco is the original beach resort in the country. The region was established as a popular beach getaway in the 1950s when it was frequented by the Hollywood starts of the day. Now, Acapulco is awash with overseas students who flock to area to enjoy the beautiful coastline. In addition to beaches, the region features rugged cliffs that are commonly used as platforms from which to jump into the sea.
Last year, Mexico superseded the US as the fattest nation on earth. The obesity pandemic in the country is owing to overconsumption of fast food and fizzy drinks. However, the nation also has its own menu of delicious traditional foods that has been named by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The cuisine is generally a mix of staple native foods, such as beans, corn and chilli, with meat and herbs. Popular dishes include chilaquiles, pozole and mole.
Day of the Dead Festival
It is well worth booking your stay in Mexico to coincide with the Day of the Dead Festival, which takes place at the end of October each year. The festival is one of the most widely celebrated in Mexico and is held to honour and remember those who have died. One of the best Day of the Dead festivals is said to take place in Oaxaca, a city in the south of the Mexico.
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