Mexico: The Land of Pyramids, Ancient Civilizations, and Magnificent Beauty
It’s hard to describe Mexico to people who have never been there. The country is filled with natural wonders, exquisite, as well as secluded beaches, jungles, mega-cities and incredible mountain ranges. Over 111 million people call Mexico their home. Mexico is considered the fifth largest country in the Americas, and it’s the fourteenth largest independent country in the world.
People have inhabited Mexico for over 23,000 years, and the diversity that exists within the ancient cultures of Mexico can still be felt and seen in the people who live there now. Mexico is called a Federation of thirty one states and one Federal District. The stories of the Mayan, Aztec, and Toltec cultures are legendary, and the country of Mexico safeguards and appreciates their antiquity.
Mexico shares its borders with the United States to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and in the south, Guatemala and Belize touch its border. The Rocky Mountains of the United States extend south into Mexico, and are called the Sierra Madre Oriental, and Sierra Madre Occidental. The mountains east to west through the center of Mexico are called the Sierra Nevada range, but they are actually the Trans-Mexican Volcano Belt. A fourth mountain range called the Sierra Madre del Sur runs from Michoacan to Oaxaca, which is why most of the northern and central territories are located at high altitudes. The highest altitudes are in the Trans-Mexican Volcano Belt. Pico de Orizaba sits at an altitude of 18,701 feet, Iztaccihuatl sits at 17,343 feet, Popocatepetl sits at 17,920 feet, and the Nevado de Toluca sits at 15,016 feet. The three major urban areas, Toluca, Puebla, and Greater Mexico City sit in the valleys between these four elevations.
Mexico in a Few Words
Mexico needs more than a few words to describe its beauty and diversity. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a beach, or exploring an uncharted jungle, the character of Mexico will fill you with incredible energy. The people in every town in the country enjoy the experience called life, and they invite you to join them in an atmosphere that continues to express antiquity in a modern, but humble way. Mexico is there to pamper you. One trip is never enough, because Mexican culture knows the meaning of eternal tranquility.