Church in Oaxaca. Photo: gepiblu


With four mountain ranges, dry rainforests, deserts, and beaches along the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico is a geographically diverse country. The country also contains 200,000 plant and animal species; its biodiversity is in the top 20 in the world.

Home to Pre-Columbian civilizations like the Mayans, Zapotecs, Aztecs, and Toltecs, many of the ruins can still be visited, and 62 indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico.

Matador has a range of articles on Mexico from those on living there as an expat, where to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, how to splurge in its coastal resort towns, tequila making, and saving sea turtles.

We have photo essays on Mexican chiles and street markets and video footage on Mexico’s best hangover food, surfing, and partying at Carnaval.

Mexico Articles

10 reasons why you shouldn’t date a Mexican man

by Trisha Velarmino

5 things you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

by Alice Latham

14 images that celebrate the identity of Mexico’s indigenous communities

by Diego Huerta

Dear travelers to Mexico: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

by Rulo Luna

Most gringos can’t pass this Mexico quiz. Can you?

by Alice Latham

6 myths foreigners get wrong about Mexico

by Monica Castro

20 dilemmas only Mexicans understand

by Rodrigo Macías

14 phrases you grew up hearing if your mom is Mexican

by Monica Castro

Mexico takes steps to decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana

by Amanda Machado

Where to find the best street food in Mexico City

by Agustin Cordova Cuitlahuac

These 7 short animated films illustrate the beauty of Mexican indigenous languages

by Amanda Machado

Two thirds of Mexican women over the age of 15 have experienced gendered violence. The #NoTeCalles campaign is making sure that changes

by Amanda Machado

What makes a good bar? Ask one of Mexico’s oldest cantina owners

by Monica Campbell

Why Mexico City’s bad air can’t be ignored — or easily fixed

by PRI's The World

Watch this Zapotec woman’s incredible MC skills as she rhymes for social equality in Mexico

by Amanda Machado

16 reasons you should NOT visit Puerto Vallarta after Hurricane Patricia

by Laura Bernhein

20 gorgeous landscapes you’ll only find in Mexico

by Rulo Luna

12 incredible outdoor adventures for your trip to Mexico

by Susannah Rigg
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