With four mountain ranges, dry rainforests, deserts, and beaches along the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico is nothing if not geographically diverse. The country also contains 200,000 plant and animal species — its biodiversity ranks in the top 20 in the world.

But its diversity doesn’t only come in the form of landscapes and wildlife. 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 still spoken in Mexico.

From living there as an expat, where to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, how to splurge in coastal resort towns, tequila-making, and saving sea turtles, Matador’s got you covered. Start the adventure below.