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Mexico

Church in Oaxaca. Photo: gepiblu

Overview

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

Beyond Cancun: 7 beautiful and underrated beaches in Mexico

15 Mexican expressions travelers need to know in Mexico

How to visit the pink lakes of Las Coloradas

Camp Cecil: Luxury camping on an uninhabited Mexican island

Matador Guide to Mexico City’s amazing lunch scene

Can you choose the correct North American country for each question? [QUIZ]

How to plan your trip to see Mexico’s Exploding Hammer Festival

Border run! 6 awesome international cities only a quick flight from the East Coast

Can you name the US states that have land farther south than the most northern point of Mexico? [QUIZ]

How to swim with sea lions and whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez

Downtown Mexico City bucket list

5 traditional Mexico City markets that will blow you away with fresh food

5 ways to escape the spring break crowds in Cabo San Lucas

7 best Mexico City antros to go out dancing

How to go cenote cave diving in Mexico

Cooler than Condesa: 3 of the hottest up and coming barrios in Mexico City

Where to stay, eat, and party in La Condesa

The best vegan restaurants in Mexico City

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