Mexico is a nation overflowing with unending natural resources, known for the beauty of its landscapes and the traditional hospitality of its people. The flavor, unique folklore and colorful possibilities for relaxation and excitement available all throughout the country make it a fascinating magnet drawing in travelers from all over.
When you think about Mexico, a thousand things can come to mind, like the "charro" suit (the suits that mariachis wear), mariachi music, tequila or even quesadillas. There are also parties with "pinatas", the murals by Diego Rivera, the opulent colonial temples of Puebla and Mexico City, as well as the impressive pyramids of Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan.
The Republic of Mexico is made up of 32 federal entities plus the country's capital, which is the city with the largest number of museums in the world, only after London. Each state has a distinct identity, separating it from the rest, which can find in its traditions, cuisine and customs. They differ depending on geographical location, climate, prominence and the pre-Colombian ethnicities that formed the history and culture of each entity.
On the central plateau where the Aztecs settled, large cities like Teotihuacan were established, with its mythical pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the large representation of the god Quetzalcoatl and the famous Aztec Calendar.
On the Yucatan Peninsula, there are still living remnants of the Maya culture; the traditional clothing can be seen everywhere and one of the now New Wonder of the World, Chichen Itza, rises proudly over the dense, tropical jungle.
Thanks to its colorful, flower-festooned architecture and cobblestoned streets, distinctive restaurants, a rich array of cultural offerings, and friendly population, in 2018, for the second year in a row, San Miguel de Allende comes in first place of the best cities in the world, as voted by Travel+Leisure readers. Meanwhile, Oaxaca has climbed to second place, and Mexico City is in 11th place. Three Mexican cities in the Top 15!
When you travel to Mexico, it may be difficult to decide between the beautiful beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya or travel to the colonial treasures of Queretaro and Mexico City. Between the festive streets of Guanajuato or the lovely sunsets of Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta.
The food can be an infallible guide to the places you should visit. If you like fresh seafood, don't miss out on the Pacific or Mexican Caribbean coasts. If red meat is your thing, visit the cities of the North. If seasoned foods are more your style, head towards delicious sandwiches like the "torta ahogada" from Guadalajara, any number of Yucatecan specialties or thick "mole" sauces from Puebla and Oaxaca.
As popular traditions go, Mexico has one of the best known. The fervor for the Virgin of Guadalupe, the solemn and colorful rituals of the Day of the Dead, the renowned cultural festivities like the International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato have made this country famously attractive to travelers of all types and of all budgets. It is easy to travel to and is very accessible because of the competitive transportation and lodging prices.
In the business world, Mexico has become a highly sought-after gold mine for foreign investment, making it one of the most visited business destinations on the planet. Two of the most transited and modern airports in Latin America are within Mexican territory, along with several contemporary World Trade Centers and a variety of first-class conference centers. Many of these have been chosen for important congresses and international summits.
Because of everything that this fabulous culture represents, Mexico is in the Top 10 of the countries most visited by tourists in the world according to the World Tourism Organization. Many would come back in a heartbeat, whether it is to travel to the same city for a second or third time or choosing another point in the country for their next trip.
That is why Tropical Incentives DMC, with more than 30 years of experience organizing and administrating congresses, conferences and other meetings or special events in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, among other cities, takes incentive groups to enjoy unique and memorable experiences discovering the cultural heritage that this country has to share in a charmingly irresistible way to visitors from around the world.