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Facts About Mexico

Regional Population: 106,202,903

Local Currency: MXN

Latitude: 19.05

Longitude: -99.366667

Mexico is a country in North America, lying between the United States of America to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. Its extensive coastlines include the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Mexico boasts warm and friendly people along with unique food, art and archeology. Man-made wonders include pyramids, museums, superb architecture and magnificent cities; while natural features include 6,000 miles of coastline, snow-capped mountains in the Sierras, rainy jungles in the Southeast and desert in the Northwest.

Mexico is home to more than 50 golf courses, excellent fishing and many world-famous destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos and Pátzcuaro. Mexico is the 8th ranked major destination for foreign visitors, according to the World Tourism Organization.

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Articles About Mexico

Cruising to Mexico

Mexican cruises offer families warm temperatures, native art and culture, and plenty of adventure.

Finding the Right Cruise Destination

Not every cruise itinerary fits every type of traveler. Read our cruise expert’s recommendations for how to find your ideal cruise and season to travel.

Family Voluntourism Strengthens Bonds and Local Communities

Give back to local communities by participating in voluntouring projects on your next family vacation.

Cabo: Beyond the Beach

From pirate ship sailings to glass blowing to volunteer opportunities, there are plenty of off-beach family activities for Cabo vacationers.

Los Cabos Adventure Activities

Cabo activity options—from whale watching and deep sea fishing, to horseback riding and desert treks and more—are sure to fit any family itinerary.

Cabo Spa Vacation

Take a wellness vacation for your body and soul in Los Cabos.

Los Cabos Travel Tips

Stay safe and sane on your Los Cabos vacation with this helpful advice.

Tale of Two Cabos

Read our insider’s recommendations for how to best plan your next Cabo vacation.

Cobá: Into the Mayan Jungle

Outdoor enthusiasts love the Mayan city of Cobá—so do tropical birds, monkeys and alligators.

Flowers for the Dead

Take a Lake Pátzcuaro candlelit boat procession to an island cemetery celebration of the dead.

Off Track Adventures in the Riviera Maya

Alltournative’s tours are geared for the entire family. Our writer’s day-long adventure with her son featured kayaking, swimming in cenotes, a traditional Mayan meal and four-wheel fun.

Top 4 Riviera Maya Resorts for Families

Check out one of these kid-friendly accommodations on your next Mayan vacation.

Riviera Maya: Playtime at the Playa

Pristine beaches, ancient ruins and eco theme parks—there is something for everyone at this jewel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Treasures of Tulum

After visiting this Mayan site rich in history, check out the nearby theme park Xel-Há.

16 Tips to Make Any Trip a Romantic Getaway

Take your vacation beyond champagne and flowers with these tips for spicing up your travels, even on a business trip or family vacation.

Fun, Sun and Tequila

After the kids are tucked away for the evening, enjoy some quality tequila in the Riviera Maya—even though it’s made more than 1,000 miles away.

Cruise Deals: Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean

Cruise lines welcome children aboard for free, reward families with a gift card and free airfare, and offer reduced prices.

Tampa for $1, Girlfriends’ Getaway, Comp Honeymoon in Mexico

Check out an anniversary deal at InterContinental Tampa, a Girlfriends’ Getaway package in Sarasota that benefits charity and a free honeymoon offer to Mexico.

Cause Abroad, American Girl Experience and Family Deals

Walk for charity, pamper your American Girl, visit Vancouver and bring the whole crew for cheap to Ireland or Mexico.

Fall Means Whale Shark Season in Mexico

Baja California’s warm waters attract the gentle giant fish and adventurous tourists, who are willing to swim with them.

Feel the Warmth of Baja, Mexico

Read our Los Cabos articles on where to stay and what to do before you plan your next Cabo vacation.