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VIBRANT DIVERSITY

Identified as a megadiverse country, its biodiversity ranks 4th in the world. The influence of its Spanish colonial days and of its ancient people, including the Mayan and Aztec cultures, is found throughout this nation that lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Regions continue to develop, work to preserve heritage, and evolve through innovation within their varied geography and climate types: Tropical, Mountainous, Desert, Coastal.

States and Regions of Mexico

Mexico City

Central Mexico

Mexico State + Hidalgo + Puebla + Morelos + Tlaxcala
Mexico City — volcanoes

Veracruz

Aztec sites — Gulf of Mexico

Bajío

Zacatecas + San Luis Potosí + Aguascalientes + Guanajuato + Queretaro
San Miguel de Allende — mountainous, Spanish colonial silver mining region

Northern Mexico

Sonora + Sinaloa + Chihuahua + Durango + Coahuila + Nuevo León + Tamaulipas
Mazatlán, Monterrey — expansive deserts and mountains

Baja California

Baja California + Baja California Sur
Cabo San Lucas — Pacific coastal deserts and Gulf of California beaches

Pacific Coast

Nayarit + Jalisco + Colima + Michoacán + Guerrero + Chiapas
Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Acapulco — tropical beaches along the Pacific Ocean

Oaxaca

Mixtecs and Zapotecs peoples — Spanish colonial Baroque

Chiapas & Tabasco

Spanish colonial and tropical jungles between Pacific and Gulf of Mexico

Yucatán Peninsula

Campeche + Yucatán + Quintana Roo
Cancun, Isla Cozumel, Merida, Mayan sites — tropical jungle between Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

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Spanish

official language

Peso

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official states

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Mayan Tulum

Pre-Columbian ruins along a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea Zama, city of the dawn, as this site facing east toward the sunrise is believed to have once been known. Inhabited as early as the 6th century, its crumbled limestone walls…

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