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Travel to Mexico: 9 Reasons to Go

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Mexico is an experience of a lifetime - here are 9 really good reasons why your trip should go to Mexico.
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Travel to Mexico: 9 Reasons to Go is written by Jacob Gowland Jørgensen.

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Why travel to Mexico?

Native American culture, magnificent scenery, sea turtles and chalk white beaches. Mexico is known for many things, and the list is incredibly long. Therefore, there are also many good reasons why your next trip and tour should be to Mexico.

Here are 9 good reasons to choose Mexico as your next travel destination.

Long live Mexico!

Mexicans are proud of their country and their Independence Day, which is celebrated loudly. This day falls every year on the 16th of September and may feel overwhelming to tourists, but they are very happy.

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New traditions

Modern buildings are in fashion in the traditional country. They tower high together with a host of historic buildings. The buildings are designed with the aim of combining modern innovation and historical traditions.

The Inquisition

The cathedral in Mexico City is built with red stones from Indian temples. The enormous church building is built on top of an Aztec temple, and several excavations have found of the Aztecs spoils of war under the great cathedral.

The cathedral is richly decorated both inside and out. Inside you will find large amounts of gold leaf and you can safely say that there is enough to look at in the enormous building.

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A journey to the blood gods of Mexico

Amazing Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan contain a bloody history of human sacrifice. Chichen Itza is an ancient ruined city with traces of two cultural eras. Chichen Itza was built by the Mayans as a large city filled with temples, blood vessels and sacrificial wells used for human sacrifice to secure the favor of the gods.

Chichen Itza is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and one of the world's 7 new wonders, and the Mayan city is full of dramatic tales.

Teotihuacan is an ancient city with temples and pyramids. Teotihuacan is also on UNESCO World Heritage List and is best known for the two large pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.

Both historical ruins are a must on your trip and tour to Mexico if you are interested in history or just want to have a great experience by stepping into dramatic tales from the distant past.

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Death is not sad, and the Day of the Dead is a day of celebration for Mexicans. At the beginning of November, they decorate and celebrate the Day of the Dead.

The Day of the Dead, or 'Día de los Muertos' in Spanish, is a traditional Mexican holiday where it is believed that the souls of the deceased return to the earthly world to visit their loved ones.

Families in Mexico spend these days honoring and remembering their deceased ancestors and friends by making colorful altars known as 'ofrendas'.

Graves in cemeteries are also decorated for this holiday, and many families even bring picnic baskets to the cemetery and spend time at the grave sites to remember and celebrate the departed.

There are also festive parades where people dress up as skeletons and wear colorful masks, giving the festival a lively and festive atmosphere rather than a somber one.

The Day of the Dead is a celebration - and you can feel it if you are lucky enough to travel to Mexico during this holiday.

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Beach life in Mexico

Mexico has almost 10.000 kilometers of coastline and has some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Therefore, a trip to Mexico is hardly complete before you have visited one of the fantastic beaches – if you are on an organized tour of Mexico, it is definitely part of the program.

With such a large selection of fantastic beaches, you can easily find your own favorite beach - whether you prefer to be surrounded by palm trees, city, jungle or ancient ruins.

In the popular holiday city of Cancún you will find, among other things, the beaches Playa Delfines and Puerto Morelos.

Tulum is another popular destination on the Yucatan Peninsula, and when you stand with your feet at the water's edge and enjoy the view, you understand why. In fact, the beach here is said to be one of the best in the world. In addition to amazing beaches, Tulum also offers Mayan ruins that you can explore when you need a break from the blue sea.

In addition to the Yucatan itself, there are, for example, Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox, and there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy beach life on the west coast.

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Strange snail

On the Yucatán Peninsula you can find your own holiday snail house. If you are looking for a different experience on your trip to Mexico, you will find it right here.

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La-la-la trip to Mexico!

Mariachis is Mexico's answer to 'Giro 413', but there is also a cool underground scene.

Mariachis are traditional musicians who perform in colorful 'charro' or cowboy-inspired costumes and play a unique mix of instruments including the large guitar 'guitarrón', the small guitar 'vihuela', trumpet and violin.

This type of music is deeply rooted in Mexico's musical culture and is an essential part of the country's rich traditions. The music is lively and is a musical celebration of life. It is often associated with celebration and colors.

Chili galore – spice up your trip to Mexico

Mexicans love chili, and they can easily think of putting it in both sweets, breakfast and sandwiches. Don't fool yourself into trying the heavenly chili combinations on your trip to Mexico.

For example, try chocolate with chili, stuffed chilies, smoked chili or a delicious chili sauce for one of the traditional Mexican dishes.

These were the first nine good reasons to go and experience this fantastic country, and of course there are many more reasons than these nine. Mexico is a fantastic travel country, where many more unique travel experiences are sure to await.

Really good trip and tour to Mexico!

Here is a list of 7 amazing experiences in Mexico

  • Chichen Itza
  • Teotihuacan
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Cenotes
  • Tulum
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Oaxaca

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About the author

Jacob Jørgensen, editor

Jacob is a cheerful travel geek who has traveled in more than 100 countries from Rwanda and Romania to Samoa and Samsø.

Jacob is a member of De Berejstes Klub, where he has been a board member for five years, and he has extensive experience in the world of travel as a lecturer, magazine editor, adviser, writer and photographer. And, of course, most importantly: As a traveller. Jacob enjoys both traditional travel such as a car holiday to Norway, a cruise in the Caribbean and a city break in Vilnius, and more out-of-the-box trips such as a solo trip to the highlands of Ethiopia, a road trip to unknown national parks in Argentina and a friend trip to Iran.

Jacob is a country expert in Argentina, where he has been 10 times so far. He has spent almost a year in total traveling through the many diverse provinces, from the penguin land in the south to deserts, mountains and waterfalls in the north, and has also lived in Buenos Aires for a few months. In addition, he has special travel knowledge of such diverse places as East Africa, Malta and the countries around Argentina.

In addition to travelling, Jacob is an honorable badminton player, Malbec fan and always up for a board game. Jacob has also had a career in the communications industry for a number of years, most recently with the title of Communication Lead in one of Denmark's largest companies, and has also worked for several years with the Danish and international meeting industry as a consultant, e.g. for VisitDenmark and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Today, Jacob is also a senior lecturer at CBS.

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