Why visiting Mexico will change your views on the wall

Everybody has heard crazy things about Mexico. And especially lately, where Mexico has been targeted as a country of immigrants and criminals. But how much do you really know about what’s in Mexico? Whatever is south, and everything that is hidden in this Latin American but North American country. Care not for actions and “facts” that seek to destroy those who inhabit this nation, and proud Mexicans (like myself) won’t ever let that happen.

Aside from all the politics of bringing good of bad publicity about a country, the truth is that not many people see Mexico as a destination if it is not for parties, Spring break or God-distilled tequila, but the former Aztec empire has so much more to offer.

Now, why is Mexico such a great destination for your next trip?

  1. Not everything south of the border is as bitter as they say. In bordering states such as Baja California, you can find Tijuana (Yes, the very famous city), and Chihuahua. Paradises for people looking for an escape. 

Tijuana, Baja California. Photo by: Luis Salvador Meza
A kiss south of the border. Photo by: Araceli Mercado Acosta
Chihuahua, Chih. Photo by: Dani Terán

2. You don’t need to go to Hawaii to find active volcanoes and amazing contrasts. 

Zacatlan, Puebla. Photo by: Luz B Charolet
Colima. Photo by: Ceci Gómez

3. No need to go to hidden corners of the world to find the most BREATHTAKING waterfalls.

Agua azul, Chiapas. Photo by: Edith José Ramírez
Basaseachi, Chihuahua. Photo by: Cain El Vil
Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas. Photo by: Fabiola Priego Poot
Misol-ha, Chiapas. Photo by: Leslie García
Cascada Cusarare, Chihuahua. Photo by: Decio Gonzalez Flores
Texolo Waterfall in Xico, Veracruz. Photo by: Liz Yáñez

3. The most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean, along with the most AMAZING beaches you’ll ever find are NO JOKE. 

Playa del Carmen. Photo by: Luz Maria Tavera
Puerto Morelos. Photo by: Jazz MI
Pto Vallarta. Photo by: Ruben RZ
Las coloradas, Yucatan. Photo by: Iris Alejandra


4. No need to go to Canada for a little snow. 

During winter, states in Northern Mexico and high mountains are covered in snow. Yet, it doesn’t happen everywhere, with Mexico being mostly a warm country.

Arandas, Jalisco. Photo by: Dafne Torres Castillo

5. Or maybe even fall in New York?

Parras, Coahuila. Photo by: Carmen Beltrán

6. No… I need high waves for surfing! 

Puerto escondido, Oaxaca. Photo by: Melannie Evelyn

7. Thinking of going to New Zealand to find some scenery worthy of Game of Thrones or The Lord of the rings? No… Mexico is not that far! 

Xicotepec, Puebla. Photo by: Leandro Islas
Edward James Garden in Xilitla.
Photo by: Avril Rodriguez Hernandez
La bufadora, Baja California. Photo by: Emilio Mattar

8. What about Europe, to find colonial cities and castles? Oh no… Visit Mexico instead! 

With well- established architects and thousands of years worth in history, Mexican cities present the greatness of the past and project it into the future.

Zacatecas. Photo by: Iare García Dorado
Zacatecas. Photo by: Iare García Dorado
San Juan de los lagos, Jalisco. Photo by: Veronica Valdivia Hernández
Guanajuato. Photo by: Paulina Suzette Castillo

7. Or maybe some killer architecture? 

Puebla. Photo by: Liz Yáñez
Guadalajara, Jalisco. Photo by: Janeth Araceli Rodriguez Aguilar
Mexico City. Photo by: Uriel Guzman
Real del Monte, Hidalgo. Photo by: Elizabeth AJ
Saltillo, Coahuila. Photo by: Fernelle Soto Carrillo

9. No… I’m really more into the lake and camping kind of trip. Where can I find this? 

With jungles, forests, beaches and mountains, Mexico is more than a perect destination. A few miles apart, you can find a forest, a beach or a cosmopolitan city.

San José del pacífico, Oaxaca. Photo by: Gema Jerely Alegria Fuentes
Playa Azul, Michoacán. Photo by: Osvaldo Bueno
Nevado de Toluca, Edo. Mex. Photo by: Sandoval Rico

10. Well, I like traditional weddings. Do Mexicans have special rituals? 

Wedding in Tabasco. Photo by: Celia Camelo.

Oh yeah. With over 220 indigenous groups in Mexico, there are more than enough rituals, traditions and specific customs that bring Mexican culture together and makes it one of the most diverse in the world.

Photo by: Celia Camelo.

11. Fine. I’m not the wedding type… Any more authentic Mexican customs?

Flying men in Papantla, Veracruz. Photo by: Frida Oquendo
Day of the Dead. Photo by: Frida Oquendo
Tlaxcala. Photo by: Eli Fernandez

12. But I like nature too! Can I find animals or birds to watch? 

Yuriria Lagoon, Guanajuato. Photo by: Jimmy Rivera
Migrating back and forth between Canada and Mexico, Monarch butterflies in Michoacan. Photo by: Gaby Granjeno
Also migrants, the whales in Baja California Sur. Photo by: Jorge Bengoa Cazarez

13: Are cities developed enough to drive or commute at night? 

Mexico not only has top-notch highways, flyovers and transport services. The cities are active at night and display a huge amount of activities.

Sandoval Rico


Mexico City. Photo by: Jazz MI

14. Okay. I see it. What else is special about Mexico? 

Everything. There is nothing Mexico can’t offer their visitors. Beauty of natural scenery, yet some of the biggest cities in the world.

Landscapre of sunset in Mexico City. Photo by: Erick Gonzalez Vazquez
Soumaya Museum. Photo by: Mayra Toledano

15. Are people friendly in Mexico? 

Not only are people friendly, Mexicans have a good heart! They will always receive visitors or people coming over almost as family, every time. Mexicans love to make friends, to show friends around, and to share everything about Mexico.

San Juan de Ulua. Photo by: Maya Silva
Celia Camelo
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Progreso, Yucatán. Photo by: Armando Relajo
Chihuahua. Photo by: Elissett Kristel
Tulum. Photo by: Jessica Hernandez
Sierra Gorda QRO. Tonantzin Hdez Matehuala
Agua selva, huimanguillo, TabascoDiana Rodriguez
Ruben RZ
Media Luna, San Luis Potosi. Carolina García

Visit Mexico, and don’t forget to check out posts about cities and travel guides in our Mexico section! 

118 thoughts on “Why visiting Mexico will change your views on the wall

  1. Wow that’s a lot I didn’t know about Mexico looks like all 4 seasons in one place yep I defo think I need to take a tour of Mexico and experience it for real and this is a great eye opener 😍thanks mirza

  2. Living in Mexico as an ESL teacher broadened my horizons on so many levels as a native Texan, and now it’s one part of my life that I am the most proud of. At this point, I can say that I have seen 8 states in Mexico and there’s still so much I want to see! 🇲🇽
    Mexico is such a big and beautiful country with so much to offer to anyone willing to visit. Thank you for writing this, Mirza- more people should experience these hidden treasures. ❤️

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