Mexico offers everything from beautiful sandy beaches to exotic tropical rain forests. The most popular destinations are Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Ixtapa and Cabo San Lucas. The people in Mexico are warm and friendly. The food is popular to people all over the world. The Mexican currency rate makes Mexico one of the cheapest places to visit anywhere.
Although Mexico shares the North American continent, it's heritage is more properly part of Central and South America to the south. Because it was Spain's wealthiest colony in the Americas, Mexico has an architectural richness that vies with Europe.
Much of Mexico comes as a delightful surprise to the first-time visitor—especially the friendliness of it's people, the excellence of it's accommodations, and the reasonable prices. Travel becomes easier each year as Mexico opens new roads to formerly isolated villages and builds modern airports where thatched-roof structures once stood.
As the land of great Native American civilizations, it offers ruins as fascinating as, if less familiar than, those in Greece. And as a modern nation it's distinctive culture, involving an enchanting blend of Native American and Spanish music, dance, cuisine, handicrafts and arts, is unparalleled.
Because the country is so large and so completely different from any English-speaking nation, it pays to do some research before you go. You'll be rewarded if you learn a few simple phrases in Spanish, such as gracias ("thank you") or de nada (as in "you're welcome").
A little understanding of the country's ancient and modern cultures will go a long way toward helping you comprehend the people and their customs.