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What is Mexico Famous for?

DESTINATION | Published on 29/03/2021
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Mexico’s bright and iconic culture is famous around the world, and thousands of travelers visit the country every year to experience it for themselves. But what makes Mexico famous? It’s vibrant and colorful culture has spread around the world, and the country is now known for its spicy cuisine, festive drinks, and some of the best beach destinations in the world. As you start to learn more interesting facts about Mexico, you’ll learn even more reasons why the country is famous.

Famous Mexican Food


Mexican food can be found around the world, but most of these restaurants pale in comparison to the true authentic dishes of Mexico. Tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, and churros are all famous Mexican food, and when you visit Mexico, you can sink your teeth into authentic recipes passed down for generations. You’ll also be able to sample regional dishes you’ve never heard of, like mole, chiles en nogada, and carne en su jugo, and during the holidays, you’ll see pan de muerto and rosca de reyes shared among family and friends.

Ancient Ruins


The jungles of Mexico are filled with ancient ruins of the Aztec and Mayan empires, and there’s still many undiscovered sites and artifacts. One of the most interesting facts about Mexico is that the Mayan site of Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Some of the best places to visit in Mexico to see ruins are Palenque, Teotihuacán, and Tulum. 

Regional Mexican Music

From the first strains of the guitar to the first bursts of the tuba, the sound of Mexican music is unique and festive, and the list of what makes Mexico famous in the world of music ranges from banda to mariachi music. Listen to the slow, romantic songs of a Mexican guitar, or dance the night away to the fast-paced Mexican pop tunes. As you do so, you may even pick up some Spanish words and phrases!

Tequila and Margaritas


One of Mexico’s most famous exports is tequila, the main ingredient of any margarita. Distilled from the juices of the blue agave plant, this liquor can be found behind any bar in the world, but one of the interesting facts about Mexico is that there are only five Mexico states that can legally label their alcohol tequila: Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. If you want to learn more about tequila distilling, put the city of Tequila, Jalisco at the top of your list of the best places to visit in Mexico.

Gorgeous Beaches

The best beach destinations in the world are on the coast of Mexico. From honeymoons to family vacations, there are plenty of reasons to visit cities like Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Riviera Nayarit, and the endless miles of sandy beaches are the perfect picture of paradise. With their luxury resorts, local attractions, and exciting tours, these beaches are the best places to visit in Mexico.

The list of what makes Mexico famous ranges from its music to food, and this list is just the starting point. Its rich history and warm culture are filled with unique customs, festivals, and art that are recognized around the world. As you explore the best beach destinations and sample the famous Mexican food for yourself, you’ll come to recognize more iconic parts of the country’s culture.

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