Mexico is divided into 32 states. Each of them with unique places and unforgettable experiences. Know them all!
Mexico is divided into 32 states. Each of them with unique places and unforgettable experiences. Know them all!
Campeche is located in the western part of the Yucatan Peninsula, bordering the state of Yucatan to the North, Tabasco to the south, and the Republic of Guatemala, to the west with the Gulf of Mexico, and the east with Quintana Roo and Belize. Campeche is a destination that has a significant number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions. Its Historical Centre and traditional neighborhoods are distinguished by their civil colonial architecture and their various churches, including San Francisco, San Román, San Francisquito, and the Cathedral. Besides its valuable historical and cultural offerings, you can enjoy it. Natural attractions, practice sport fishing, kayak tours in the Petenes ecological reserve, among other activities that diversify and strengthen the destination’s offer of interests. The gastronomy is a mixture of the Mayan indigenous customs, the influence of the Spanish and Lebanese cultures, and the marine and porteño tradition. Among its typical dishes are pan de cazón, PUC chuc, puchero, and coconut shrimp.
Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, better known as Veracruz, is one of the cultural riches of our country. It borders several states such as Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo, and to the east its entire coast faces the Gulf of Mexico. It has more than 20 natural protected areas, three national parks, and a marine park named after the state “Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano.” The Biosphere Reserve of Los Tuxtlas plays a vital role in conserving the country’s flora and fauna. Tourism in this state has functioned as an alternative for economic and social development; the archaeological sites, the biodiversity, and the warmth of the people of Veracruz have made this a destination to visit. Some of the destinations you should take into account for your next trip are La Antigua, Tlacotalpan, Orizaba, El Tajín, Xalapa, Catemaco, Jalcomulco, and the vital port of Veracruz city.
Aguascalientes has a territory of 5,618 km2; it is located in the country’s center, bordering Zacatecas to the north and Jalisco to the south. Among its main attractions are the San Marcos Garden, the Plaza de las Tres Centuries, the archaeological zone “El Ocotote,” the Picacho, Tepezala, the National Museum of Death, the Temple of San Antonio de Padua, San Marcos Island, the “Boca de Túnel” canyon and the José Guadalupe Posada Museum; among others. The state has three magical towns; Calvillo, Real de Asientos, and San José de García. One of its characteristics is its beautiful sunsets. One of its most important celebrations and one of the best known nationally is the National Fair of San Marco, which takes place at the end of April and May.
Baja California is a state located in the northwest of the country, bordering California in the north, the United States, Sonora in the east, and Baja California Sur in the south. Its capital is Mexicali. However, its most populated city in Tijuana. The state has great natural wealth, unique landscapes, and various outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, rappelling, parachuting, sandboarding, surfing, and more. Its gastronomy is derived from the mixture of visitors and cultures, not only national but international. As in most of the north of the country, meat is one of the main ingredients. It has tremendous economic potential, and among its main tourist attractions are “La Bufadora,” the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park, and its observatory, the Coronado and San Felipe Islands, Rosarito Beach, Punta San José, La Lobera in San Quintín, El Salto, and its museums and vineyards.
Baja California Sur is located in the Northwest of the country, occupying the southern half of the Baja California Peninsula. It borders to the North with Baja California, connected to the east by the Sea of Cortez and to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is the city of La Paz. It extends over an area of 73,475 km2, occupying 3.8% of the national territory. This state offers mostly natural attractions such as whale watching, the Vizcaino desert, and the lagoon biosphere reserve. However, it also has cultural and historical attractions such as the missions of San Javier, San Ignacio, and Loreto, or the cave paintings in the Sierra de San Francisco. The region’s cuisine includes traditional dishes such as the saturated meat mash, common clams, and generous clams within its gastronomy. It is worth mentioning that due to its excellent fishing activity, seafood is also part of its exquisite cuisine. The most representative dishes are the imperial shrimp fillet, stuffed shrimps, the lion’s claw callus, and tatemados fish.
Chiapas is a state rich in culture, gastronomy, history, and nature; a place you definitely can’t ask for more. The state is located in the southeast of Mexico. Its neighbors’ States are Tabasco, Oaxaca and Veracruz, and the country of Guatemala. Within it, there is a diversity of tourist destinations; some of the most important is Palenque, a city of Mayan origin where you can see its unique archaeological zone, which is considered a World Heritage Site since 1987 the waterfalls such as Weilb Ha. Another must-see in Chiapas is San Cristobal de las Casas. In this magical town, you will be immersed in its incredible architecture and traditions. Also, its culture and picturesque streets, the main square, home of the sirens, the Na Bolom Museum, and its market are some places to visit. Other characteristics that make this state a destination to visit are its colorful carnivals, do not miss them.
Chihuahua has 247,460 km2, which represents 12.6% of the surface area of the Mexican Republic, making it the largest state in the country. As you enter the capital of this state, you will be able to witness historical events of great interest in every corner, which are perfectly complemented by the natural attractions that Chihuahua has, such as the Cascada de Basaseachi National Park, the Santa Elena National Park, the Samalayuca Desert, the Copper Canyons, among many others. In addition to the historical and natural wealth of the state, it has a unique gastronomic wealth. Among its most traditional dishes are the “machaca” with different sauces, the “chile con queso asadero,” “chile Pasado con Carne” or “chile con queso.”
Coahuila is one of the 31 states of the Mexican Republic. It is located in the northeast region of the country, bordering on the North by the Rio Bravo, which separates it from the United States, on the east by Nuevo Leon, on the south Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, and the west by Durango and Chihuahua. With 151,563 km 2, it is the third-largest state. Its capital is Saltillo, and it has a total population of 2,748,391 inhabitants, made up of 38 municipalities, and divided into five regions. The greatness of our state does not only lie in its extensions of land or its extraordinary diversity of cultures, traditions, natural and architectural scenarios; it is vital because of its iconic municipalities, its more than 23 wineries, its great palaeontological richness, its incomparable gastronomy, and its 7 Magic Towns”.
A beautiful city located in a valley near the Pacific coast beaches. Between two volcanoes emblematic of the state; the Volcán de Fuego and the Nevado de Colima. Inhabiting an enormous diversity, its ecosystems, people, and culture stand out in each of its corners in its short extension a wide variety. A state where you can enjoy its beautiful landscapes, with that characteristic Colimote touch, full of warmth and that magic that it spreads. It is a land proud to have attractions that have much to offer and enjoy, surrounded by a very warm and stable climate throughout the year. A peaceful place that captivates with its simplicity and beauty around it, many palm trees sway in the wind with the smell of salt. One of the great pleasures of the Colimotes is the gastronomy, delighting palates with each of its dishes and typical drinks. Colima has character and much history to share.
Durango is located in the northwest of the country, bordering Chihuahua, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Nayarit and Sinaloa. As you enter this beautiful state, you will find several attractions that will tell you the historical facts that have happened here as it is the historic center of exceptional baroque architecture, the temple of Analco, which dates from the time of Porfirio, the main building of the Universidad Juarez del Estado which has been: Jesuit convent, school, seminary, institute and currently Rector of the Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango. You can also find museums, festivals, dances and traditions. As far as gastronomy is concerned, the “caldillo durangueño”, the “asadero”, the “carne adobada”, the “chorizo” and the “dulces de almendra” are characteristic dishes of this region.
The State of Mexico is located in the central-southern part of the country. Its capital is Toluca de Lerdo. Its border to the North is Querétaro, Hidalgo to the Northwest, Tlaxcala to the east, Puebla to the southeast, Morelos and Mexico City to the southwest, Guerrero to the southwest, and Michoacán to the west. With 22,357 km², which represents 1.14% of the national territory. This state stands out for its incredible natural landscapes that converge between mountains, forests, volcanoes, rivers, and lakes, where you can carry out an endless number of ecotourism activities. It also has essential archaeological zones, nine magic towns (El Oro, Malinalco, Metepec, Tepotzotlán, Valle de Bravo, Ixtapan de la Sal, Teotihuacán, Acapulco, and Villa del Carbón) and various handicrafts such as the trees of life, wool textiles, rebozos, pottery. You will find great variety in its gastronomy like quintoniles, quelites, mixiotes, green or red chorizo tacos, pulque, among others.
Guanajuato Live great stories! It is part of Mexico’s heart and is one of the states with the richest history in the country. It is located in the centre of Mexico and has as neighbours states such as Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Michoacan and Jalisco. Its capital, the city of Guanajuato, is considered a World Heritage Site. Some of the places that stand out are the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, the famous Kiss alley, the Monument to the Pípila and its viewpoint, and its gardens and many streets the famous alleyways are located. Other destinations you should visit during your trip are the beautiful and romantic city of San Miguel de Allende with its architecture and the town of Mineral de Pozos, where the history and legends of the place will leave you captivated.
Guerrero is located in the southwest region of the country, bordering the State of Mexico, Morelos, and Puebla to the North, Oaxaca to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and the Balsas River that separates it from Michoacán to the Northwest. Its capital is Chilpancingo de Los Bravo and its most populated city, Acapulco de Juárez. Among the state’s natural attractions are the caves of Juxtlahuaca, Oxtotitlán (in which you can appreciate cave paintings attributed to the Olmec culture), and the Grottos of Cacahuamilpa. You can also visit the archaeological zones of La Organera -Xochipala, Palma sola, Cuetlajuchitlán, Teopantecuanitlán, and Tehuacalco in the municipality of Chilpancingo. And of course, you can choose to sunbathe on one of its beautiful beaches: Acapulco, Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo, Petacalco Bay, to mention a few. The gastronomy of this state is a mixture of indigenous, Spanish, and French cultures. Among the typical dishes are jumiles, aporreado, chalupitas, relleno, pozoles, moles, broths, fish and seafood stews.
Hidalgo is one of the states located in the centre of the Republic, bordering San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, the State of Mexico and Queretaro. Its Gastronomy, the Huapango, the wind bands, the charrera, the Xantolo, and its bullfighting festival are considered Cultural Heritage. It is also well-positioned at the national level for the variety of services found in the state, especially the resorts; however, the state is divided into tourist corridors. Another characteristic of its spas is the thermal waters, which are beneficial to health besides being relaxing. You can also do activities such as rappelling, fishing, paragliding, hot air ballooning, and more in the state. It has five magical towns; Huasca de Ocampo, Mineral del Monte, Mineral del chico, Huichapan, Tecozautla and Zimapán.
A representative of the essence of Mexico, offering authentic and exciting experiences. Located in the country’s center-west, it provides various destinations: Beaches, mountains, volcanoes, lakes, colonial cities, and magic villages. But even more so is the home of the most important Mexican icons, Mariachi, Tequila, and Charreria. It makes every visit and experience original and unique.
Mexico City, formerly known as the Federal District, is located in the Valley of Mexico towards the country’s center. It has an area of 1495 square kilometers. It is the largest urban center in the country where you can find most business meeting centers, congress, convention centers, and large hotel chains and entertainment. Mexico City has been the scene of various historical events that have left behind cultural traces such as pre-Hispanic buildings or colonial Mexico architecture. It has various cultural, historical, gastronomic, and natural tourist attractions. Among the most representative is the historic center of Mexico City, the metropolitan cathedral, the Angel of Independence, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Chapultepec forest, the Museum of Anthropology and History.
We are an entity located in the Mexican lowlands with a Mexican Pacific coast. Its cultural and social richness lies in the Purepecha culture with more than half a century of history. The gastronomy of Michoacán was the base paradigm of the declaration of the Mexican Gastronomy as an Intangible Patrimony of Humanity (UNESCO). For that reason, their famous corundas and uchepos conquer the travelers. Similarly, one of the emblematic reasons for visiting Michoacán is its natural wealth, with semi-virgin beaches and the monarch butterfly’s migration from November to March and the migration of bighorn sheep pelicans in the west and the nesting of turtles on our shores from August to January. Nowadays, its tourist offer is divided into seven regions, among which 8 Magic Villages, 6 World Heritage Sites, and more than 200 km of coast stand out.
Morelos is located in the center of the country. Its neighbors are the states, CDMX, Puebla, Guerrero, and the State of Mexico. Due to its proximity to Mexico City, it is an excellent destination to spend the weekend and enjoy with friends or family. Some of the main attractions are the Tepozteco National Park in Tepoztlán, a magical town with many activities and curiosities to visit and get to know its museum and streets. Las Pilas, an archaeological zone with Teotihuacan influences, and Xochicalco, an archaeological site, declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. Cuernavaca is the state’s capital. In it, you can find constructions such as the Palace of Cortés, with an exciting history to be discovered. It is another state that is also known for its spas and the warm climate of the place
Nayarit is a state full of natural and cultural richness. It is located in the west of the Mexican Republic and borders Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, and Jalisco. Something very characteristic of this state is that it has the Islas Marías. Its climate is mainly warm, and together with its beaches, it is a destination of excellence in this segment. Some of the most visited destinations by nationals and internationals are Sayulita, Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta, San Pancho, and San Blas. However, other towns are less well known but still preserve their traditions, such as “Lo de Marcos,” where you can see fishermen and walk through its picturesque streets. Nayarit is a very well connected state, and that apart from the beach keeps other surprises for adventure tourism. However, if you want to know more about it, you will have to visit and live it.
Nuevo León is located in the northwest of the country, bordering the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Coahuila and Zacatecas. Given its proximity to the United States, it is one of the most globalized and urbanized states, as is Mexico City. It has essential air and land connectivity; besides having a reasonably consolidated economy. In Monterrey, its capital, you can not only visit some of the most critical places in the city, such as Paseo de Sana Lucia, Parque Fundidora, La Macroplaza, its planetarium, and the famous Cerro de la Silla, but you can also taste one of the most common dishes, the “Carne Asada.” However, the state has many more surprises for your visit, magical towns like Santiago, places like “Cola de Caballo Waterfall” and a great variety of adventure tourism; it is not only the gastronomy and its people that make this destination unique but also the variety of activities to do in your visit.
Oaxaca is a state full of culture and tradition; it is located in the southeast of the country and borders Guerrero, Tabasco, Puebla, Veracruz, and Chiapas. Like most states in the region, the natural wealth makes this state an excellent place to visit and practice adventure tourism, ecotourism, and more. However, another of its great strengths is cultural tourism. One of the most popular traditions of this state is the dead’s day; this is from October 31st to November 2nd. However, from the middle of October, you can see some decorations and products needed for the famous offerings in the streets. One of the places that you can’t miss is the Archaeological Zone of Monte Alban, considered Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Puebla is a state located in the center of the country, bordering Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, and the State of Mexico. It is one of the best-positioned destinations in the area of religious tourism, business, and gastronomy, besides being considered as a World Heritage City. Among its gastronomic delights, some of the most famous dishes are chiles en nogada (which are usually part of the traditions for the month of September) and mole poblano. Also, a walk you can’t miss in your visit to Puebla is the Calle de Los Dulces, where you will find a great variety of sweets to delight the palate, from the most typical of the state to others not so ordinary; mostachones, macaroni, muéganos, borrachitos, camotes, and marzipan. The main attractions to visit in this destination are the Archaeological Zone of Cholula, the CathedralCathedral, the Star of Puebla, Zacatlán, Cuetzalan, Atlixco, Chignahuapan, and its neighborhoods and museums.
Everywhere you look, Querétaro connects you with the beauty of the past, of nature and its people, always waiting for you to discover and rediscover it with your eyes, your thoughts and your taste buds and at every step. A sudden peace embraces you as you stop in its squares and streets made for the color of unique sunrises and sunsets; the same calm that accompanies you in its Magical Towns, in the viewpoints throughout the territory; the same tranquility that you breathe in the glass of good wine and precedes the smile that produces its flavor. No one can deny that Querétaro boasts history and culture through modernity and continuous development. Being one of the smallest territories is also where you can find one of the country’s biggest cities and a great variety of tourist attractions that range from the exuberant nature to the living traditions that shape our culture and strengthen our roots. A state with an immense natural reserve that embodies the Sierra Gorda; an extensive area with a semi-desert climate conducive to wine and livestock breeding for the production of exquisite cheese; a state that welcomes the huapango huasteco, as well as the nightlife in the […]
Quintana Roo is one of the best-known states in tourism and one of the best positioned nationally. It is located in the southeast of the country and borders Belize and Yucatan and Campeche’s states. The state has tremendous cultural diversity, mainly the Mayan culture and the traditions derived from its predominate. Some of its most representative indigenous traditions are the Mayapax, the Day of the Dead known as Hanal Pixán, dances such as the Sambay or the Pascalle Quintanarroense, and its famous Cozumel Carnival. Given its importance at a national and international level, tourism is one of its main economic activities, mostly because of its beaches. Places like the Rivera Maya, Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and more are chosen year after year to enjoy the holidays, especially in the cold season, given the pleasant and warm climate that the region presents.
San Luis Potosi is located in the north-central region of the country, and borders the states of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Guanajuato and Zacatecas. The state has a great variety of Natural Protected Areas, including the Gogorrón National Park, “El Potosí” National Park, and the protected areas of Flora and Fauna Sierra de Álvarez and La Mojonera. Another attraction is the Arroyos and Springs of Tanchachín, which in 2008 was declared a Ramsar site. This state is famous for its adventure activities in the famous Huasteca Potosina and in its magical town Real de Catorce, two national and international destinations. The Huasteca Potosina covers a significant extension of territory. You will find many tourist destinations and attractions, waterfalls like Tamasopo, and scenic paradises like Xilitla. Simultaneously, in Real de Catorce, it is the mining contrast and the surprises that it holds.
Sinaloa is located in the Northwest of the country, bordering Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, and Nayarit. Without a doubt, it is famous for its beaches such as Mazatlán, where various tourists come to enjoy and spend a few days either in the company of family, couples or friends. But besides its beaches, traditions prevail in this state; band music, its historical centers, and fishing villages make it a destination to visit at any time. In its gastronomy, as a right beach destination, fresh food stands out; however, it is also a place where meat is still crucial. The state has two international airports, located in Los Mochis and Culiacán; besides, the famous Chepe train also connects this state with Chihuahua. Some of the most interesting cities for tourism are Topolobampo, El fuerte, Los Mochis and Mazatlán.
Sonora is one of the surprises waiting for you on your next trip to Mexico; it’s a state located in the Northwest of the country and is part of the United States border. It’s a state rich in natural diversity and tourist attractions; its biosphere reserves, flora and fauna protection areas, and natural resources are just a few of what you’ll find. One of the best-known attractions is the Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, which, apart from the reserve, which is quite incredible, has a museum where you can learn, deepen and raise awareness about the importance of the desert, its history, and species. The state has a series of very varied activities: sandboarding, hiking, boat trips, and much more. Its main tourist destinations are San Carlos, Guaymas, Puerto Peñasco, and Bahía Kino, which complement each other to make the trip a complete experience
Tabasco is a state located in the southeast of the country. Its capital is Villahermosa and is a neighbor of Guatemala and the states of Campeche, Veracruz, and Chiapas. It is a state rich in culture, history, gastronomy, and archaeology. Currently, the state has several archeological zones open to the public such as La Venta, Comalcalco, Pamoná, Santa Elena, Tortuguero, Panhalé, and Malpasito, among others; which are divided into three great cultures that were part of its history, the Olmec culture, the Mayan culture, and the Zoque. As these three cultures meet, it is a destination that has an extensive collection and likewise has several museums where important related pieces are exhibited. Its gastronomy is strongly characterized by the Cocoa, a product to which they dedicate an entire route to him that you cannot lose. Typical plates like the Pejelagarto or drinks like the “Pozole,” made with corn and Cocoa.
Tamaulipas, due to its privileged location, becomes the ideal state to enjoy the sea and nature. Located in the northeast of the country, it offers the perfect entertainment scenario to vacation with your family and friends. Its beaches: Miramar in Cd. Madero, Bagdad in Matamoros, La Pesca in Soto La Marina, Carbonera in San Fernando, and Barra del Tordo in Aldama offer a varied infrastructure ranging from rustic palapas to luxurious hotels and beach clubs where you can taste the best fish and seafood dishes made with delicious traditional ingredients. If you like adventure and outdoor sports, visit the Huasteca Tamaulipeca. Here you will find one of the most important ecological reserves in northern Mexico: The “El Cielo” Biosphere Reserve, a protected natural area recognized as a world heritage site since 1987. In its magical towns of Tula and Mier, there is an excellent variety of cultural expressions rich in gastronomy, crafts, and tradition.
The state of Tlaxcala is located in the center of the country. It borders the states of Hidalgo, Puebla, and the State of Mexico. It is the second smallest state in terms of surface area and one of the least populated states. Part of its economy is based on tourism, which has as a great attraction the country’s long history and its archaeological sites, such as Cacaxtla, with its colorful murals: and some of its colonial constructions in the surroundings of the capital city. Foreign visitors from Germany, France, and Switzerland come to the state, captivated by its history. One of the significant events that take place in this state is the famous “Night that no one sleeps,” which takes place right in the renowned magic town of “Huamantla” during the month of August, in this besides observing a colorful carpet of sawdust of 8 kilometers, which runs throughout the city, you will witness some of the most characteristic dances and traditions of the place.