Monday, November 2, 2009

The Mexico You Should Know

Misinformation, over-hyped, false information, ignoring of facts...these are the reasons why tourism in Mexico has plummeted over the past several months. Too many tourists and travelers listened to the misinformation and sensationalists who took things out of context and reported things such as the H1N1 virus and drug cartel wars as being much worse and more widespread than they truly were. The facts were being ignored because it did not make as good of a news story as the over-hyped, inaccurate news stories did which were filling up mainstream media.

It is a fact that the drug wars were mainly isolated in non-tourist border towns near the Texas and Arizona borders...thousands of miles away from the vacation destinations like Cancun, Los Cabos, Mazatlan etc. The H1N1 virus has proven to be more widespread than anyone ever thought it would be and did not originate in Mexico. In fact, the Mexico government did a great job addressing the virus outbreak and had it contained quickly. Those 2 media stories were sensationalized to the point that tourism in Mexico suffered a major setback.

No one should overlook Mexico as a possible destination for their next vacation getaway. It is a Country filled with something for everyone. If you are a adventure traveler...the vast mountain ranges and beautiful river gorges are a must see. In fact, Mexico boasts of the hemisphere's largest series of canyons such as the Copper Canyon region. It is in the top 5 of the world's most bio-diverse nations on earth. There are over 29,000 archeological sites in Mexico.

If you love traveling to places which offer a rich history and diverse culture, then Mexico should be on the top of your list; a place where you can see the ancient ruins of the Mayans or follow steps traveled by Spanish explorers. If you want a place to just get away from it all, there is no better option than the gorgeous palm tree laden beaches of Mexico. The people are warm and genuine. The food in every region of Mexico is some of the best in all the world. Their music speaks of life and joy and teaches you as much as it entertains.

I could go on and keep giving you reasons why Mexico is fast becoming my number 1 destination for any form of vacation. But I will let you see it for yourself.

1 comment:

Love is Green! said...

I love Mexico. The west cost is amazing!