Mexico, comprised of 31 states and one federal district, was home to some of the most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere, including the Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs. The appx. 2,700 years reign of these artistic and intellectual ancient civilizations was brought to ruin in just two short years following the arrival of Cortes.
In spite of this tragic time in history, Mexico has become a major vacation destination. If you fancy a fiesta or tacos and tequila tempt your tastebuds, if silver seduces your senses or pottery is your passion, then you'll find it all in the marvelous markets. Mexico's charm lies in a mixture of traditional and modern; it has its own spirit that is painted with rich and vibrant colors.