Mexico is the land of the Maya and Aztec, temples and beaches. With a population of 26 million, the bubbling metropolis of Mexico City is a maze of streets, flat roofs, skyscrapers and parks. Earthquakes, floods and civil wars created this ‘City of the Aztecs’.
Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Aztecs, lies in the centre of the city, in the large main square. The magnificent Catedral Metropolitana, with its massive dimensions and fine stone masonry, dominates the square with equal prominence being given to the Palacio Nacional, governmental seat of the Mexican President.
In 1519, when the Spanish conquerors reached Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec kingdom, they discovered a lagoon paradise with floating gardens, Xochimilco and a labyrinth of lakes and canals, which today can be explored by boat.
Known as the 'Pearl of the Pacific', Acapulco is a world famous holiday resort of the rich and famous, where luxury liners dock each day and endless golden sands beckon a swim under the Caribbean sun. Each evening, the famous cliff jumpers of Acapulco congregate when, from a height of 42 meters, they jump fearlessly from the top of the La Quebrada Cliff into the narrow bay below.
In the legendary ruins of Palenque, numerous monuments of the Maya culture can be found, such as a palace, several pyramids and temples. From the air, there is a unique view of the lush growth of the impenetrable forests around Palenque, and of Mexico’s most beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul.
Chichen Itza is thought to have been built by the Mayas around 450 AD and over 500 years later, the fighting TOLTEKEN took over the deserted city, which led to 200 years of prosperity.
Located in the north, Tequila is situated at the foot of the likewise named volcano and is world famous because it is here that the Mexican national drink is produced. But Mexico is much more than a drink…it is a feast for all the senses!