The Magic of Mexico
Mexico has something to offer everyone. Architecture from the colonial era and monuments from the pre-Columbian era…art and museums…some of the best food in the world…and a diverse population full of colourful characters. There is so much to experience in the country that the incredible wildlife is too often brushed over but…
Mexico is on of the world’s 18 megadiverse countries. With over 200,000 different species, it is home to between 10 and 12% of the world’s biodiversity and has the greatest biodiversity of reptiles (707 known species!).
The Yucatan Peninsular alone is home to 180 species of amphibians and reptiles. Take boat trips through dense wetlands looking for crocodiles and swim alongside turtles in the aquamarine Caribbean sea. You days may be utterly tranquil and engaged with nature but you can spend your nights enjoying the vibrant and world renowned night-life of Cancún!
Second in the world for ecosystems, Mexico has something for every wildlife lover! It’s wonderful to know that around 2,500 are protected by legislation and 170,000 square kilometers of land are Protected Natural Areas.
Sat between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula is the perfect place to explore this variety of wildlife. It is home to some of the most stunning stretches of coast you will ever see, lapped by azure waves. Amongst verdant jungle, are vast crumbling Mayan ruins, and the plethora of protected natural areas are an eco-traveller’s dream!
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Yet you would be mistaken if you though that this was a country only for the hard-core eco travellers. Mexico has to be on of our favourite countries for a family holiday! Just imagine the awe of the kids as they catch site of turtles, swim in underground caves, and are surrounded by clouds of monarch butterflies. This will be a lesson about protecting the planet that they will never ever forget!
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