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Mexico see + do
Mexico is a magnet for surfers, divers, anglers, sunbathers, and all sorts of water lovers, with thousands of miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Sea of Cortez. Mexico culture and history are also a big draw, with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Americas, including famed archeological sites like the Maya pyramids at Chichén Itzá, the floating gardens at Xochimilco near Mexico City, and the capital's entire Centro Histórico. In fact, the Zócalo in Mexico City is a virtual timeline of architectural history, with the Aztec Templo Mayor, colonial-era Palacio Nacional, and Baroque Catedral Metropolitana lining its sides. The countryside—especially in Oaxaca, Yucatán, Michoacán, Chiapas, and Veracruz states—is rich in indigenous traditions, with residents living (much like their ancestors did) in rural villages and visiting markets so rich in history they've been preserved as national monuments. Mexico's abundant natural attributes include gray whale sanctuaries in Baja California, mangrove lagoons sheltering tropical birds in the Riviera Maya's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and snow-covered volcanoes outside Mexico City.
A hilltop castle that presides over Bosque de Chapultepec (the city's largest park), the Castillo is the former home of Emperor Maximilian, whose fatal flaw was...moresee the Mexico City guide