For those that know me, know I love Mexico. The romance, the music, the adventure, the history, the culture, the cuisine, the cervezas… Ah, the list can continue and continue. Essentially it can go on for an entire blog post; there are many more than seven reasons.
But I know Mexico, do you?
I lived in Mexico City for nearly 16 months and only came back kicking and screaming (from a consulting project). At some point, I even plan to write a book titled, “The true danger of DF, falling in love with the city.” But my affair runs even deeper. I traveled across the diverse country from Baja to Mazatlan, from Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, San Blas, across the Riviera Maya and even scratched the surface of its vast eco-tourism opportunities and green travel. Each trip an adventure. And after each journey, I only discovered that my love affair only continues to grow.
I am not alone.
Just last Thursday, I attended the Mexico Tourism Board’s (MTB) road show in New York City. There, I met the new Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo and others as they presented the new direction for tourism in Mexico. The direction that strikes right at the core of what makes Mexico magical. A direction that promotes Mexico as more than a beach destination, but offers and opens its culture to its visitors.
Listening that evening, I noticed, the message seemed to come from the heart of each speaker and every presenter including the secretary herself. They are promoting the Mexico they love. But, will people, tourists finally start to understand all that Mexico offers.
Mexico is a diverse country of 31 states. Places where you can find wineries to tequila distilleries, beautiful beaches to majestic mountains, tropical jungles to forests, caves to cenotes, ancient ruins to modern art, mariachi bands to Mayan mysteries, and colonial pueblas to cosmopolitan cities. So much to see, explore, and enjoy. So much.
But how can you show all this or even explain it? It’s not easy, but the video presentation we watched that evening did an excellent job. It provided a new way to look at Mexico. It also explained the Mexico I love.
So, tell me after you watch this – Rutas de Mexico – Do you want to experience Mexico?
Thought so. I’ll see you south of the Rio Grande.
Stay adventurous, Craig