These colorful altars are often covered in sugar skulls, food items and alcohol as a tribute to the departed.
Eulogio Gillow, one of the hacienda's owners, built an English-style residence on the property that earned the nickname "El Castillo." Today, it operates as a cultural and recreational center.Pictured here is Dzitnup Cenote, a popular place for swimming and snorkeling located near Valladolid.Mexico's Magdalena Bay near Los Cabos is home to El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, one of the best places on the planet to observe grey whales who migrate from the Arctic to the Sea of Cortes to mate and give birth.Mexico is famous for its Mayan ruins, but perhaps none are quite as well known as Chichen Itza.This UNESCO World Heritage site was listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World. has the Grand Canyon, and Mexico has Copper Canyon.One of Mexico City's most impressive buildings is the Bellas Artes Palace, a splendid white marble domed structure filled with art and murals by Mexico's top artists.
A concert hall within hosts opera, symphony and Ballet Folklórico de México performances.
Stunning beaches, colorful colonial towns, jaw-dropping canyons and a rich cultural heritage define the United Mexican States, or Mexico as we commonly call it.
Pictured here is the Cenote Ik-Kil near Chichen Itza on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout the country, but particularly in the Central and South regions.
During Dia de los Muertos, families set up altars, orofrendas in Spanish, in homes and cemeteries.
Today it's one of Mexico's fastest growing cities, yet it retains its beach-y vibe with a European flare.