Connecting United State of America to the Central America, Mexico is the third largest country in Latin America. Mexico has complex history, rich tradition and vibrant culture. The present culture of this country is a blend of native (Mesoamerican) culture with Spanish culture.The Ancient ruins of Teotihuacan (Aztec), Tulum and Chichen Itza (Mayan) are scattered throughout Mexico. The Spanish colonial era (New Spain) towns (except are Oaxaca) are all spread in the heartland of Mexico.
With beaches in Pacific and Gulf of Mexico, Mexico has diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, forests and jungles. Mexico has a lot to offer and over one million Americans live in there.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant in the area surrounding Guadalajara.
Mayan civilization, originating in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C., is one of the most dominant indigenous societies of Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America before the 16th century Spanish conquest). They were strong in mathematics & astronomy and were using the most advanced calendar even by today’s standard.
Aztecs are one of the greatest civilizations in human history. Mighty Aztec empire eventually got perished by the disease brought in by Spanish. Human sacrifice was a part of their religion and many other societies in the New World. They believed that constant nourishment in the form of human blood (human sacrifice) is needed in order to keep the sun moving from east to west across the sky. Aztecs built suspension bridges, sewage systems and Aqueducts for irrigation and bath. They had corn, chocolate, vanilla and tomatoes.
Mexicans celebrate their independence day on September 16. Inspired by Miguel Hidalgo, the war against colonial government was declared in 1810. Mexicans achieved independence and overcame Spanish who took their country in 1521 when Hernán Cortés toppled the Aztec empire in 1821. The independence war of Mexico was a prelude to Costa Rica’s independence.
Cinco De Mayo (May 5) is celebrated in United States (as well as Mexico in Puebla) by parades, parties and banquet, great Mariachi music, Mexican food and margaritas. It is a symbol of Mexican resistance against French Imperialism and spread into U.S.
Mexican forces came to outside of San Antonio to reclaim Texas, a rebellious province of mexico at the time. 200 Americans barricaded themselves inside the Alamo and fought 5000 Mexican soldiers. “Remember The Alamo!” became a symbol of pride and independence for Americans.
9% of Mexican population are Spanish, 60% are mixed and 30% are Aztec descendants. Spanish is the formal language of Mexico. The Mexican currency is peso (sign: $ & code: MXN). Almost 83% of Mexican’s population are Roman Catholic.
Mexico has 31 states and one federal district with its capital Mexico City. Mexico City is a New York in Mexico with upscale shops, famous museums and gourmet restaurants. Mexico consists of the following states:
– Baja California
– Baja California Sur
– México (State of)
– México City, D.F.
– Nuevo León
– Quintana Roo
– San Luis Potosí
Bordered to United Stated of America and only hours away from U.S. and Canada by land and air, Mexico is an ideal location for medical tourism seeking services abroad. Tijuana is the main hub for medical and wellness tourism. Patients traveling to Tijuana can fly to San Diego in U.S. There are also frequent flights from important cities in U.S., Canada and European countries to various cities in Mexico, like Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, Cancun, Monterrey and Guadalajara.
The popular procedures for tourists are:
The price of these procedures is normally about half price with no wait time. Travellers get top quality care and skilled physicians with warm Mexican hospitality. Combined with high-end hotels and JCI hospitals, this destination is a prime choice for medical tourists. The beautiful nature of Mexico is an added value for patients to combine a vacation with a medical trip.