Where to start It's hard to narrow down to 5 reasons why Mexico should be on your to-do list. Whether you're heading to Mexico for a vacation or a 6-month backpacking adventure, there's something for everyone here. Read on and find out why Mexico is one of the best travel destinations in the world...

Balandra Beach is out of this world
How would you describe your perfect beach? Pristine white sand? Sparkling crystal clear water from the bright sun? Far from the tourist crowds?

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Well, if this is how you would describe your perfect beach, you have to head to Balandra Beach a few miles from La Paz, Mexico. To say this beach is beautiful is an understatement! I would gladly go so far as to say that it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

My best advice if you are in Balandra Beach would be to climb one of the surrounding hills. The views over Balandra Bay are unbeatable!

Balandra Beach, Mexico

The food, the food you'll never forget
What could be nicer than treating yourself to a fresh ceviche after a relaxing day on a beautiful beach. Not much in my opinion... This is just a taste of what you will experience in Mexico.

How could one talk about Mexico without mentioning the food, it's impossible. The variety of dishes across the country will make you want to try something new and delicious every day. The taste of food will stay in your memory forever, believe me.

Forget Tex-Mex and let yourself be tempted by traditional Mexican cuisine!

If I had to pick one place in Mexico that I can't miss just for food, it would be Ensenada in Baja California. Imagine homemade soft flour tacos topped with crispy fried shrimp, crispy shredded lettuce, tangy lime juice and a drizzle of sour cream and tangy chili sauce. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Shrimp Tacos in Ensenada

It's huge, the diversity here is amazing
Mexico is a country made up of 758,000 square miles, so it's no surprise that there is great diversity in Mexico.

There are so many different experiences you can have in this country. Take the North for example, you have Baja California, home of fresh seafood and pristine beaches. To the west, across the Gulf of California, is the Copper Canyon Wilderness next, offering scenic views for miles.

Further south you have the populous capital city of Mexico City, then south to the ever-popular Yucatan Peninsula, home to tourist attractions, beautiful small towns and charming little islands.

This is just a taste of what to expect. You could spend months and months exploring this country and have a new experience every day.