Mexico at a Glance
More than 23,000 years ago Mexico attracted Paleo-Indian settlers with its land’s capability to grow maize and beans. Today, the country is a thriving federal republic in North America and the fifth largest in both Americas. Since its pre-Columbian years, Mexico has flourished into a strong country with a large economy. Though it is a newly industrialized country, its GDP alone helped it rank 13th among countries generating large nominal income. These aside, Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Its visitors fly from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia seeking its historical, cultural and natural beauty. Besides, the country offers a variety of travel options, making it very friendly to visitors on a limited budget.