States of Mexico

The state of Aguascalientes in Mexico is nestled into the state of Zacatecas on its north, east, and west and on the south by the state of Jalisco. It’s one of the smallest states in Mexico with only...
Morelos is a state located in south-central Mexico with a close proximity to Mexico City on its northern border. It’s a place populated by hardworking people trying to eke out a living. Agriculture,...
Baja California is both the northernmost and westernmost state of Mexico. Also called Baja California Norte, it is situated on the northern end of the Baja Peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on its...
If you are looking for an exciting white-sand beach destination with every water sport adventure and competition available to mankind, a dazzling nightlife, and every waking moment as thrilling or...
The state of Baja California Sur, Mexico (along with its northern neighbor Baja California) forms part one of the world’s longest peninsulas, which extends 775 miles (1,247 km) south from the U.S....
If you are planning a visit to Nuevo León, you’ll find numerous exciting open-air attractions in centralized areas, making it easy to plan a multitude of activities without traveling across the...
The state of Campeche, Mexico is one of the three states that make up the Yucatan Peninsula and is nudged into its sister state of Yucatan on its north and northeast border and the other sister state...
Oaxaca is a southern state of Mexico, well-known for its high percentage of various indigenous people, largely Zapotec and Mixtec, 1/3 of which still speak their native language. It’s a state keen on...
Chiapas is a city in the southernmost state of Mexico, which shares a boundary on the east with Guatemala, on the north with the Mexican state of Tabasco, on the west by the states of Veracruz and...
The state of Puebla is located on the central highlands of east-central Mexico between the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is where the Cinco de Mayo celebration has more significance...
Chihuahua is the largest state in Mexico, with a northern border stretching along Texas and New Mexico in the United States. The most exciting tourist attractions in this state of approximately 3...
The state of Queretaro is one of the smallest in Mexico, located in the country’s north-central region. It’s known for quaint colonial towns of hospitable, creative people, savory wines and cheese,...
Coahuila State is located in the middle of the northern border of Mexico and shares a border to its north with Texas in the United States, a stretch that runs 512 km (318 miles) along the course of...
The state of Quintana Roo, Mexico is every sun seeking, water adventurer’s dream come true. From the white-sand beaches of Cancun to the 100-mile shoreline of the Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo’s...
The western state of Colima, Mexico is nestled into the state of Jalisco on its north, east, and west perimeter, the state of Michoacan on its southeast, and the Pacific Ocean on its southwest....
The state of San Luis Potosi, located in central Mexico, is known for its rich mining industry as well as its magnificent landscape of mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, valleys, and plateaus. San...
The state of Durango is located in northwestern Mexico and is a natural corridor to the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, which occupies the western and central part of the state. The word “...
From the dusky twinkle of shrimp boat lanterns of the azure Puerto de Mazatlán (Port of Mazatlan); to the Sierre Madre Occidental mountain range sloping majestically above the winding streets of...
Before the arrival of the Aztecs, Mexico City was little more than a few scattered villages, flourishing agriculturally due to their situation atop an aquifer – Lake Texcoco. Today, over twenty...
The state of Sonora, Mexico gives us perhaps the best of old world Mexico with its charming villages clinging to ancient culture and tradition and new world Mexico filled with growing cities, steeped...
The state of Guanajuato is located in north-central Mexico between the bone-dry north of the country and the lusher south, and it’s geographically part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, the Mexican...
The state of Tabasco is located in southeastern Mexico with 250 km of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Tabasco’s geography is mainly verdant, humid plains amidst a myriad of rivers and lagoons,...
Lush and green with hundreds of miles of glittering coastline, Guerrero is a mix of modernity and antiquity, Spanish influence and indigenous flavor. Visitors today can still see the influence of...
The state of Tamaulipas is located in northeast Mexico and is characterized by its commercial ports as well as by its 420 km (260 miles) of sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an important...
“Cloud Serpent” was the chief responsible for the founding of the Toltec capital Tula in A.D 950, leading his tribe across the North-Western border of Hidalgo, in search of richer lands. Mixcoatl (“...
Tlaxcala, Mexico, abounding with history and culture, is a hidden treasure just waiting for tourists to take notice. Magnificent archeological ruins, ancient haciendas, beautiful botanical gardens,...
If tequila and dancing go hand-in-hand, Jalisco has it covered. The birthplace of Mariachi music and the grass-roots region for much of Mexico's embedded culture, Jalisco remains one of the most...
The state of Veracruz is truly one of Mexico’s hidden gems. While Mexico’s Gulf Coast destinations are not quite the tourist magnets of their cousins on Mexico’s Pacific Coast or the Mayan Riviera of...
Plodding miles along dusty arid dirt tracks, just to see a Mayan pyramid with nothing but endless Cerulean horizon ahead. The glare of white hot sunshine bouncing from pavements, as you attempt to...
The state of Yucatan is located in southeastern Mexico on the northern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. The state offers visitors a cultural experience steeped in colonial villages, archeological ruins...
A sudden burst of sunset orange hue fills the air; fluttering wings stirring the dusty green needles of ancient pines and an ascending cloud, as sunlight beams down upon their exuberant bodies. These...
The state of Zacatecas is a rugged, semi-desert, cactus-strewn area in central Mexico. The state is best known for the affluent silver city and capital of the same name. The importance of mining to...
Spanish version of this page: Estados de México