When you hear about Mexico, many issues may come up. From insecurity to the quality of life of its inhabitants and the underdevelopment of the country. Myths you should ignore about Mexico

So if you are one of those who think that Mexico is limited to a man with a mustache, drinking tequila, and leaning on a cactus in the middle of the desert, you better reconsider your idea of this country. 

Here are some myths you should ignore about Mexico, especially if you don’t want to miss out on the wonders this nation has.

Going to Mexico is extremely dangerous

Wrong.

The whole country isn’t harmful, what is true is that there are areas considered “hot zones” throughout the republic. Still, they really represent 15% of the national territory.

Some of the dangerous cities that are recommended to avoid are Ciudad Juarez and Irapuato. 

On the other hand, Merida Yucatan has been declared one of the safest cities in America to live in and with the best life quality for its inhabitants. 

All Mexican food is spicy

Fake! It’s well known that Mexicans love to add spice to their diet.

However, not all dishes contain hot chili, and it is up to each person to add the hot sauce to their diet. 

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Mexico is nothing but deserts and heat

If they only knew… Mexico is one of the countries with the most biodiversity and ecosystems IN THE WORLD!

Do you want tropical weather? Visit its paradisiacal beaches with crystalline waters and white sands. 

Do you want a mountain? Visit villages like Tapalpa and Mazamitla, surrounded by huge pine trees and with reasonably cold weather. 

Do you want snow? Just visit the Toluca or Colima snow-capped mountains to enjoy a few meters of snow. 

Lakes? Chapala lake is the largest in all of Mexico, where you can do activities such as jet skiing or kayaking. 

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Jungles? Yes, you can also find rainforests in Chiapas or Quintana Roo, home of the famous quetzal and the imposing jaguar. 

 

Mexicans are very lazy

We don’t really know who started this claim, but it’s a long way from the truth.

Did you know that Mexico is the first country in the world with more working hours per year?

According to data from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the country works an average of 2,228 hours per year, unlike Germany, which only works 1,371 hours per year. 

There are hundreds of other things that are false about Mexico and Mexicans, so much so that we could write another blog about it.

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