May 31, 2019 · Mexico is a mountainous country, where rugged and sometimes truly towering peaks rear dramatically from coastal lowlands and arid plateaus. From the desert ranges of Baja California to the tropical highlands on the Guatemala border, Mexico’s mountain systems serve as great ecological frontiers. The latest hurricane watches and warnings for the East Pacific Basin. Hurricane tracking maps,current sea temperatures, and more.

In the Western Hemisphere, tropical countries include Mexico, all of Central America, all of the Caribbean islands from just south of Nassau in the Bahamas, and the top half of South America, including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, as well as the northern portions of Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Travelers are urged to review the Mexico Travel Advisory, which provides information about safety and security concerns affecting the country on a state-by-state basis.. U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Mexico should not expect public health and safety standards similar to those in the United States. The Yucatán Peninsula and other southern and coastal regions are tropical. The Copper Canyon, in the state of Chihuahua, is larger than the Grand Canyon (see Map 10-09). Mexico receives more foreign visitors than any other country in Latin America, and it is the country most frequently visited by US tourists.