Ask people what comes to mind first when they think of a trip to Mexico and most will provide an answer that includes sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Mexico offers so much more, especially for nature lovers and adventurers. Visitors have an array of destinations and travel styles to choose from in Mexico and the country offers some of the best wildlife spectacles on the planet.

Millions of monarchs hanging from oyamel fir branches, the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks, a river of raptors during their annual migration, friendly gray whales, thousands of nesting olive ridley sea turtles, one of the largest populations of jaguars in Latin America — these are just a few examples of the wildlife experiences available in Mexico. Add archaeological sites, world-class cuisine, and stunning landscapes to the mix and you have the makings of an unforgettable adventure.