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Central Mexican Highlands


Much of central Mexico is made up of the central Mexican highlands, also referred to as the Mexican Altiplano (Altiplanicie Mexicana in Spanish). The altiplano is divided into two zones, the Mesa del Norte and the Mesa del Centro, with the scenery being very diverse in this part of the country, ranging from deserts to forests to singular mountain peaks that rise high above the plateau, and you will get to see all of this as you visit the cities of the highlands from north to south.

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Cities and Towns of the Central Mexican Highlands


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