Mexico will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026
Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey will receive thousands of visitors who will know the tourist offer of these World Cup venues
For the third time, Mexico will open its doors to soccer fans from all over the planet, after this time the FIFA Congress opted for the joint bid between our country, the United States and Canada to organize the 2026 World Cup.
It will be the first time that a World Cup is played with 48 teams, which means that the tournament will consist of a total of 80 matches. It is expected that Mexico will obtain 10 meetings, which will be divided into three host cities: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Mexico makes history by becoming the first country to organize three World Cups, after those made in 1970 and 1986, which demonstrates FIFA's confidence in the infrastructure, logistics and quality of service of the country to grant them the maximum sports fair on an international level. According to a study conducted by FIFA, host countries can anticipate profits of 14.3 billion dollars.
In addition to the passion that provokes the greatest football party, international and local fans will have the opportunity to experience all the tourist attractions that Mexican venues have to offer.
Chosen in 2015 by the New York Times as the best city to visit, Mexico City is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Its Historical Center is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and heart of a living culture full of colors, smells and flavors. History lovers will not want to leave, since, with a total of 170 museums and 43 galleries, it is the second city with more museums in the world, just below London. On the other hand, its gastronomy is as prolific and varied as its culture itself. From the typical street snacks to restaurants ranked among the 50 best internationally, there is an option for all kinds of palates.
Named among the best places to visit in Mexico, Guadalajara is the second largest city in the country. Known as the land of tequila and mariachi, it is rich in history and traditions. Tourists will find a place where tradition and modernity coexist in a single space because it preserves a great cultural wealth and century-old practices such as charrería, folkloric dance and the Tapatío syrup, but it is also synonymous with progress with its impressive buildings and production. technological
On the other hand, in Monterrey its mountainous landscapes stand out, such as Cerro de la Silla, Cerro de las Mitras and La Sierra Madre, as well as its thermal springs, numerous museums and historical monuments. Lovers of adventure will be amazed by its richness in spectacular landscapes, green areas and other attractions in the surroundings of the city that will make them return again and again.
Mexico went from being the fifteenth most visited destination in 2013 to the sixth in 2017, representing a growth of more than 62% during this period. The country welcomed 39.3 million tourists last year, representing an increase of 12% compared to 2016. These numbers include sports lovers who lived at the edge of the seats high impact events such as the Formula Grand Prix 1, NFL, MLB, NBA games and the Tennis Open in Acapulco.
The World Cup venues are just a small sample of all that Mexico has to offer in tourism and that make it a World in Itself. Its richness and history offer a wide variety of unique experiences in its multiple destinations. The millions of visitors who return each year enjoy the color, magic and surrealism that this country offers, attracting thousands of tourists from all segments: sun and beach, romance, adventure, nature, medicine, wellness, LGBT, cruises, culture , gastronomy, luxury and high-impact events such as the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026