The days of tourists flocking to ride spray-painted donkeys along the streets of Mexican cities are over – today’s travel buzzword is “authentic.” Let’s face it, you’re looking for more real experiences that give you insight into the culture you’re visiting, right? Well, those of you headed for a honeymoon south-of-the-border, get ready, because Mexico can definitely deliver on that note!
Everything in Mexico is full of flavor: the food of course, but also the people. Whether salsa dancing or wrestling, Mexicans love a good show! And, their contribution to the world of liquor, Tequila, has a bit of a tendency to even heighten the fun. But if raucous partying isn’t your thing, Mexico also offers plenty of opportunities for the more subdued of cultural explorers.
So, what type of Mexico do you want to experience? Here are a few activities that our friends at GoBe have ready for you.
Feel the soul of Mexico in Guadalajara
Get taken there with a day of activities that are as close to the hearts of the Mexican people as you get. Head to the Charros de Jalisco museum to learn more about charreria, the unofficial sport of Mexico’s cowboys. After that, visit the stables and farmyards of Guadalajara to watch the sport in action. Then, end up at a tequila tasting and yummy Mexican appetizers while being serenaded by local mariachis. Ole!
Albeit a rather new “tradition,” there is one tourist attraction that is a MUST SEE: The La Quebrada Cliff Divers Show! Since 1934, the La Quebrada divers have been performing a ritual that has been taking place for millennia. Popularized by Elvis in Fun in Aculpuco, tourists and honeymooners have been mesmerized by the excitement since. GoBe has even organized a day for you to visit the arts and crafts market in Acapulco and gasp at the cliff divers in one of their thrilling excursion.
Mexico City aka “The City of the Eternal Spring”
Mexico City is a must-see stop in the search for a true Mexican experience. But hey, let’s not forget about its surrounding villages. Both Cuernavaca and Taxco provide a glimpse into age old industries and historic landmarks and GoBe has planned a day of exploring and shopping that will definitely satisfy all your senses. Start with a stroll through the 16th century cathedral in Cuernavaca and the gardens in Juarez, then head out to Taxco for everything your heart desires – in silver!
It’s Fiesta Fun Time!
A trip to Mexico would just not be complete without a fiesta. GoBe has put together an evening to remember! Start with drinks and appetizers in one of Guadalajara’s oldest bars. The main attraction is the “Lucha Libre,” a high-flying wrestling event that is as hysterical as it is thrilling. After the show, you will be treated to the incredible flavors of the area’s best taqueria. After this, you’ll definitely have experienced Mexico’s true flavors.