Entertainment in Mexico

Recreation and Entertainment in Mexico

Beach Holiday

Acapulco

The swimming season in the resort areas of Mexico lasts throughout the year. Before entering the water, you need to pay attention to the color of the flag displayed on the beach – a red flag means danger, green, on the contrary, safe swimming. See toppharmacyschools for geography, climate and cuisine in Mexico.

You can buy the equipment necessary for a beach holiday at rental offices or hotels located near the beaches.

Leisure

Local resorts in Mexico offer their guests a variety of water and other activities: surfing, diving, skydiving, rock climbing, jeep safaris, rafting, horseback riding and much more.

In the Gulf of California and the Pacific coast, sport fishing is very popular.

Hiking to the volcanoes Nevada de Toluca, Itztachihuatl, Pico de Orizaba and La Malinche will provide a unique experience.

Tours

Picturesque nature, beautiful sandy beaches, snowy volcanoes, colonial palaces, as well as the country’s rich history and interesting Mayan and Aztec archaeological sites attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.

Mayan pyramids are true monuments of antiquity. There are a lot of them in the country, but only a few are available for visiting, because most of the pyramids are buried underground or covered with tropical vegetation.

The most ancient and popular pyramids among tourists are the pyramids located in Teotihuacan – the pyramids of the Moon and the Sun, which were able to survive well to our time. Also, being in this abandoned city on an excursion, you should visit the temple of Quetzalcoatl – one of the most popular Mayan gods.

Not far from the city of Oaxaca, one can observe an impressive group of pyramids Monte Alban and Mitla, and in Tula, the capital of the Toltecs, ancient structures surrounded by stone statues in the form of heads of mysterious creatures will open up to the eye.

Mexico city

Mexico City is the largest metropolis in the world, founded by the Aztec Indians in 1325. The city has more than 1.4 thousand historical relics and monuments, about 10 archaeological zones located both on the territory of the city and in its environs, more than 80 museums, exhibitions, theaters and concert halls, 8 universities, as well as more than 2 thousands of restaurants, recreation centers and parks.

In the central part of the city, on El Zocalo Square, you can observe the buildings of the colonial era and the miraculously preserved buildings of the Aztec Tenochtitlan, among which are the Palace of Cortes and the Cathedral of the Metropolitana, built in 1567-1667.

On the Square of the Three Cultures there is an archaeological zone with ancient stone foundations of Aztec buildings, modern residential buildings border the square.

It will also be interesting to visit the National Palace, which is decorated with famous frescoes by Diego Riviera, Piazza Garibaldi, the largest bullfighting arena, as well as the Palacio de Bella Art Palace, which exhibits a collection of the best works of Mexican culture.

Rest from the hustle and bustle of the city can be found in the picturesque urban parks Alameda, Pedregal and Bosque de Chapultepec, on the territory of which the presidential palace of Castillo de Chapultepec is located, or in the La Marques Forest Park area, located on the outskirts of the city.

Acapulco

Acapulco is the famous “night capital” of the country, a city of entertainment, restaurants and casinos. The most popular place in the city is Pie de la Cuesta – a lagoon located in the northern outskirts of the city, notable for its excellent beaches.

Interesting places for tourists in the city are Fort San Diego, located in the old city and the Zocalo Municipal Square with its beautiful Cathedral De la Soledad.

When traveling with children, be sure to visit the stunning water amusement park and zoolocated on Roqueta Island, as well as visit the vibrant Fiesta Mexicana show.

Teotiuakan

Teotihuacan, located just 50 kilometers from the capital of Mexico, is one of the cult places of the peoples of Mesoamerica. It is still unknown when the first settlements began here and why the city was abandoned.

The city has preserved many monuments, of which it is worth highlighting the five-kilometer Road of the Dead, the Palace of the Jaguars, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the pyramids of Luni and the Sun, the Quetzal Butterfly Palace, the Plaza de la Luna, the Quetzal Papalotl Palace, the Temple of Feathered Shells, etc.

In the central part of the archaeological zone there is an excellent museum, which exhibits a rich collection of the rarest items found during excavations, as well as a scale model of Teotihuacan.

Cancun

Cancun is a network of sandy beaches, parks and resorts stretching along the Caribbean coast.

The most interesting places to visit in the city are national underwater parks – Chankanad Lagoon, Contoy, Garrafon and Shel-Ha. You should definitely visit Crocotown – “crocodile park”, which is home to Yucatan crocodiles, flamingos and other various birds and animals.

Tasco

Taxco is a conservation town that retains the buildings and layout of the colonial period. Today the city is under the protection of UNESCO as a monument of World Culture.

In the city, it is worth visiting the Church of Santa Prisca, Don Guilermo Museum, Zocalo Square and handicraft workshops.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is a sacred site, formerly one of the greatest centers of the Maya. The city was built on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Today, here you can see such buildings of the Mayan culture as the Palace of the Monks, the Kukulkan pyramid, the El Caracol observatory, the Osario pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, the Temple of Eagles and Tigers and much more.

Ushmal

Uxmal is one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayan culture. The city has many monuments visited by Indian culture – the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of the Wizard, the Turtle House, the Temple of the Phalluses, the Pyramid of the Old Witch.

Palenque

Palenque is a famous Mayan city, located in the mountain selva, surrounded on all sides by lush tropical vegetation.

There are more than a thousand preserved buildings in the city. In the Temple of the Inscriptions, unique Mayan burials were discovered, as well as many stone slabs with hieroglyphs.

It is also worth visiting the complex of the Palace, consisting of 25 buildings, the Temple of the Leafy Cross, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Cross, the Main Pyramid of Palenque and much more.

Festivals and holidays

In winter, a two-week Jazz Festival takes place throughout the country, and at the end of February, before the Day of Repentance, the Traditional Carnival takes place. Independence Day is held in all settlements of the country and is accompanied by colorful festivities.

You should definitely visit the Traditional Spring Festival, which takes place on the day of the spring equinox in Teotihuacan. The holiday is accompanied by merry costumed processions with a further ascent to the pyramids.

In September, the festival of Quetzalcoatl or Feathered Serpent is held in Chichen Itza.

On the 2nd of November after All Saints’ Day in Mexico, a holiday is held to honor the dead – “Dia de los Muertos”. In December, the country celebrates the day of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, accompanied by the colorful festival “Señora de Guadalupe”.

Entertainment in Mexico