What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Mexico? Candy-filled piñatas? Ponchos? Mariachi bands? Margaritas as big as your head? Mexico is all that, and then some!
Whatever your flavour, Mexico offers more than just an adventure for the senses – it’s an all-out riot of festivities and experiences!
No matter where or how you choose to travel, Juan thing’s certain: it’ll be an unforgettable fiesta! Consider this your ultimate guide to all things green, white, and red in celebration of A World of Flavour's Mexico week! ¡Arriba, arriba!
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Into ancient wonders? Explore vine-covered sacred sites once home to the mysterious Mayans, whose hobbies included maths and astronomy, with a sprinkling of human sacrifice. While there are thousands of sites to discover, travel blogger faves Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and the Tulum ruins will leave you breathless and inspired to take on the world!
Chill out in Puerto Escondido on Mexico’s Pacific coast and feel the passion for the water in this surf-mad town – surfers say the curling waves of Playa Zicatela are up there with the world’s best breaks. Not a board rider? No worries! Come for the laidback hipster vibes and cheap cervezas (beers), cocktails, and tacos!
Find the food capital
If you’re into Mexican food, chances are you’ve heard of a little place called Oaxaca (pronounced ‘Wa-ha-ka’). Going far beyond the Tex-Mex cuisine most Aussies are familiar with, typical Oaxacan ingredients range from chocolate to cheese and chilli peppers to fried grasshoppers! Market visits and cooking classes are a must here!
One tequila, two tequila...
Follow the Tequila Trail – by train – to dive into the roots of Mexico’s most famous spirit in Guadalajara. With a scatter of big-name and boutique distilleries, there are plenty of ways to get your tequila fix. But don’t even think about slamming it down; tequila is made for sipping in these parts!
Why not get into the spirit by adding a shot or two of tequila to our cold-pressed YouJuice Winter Warrior?
Get into the team spirit at a football game
Where else to hear the roar of national pride than at the beautiful game? Football is an institution in Mexico and Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca stadium is one of the world’s most iconic! As the home grounds of teams Cruz Azul and Club America (as well as the national team), choosing your colours is a tough choice, but we say: por que no los dos? (‘Why not have both?’)
Live your best mermaid life
Calling all mermaids! The deep blue cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula await, easily accessible from Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The magical natural swimming holes were once used by Mayans to speak with the gods; and if they’re good enough for the gods, they’re good enough for the ‘gram – just peep the 392k #Cenote posts!
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