It’s Independence Month here in Mexico (and here you thought that was May, right?), and the celebrations continue well past September 15th. Here we’ll tell you about one of Mexico’s most beloved places of celebration, and also how you h’can experience it here in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
One of Mexico’s most enduring traditional areas is a place called Xochimilco.
Pronounced so-chee-MEEL-ko, it’s best known for its canals, left from a lake and canal system that connected most of the settlements before colonization. These canals, along with artificial islands called chinampas, attract tourists and other city residents to ride on colorful gondola-like boats called “trajineras” around the 170 km (110 mi) of canals.
A day out on a trajinera involves a ride in one of these ornate boats, singing traditional Mexican songs with Mariachis that float by on their own trajineras, enjoying a nice tequila and tasting traditional Mexican foods.
By its rich history, colonial art, festivals, traditions and natural environment, Xochimilco is today one of the main tourist attractions in Mexico City, a must for national and international visitors, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The same people who brought you the Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xenotes attractions now bring a taste of this Mexico City tradition to the Cancun/Riviera Maya area. The name of the attraction is called XOXIMILCO.
Xoximilco is created to pay homage and tribute to the beauty, and majesty of this iconic place. Xoximilco Cancun takes you on a journey in which you can experience the cuisine, music and tradition of Mexico in the Caribbean.
Xoximilco has prepared a party full of flavors and Mexican folklore that give life to the legends and customs which characterize Mexico. With wildlife, different colors and music everywhere, this is a great escape to celebrate nature, and enjoy the Mexican spirit.
Brightly coloful trajineras (pronounced ‘tra-hee-nair-ahs’) invite you to join the celebration, plus tequila, music and delicious food, now you’re all set!
The canals of Xoximilco provide a fiesta atmosphere with the sounds of mariachi, marimba and traditional music bands filling the air.
No matter where you’re from, after a night out at Xoximilco, you’ll leave a little more Mexican. ¡Viva Mexico!
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