Looking for Things To Do in Mexico?
Vacations are for discovering new cultures and taking a couple of days to completely relax. In a place where food induced naps in the middle of the day is the norm, you won’t need a vacation from your vacation when you get home. Exploring Mexico will not only make you sensitive to today’s rumbling political climate, it will give you something interesting to talk about at parties. Here are 5 things to do in Mexico on your next vacation.
Mexican food is the best in the world. And it really doesn’t matter where you eat because all the ingredients are fresh. The top rated restaurants on Yelp are good because they’ve been tested by tourists before you, but they tend to cost more. Hole-in-the-walls and sketchy street vendors make for fine dining on a budget or an adventure for the tastebuds. Plus, you feel accomplished for finding a new great place to eat. Way better than your average Taco Bell!
For God’s sake, you are treading the birthplace of Tequila! Beer flows like wine and wine flows like margaritas. Drinks are cheaper and stronger, and they will give you the confidence you need to swing your hips on the salsa floor. Moderation is key, but feel free to set the moderation bar a little to the left.
Safety is an illusion. After visiting the must-see world attractions, don’t be afraid to explore the backstreets of wherever you are staying. Not only will you save money by leaving the tourist areas, but you will explore the real culture as opposed to the one presented on the cruise ship. Mothers returning home with tortilla bundles, children in uniforms walking and laughing in groups to school, cathedral bells waking drunks in the street, and young adults playing soccer in a cement cancha. Wandering through the streets will teach you more about Mexico than you could ever learn on a tour bus.
You will never see any of these people again, so why not make them blush? Enrique Iglesias didn’t write all those songs about Latina girls for nothing. The Mexicans we’ve met love to laugh, dance, and tease. You will meet great people, improve your Spanish, and come home with great stories, maybe even a new friend!
Plan one or two things to do each day, but keep open the possibility to improvise. It is in the improvisations that memories are made. Take a nap, go to a movie, eat until you can’t move. A vacation is for enjoying yourself in a way that you couldn’t at home, so take advantage. Luckily, the Mexican culture is pretty laid back, so if you want to take a day off, nobody will think you the lesser.
There are so many things to do in Mexico. The magic of Mexico will only reveal itself if you let it. Don’t be afraid to indulge, drink, flirt, and relax. You are on vacation, try something new. Don’t focus on the negative comparisons to your hometown. As with most things, you get out what you put in, so enjoy yourself. And don’t forget to try the tacos!