A walk through the Potosi city 

San Luis Potosí

If you are about to take one of the various tickets to Mexico or especially San Luis Potosi and you are looking for some activities to do, we have a proposal with some places so you can enjoy the capital of Potosi, the city well known for its colonial beauty. However, it also has an offer of activities that will invite you to know a city beyond its Historic Center.

Aranzazu Square

The square is one of the emblematic places for San Luis Potosi, this due to its contrast of colors and its imposing colonial architecture. Inside the square you can find the Regional Museum Potosino that will allow you to know a little of the history and life of the old San Luis. Next to the square, you will find some bars and cafes to talk, relax and have a drink with your partner, friends or you alone

Aranzazu San Luis Potosí

Arts Center of San Luis Potosi Centenario

As part of the National Network of Arts Centers, this place offers all disciplines in art such as visual arts, music, theater, dance, new technologies, philosophy, literature and popular culture. If you are interested in any of the above disciplines, we recommend you consult the call, or, if you only like to appreciate good architecture, go with your camera to this place that you will surely love.

Armas Square

It is the center of the most important activities of the capital; around it is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Municipal Palace and the Government Palace, as well as the Legislative Congress building and the most important commercial establishments for Tourism. In the center of the square stands its Kiosk, very representative of the city, where a walk around the place on Sundays is an experience, you can visit it with your family or just go out with your friends to walk around.

Labyrinth Museum San Luis Potosí

Labyrinth Museum

This place is a space focused on science, art and technology in a connected universe, its architectural design has been recognized with several awards, including the International Academy of Architecture, so beyond viewing exhibitions, architecture of the place will invite you to take many photographs worthy of sharing. This place is not focused on any specific age, so it is worth checking the program and see what activities it offers.

Tangamanga Park

If you like outdoor activities, Tangamanga Park could be a very good option to know another side of Potosi; this wooded area located in the west of the city is part of the landscape and history of San Luis Potosi. The place has two lakes and trees that were planted in the mid-eighties; within the park are regional museums, sports units, cultural centers, zoo, spa, sports courts, among others.

Tangamanga Park view in San Luis Potosí

Take one of the travels of yiur life, and exploring the city can be a good excuse to forget a little of the stress caused by daily routine. So don´t wait any longer and take time to get to know it, take a few days to forget everything and also explore the natural surroundings of this historic city.

San Miguel de Allende a city that captivates anyone

San Miguel de Allende

Taking any of the flights to Guanajuato allows us to know San Miguel de Allende, a place where its streets are full of galleries, cafes, hotels and restaurants, most of them in houses and buildings of a beautiful colonial architecture, knowing it won´t only fill you of pleasures, but of enriching experiences. For this reason we decided to make a small guide to help you get to know and enjoy your visit better.

Colonial city World Heritage Site

In 2008, UNESCO recognized San Miguel de Allende as one of the World Cultural Heritage Cities; this was due to its contribution to Baroque architecture and to Mexican culture as a place of great importance in the Mexican War of Independence. In addition, it is the Mexican colonial city with more titles in its history; it was even the capital of Mexico during the Benito Juarez administration.

San Miguel, location

From Ghost Town to Cultural City

If we go back to the year 1900, San Miguel de Allende was about to become a ghost town because mining, which was the main activity in these lands, wasn´t so popular, even in 1926 the city was declared Historical Monument by the Mexican Government, in order to preserve its colonial architecture. At the end of World War II, many Americans were looking for a place to take refuge and forget about the calamities of war, and at that time San Miguel was recognized as one of the best tourist attractions in Mexico, even American soldiers already out of service, made sure that the Allende Institute was recognized by the educational services of the United States, so that they and their families could spend long periods in this city.

Allende Institute

Travel the city on “desire”

One of the best tourist attractions of San Miguel de Allende is the tram ride, and this train gives you a tour of the most important historical and cultural points of the city. The trip lasts 45 minutes and makes two stops, one in front of the Casa Sierra Nevada hotel and another one in the viewpoint of the entrance to San Miguel, if you want to find out about legends, stories and anecdotes from national or celebrity movie actors, don´t let to do this tour that leaves a block from the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel.

San Miguel Church

You can´t leave without trying the Tumbagones

A sweet tradition in San Miguel de Allende is to eat the famous tumbagones, which are wafer-style sweets rolled sprinkled with icing sugar, made with green tomatoes, egg, flour, lard, tequesquite and alcohol. This candy has registered trademark in this city and is usually consumed with a cup of coffee.

San Miguel is without a doubt, a city that you can´t miss the next time you take one of the flights to Guanajuato, because beyond the titles with which it has been recognized, to walk its streets and know its history is an experience that will give you a feeling of total calm.

 

Xcaret has a new attraction: Xavage

Xcaret park in Cancun

If you have already taken one of the flights to Cancun Mexico before, but didn´t visit the Xcaret ecotourism park, it is a good time to do it and enjoy its most recent attraction, it is Xavage, the new adventure park that challenges all those who love the adrenaline and who expect something more after having known the other emotions of Xcaret. This park complements the adventure experience in the Mayan jungle with a wild concept in its 6 activities of water, ground and air with varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from the lightest, to the most exciting.

Barracuda

It is an adventure on the rapids of the place better known as rafting, where you must arm yourself with your vest, rowing and helmet in a 600-meter brave river. This river challenges the most passionate travelers of the adventure and tests their skills with unforgettable scenarios.

Barracuda Xavage atraction xcaret

Cougar

This activity is based on boarding 4×4 rock crawler vehicles on an all-terrain route, the route includes four tracks and rocky terrain, which you won´t believe you can overcome, but you must cross with all your group of friends to spend moments of complete fun.

Dragonfly

This attraction consists of climbing aboard a water jet that meanders narrow and fun channels. Dragonfly runs over the sea at 85k/h with 360° turns, so get ready for a good dose of adrenaline riding on this jet commanded by an expert captain, and do not forget to hold on tightly.

Hawk, Falcon Flight

It is a zip line 20 meters high where you will go lying down almost half a kilometer between the jungle, making you feel like a bird in full flight, get ready to open your wings and enjoy the natural scenery that you will have during the tour.

xavage xcaret

Howler Monkey

The rope course is the movement between trees, with hanging ropes and bridges, the idea of this route is simply to finish it, but the challenge is to do it without fear, which you shouldn´t have since you will be well secured to a harness. However, the height could make you a bad move and feel a little scared.

Crocodile

It’s time to get on a Kayak and paddle through lovely Mayan sites, canals and unique bodies of water, where in addition to challenging your skill, you’ll also end up with an unforgettable experience in nature.

Don´t worry about the smallest of the home, since the place also has a dedicated site for children from 5 to 12 years old who will experience the adventure according to their age with slides, bridges, water throwers and a wading pool to fill the children’s experience. Here different animals will represent each adventure and also, you can choose between them according to the degree of difficulty, soft, hard, extreme or ultimate.

If you are prepared to face fears and do everything you didn´t dare before, then Xavage is your next excuse to take any of the flights to Cancun Mexico and return home with hundreds of stories of your trip.

Guide: What you need to know about Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta destination

If you are about to take any of the flights to Puerto Vallarta, this guide will make the trip much easier, because here you will find all the information you need, from how to move, what to eat, what to visit and even the best time to go vacation to this beautiful destination.

The best way to move around the city

Once you arrive at the airport, you should think about how to get to the city, since the taxi can cost between 180 and 310 pesos. Then, an excellent option is to rent a car that will cost approximately 250 pesos per day and has the advantage that you have control of your vacation, and that if you plan to visit the different tourist attractions in the area, it will be your best option.

water sport puerto vallarta

The main tourist attractions of Puerto Vallarta

Marina: From the airport, the closest is the Marina, the most exclusive and luxurious part of the city, in this area as well as the port for yachts, cruises and other luxury boats, you will find the main shopping centers of Vallarta, extraordinary restaurants, shops and bars. After spending the day at the beach, a walk around the Marina is an excellent plan for the afternoon.

Hotel Zone: Here as its name indicates, there are a lot of hotels and resorts, if you are looking for comfort or an all-inclusive plan; this is your area since it has the best beaches. Through its streets, you can eat or dine at affordable prices and at night, there is a good atmosphere.

Downtown: The center is the oldest part of Puerto Vallarta and the Malecón is its main tourist attraction. For a few years, a lot of work has been done to beautify it and turn it into an extraordinary space for leisure and culture, since walking through the center of Puerto Vallarta is one of the most typical activities in this region.

Romantic Zone: The other traditional part of Puerto Vallarta is the so-called “Romantic Zone”, your ideal destination for when you are looking for a party and good atmosphere, with all the charm of a Mexican town. In the Romantic Zone, you can stay in a less conventional way because here abound the hostels, bed and breakfast and rentals of houses or apartments.

Nature gives the guidelines for adventure

For travelers looking for more exciting experiences than just a simple walk, Puerto Vallarta is also an excellent place to practice water sports and extreme experiences, such as diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and many others, because thanks to the natural wealth that surrounds the city, all this is possible with scenarios outside the ordinary.

The best season to visit

Puerto Vallarta has a very humid and hot climate, so it is a good excuse to take a winter vacation, since from November to April the weather is quite warm. For spring and summer, it is an obligatory destination, and during the month of October, the humidity reaches its highest levels, which is why this season is considered low. Therefore, the best season to take one of the flights to Puerto Vallarta will depend on your preferences and what you want to do; anyway, you will want to stay longer.

Mexico, a place of natural adventures in the mountains

Toluca Nevado

Mexico has been privileged by nature with extraordinary places for the practice of adventure tourism by air, water and land, as there are plenty of natural walls to climb or descend in the mountains, routes to do on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or by flying and rivers to descend, coasts to submerge and waterfalls to dominate. This time we will talk about some Mexican adventure destinations that meet natural beauty, challenges to overcome and that are also a good option for flights to Mexico.

Basement of Las Golondrinas, San Luis Potosí

It is a great chasm of more than 500 meters deep and has become one of the Mexican temples of rappel lovers, although some parachutists also frequent it. It is located in the Huasteco municipality of Aquismon, southeast of San Luis Potosí.

Golondrinas Cave San Luis Potosí

Barrancas del Cobre, Chihuahua

These ravines of the Sierra Tarahumara are equally as breathtaking as the Grand Canyon of Colorado, and offer the possibility of practicing various adventure activities such as hiking, horseback riding, climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, canyoning and river descent. The journey on the El Chepe train is in itself a journey of adventure, crossing over bridges with abysses that freeze the blood. On the other hand, the Barrancas del Cobre Adventure Park offers all the facilities to practice your favorite entertainment and has zip lines, cable car and many other amusements.

Jalcomulco, Veracruz

Rafting is an exciting sport because of the adrenaline that generates a trip at full speed through the areas of rapids of the rivers and the pleasant and refreshing contact with the water. One of the Mexican sanctuaries of the descent of rivers is the La Antigua River, passing through the Veracruz municipality of Jalcomulco; the river descends with variations in its level of intensity, creating sectors of different degrees of difficulty for rafting.

Peña de Bernal, Querétaro

This 288 meters high rock located in the Magical Town of Bernal is the largest monolith of Mexico and is visited by the best national and international climbers. It is the third world monolith in size, just behind the Sugar Loaf and the Rock of Gibraltar. It has four routes to climb, although in all cases it is recommended to ascend with an expert, especially when the rock climbs for the first time.

Pela de Bernal Queretaro

Nevado de Toluca, State of Mexico

The “Nude Man” is an active volcano that offers several possibilities of adventure tourism in Mexico, as well as pleasant activities of contact with nature. On its slopes, there are hiking trails and mountain biking, and in winter climbers take advantage of the snow at its highest point. The fauna is no longer as abundant as in past times, but you may be able to admire squirrels, opossums and raptors flying high.

Toluca Nevado

Don´t be afraid of adventure in the mountains and take advantage of cheap flights to Mexico to discover these places that will fill your adrenaline levels and test your skills with nature, we are sure that you will have the best memories.

 

Mazatlan is surrounded by unique spaces

Mazatlan Beach

The port of Mazatlan is well known for its history, its beaches and its tropical climate, however, its surroundings are places that can be an excellent excuse to get out of the bunk and take a short walk to marvel at the uniqueness and beauty of these sites that you should know in our next search for flights to Mazatlan.

Teacpan beach with boats

The areas of Mazatlan

Mazatlan today is divided into the downtown area, with its boutique hotels, small museums, restaurants, the Ángela Peralta theater and the boardwalk that overlooks the beach of Olas Altas where the statue of a motorcyclist permanently enjoying the sea paying tribute to his character most outstanding popular, Pedro Infante, the actor that the Mexican grandmothers still remember with tears in their eyes.

To the north is the Golden Zone, with its large hotels of the 80s and 90s, as well as its golf courses, to top off what is known as the New Mazatlan that houses the most recent construction lodging establishments. Very close to here, in the municipality of San Ignacio are “Las Labradas”, which is a set of huge monoliths piled on the beach, whose walls were carved surprising figures both for the beauty of its abstract elaboration, and for the good state they are in.

The Quelite

This town is not only a picturesque Sinaloan town, but also it is one of the sites that offer the best of the rural gastronomy of the state, and although there are several options, the Meson of the Laureanos of Dr. Marcos Osuna, is the most recognized for its gastronomic offer, which is really memorable. With its classic carnitas, barbecue, beef tongue in green sauce, pig’s trotters, roast beef, chicken consommé and an almost endless list of desserts that include cast corn tamales, capirotada, corn custard and sweet potato with pineapple, these are some of the reasons why the restaurant fills up on weekends. The Quelite has other attractions for tourism, such as a ranch for the procreation of fighting cocks and one of the most important ornamental fish breeding sites in northwestern Mexico.

El quelite Mazatlan

Teacapán

One hour from Mazatlan by road, heading to the southern tip of the state are Teacapán, a small town that connects with a system of salty lagoons, mangroves and marshes, among which is a pre-Hispanic pyramid built exclusively of shells. The abundance of marine food, as well as the protection offered by the mangroves and channels, explain the presence of thousands of birds of different species.

Teacapán

These are just some of the magnificent towns that surround Mazatlan, and that you can visit on your next trip. As you can read, it is a destination that beyond the richness of a centennial city, houses its fantastic surroundings that will give all those who buy their flights to Mazatlan, something more than a simple trip on the beach to sunbath a little and swim in the sea. Walk the city and its surroundings to discover the wonder of place you are visiting and dare to know more about it.

A trip back in time to Real de Catorce

Church at real de catorce, sunset and buildings

Most of those who take one of the flights to San Luis Potosí do so to know the famous Huasteca Potosina and take the best postcards of the landscape. However, in San Luis Potosí, there is much more than the Huasteca, and one of the clearest examples can be seen visiting Real de Catorce, one of the most beautiful and oldest Magical Towns of Mexico.

Arriving at Real de Catorce

Passing Matehuala we will arrive at the deviation by a stone path towards Real de Catorce, this road is of almost 40 minutes until we reach the welcome arch. When you arrive, you will have to pay a fee of 20 pesos to go through a tunnel called Ogarrio, which is one way, so you’ll have to wait a bit, but the magic and adventure begins from this point, as it opens the way through the tunnel it will seem that you are traveling through a tunnel through time. When you see the light, you will know that you have reached one of the most amazing places that Mexico has, immediately many children arrive and they will offer to take you to your hotel or take you to one with an available room.

Real de catorce, stones, vegetation and cactus at guanajuato

Traveling the place

Walking through its streets you will see many buildings abandoned or in ruins, some are from the years of 1780, when Real de Catorce was one of the largest mining centers in the country. Currently it is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Mexico, in this town you will want to take pictures in each of its buildings, and sometimes, the town remains in a chilling silence, which will make you feel that, something or someone, is going to scare you at any time. Many people don´t live in this place and only go to work, so as soon as the night begins, the town will remain empty, there are even people who only open their places on weekends, but no matter what day you visit, you will always find hotels for all tastes and needs, and of course, restaurants, cafes and bars at any time of the year.

A place full of history and beauty

As we mentioned before, the place has many special places and perfect to take a picture, but undoubtedly, some of the most outstanding are the pantheon, the chapel, the old bullring, the mint and the parish of the Purísima. Each of these protects its history and visiting them is a must so that, in addition to admiring its architectural beauty, you can also learn about the legends that are told about the place.

Desert safari

One of the main attractions of Real de Catorce is the Photographic Safari aboard the Willys, and you can´t leave this place without living this extraordinary adventure. A Willys is one of the first jeep vehicles 4×4, these vehicles reach to transport more than 10 people even in the awning, quite old jeep, which will make even more unique the experience heading to the desert. During the journey to the desert you will continue to find buildings in totally ruins that are already part of this magical landscape, you will also see waterfalls, so you must have your camera ready at all times and take home the best shots of your trip, and when you choose between the flights to San Luis Potosí and its old mining town.

 

 

The best parties and Carnivals in Chiapas you must know

Jungle of Chiapas, roots and trees

Chiapas is one of the states that make you vibrate only with its cultural diversity, and its people don´t get tired of showing this wealth in each of their parties and carnivals, so if you are thinking about taking one of the flights to Chiapas consider your date and be part of one of these emblematic parties.

The Big Party, in Chiapa de Corzo

 

The magic town of Chiapa de Corzo dresses up elegant and in color every year to celebrate San Antonio, San Sebastian and the Lord of Esquipulas, from January 8 to 23 the entire population takes to the streets to dance and stars in the party big. Legend has it that at the time of the colony a woman named Maria de Angulo traveled from Guatemala to Chiapa de Corzo looking for a famous healer, since her son suffered from a very strange disease, the healer took the child to a river and He bathed there for nine days, until the child regained health, so that the child wouldn´t be frightened. The Indians would disguise themselves with wooden masks and play a rattle. Mrs. María de Angulo returned to Guatemala and years later, Chiapa de Corzo suffered a terrible famine caused by a plague where hundreds of locals died and upon hearing this, Doña María de Angulo, grateful, returned to the town bringing food and money for all, an event which is commemorated every year with this great party.

Day of the Candelaria, in Tuxtla Chico

February 2 is Candelaria Day and in Tuxtla Chico, a small municipality near Tapachula that borders Guatemala, hundreds of families celebrate and make magic by creating incredible carpets on the streets, using painted sawdust. The Virgin of Candelaria will pass over these carpets in its route through the town, the festivity is the most important of the town and is celebrated with music, dances, chocolates and tamales.

People at Carnival of Chamula with tipic costumes

The Chamula Carnival, in San Juan Chamula

This place is one of the most representative indigenous municipalities of Mexico, the carnival is celebrated in a very particular way and the maximum splendor of the Catholic and indigenous syncretism is reached with the festivities of this town located in the highlands of Chiapas and full of mysticism. The Carnival of Chamula is more than a celebration, the indigenous people eat, drink and pray during those days to achieve purification, but there are many activities until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Bullfights are held in the central plaza and the three days before the start of Lent are the most important of the carnivals.

The Dance of the Calalá, in Suchiapa

Calalá dance is one of the most beautiful in southern Mexico, its roots are in pre-Hispanic times and mixed with evangelizing elements at the time of the conquest. It takes place in the municipality of Suchiapa a few kilometers from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the culminating moment of this dance is the day of Corpus Christi on May 31.
You can´t miss these parties if you are a lover of native cultures, prepare everything for those dates and take some flights to Chiapas to live these unique experiences and carnivals.

 

The Jewels of the Pacific in Mazatlan

Sunset at Mazatlan Beach

To get to know the Jewels of the Pacific you only need to take one of the flights to Mazatlan and visit its beaches, because that is how many locals and visitors refer to its beautiful coasts. Therefore, it is time to put aside the stress and convince yourself to go and enjoy each of them.

The safety pins of Mazatlan

Many are the attractive beaches of the port of Mazatlan, but perhaps one of the most visited is the one of Olas Altas, from the jetty and in front of the pier, this beach has intense waves that take advantage of the practice of surfing. Many terraces of hotels have its view on this symbolic beach that has witnessed many stories and is a historical symbol of the city.

North beach is also one of the most beautiful, it usually has a very gentle wave so it is perfect for the whole family, it is part of the main bay of Mazatlan, so during the sunsets the postcards of the silhouettes of the fishermen arriving to the port are a classic.
Gaviotas and Camarón beaches, are undoubtedly some of the most attractive beaches of the entire Mexican Pacific, are in the heart of the so-called Golden Zone, with its crystal clear waters and fine sand, in addition to its splendid sunsets.

The most unknown, but equally beautiful

A little further, away from the city center, there are two beautiful beaches for those seeking more privacy and an open place for water sports.
El Sabalo beach is one of the most exotic in a semi-virgin environment, it is the ideal place to relax away from the noise and to have attractive activities such as diving, water skiing, sailing, parachuting, boat rides or simply to enjoy the classic horseback riding on the beach.
Cerritos beach is the second one that has nothing to envy to others, being away from traditional routes gives a quiet and solitude difficult to overcome. Its landscapes of cliffs and hills are wonderful, along with its amazing sunsets.

Barras Piaxtla Sea at Mazatlan

Paradisiacal beaches near Mazatlan

Towards the north of Mazatlan, in the direction of Los Mochis and less than an hour away, there is a paradise corner called Las Barras de Piaxtla, and the landscapes here take your breath away. In addition, in the rocky areas of the shore you can discover unique and interesting petroglyphs baptized by the locals as “Las Labradas”, thousands of years of constant waves haven´t been able to erase these primitive vestiges of the ancient inhabitants of this paradise.
Towards the south of Mazatlan, also just over an hour away from the community of Escuinapa, there is Teacapán in the area of the National Marshes, and its beaches are the most extraordinary in this region of the country. Its horizons of palm trees, mango trees, of avocado, its palapas, palm huts and its soft waves beaches make it a place without complaints for the most demanding “beachgoers”.
Set the dates and check the flights to Mazatlan and let yourself fall in love with the Mexican Pacific Jewels, as you won´t regret going through them and resting in each of them as you deserve.

 

A country full of World Heritage Sites

custodian statue of and pyramid of kukulkan tickets to Mexico

Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating countries in Latin America, and proof of this is to be the seventh country in the world with the greatest number of places and celebrations that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. These titles are so important, that missing the opportunity to know some of these goods would be considered an invaluable loss for the trip, and this is why we want to show you five of these unique places that you will easily reach with any of the airline tickets to Mexico.

Pre-Hispanic City and Palenque National Park, Chiapas

Palenque tickets to Mexico

Located in the municipality of Palenque 150 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, this natural space was inscribed on the list of World Heritage in 1987, is considered “the soul of the Mayan world”, as it is evident in each one of its 200 constructions, and sculptures the creative talent of the Mayan culture.

Historic City of Guanajuato and its Mines around

This is a collection of neoclassical and baroque buildings that had a strong influence on mining communities in the center of the country. The city became the first world center for the extraction of silver in the eighteenth century and is directly related to the world economic history of this period, it was this that made it in 1988 UNESCO gave it the title of Heritage of Humanity.

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen Itza, Yucatan

chichen itza tickets to Mexico

The charm of this wonderful place is found in the perfection of its buildings and in the way they harmonize with their surroundings. In addition, in each of its monuments, the Mayans left their vision of the universe, which is why by studying in detail everything that this place possesses, one can understand more of the wisdom that the Mayans left to the world.

Prehispanic City Uxmal, Yucatán

This city of one of the Mayan archaeological sites with the most impressive architecture, it is made up of 15 groups of low and horizontal buildings built around square patios. The importance of this city is that it is the one that best evidences the knowledge in astronomy that the Mayans had, which is why it was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1996.

Pre-Hispanic City El Tajín, Veracruz

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1992, the Tajín is considered an example of architecture and testimony to the greatness of the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico. It is made up of a series of buildings with a rectangular and square base, and it is considered a World Heritage Site because it is the only place with more than 17 ball courts, which had the objective of promoting the continuity of life and movement of the stars.

These are just some of the cities that have been named as Patrimonies of Humanity; however, the list of places and cultural events is immense, not for nothing, Mexico is proud to be in the top of countries with this type of places and traditions. So, get ready because you will need a lot of airline tickets to Mexico to travel and enjoy as you should each.