3 Out of the Ordinary Ideas for Celebrating Mexico’s Independence
When in Rome, do as the Romans. If you’re ready to give your September 15th plans a twist, here are three ideas for an unbeatable day in the Riviera Maya. Celebrate like the locals and give one of them a try!
From the heights
Tulum hides one of the main attractions of the destination: imagine ascending 35 meters above the iconic Mayan ruins of this archaeological site to enjoy an adventure with 15 other passengers. From France, the Tulum Tower is an experience that has amazed thousands of adventurers just like you.
Reserve your place in this ‘elevator’ to the clouds and enjoy your favorite drink while admiring one of the best views of Tulum. The state-of-the-art structure is an authentic ‘aerobar‘.
Tip: Don’t miss the chance to take the best selfie ever while you’re in the sky.
Unleash your greatest obsession
If you consider yourself an avocado fan, you’ll want to take note of this event, designed to delight visitors with the flavors, aromas, and sensations of this spectacular green fruit.
Guacamania is a festival by Grand Velas Riviera Maya dedicated to the avocado, featuring it in many forms.
Attention foodies: Special dishes featuring this delicacy will be on the menu all throughout September – desserts included, of course! The resort’s bars also offer creative cocktails highlighting the flavors and textures of the avocado.
Atelier and Spa: Find out useful tips and learn how to prepare your own treatment during the workshops at the Spa. You can also absorb all the benefits of this fruit –revered by the ancient cultures of Mexico– with a body wrap and massage that starts with a soft exfoliation of Mayan honey and finely crushed avocado seed to hydrate the skin.
Tip: Don’t forget to order the guacamole at Frida restaurant, prepared tableside just how you like it. Choose your level of spice and select a special topping, such as grasshoppers, chicatanas (a specied of ant from the Americas) and even maguey worms. Bon Appetit!
Competing to win
Xplor is once again holding the amazing Bravest Race. This year, the goal is to celebrate Mexico by testing your physical endurance on a 5 km cross-country course through the natural scenery of the park. Strategically planned obstacles and natural barriers put your skill and endurance to the test.
Fun and excitement are a given at this event, with 30 conventional obstacles plus nine tougher obstacles to beat and win the title of “The Bravest”.
Tip: Don’t forget to enter the “Oleada de élite” competition along with 250 men and women and beat the best time.
These are three different ways to celebrate Mexico like never before.
Vanessa Martínez del Río