Focus on Mexico

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Today we want to delight you with our “special” appointment about a destination in particular: this week we talk about Mexico.
Desert and rainforest, gulf and oceans, white beaches and up-to 6 km high mountains, all this enriched by special works of art and a very lively people.
If your customers enjoy adventures and you would like to arrange an original trip for them, in this issue you’ll find a lot of information, suggestions and curiosities which could be useful for your offer.

Mexico State: 5 things that not everyone knows

  1. Mexico is a Latin- American Country but it is part of North America: so often people believe that Mexico belongs to Central America thinking that the borders between Latin America and Central- South America are the same. But this is not true: a part of Latin America belongs to North-America together with USA and Canada.
  2. Mexico is a federal Republic that includes 31 States and also the federal district of the capital, Mexico city. The entire Republic is generally divided into 8 regions, very different one from the other: Los Cabos (in the Baja California north peninsula), Vallarta- Naryt (center-west), Mexico City and Guanajuato (center), Oaxaca (south-west), Yucatán and Cancún (south-east) and Chipas (south).
  3. Despite it is considered a Third World Country, Mexico is full of natural resources, mainly mining ones, for example oil, silver and other metals.
  4. Mexican women live a better situation than other Latin- American Countries, even if they are not completely independent. For example, in the capital subway some areas (yellow-coloured) are reserved to women in order to stand without being annoyed by men. Otherwise in other Latin-America Countries antifeminism is too much widespread towards native women and often it takes also to violence acts.
  5. There are two kinds of people in Mexico: “buena onda” and “mala onda”. If your customers will be named “buena onda” it means that they are in tune with the Mexican people because this slang indicates positive and friendly people.

6tour + Mexico

n. cities reached: 351
n. available hotel solutions: 4687
n. travel agencies clients: 30

Chart 2014
Top5 cities

  1. Playa del Carmen south east
  2. Cancún south east
  3. Mexico City center
  4. X-Puhá south east
  5. Tulum south east
Chart 2014
Top5 bizarre cities
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  1. Tuxtla Gutiérrez south west
  2. Nopoló north
  3. Todos Santos north
  4. Villahermosa south
  5. Chicanná south east

Alternative attractions to arrange your offer

The 31 Unesco heritage sites

Usually known for the sun heat and the clear sea, Mexico represents a kind of “trunk” with some of the most beautiful cultural and natural treasures of the world. Among these there is Palenque, a 2,5 km2 Maya archeological site in the most backward nature, surrounded by forests and wonderful waterfalls.

Mexican pyramids

Despite Egyptian pyramids have ever been more famous, in the centre of Mexico there is the greatest pyramid of the world. 365 steps, 500 meters for side, 64 meters high and 4,5 millions m3 make Cholula Pyramid the greatest one built by the man. Archeologists suppose it was built between 300 b.C. and the beginning of the Christian age as a temple devoted to the divinity Quetzalcoatl, the plumed snake venerated by the Aztec people and by many other Mexican and Center- American civilizations. Today the pyramid is outwardly covered by grass so it looks like a natural hill. Over its top, where once there was the templum, the Spanish colonizers built then, around 1954, a catholic chuch devoted to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. Despite its majesty, Cholula pyramid is still quite unknown and not duly analyzed unlike what happened to other Mexican archeological sites such as Chichen Itza (in the north), Teotihuacan (in the centre) and Albán Mount (south-west of the Country).

Barrancas del cobre: copper canyons

Those who love nature will remain astonished and fascinated by sweeping the Barrancas del Coble, in the north of Mexico, famous for the copper colour of their walls. To visit them it is available a railway line 12 hours long from Chihuahua, Pancho Villa (famous revolutionary fighter) city, to Los Mochis, small city that faces Mar di Cortes. The native peoples made these lands their homes insomuch as the majestic walls hide legends and traditions passed on the years. with 59.545 km extension the Mexican copper Canyon are even longer and deeper than the Arizona Gran Canyon.
Photo credits: visitmexico.com

Cenotes: gates toward divinities reign

In the Yucatán peninsula, Cenotes represent particular natural holes over so light-blue waters creating suggestive views. Ancient populations always venerated them because they were the leading water source of the land that often suffer long drought periods. Born by calcareous rocks collapse, the Mexican forefathers saw Cenotes as holy lands: those represented the “gates for underground world” and therefore a way to communicate with the divinities. Archeological researches confirm the presence of religious cerimonies rests inside Cenotes including also human sacrifices.
Photo credits: visitmexico.com

Coyoacán, the artists neighborhood

Coyoacán è is a known neighborhood of Mexico City. It is the homeland of artists, revolutionary men and free, good-hearthed thinkersl with a wild soul. An intellectual land in the greenery, almost legendary, that is worth to be visited for the houses (today become museums) of the Russian revolutionary politician Leon Trotsky, for those of the Mexican anguished painter Frida Kahlo and of her lover Diego Rivera famous painter and muralist.

Villa del Oeste to relive old West

You could recommend an original tour at Villa del Oeste (few kilometers away from Durango city), a small west town that represent the background of the most important Mexican film set to the customers fond of American Western films. Here were shot about 150 memorable fims with actors such as John Wayne, Clark Gable, Kevin Costner and Antonio Banderas. Cinematographic communities are at disposal of the tourists to tell territory stories and curious anectodes of sets. The near thematic park offers entertaining cowboys shows during the weekend and there are also craft shops where it is possible to buy photos, country music recordings and local desserts for the most gourmands.

Three “gem” to visit

The Cancún Underwater Museum is the greatest underwater exhibition area of the planet. Under Cancun seas almost 500 sculptures tell the Maya culture evolution. These statues weight more than 120 ton occupying 150 m2. Among these works of art there are also several ones of the British artist Jason De Caires Taylor, well-known for creating underwater sculptures that go beyond the mere aesthetic function. His works of art serve as natural barriers attracting corals, increasing the marine biomass and fishes aggregation, contributing to the marine ecosystem growth. His permanent and site-specific installations also aim at distracting the tourists from the frail natural barrier reef, also at allowing their rescue and natural regenerati
The Anthropology Museum of Mexico City is the most important of the Country and it hosts many works of art of pre- Columbian civilizations and Maya, Azteca, Teotihuacana, Olmeca, Tolteca, Zapoteca and Mixteca cultures. The most appreciated find by the tourists is surely Piedra del Sol, a 25 ton monolith that goes back to the 15th century, known as “Aztec Calendar”.
Symbol of the transfer from knowledge to put into practice is the Mexican colossus beer producers Grupo Cervecería Modelo, whose one of the factories is set in Mexico city. Among the most famous brands for us there is Corona Extra, the beer drunken with lime. The news is that you can visit theCervecería Modelo de México factory (in Mexico City) if you register in advance! Arranging a tour for your customers you’ll give them the possibility to glance the fermentation process, browsing the big tanks, tasting fresh beer and maybe taking away a little keepsake from the company shop. But pay attention because it’s necessary to follow the website instructions to visit the Group that thirst the entire world. Another curiosity? Not everyone knows that the traditional lime slice that accompanies Corona beer derives from Mexican bricklayers habits: they put a slice on the bottle border to keep away insects so they can thirst during a reinvigorating working break.


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