MEXICAN TRADITION EXPERIENCE
Who doesn’t like chocolate? Come and join us for a delightful stroll through some of Mexico’s most authentic and original flavors. This excursion promises excitement, family fun, a bit or Mexican history and culture, combined with our exclusive Alebrije painting workshop, where you’ll have the opportunity to create your very own custom “Alebrije,” that you can take home, you can choose from different kinds of creatures from the renowned Alebrije workshop “Jacobo y Maria Angeles” directly from Oaxaca!! Afterwards you’ll have full access to Discover Mexico Park
DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIES
Video Experience Room
Travel around the entire country just by visiting our video experience room. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you view our award-winning multi-screen collage. The culmination of two years travel and filming, this award winning presentation brings one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures vividly to life. Vibrant images from all over the México will take you from the Riviera Maya through Oaxaca to Chihuahua. You’ll learn that Cozumel is not just another Caribbean island, but also part a country steeped in rich history, culture and abound with natural resources.
Museum of Popular Mexican Art
Showcasing works of contemporary folk art created by renowned artisans from all over Mexico, you’ll discover that Mexico’s regional art is as varied as its culture. Here you’ll have an opportunity to view works from all over the country, in one location, including the famous “barro negro” pottery and the colorful iconic “Alebrijes” from Oaxaca.
Your guides will show you the traditional tools used to roast & mill cacao seeds into real chocolate using traditional methods – including hand-cranked mills, and mortars and pestles. Try chocolate samples, cocoa powder & even our exclusive Chocolate Liquor – all created using the traditional process –, which are available for purchase. Please alert your guide if you are allergic to nuts.
Discover the most emblematic architectural constructions and Mexican monuments from Pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern times all in one location. You’ll even find one of the recently named “Seven Wonders of the World””, Kukul – Kan pyramid which is located in Chichén – Itzá, all by strolling through our tropical gardens wide pathways. Be sure and keep an eye out for our resident iguanas, turtles and other exotic wildlife.
Restaurant & Snack Bar
Mexico’s food is as tasty as its history. You’ll have an opportunity to sample our Mexican beverages, regional food, handmade tortillas fresh off the Comal, and even try our ice cream all in an open-air setting. Choose either our “Antojitos Mexicanos”, or “Taco buffet” both of which includes variety of sauces – try the chile habanero if you dare – and refreshing deserts. Lunch includes fresh fruit water, soft drinks or beer.
For a true taste of Mexican beverages indulge in one of our famous lemon, mango or even chocolate margaritas. Our helpful staff makes each margarita by hand, made to order. Non-alcoholic versions available.
These daredevils will re-create the heart-stopping performance of the ancient “voladores” – a ritual dance where participants climb a 20 meter pole and launch themselves – tied only by their waist – toward the ground.
Hand Crafts and Souvenir Shop
Visit our souvenir shop, where you can purchase the finest and unique hand crafts from all over Mexico not found elsewhere in the Caribbean. A perfect memento of a wonderful tour.
You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of hand-carved wooden creatures. Let your inner artist free as you express your appreciation for Mexican culture. Upon completion your creation will be safely packaged so that you can take it home with you as a unique and handmade memento of your visit.
The tour includes:
- Admission fee to Discover Mexico
- Chocolate Workshop
- Certified bilingual guides
- Show of Voladores de Papantla.
- Mexican Taco buffet or “Antojito Mexicano” platter (vegetarian options available)
- Beverage with lunch (fresh fruit water, beer or soft drinks)
- Alebrije Workshop (1 hand-carved wood Alebrije per person
- Free wi-fi
- Parasols and umbrellas
- The tour does not include
- Transportation to Discover Mexico
- Both Parks are 100% ADA compliant and fully accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Activity Level: Lightweight (1/3)
The tour is 3.5 hours. Free time at Discover Mexico Park.