Saturday, January 18, 2014

Xoximilco "A Taste of Mexico" in Cancun

Xoximilco is the newest attraction from the Xperiencias Xcaret Group, modeled after the famous area of canals in Mexico City, "Xochimilco". 

Just when I thought I had seen and done it all in the Riviera Maya, along comes Xoximilco. I had been looking forward to this new experience for a long time, I had been hearing all about the development of the project for months and was eager to "get on board". The idea sounds simple...dinner and drinks on a boat (a traditional "trajinera"). The execution of the idea was anything but simple, it was an evening rich in details!

This was a night for the press to have a taste of the park, which means I was surrounded by the usual gang of good friends who normally attend these events. We were laughing before the first round of drinks, we were all ready for a party. We had about an hour to enjoy the bar, the esquites, the shop with some really gorgeous pieces of art, the Xoloescuincle puppies and have our fortunes told by the "Canary of Luck".  The bartender had a very generous hand, the first round of Palomas were shall we say "rich" in tequila. Being a group of press and social media fiends, we took loads of photos and spent a good chunk of the hour Facebooking and Tweeting while enjoying our adult beverages.

When it was time to board the trajineras, our tight-knit group of friends huddled together and held hands to ensure we were all going together and we proceeded to file onto the "Colima" boat. We discovered the treats right away, bottles of tequila and sangrita, icy cold agua de tamarindo, beers and snacks. We dove right in (not into the canals, into the food and drinks!) We started off with a traditional Mexican toast and everyone took a moment to introduce themselves and the festivities were underway.

The next three hours were filled with laughter, more tequila, delicious Mexican cuisine and entertainment. We played games (better win, there is a "shocking" punishment for the losers), sang along with the mariachis and enjoyed the grand company. I haven't laughed so much in AGES. This is a wonderfully unique experience that I recommend 100% for visitors to Cancun looking for a taste of Mexico and a fun night out. I would do it again today (I could use a bit of the hair of the dog quite frankly) and cannot wait to share the tour with visiting friends and family. "Salud" a todos mis amigos y muchas gracias a Xoximilco por una velada increible!

1 comment:

KfromMichigan said...

Sounds like fun. I'll need to check it out on my next visit.

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