When Night Falls in Mexico

When Night Falls in Mexico

For party animals and night owls, Mexico holidays in 2014 are the place to be.  Here are some hints and tips to make sure that you have the best nights during your Mexican visit!


Hit the holiday towns and resorts

Ideal for the first-time visitor, holiday resorts are a great introduction to this rich and varied country, as you’ll sample the local culture while mingling with fellow travelers.

This is often where people head to party and sunbathe during their spring break, and there are festivals which people flock to visit all year round. When you’re not partying, take advantage of the beautiful beaches to sleep off a fuzzy head, and water sports and marine life for daytime entertainment.



Fill up on Mexican food

No trip to Mexico is complete without sampling the local dishes and specialities. Make sure you try some of these.

Tacos al pastor: dating back to the 1920s, these tacos contain thin strips of roasted pork with onion, coriander and pineapple.

Chiles en nogada: a red, white and green dish to represent the Mexican flag, this dish is made with chillies, meats, spices, and cream sauce to create a patriotic and tasty meal.

Elote: available on nearly every street corner in Mexico, this is a simple snack of corn on the cob, with tasty toppings and seasoning.

Tamales: a great food to eat on the go, these pockets of corn dough are stuffed with either sweet or savoury filling and wrapped in banana leaves.



Join in a Mexican Carnival

Mexico is famous for its festivals and carnivals, many of which have run for decades. You’ll dance until dawn to live music, eat as much food as you can manage, and party in the streets with the local people.

There are festivals and fiestas all year round, all over the country: Veracruz has a carnival dating back to colonial times, Tlaxcala’s festival is one of the most lavish and colourful parades in the whole of Mexico, and the parade in Mazatlan is packed full of tradition and history.

Dance the night away

Nights out in Mexico start late and end at breakfast time. Drink ‘bebidas nacionales’ (national drinks) instead of tourist drinks, and you’ll save money as well as extending your cultural experience. 

In the big cities and resort towns, you will find a range of clubs and bars, from huge club dance parties to small neighbourhood ‘antros’ (discotheques). Be ready to slip on your dancing shoes and get involved. Ask around for tips for the best nights out in the local area, and go easy on the tequila!

Mexico is a seductive riot for the senses. Have a great time, and enjoy all the new tastes, dances, and experiences waiting for you after dark.