Xochimilco: The Colorful Venice Canals of Mexico City

Xochimilco: The Colorful Venice Canals of Mexico City

Xochimilco is like the Venice of Mexico, but with a little more fiesta, and less romance. It's BYOB on the river, so people bring booze, snacks, and boom boxes to cruise around and party in these colorful boats.

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Visit the Museum of Popular Art

Visit the Museum of Popular Art

The Museum of Popular Art is a multi-level presentation of Mexican folk art, with a gorgeous glass ceiling that has artistic kites hanging down. The art here is 3D and colorful, showcasing all kinds of whimsical creatures and tales of Mexico's folkloric past.

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Rappel into Cenote Maya

Rappel into Cenote Maya

We visited Cenote Maya as part two of an adventure trip with Altournative. A cenote is a “natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.” 

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Explore the Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

Explore the Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

Ek Balam is smaller than the grand Chichén Itzá, but it's much less crowded and you can still climb the temples. There is also one of the best preserved stucco facades in Mesoamerica. 

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