Food and Fun on the Canal
In the middle of the jungle, you’ll find one of the region’s best destinations for eating, drinking, and general carousing. When you arrive at Xoximilco, you’ll find a Mexican welcome carnival beckoning with esquite (boiled corn with mayonnaise and cheese), as well as plenty of fun and games (pin the tail on the donkey, darts, and more). Next, you’ll board a barge where traditional live music encourages dancing. Beer and tequila accompany Mexican delicacies. On Tuesday and Friday, listen to the famous sounds of Mexican songwriter, Juan Gabriel. You’ll ride alongside another boats as you drift along—be sure to prove to the others that you’re having the most fun.
The area, distinguished by a series of rain canals that have been around since pre-Hispanic times, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bring home a traditional craft souvenir to remember the evening. If you’re in the area at the end of October or early November, attend the Catrina Party to experience special Day of the Dead festivities.