Interesting Activities for Students in Mexico

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Young people can find so many exciting and engaging activities while in Mexico. It is one of the most marvelous, student-friendly countries in the world. Mexico has everything a young person needs to have a good time while engaging in cultural and traditional Mexican activities. Students can visit multiple historical sights, museums, art galleries, and natural landmarks. In addition, there are tons of entertainment and educational opportunities in Mexico that any student would love to try. So, let’s see the top six interesting activities for students in Mexico. 

Visit historical sites

Mexico has a long and rich history. It was the land of many civilizations and cultures long before the colonizers came to that land. So, students can start by exploring Mexican history and its most famous and exciting historical sights. 

For instance, young people can start with the famous Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is some of Mexico’s best-preserved Mayan ruins. It features several structures, including the well-known Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Ball Court. Students can take guided tours and learn more about the significance of those places. 

Another famous place to visit is the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Right outside Mexico City, Teotihuacan is another ancient city well worth visiting. The site includes the famous Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, as well as numerous smaller structures and murals. The city is over 2400 years old and has great historical meaning. 

Learn to cook Mexican food

Let’s start with the obvious one. You can’t travel to Mexico and not eat plenty of Mexican food. It’s just wrong on so many levels. However, why don’t you take it a step further and learn how to cook some of your favorite foods? Indeed, Mexican cuisine is known for its amazing bold flavors, unique ingredient combinations, and spices. Learning how to master all of these things in one dish is a rare skill. 

Fortunately, you can easily find local chefs and culinary schools that give master classes. It will be an amazing opportunity to learn how to cook traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, tamales, and mole. Before taking a class, you can also order free essays on to learn more about the local cuisine and its traditions.

Attend a cultural festival

Mexico is famous for its vibrant cultural festivals. If you are lucky, you can catch at least one of such festivals, considering how often they are held in different regions. Most of these festivals celebrate Mexican traditions and culture or stand for other national holidays. 

Thus, you can attend Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1st and 2nd. During this time, people honor their passed friends and relatives by creating altars and wearing colorful clothes and makeup. 

Carnival is another popular festival celebrated in many cities throughout Mexico. You can attend parades, listen to local music, and witness many other festive activities – all unique to the region and city you will see the festival. In fact, you should order a history of such festivals at before attending them for gaining better insights into their purposes and traditions. 

Go to the nature 

Mexico has many beautiful natural areas worth exploring. You don’t have to be a big nature lover to enjoy most of them. Students can attend natural sights like Palenque National Park, for example. This is a unique park preserved around Palenque ruins. It has diverse wildlife, amazing scenery, and even waterfalls. You can hike there all day and explore the jungles in a safe environment. 

However, students can also go to Cabo San Lucas. It is a popular resort with amazing beaches, clear waters, and numerous entertainment options. So, you can enjoy peaceful nature and outdoor activities like surfing and whale watching (!) or go deeper into the urban scene for more fun in the evening. 

Visit museums

Mexico has many museums that showcase its rich history and culture. Students can learn about Mexican art, music, and history by visiting places such as the National Museum of Anthropology, the Frida Kahlo Museum, and the Museum of Popular Culture.

For example, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park is one of the world’s largest and most all-encompassing museums. It teaches about the history and culture of Mexico’s indigenous peoples, including the Aztecs, Mayans, Olmecs, and Toltecs. Visitors can observe various artifacts, listen to lectures in multiple languages, and learn about the various cultural traditions contributing to modern-day Mexico.

Practice Spanish

Anyone learning Spanish should cherish the possibility of practicing it in a Spanish-speaking environment. Well, Mexico is a great place for students to practice their Spanish skills. They can immerse themselves in the language by talking to locals, reading local news, advertisements, and menus, or watching Spanish-language movies and soap operas on TV. There is no better way to fall in love with the language than to experience it in its natural environment. 

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