Experience the full sweep of Mexico’s history, culture and traditions at Discover Mexico Park, the country’s only theme park that showcases its diversity and many marvels in one place. You can explore with a guide or on your own with a self-guided map. Start at the four-screen video room, where every corner of Mexico comes to life through images set to bracing traditional music. Then meander through the garden’s tropical flowers and trees, home to macaws, turtles and iguanas. Look for the Mayas’ sacred Ceiba trees, symbol of their entire cosmos. Lining your path are intricate scale replicas of the great pyramids of the Maya, Aztec and other ancient civilizations, as well as later monuments. Duck into the Museum of Popular Arts to view contemporary works from Mexico’s finest artisans, including detailed trees of life, Oaxaca’s rare black-clay pottery and quirky alebrijes (carved wooden animals). Don’t miss the park’s newest addition, the Papantla Flyers’ astonishing performance of the ancient voladores ritual. For a unique memento of your visit, stop at the Hand Crafts and Souvenir Shop, a local favorite for holiday shopping.
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Note: Comfortable shoes, sun block, sunglasses, camera, hats and cash for extra purchases are recommended. Tour includes park entrance with transportation from and back to the pier.
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Scenic & City Tours
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.