Active Adventure + Nature
Mexico is perfect for active folks. Into cycling or mountain biking? If racking up miles on a flat surface is what you’re looking for, look no further than the Yucatan Península – but if a climbing challenge is what you need, Central Mexico will more than satisfy you.
What about hiking? The terrain is so varied that this is a hiker’s dream -forests, mountains, volcanos, desert, tropical jungle, and beaches. And all in one trip, if you’d like! Finally, the water (of course, it’s Mexico) provides incredible paddling experiences, both inland (whitewater, as well as calm) and on the coast.
Mexican Culture & History
Mexico is the cradle of some of the most impressive ancient civilizations in the world such as the Mayas and Aztecs, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s important to learn about the more overlooked cultures, like the Purépechas, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Olmecs, and Mixtecs amongst others…
What makes our culture so fantastic is the juxtaposition of old and new. When you travel with Hola Colega, it’s not just about the history – it’s about the present day too, and the people that bring it to life. On a trip with Hola Colega, you will experience this firsthand through connections with locals and storytelling guides.
México offers some of the most extraordinary wildlife spectacles in the world, and even this is perhaps an understatement. Massive migrations of species such as the emblematic whales and Monarch butterflies, yes, but it’s also a premier destination for birdwatching, and the southern jungles of Mexico boast the opportunity to spot big cats like the Jaguar…
Even within the well-known Mexican wildlife experiences, Hola Colega gets you off the beaten path – we have an even better place than Michoacán to watch the Monarchs, for example (you’ll have to ask us, though).
Food and Drink
What can we say about food in Mexico? It’s a given, the food is amazing… we have the perfect blend between ancient, colonial and modern. Places such as Mexico City offer a contrast between Michelin star experiences and the best street food. Then, there’s Oaxaca with its traditional fare. The Yucatan shines as the “go to” foodie destination for Mexicans themselves and the seafood in Baja is unmissable.
And drinks? Did you know there are two wine regions in Mexico and a burgeoning craft beer scene? In addition to the staple of Tequila from Jalisco, Mezcal is gaining ground, with local producers creating it in small batches