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Mexico Culture Week

Immerse yourself in the quaint charm of a small Mexican town nestled among breathtaking mountain ranges and boasting a picturesque downtown area.

Experience the rich culture, stunning scenery, and delicious food of Mexico during our Mexican Culture Week program. This week-long adventure will take you to the heart of Mexico, where you’ll learn about the country’s customs, history, and artistry, and immerse yourself in its vibrant way of life.

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Program Description

Immerse yourself in a week of pure magic as we invite you to join our captivating Mexican culture week! This program is a kaleidoscope of culture, creativity, and coastal beauty that will leave you breathless. From the moment you step off the plane, you’ll be welcomed into the heart and soul of Mexico, embarking on a journey that promises to awaken your senses and ignite your imagination.

Discover the secrets of Mexican customs, history, and artistry as you dive into an orientation like no other. Unleash your inner artist in a vibrant workshop where tradition meets innovation, crafting your own masterpiece amidst the backdrop of ancient techniques and contemporary inspirations. Feel the ocean breeze on your face as you sail along the rugged Oaxacan coast, followed by a culinary adventure that unveils the tantalizing flavors of this region.

Encounter the wonders of Mexican wildlife, catch a wave in the Pacific, or become a guardian of sea turtles. Finally, prepare to be enchanted by the luminous beauty of a bioluminescence boat excursion, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Get ready to write your own story in the book of Mexico’s wonders!

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Cultural Immersion: Our primary aim is to provide participants with a deep understanding of Mexican customs, history, and traditions through interactive experiences, enabling them to appreciate and respect the local culture.
  • Artistic Expression: We aim to inspire participants to unlock their creative potential by engaging in traditional and contemporary Mexican art forms, encouraging self-expression and artistic exploration.
  • Environmental Connection: Our program seeks to connect participants with the natural world by offering opportunities for wildlife encounters, coastal exploration, and conservation activities, instilling a sense of responsibility for the environment.
  • Personal Development: We aim to foster personal growth, self-confidence, and a sense of adventure among participants, empowering them to embrace new challenges and experiences.

Schedule

Monday:

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, followed by an orientation meeting covering house rules, safety tips, and document handling. Learn about Mexican customs, history, and “Do’s and Don’ts.” Spanish lessons prepare you for local interactions. Enjoy a tasty lunch and explore the city and market. End the day with a delicious dinner, reflecting on newfound friendships.

Tuesday:

Today, we embark on a vibrant journey through the heart of Mexican creativity, where the air is infused with the scent of molten wax and the streets echo with the rhythmic clinking of artisans’ tools. In this enchanting workshop, our souls will be painted with the colors of tradition and innovation, as we meld ancient techniques with contemporary inspirations. With each brushstroke, each thread woven, and each bead strung, we’ll unravel the tapestry of Mexico’s artistic soul, a kaleidoscope of culture and craft that dances to the rhythm of our collective imagination. Today, we become artists, storytellers, and dreamers, in a world where creativity knows no bounds.

Wednesday:

Today, we embark on a voyage of wonder, setting sail on a coastal boat trip that promises to sweep us off our feet with its breathtaking scenery. As the waves dance beneath us, we’ll be captivated by the rugged beauty of the coastline, where lush jungles meet the azure embrace of the Pacific Ocean.

But our adventure doesn’t end with the boat ride. No, we’re in for a treat as we anchor on the shores of Oaxaca. Here, amidst the vibrant culture and flavors of this region, we’ll immerse ourselves in an Oaxacan cooking class. The secrets of age-old recipes will be unveiled as we don aprons, chop fresh ingredients, and stir pots filled with tradition.

Thursday:

Witness the incredible wildlife of the Oaxaca coast thriving in their natural environment. Explore the stunning Zipolite Beach and savor the opportunity to indulge in a delectable seafood brunch at Estacahuite Beach.

  • Explore the wildlife at the Laguna Ventanilla Ecological Park
  • Take a boat through the mangroves and watch some migratory birds
  • Admire the famous beach of Zipolite
  • Cross the little ex-coffee port of Puerto Angel
  • Swim in the quiet water of Estacahuite Beach.

Friday

Kickstart your day by catching some waves with a thrilling surf lesson suitable for both novice riders and seasoned surfers. OR you could choose to immerse yourself in the world of turtle conservation during the day.

Cap off your evening with a captivating bioluminescence boat excursion that will leave you spellbound. Bid farewell with a grand dinner fiesta.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                –

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Older participants are required to have a medical clearance while participants below 18 years old might need a signed parental consent.

Additional Equipment

Participants are advised to bring the following items for a comfortable and enjoyable adventure:

  • Swimsuit and Beachwear: You’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful beaches, so don’t forget your swimwear and beach attire.
  • Sunscreen and Sunhat: The Mexican sun can be quite intense. Protect your skin and stay cool with sunscreen and a wide-brimmed sun hat.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes: We’ll be exploring the city and engaging in various activities, so comfortable walking shoes are a must.
  • Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day with a reusable water bottle. We’re committed to eco-friendly practices, and this helps reduce plastic waste.
  • Bug Repellent (Deet): While we strive to make your adventure as bug-free as possible, it’s always a good idea to have bug repellent on hand, especially for evening activities.
  • First Aid Kit & Personal Medication: Safety First! Carry a small first aid kit that includes essentials like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may require. Please inform the program organizers of any specific medical needs in advance.