Xochimilco: a World Heritage Site you must visit

Mexico City is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Whether for its activities, tourist attractions and sites of interest, or its importance for the business world, it is undeniable that thousands of visitors arrive each year looking for a taste of authentic Mexican culture.
In this sense, we must remember that this site has been internationally awarded for its natural beauty and broad cultural heritage, and above all for being a place where the most representative of a magical Mexico converges; the tradition of the Mesoamerican peoples, the majesty of nature, the ease of music and the delicious flavors that distinguish this country.

Thus, Xochimilco is a place to experience firsthand the magic that sets this nation apart. Located just a few minutes south of downtown Mexico City, it will be the ideal complement to your visit. Beyond experiencing the tastiness of a Mexican fiesta, you will be amazed by all the attractions it has to offer, from the traditional trajineras to the most delicious mole you have ever tasted.

What can I do in a day in Xochimilco?
Our best recommendation for you to enjoy this Magical Town, named Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, is to head there as early as possible, as there will be many activities to do and you won’t want to miss any of them.
Eat an authentic Mexican breakfast
Once you’ve arrived, the first thing on the list is to start the day with a breakfast of champions; either tasting some delicious quesadillas at the local market or at one of the nearby restaurants. Certainly, Xochimilco is known for having the best places to enjoy this exquisite Mexican delicacy. And, the best part is, whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetable lover, you’re sure to find an option you’ll love.
Stroll through the center of the Pueblo Mágico
After breakfast, you can walk around the downtown area and discover various attractions such as churches and handicraft markets. At the end of the day, it wouldn’t be a Pueblo Mágico if it didn’t have cultural representations everywhere.
Visit the flower market
Another must-see attraction in Xochimilco is the flower market, where beyond the beautiful colors and sweet aromas that distinguish these plants, you can admire one of the products for which this town is widely recognized. Also, in this place, you will surely be able to take wonderful pictures to fill your Instagram with priceless memories.
Take a trajinera tour
When you have finished walking around the town, it will be time to head to one of the many trajinera piers, these beautiful boats decorated with flowers and bright colors that characterize this town. During the tour, you will walk along the canals and observe multiple chinampas filled with traditional decorations. Among some of the best known attractions are La Llorona and Isla de las Muñecas. Additionally, during the tour, it is common to listen to Mariachi music while enjoying a Mexican drink.
Close your visit to Xochimilco with a Mexican Feast
Back at the pier, it will be time to continue with the Mexican food tasting. Here you will find a variety of vendors offering everything from traditional tamales to all kinds of typical Mexican dishes. Some of the dishes not to be missed are mole and all the variations of antojitos such as pambazos, tlacoyos, sopes and gorditas.

As you read, spending a day in Xochimilco will be a perfect complement to your Mexico City visit. No matter how much time you have, spending a few hours in this magical town will never disappoint you. However, although we have talked about another attraction of CDMX, it is possible that you are still looking for accommodation in this city. To do this, our highest recommendation is to book a room in one of the Kali hotels near Mexico City centre.

Esta familia de hoteles cuenta con 3 propiedades convenientemente ubicadas en el centro de la ciudad: Kali Escandón, Kali Ciudadela y Kali Centro. Cualquiera de las tres está perfectamente conectada con los servicios de transporte público y privado para que puedas moverte por toda la CDMX y disfrutar de este destino al máximo.

Additionally, the rooms that distinguish these hotels have the perfect balance between elegance, comfort and functionality so that whether you are traveling for business or pleasure you can enjoy your stay to the fullest.

So, if you want to explore the beautiful Cultural Heritage of Humanity that is Xochimilco but still do not know where to stay, Kali hotels will always be a fantastic choice.

Book your room at Kali Hotels now!