Discover Mexico – Things to do in the Riviera Maya
If you are looking for things to do in the Riviera Maya during your vacation to Playa del Carmen then look no further than Discover Mexico located in Cozumel. Discover Mexico is just a short ferry ride across the beautiful caribbean. Coming to Cozumel means a great many things, it means sunshine, beautiful beaches, a look into the Mayan Culture and so much more!
With so many great Riviera Maya activities to choose from sometimes it is hard to narrow down your choices. This is why we want to help as we will give you a few reasons to visit beautiful Cozumel this weekend!
Alebrije Market Discover Mexico
One of the many reasons to visit Discover Mexico is our dedication to immersing you in the best Riviera Maya Cultural tours and activities. We have some many great activities and tours in Cozumel to choose from, such as; our Discover Mexico Past and present tour, Tequila Experience by Jose Cuervo, Mexican Flavors tour and more. All of which give you a firsthand look into the Mexican and Mayan cultures.
Well due to our passion for our Mexican and Mayan heritage we our proud to invite you to our second Alebrije Market at Discover Mexico. Taking Place on Saturday May 28th 2016 at Discover Mexico at 5pm. This wonderful Market will be featuring Alebrijes all from local artesans as well as products from local farmers. In addition to the opportunity for you to purchase natural and organic products from our local vendors you can also enjoy delicious local food, good music and especially this great Cozumel family activity as we aim to promote and support and educate more about our culture through local artesans and farmers.
Alebrijes – Mexican Culture
If you are still trying to figure our what Alebrijes are then don’t worry I’ll explain. Alebrijes are brightly colored spanish folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Use of the term, “Alebrijes” and the very first alebrijes originated in Oaxaca Mexico with Pedro Linares who was a Mexican Artisan in the 1930s. Linares at one time became very ill and bed ridden. Linares was unconscious and dreamed of a strange forestlike place in which he saw ,trees, animals rocks and clouds that suddenly began to transform into strange animals that he had never seen before. He saw animals such as a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with the horns of a bull, a lion with an eagle head, aof which all of them shouted one word, “Alebrijes”. After recovering he began to recreate the creatures that he had seen in his dream, creating sculptures of them in cardboard and papier-mâché and he called them Alebrijes.
Well now you know a little bit more about our beautiful culture and Alebrijes. Now regarding the Alebrije Market tomorrow, we will be working with more than 15 local artisans and farmers with a variety of items from which we can learn and obtain a new vision within our heritage. And most importantly we are proud to support these local talents who with natural resources have created wonderful things, products for the benefit of our health, creative items, unique pieces of art and knowledge, all of whom want to share the benefit of these products to us and the environment at no cost. So stop on by Discover Mexico and we’ll be waiting for you!