Escape with Shari Belafonte to Mexico City and climb up the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Explore the Reforma, Zocolo, and the Zona Rosa, and appreciate the architecture of Guadalajara. Set off for the tranquill beaches of Puerto Vallarta, and while in Cuernavaca, visit glitzy Ixtapa. Remember the beach where Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman meet at the end of Shawshank Redemption? Well, Shari visits Zihuatanejo too. Marvel at the wealth of silver in Taxco, tour the Palace of Cortes, explore pre-Aztec pyramids in Xochicalco, and peruse the marketplaces of Oaxaca. Finally, after a well-traveled journey, relax and unwind in Puerto Escondido.
3:06Mercado Libertad, La Chata Restaurant, and the Tonala Craft Market in Guadalajara, Mexico with Rudy Maxa
Guadalajara’s Mercado Libertad (aka Mercado San Juan de Dios) is one of the oldest parts of the very old city of Guadalajara. For a sumptuous meal, join Rudy and friends at La Chata Restaurant. The Tonala Craft Market (aka Artesanías Tonala) is a great place to find beautiful ceramic, iron, and glass pieces.Watch Now >>
Chapultepec Park in Mexico City was the first location the Aztecs settled upon and lived centuries ago. The National Museum of Anthropology is one of the finest, most comprehensive and interesting museums in the world. The Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela is an immense marketplace that sells a wide variety of unique goods, and theWatch Now >>
Join Rudy and discover chic La Condesa (or Condesa). Trendy fashion boutiques, cafes, and an exciting night-life make La Condesa a fun destination for travelers. In nearby Polanco, Patricia Quintana will introduce you to her restaurant Izote, and all of the warm, uplifting flavors found therein.Watch Now >>
3:06The Instituto Cultural Cabanas, the Palacio de Gobierno, and the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico with Rudy Maxa
The artwork infused with dramatic spirit by Jose Clemente Orozco is an integral part of both the Instituto Cultural Cabanas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Palacio de Gobierno. The neoclassical Teatro Degollado is home to the Philharmonic orchestra of Jalisco and The University of Guadalajara’s Ballet Folclorico.Watch Now >>