Day 4 - Xochimilco (CDMX)December 23, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C
📍 THE COLOURFUL CANALS OF XOCHIMILCO, MEXICO
Xochimilco is a borough south of Mexico City mostly known for the colourful gondola style boats called trajineras
When people talk about visiting Xochimilco, what they’re usually referring to is the network of canals known as The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco rather than the surrounding area. The photogenic, brightly coloured gondolas, or Xochimilco Trajineras, that cruise up and down the waterways are what have made it so popular among both foreign and Mexican tourists alike.
And I’ve seen it variously described as the Mexican Venice, a cultural booze cruise, and even a youth club on water.
Yes, it’s touristy but it can also be a lot of fun. Locals head to Xochimilco to celebrate everything from birthdays to bachelorettes and even quinceañeras.Read more