Traveling is the ultimate form of escapism for everybody, from the busy cities and traffic, to the wear and tear of the routine. For Boomers, traveling is even better, since generally, they have more free time on their hands after retirement.
Where do Boomers travel?
Latin America is the main destination for Boomers traveling around the world, being Mexico the country that takes the number one spot.
When Boomers visit these countries, they are looking for a way to experience and get to know the local culture in a relaxed and comfortable way. Of course, Mexico has the requirements to meet Boomers expectations, many traditions to learn about, many places to visit, a lot of food to try and a lot of people to meet, all of this available in places where the currency exchange favors Americans.
Food and drinks
One of the most popular activities while visiting another country far from home is to experience the gastronomy of said country.
Mexico in particular has such a vast culinary heritage that you can try a new dish in each of its states; the amazing street tacos in Mexico City, the colorful Mole in Puebla, the hot and juicy Barbacoa in Hidalgo, the fantastic Cochinita in Yucatan and the seafood in every place that has a coast, just to mention some of the most delectable food.
But, don’t forget the shady side that everyone worries and feels nervous about, alcoholic beverages. From world-famous margaritas and tequila shots, to local drinks like pulque and mezcal steeped in hundreds of years of tradition, you’ll never be missing a drink to soothe your throat.
While there has been an increase in new ways to stay while traveling abroad, Boomers prefer stays where they can be as comfortable as possible. Boomers traveling to Mexico look for five-star accommodations where they have access to room service and concierge. When visiting places like Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and The Riviera Maya, among others you will be able to find Hotel-Resorts that are second to none.
Mexico is a country with more that 5,000 years of history, this is one of the reasons why there is so much things to do in this country;
Visit the city centers of Oaxaca and Puebla, the pre-hispanic ruins of Palenque, Chichen Itzá and Teotihuacan.
Explore the 42 natural regions that have been chosen by the Mexican government to be protected like Sian Kaan, natural reserve of Mariposa Monarca, Corredor Biológico Chichinautzin, etc.