Still don’t know the Cancun beaches, here you can have some tips to start preparing your journey in this Quintana Roo paradise.

Is there a better plan to end the year than scape some days to the pretty Cancun beaches? If you still don’t know this paradise located in the Mexican Caribbean, but you are decided to go in your next vacations, take note of this advices and start planning an unforgettable escape.

Weather in Cancun

If you are looking for a warm destiny and with a lot of sun, Cancun it’s an ideal place. It’s weather is tempered and it rounds the 77°F and the 86°F in all year. In the season of rains, June-October, the temperature reduces significatively and there are more storms and hurricanes. The best months to travel with the best weather are from November to May.

We suggest you to check the weather before you go to Cancun, so you will know what kind of clothes you will pack. Obviously don’t forget your batsuit, sandals, cotton clothes and a pair of sunglasses.

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Archeological zones in Cancun

Cancun is not just synonym of paradise beaches, but history. Around the city you will find places that still remain from the past centuries. If you have a curious spirit, we recommend you to go out and explore.

Take advantage of your journey to Cancun and discover the archeological zones more important in Mexico: Chichen Itza. This enigmatic and impressive place its located by 3 hours on highway and 1 in a plane, there are direct flies from Cancun. If you prefer travel by highways, you can rent a car or go in a bus. The tour will take you almost all day buy you will not regret it.

Also you can go in an excursion to Tulum, there you will find Mayan ruins close to the side of beach that will let you marveled. Its to an hour and a half from Cancun.

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Aquatic activities in Cancun

One of the advantages when you travel to Cancun is that you can make a countless activity underwater, like snorkeling, diving or swimming with dolphins.

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Transport in Cancun

When you arrived to Cancun, you have many options of transport, one of them is the taxis and they define the fees depending the zone that you want to go. We advised you to get a deal with the taxi driver to avoid surprises. Remember that those taxis that you can take out of the hotel or restaurant are a little more expensive. If you are looking for more cheaper options, there are buses that can take you to the most touristic places by less money.

Another good options its to rent a car, it will be easier to move from place to place and its very recommendable if you are traveling with kids or a group of friends.

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Nightlife in Cancun

One of the reasons that many people around Mexico and abroad visit Cancun is for his nightlife. Here the party never ends and there’s a lot of restaurants, pubs, and discotheques with a lot of concepts to satisfy every taste.

Most of the discotheques opens at 22 hours, and the fee it’s more or less 50 USD, it includes free drinks all night. The most popular it’s The City Cancún (the biggest in Latin America) and the classics like Coco Bongo, Bulldog, Dady’O and Mandala.

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Gastronomy in Cancun

If you enjoy the food more than party, then we recommend you to explore the Mayan gastronomy. Taste the Tikin Xic, a marinated fish with a dressing of achiote and oranges. Delight your palate with typical cochinita pibil, the panuchos, ceviche and fish tacos.

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Shopping in Cancun

Many travelers enjoy collect handicrafts from the places that visit. If ypu are one of them, you have to visit the Mercado 28, the Mercado de Artesanía Coral Negro, the Mercado La Fiesta or the Casa del Arte Popular Mexicano. In these places you will find objects and souvenirs of all kind elaborated with the artisan hands of the people from Quintana Roo.

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Another thing that you can do its practice your spanish skills with the locals, and if you want to improve your spanish, check our services in alegrespanishschools, you can find a lot of spanish courses for your level and get a certification.

Bogota, the capital city of Colombia is far larger than most of us imagine, the size of this city it’s comparable with New York City or Mexico City. But In Bogota you can find more than usual, from the historic neighborhood known as La Candelaria, to the panoramic views of the Cerro de Monserrate, you can find definitely the most touristic attractions in this part of the country.

Museo Santa Clara

One of the oldest museum-church, this place was built in the 17th century and is filled with the most extravagantly decorations, with ornate features painted in gold, nearly 150 sculptures and paintings of saints decorating the walls.

This church has been transformed by the government, that’s why now it’s a museum and it’s a must-see landmark in the city.

Parque 93

In the district of Chapinero, you’ll find Parque 93, considered a hotspot in Bogota where you can find the best places for dining and living the nightlife in Bogota. In the afternoons, Parque 93 is one of the best places to take a walk or just enjoy the sunshine of the park. This park is one of the top elections to celebrate art or music festivals, and in the evenings, international travelers enjoy the trendy restaurants and cafes like Starbucks, Juan Valdez, Gato Negro, etc.

The nigh life its very active in Bogota, this is because the place brings together many music places and recreation parks, the beautiful green areas. Traditionally, the park its decorated with Christmas arrangements very impressive.

The Cerro de Monserrate

One of the most famous viewpoints in Bogota, with 3100 meters of altitude, in the east cordillera.

The Cerro de Monserrate has suffered wildfires and deforestation, but still keeps a part of the Andean forest. The tourists can ascend by walking, cable car or funicular railway.

Although, many people ascend to contemplate the view of the capital city of Bogota, the real touristic attractive is the Basilica of the Señor de Monserrate, and it has been a place or peregrination since the colonial period.

La Candelaria

If you want to get a ton of beautiful photos from your trip to Bogota, you can miss La Candelaria, the most emblematic neighborhood in the center of Bogota.

Walk by the narrow and steep streets, admire the little and full of color houses from the colonial times, the doors with guns symbols from houses with historical meaning from the Spanish era.

Other neighborhoods form downtown are Egipto, Belen, Las Agua or Germania. Here you will find the most beautiful buildings in Bogota: The Casa de la Moneda, the Teatro Colón, La Quinta de Bolívar, among others.

If you want to know more about what you can do in Bogota, visit Alegre Spanish Schools and Study Spanish while you stay in the best city of Colombia.

Known as the South American Athens, the city of music and sometimes called a paradise for the gastronomy, Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and has many faces awaiting for you to discover them. If you want to know more about the city, check the next information.

Arriving at Bogota

Bogota is the usual city to get into Colombia for tourists, this is because the International Airport el Dorado is located there. The capital city has the greatest airways with countries and other cities from Colombia. There’s a lot of flies every day and at good cost.

The airport its 12 km away from the city, if you’re lucky you can arrive to the city in 30 minutes approximately, but that’s only if you’re lucky, because the traffic in the city its chaotic, and easily you can make an hour and a half.

From the airport you can arrive to the city by public transport, taxi or an executive transport like apps. The combination and frequency of the bus called Transmilenio it’s wide. It’s a very cheap transport and perfect if you stay close to some bus stop.

About the taxi, the system its comfortable and fast. You should go to the window, ask for the destiny and they will give you a ticket with the cost of the ride. The cost it’s usually cheap, but if you don’t want to complicate yourself with all this process, you can easily ask for a private or executive transport.

Transport in Bogota

The traffic in Bogota it’s an authentic chaos, but there’s a lot of transport that you can use to move in the city.

Taxi in Bogota

Uber and other apps of private transport are one of the best solutions for tourists, in Colombia works better because it’s cheaper than the usual Taxi, and safer. If you use the traditional taxi, make sure to ask for this service in your hotel or some touristic place, like in a restaurant or museum, this is a good recommendation for your safety.

Transmilenio

This is the name of the buses from Bogota, and its one of the biggest line of transport in the city. There are different types of transport: corriente, expreso and superexpreso. The advantage for this transport is that counts with an exclusive track. It’s a good way to know the city and spend less.

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Accommodation in Bogota

One of the best things about travel to Colombia is that the level of life it’s very cheap, even the accommodation. Is not hard to find very good options in less than 20 USD (or less) per night.

What to do in Bogota

Below you can find the best places to visit while you’re in Bogota.

Climb the Cerro de Monserrate

The views from the Cerro de Monserrate are amazing. One can’t imagine the size of this big capital cities until you see them from the sky, and that’s the point of el Cerro de Montserrate with 3.1 km of height.

You can climb the Cerro, or get to the top by cable car.

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  • Schedule: from Monday to Saturday 6:30 – 23:30; Sundays 5:30 – 18:30
  • Fee: 3 – 6 USD round trip in cable car.

Alleys in downtown

This city has nothing to do with the Colombian cities like Medellin. Bogota has a lot to discover, and one of the best way of do it, it’s by walking for some of the most iconic streets, like the 10 street or 11 street. The historic center has its maximum exponent in the neighborhood of la Candelaria with narrow and leaning streets, with colonial houses of color.

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Visit the Gold’s Museum

The Gold’s Museum it’s an imperative plan to do in Colombia. The entry its cheap and with the different levels in the building, you can discover the past of the ancient pre-Columbian civilizations, and the legend of El Dorado. All of this thanks to the golden pieces (a collection of more than 30,000 pieces).

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  • Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00; Sundays and festive days from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Fee: 1 USD approx.

Walk by the Plaza de Bolívar

One of the best places in the city. This giant square like most of the big cities in Latin-American, full of life and beauty. The monument that highlights over all the others is the Cathedral Primada de Colombia, a big temple of neoclassical style from the XVIII century. But this is not the only place to visit, we have the Capitolio Nacional, the Palacio de Justicia and the Ayuntamiento.

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If you want to know more about Bogota and study spanish at the same time, check our services and enjoy the life in the city of El Dorado.

Located at the heart of Jalisco state, we found Guadalajara, the second biggest city in Mexico and one of the best places to visit in this country, where the mariachi and tequila born and where you can find every kind of lifestyle, like a big city or a small town.

What to know in Guadalajara?

Guadalajara is a city where you can navigate on your foot, this is because its to small and you can go wherever you want in just a few minutes, this is good, because the public transport like the subway only has 2 lines of coverage over the city.

If you come from the US, you can arrive to Guadalajara easily, this is because many airlines have direct flight routes from west and east coast like New York and Los Angeles.

What and when should I visit Guadalajara?

From September to the end of the year, you can find a lot of events and fairs, starting from September, where the International Mariachi Festival begins, continuing with the Mexican Independence Day on the 16th. After, on October the celebrations of art, food and culture merge into the Ferias de Octubre.

On November the festivals of the Day of the Dead and the Feria Internacional del Libro (the world’s second biggest book fair) are must.

And if you’re thinking about the weather, its favorable all the year.

What to do in Guadalajara?

As common it is, you can star by navigate the city from the historic center, where you can find the plazas, the parks and more.

Watch the Palacio de Gobierno in Plaza de Armas while sitting on an iron bench, admire the twin spired cathedral from plaza Guadalajara, visit the Teatro Degollado with his 9 muses and his sturdy Corinthian pillars.

In the east of the city you can find too Hospicio Cabañas, where you can find some of the murals from José Clemente Orozco, and if you´re looking for traditional merchandise or souvenirs while you’re in the area, visit the Mercado San Juan de Dios, the largest indoor market in Latin America.

Browse in the complex for leather products (ground floor) and clothes and shoes on the second floor. The standard tourist souvenirs like chains and magnets are everywhere, the real deal in the market is not getting lost.

But if you want a time to be relax and not that much of people, you can go to Barranca de Huentitán or Bosque Colomos, the nearest and greatest places to hike and take a view of the surrounding, while feed the squirrels in the Japanese garden and have a peaceful time.

Learn while you stay

If you’re thinking about visit Guadalajara for more than two weeks, you can learn while you´re there, one of the best options is to learn Spanish, this is because it can help you to understand the basics of the language and be more in contact with the culture.

Alegre Spanish Schools is where you can learn Spanish at the same time that you discover the city, since we’re located in the center of town where you can find all the attractions mentioned before.

Contact us and learn Spanish while you live your best Mexican experience in Guadalajara.

Spanish is the second largest language spoken in the world which means it comes very helpful for traveling around the globe.

If you are thinking about learning Spanish in your next trip, why not immerse yourself into a complete Spanish experience traveling thru Mexico?

Things to know about Mexico

Mexico is a very big country, no wonder it has the biggest population of Spanish speakers! You can learn the language, while you also learn the culture, traditions, and history of this rich culture.

Mexico City

The capital of Mexico, also the biggest city in our country. Be mesmerized by the insights of the culture in every part of the city, listen to the original mariachi in Garibaldi, taste the real tacos at El Zocalo, or simply admire the magnificent building of Bellas Artes.

Traditions are also a big part of our culture and they are one of the most important highlights. Celebrate “Día de Muertos” with us. Let’s build an altar and dance to remember the ones that have left this life! Join us for Independence day and dress like a Mexican charro!

Talking to local people

Mexican people have a great reputation as being amazing host and very friendly people. Our hospitality knows no boundaries! We love meeting people from all over the world and we will surely teach you some Spanish and help you practice.

Studying from books is very helpful, but practicing with locals is invaluable!

Learn Spanish at Alegre Spanish Schools

The best Spanish school in México City, undoubtedly is International House México. The location is at Condesa neighborhood, the most chic and avant garde area in the city. Grab a coffee at one of our many cafeterias in the area or have a drink in a fancy cantina if you prefer. Our schools has been open for 20 years, teaching languages with the best quality standards and best certified teachers you can find.

Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is far bigger than any of us can imagine. The size of this city it’s comparable with New York City or Mexico City.

Be prepared to be amazed, here you will find the historic neighborhood known as La Candelaria, panoramic, breathtaking views of the Cerro de Monserrate, and many more touristic attractions.

Museo Santa Clara

One of the oldest museum-church; this place was built in the 17th century and is filled with the most extravagantly decorations with ornate features painted in gold, nearly 150 sculptures, and saints’ paintings decorating the walls.

This church has been transformed by the government from a church to a museum and it’s a must-see landmark in the city.

Parque 93

In the district of Chapinero, you’ll find Parque 93, considered a hotspot in Bogota where you can find the best places for dining and living the nightlife in Bogota. In the afternoon Parque 93 is one of the best places to take a walk and enjoy the sunshine. This park is one of the preferred venues to celebrate art or music festivals. During the evening, travelers from all over the world enjoy the trendy restaurants and coffee shops.

The nigh life is very active in Bogota, because the place brings together several music places and beautiful, green recreation parks. Traditionally, the park is decorated with very impressive Christmas arrangements.

The Cerro de Monserrate

Cerro de Monserrate, with 3100 meters of altitude, is one of the most famous viewpoints in Bogota, in the east cordillera.

It has suffered wildfires and deforestation, but still keeps an important part of the Andean forest. The tourists can ascend by walking, cable car or funicular railway.

Although, many people ascend to contemplate the view of the capital city of Bogota, the real touristic attractive is the Basilica of the Señor de Monserrate, a place or peregrination since the colonial period.

La Candelaria

If you want extraordinary photos from your trip to Bogota, you can’t miss La Candelaria, the most emblematic neighborhood in the center of Bogota.

Walk by the narrow and steep streets, admire the petit, full of color houses from the colonial times with doors with symbols with historical meaning from the Spanish era.

Other neighborhoods from downtown are Egipto, Belen, Las Agua or Germania. Here you will find the most beautiful buildings in Bogota: The Casa de la Moneda, the Teatro Colón, La Quinta de Bolívar, among others.

If you want to know more about what you can do in Bogota, visit Alegre Spanish Schools and study Spanish in Bogota while you stay in the best city of Colombia.