by Claudette Elizondo
(Merida, Yucatan Mexico)
MexicaChica Getaways is based in Mérida, Yucatan and
provides learning vacations exclusively to women travelers. Among the high quality thematic workshops offered are:
Alebrijes (the hand carved and painted paper machier animals that originate from Mexico City), Mesoamerican Mask Making (using the direct plaster technique), and Legendary Collage (Collage
borrowing inspiration from popular Mayan legends).
Culture through Cuisine and Spanish and Cultural Immersion trips are also available.
Mérida is a safe destination that has long been overlooked, which is amazing to me since the Yucatan is full of natural wonders, has a fascinating history and offers a stunning amount of cultural activities to suit many interests. The getaways are a perfect choice for any experientialy-driven gal interested in learning about Mexican culture through its art, food or language.