Latin America, Caribbean | Nov./Dec. 2022
Guadalajara Comes to Life in Mexico
Mexico’s City of Roses will once again welcome Calaverandia, a seasonal attraction celebrating the Day of the Dead. Starting Nov. 2, an eclectic mix of colorful skulls, Mexican food, and traditional altars will take over more than 100 hectares of Guadalajara’s Metropolitan Park.
Designed by local company Alteacorp, Calaverandia returns for its third year with new interactive exhibits, live performances, and multimedia entertainment. This year’s signature attraction, an immersive 4D show named Alma, tells the story of Day of the Dead, combining folklore with state-of-the-art technology.
The family-friendly attraction plans to open its doors nightly at 7 p.m. Ticket sales will be made available online, as Calaverandia plans to be 100% cashless. Guests are encouraged to use a bracelet that can be linked to a credit card for the purchase of everything from souvenirs to street food.
New Bike Takes to the Sky in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s premier cloud forest destination is famous for its hanging bridges and private ecological reserves. Now, Monteverde’s list of attractions includes a new zip line. “The Sky Bike” may not be the longest or highest zip line in the region, but it is the only one that offers guests the possibility of biking and zip lining at the same time.
Following the success of similar attractions in Latin America and the Caribbean, El Tigre Waterfalls reserve opened “The Sky Bike.” The ride follows three different cables ranging from 100 to 150 meters each. At more than 60 meters above the ground, the zip line bike circuit offers unparalleled views of the cloud forest to guests ages 12 and older.
Committed to sustainable tourism practices, El Tigre Waterfalls offers self-guided tours through the independently owned and operated reserve. With the addition of “The Sky Bike,” adrenaline junkies can pedal the last 400 meters of the trail and enjoy sights amongst the canopy once exclusive to birds.