A Journey Through Western Mexico’s Wixárikas Culture

Eager to discover Mexico’s rich culture and history? Make your way to western Mexico for a journey through the wixárikas roots with a tour from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

The luxe resort is overlooking the Banderas Bay, with vibrant cuisine and things to do. One of the best experiences in the region is visiting the nearby communities.

Wixárikas Roots in Mexico

The Wixarikas is a must. During this journey inside their community, you will uncover the sacred site of Altavista in the hills of Nayarit.

Here, your guide will be an indigenous Huichol. They will teach you about traditional rock engravings and their customs, most of which are more than 2,000 years old.

Better known as Huicholes, and known for their characteristic Wixaritari language, this native group resides in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Durango, and Zacatecas. They’re one of the 10 indigenous cultures worldwide who have fought for the preservation of their traditions.

Wixárikas Roots in Mexico

What You Will Experience

These wixárikas villages have 15 hieroglyphs, originally registered by the Aztecs in volcanic lands. Their intention? To summon the gods. Each one represents different phases of everyday life, such as health, fertility, rain, and trade.

Ceremonies that honor the gods are an huge element of the Huichol culture. So,during the tour, you will also take part in the Nakawe ritual, the fertility grandmother, and Tatewari, the grandfather of fire.

Huichol Journey in Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit at Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas

It’s a unique insight into this beautiful part of Mexico…

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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