Explore Mexico’s ancient culture, crafts, regional cuisine, and history during your visit to Discover Mexico Park. Your guided tour of this unique theme park lets you watch an ancient tradition come alive as observer the fascinating Papantla Flyers’ religious ceremony. Four flyers will represent the natural elements: air, fire, water and earth. They also represent four cardinal points. An Indian priest will join them. One by one they will climb a pole ranging 80 to 90 feet. A 9-inch platform located at the top will become their dance floor as the priest plays a flute and a drum. Next, watch as the dancers who are tied to the pole, fall backwards and circle around the pole 13 times. When the four dancers complete the revolutions, they will represent the time span of the pre-Hispanic cosmic cycle. This 1,500 year old rite is considered a prayer. You’ll have the chance to interact with the flyers to learn more about the Prehispanic tradition. Your excursion tour also includes a journey to different regions of the country when you visit the Video Experience Room, viewing authentic hand-made works of art, and strolling through the exotic flora and fauna at the Park’s gardens.
? Discover Mexico Park: Experience the art, tradition, food history and vibrant cultures of Mexico in one spot.
? Papantla Flyers: Watch and learn about a jaw-dropping prehispanic ritual
What to Bring:
? SeaPass card and photo identification
? Sun protection
? Cash/credit cards
? Insect repellent
What to Wear:
? Hat and sunglasses
? Comfortable walking shoes
? Light clothing
? Facility is located really close to the pier.
? Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.