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    The most popular Mexican souvenirs amid tourists

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    The most popular Mexican souvenirs amid tourists

    Whichever the Mexican region they are visiting, tourists always look to taking home the most representative souvenirs of the place, something that has a special meaning to keep or present.

    Mexico has a lot of tradition and culture, so there are an array of handicrafts, all made with products and materials native to the region; a trip through this beautiful country implies a tour from the most ancient up to the modern art.

    Let’s take a trip by several areas or Mexico in order to know the most popular handicrafts among tourists:

    Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta

    The Huicholes tribes are responsible for creating beautiful and unique colorful pieces of art, made with crystal beads of multiple colors: bracelets, earrings, rings, keychains, jaguar heads and other figures representing their main gods and the four elements.




    Talavera is undoubtedly the most representative material of this state, both in the capital and in its municipalities; the talavera handicrafts are very sought after and purchased: decorative pieces, china, jugs and tiles.



    Huatulco, Oaxaca

    Made with paper and colored, alebrijes are the most popular in Huatulco and a great part of Oaxaca; these are fantastic figurines which combine different animals into one; according t tradition, these animals watch your sleep and keep evil spirits at bay.




    Although you can get them in most part of the country, it is in this place where they are easiest to find: charros’ sarapes and hats are embedded into charreria, and are a symbol of Mexicanity.




    Because it is a state recognized by its mining towns, in Guanajuato traditional jewelry is quite popular: gold and silver, known as “baroque silverware”, along with wool knitting and clay and tin utensils.




    Nowadays the main traditional handicrafts of the state are made by the descendants of the Purepecha culture, where carved wood, wrought copper, baskets and pottery outstand.



    Acquiring this kind of handicrafts produced by true artisan artists without the support of complex technologies helps localities preserve the culture of the whole country.


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    Angela Ortega (Eng)

    Born in the central region of Mexico, but having lived most of her life in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Angela fell in love with this area’s landscapes and its natural beauty. With the firm conviction from an early age that she wanted to be part of the way tourism was managed in her state and the country at large, she studied a degree in Tourism Management and Development at the Technological University of Nayarit. Immediately following her studies, she immersed herself in the world of hospitality in Puerto Vallarta, an iconic city within Mexico known for its wide range of hotels. Working within this field, she took various positions, which allowed her to develop many skills such as teamwork and great service as well as to learn about the standards of operations at a large hotel complex. After taking a break from the hotel industry for personal reasons, her path met Mexico Boutique Hotels, a company that closely matched her personal convictions, which involve presenting Mexico to the world as a brand that guarantees memorable experiences thanks to its natural beauty and the excellent hospitably of its people who by their very nature provide great service and are excellent hosts. Angela currently serves as Chief E-Concierge and Travel Designer for the aforementioned company, offering travelers the opportunity to live a different experience every day, where attention to details make a huge difference.