If you are planning a vacation to Cabo anytime soon, you simply must treat yourself to the Wirikuta experience. This spectacular nighttime show is bound to leave you breathless with its dazzling performances that take you on an exhilarating journey into Mexico’s mystical past. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for a romantic date night, a thrilling show that will keep the whole family entertained or something you and your friends can bond over during your getaway in Cabo, the Wirikuta show will not disappoint! Make sure you take the time to see this mind-blowing evening show for yourself.
Mexico’s Huichol People
The show is held on top of three magnificent naturally formed stone pyramids. The show explores the origins of the Huichol people, an indigenous group native to the San Luis Potosi area of Mexico who migrated to portions of the Sierra Madre mountain range in states including Jalisco, Nayarit, Durango and Zacatecas. Their deeply spiritual connection to nature, animals and spirits bring forth ancient rituals that are a very important part of their culture. They have managed to maintain many of the pre-Columbian practices which often include weeping, singing and contacting the spirits of their ancestors. The Huichol have proudly continued their shamanistic practices and have eschewed Catholic ideologies that have been embraced by large portions of the population in Mexico.
An Enchanting Place
Wirikuta is the name of the place where the Huichol people journey to every year (typically by foot) in order to collect peyote, a cactus that is used in important religious tribal rituals and the show is inspired by this fascinating tradition. Once they arrive in Wirikuta, the Huichol begin their search for peyote. The first cactus discovered is divided and shared with the group, and they continue to gather enough peyote for the next year. Consuming the plant helps them to have visions, which allow the shaman to communicate with the gods and ensure the soul of each Huichol is renewed.
The Wirikuta Experience
The magical Wirikuta experience takes place in an enchanting space within an enormous cactus garden which is situated next to the only freshwater estuary in Los Cabos. The Wirikuta experience in Cabo embraces the captivating Huichol ancestral dances that have been passed down through the generations, which have been integrated with contemporary choreography, spellbinding acrobatics and cutting-edge 3D mapping technology to create a truly unique spectacle.
The riveting experience takes you on a three hour journey to the heart of Mexico’s vibrant indigenous past. There are three different experience levels to choose from to customize the Wirikuta show to your particular needs, though each one includes an open bar all evening plus time to mingle with the cast before and after the visually stunning one hour Wirikuta show. You can also walk around the on-site recreation of a Huichol village where artisans can be seen crafting masterful works of art, which feels as though you are taking a step back in time to ancient Mexico.
For a truly unforgettable evening, check out the Wirikuta experience in Cabo!