Tequila boasts a magical landscape of blue agave fields, historical streets and lively festivities. Discover the traditional distilleries on tequila tasting tours, take a romantic balloon flight over the agave fields or bottle your own reserve at La Rojena. With some distilleries maintaining the traditional processes and techniques in its tequila making, Tequila is a destination for those wishing to taste some of the highest standard blends in the world.
Becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, Tequila is the most recent town in Mexico to be granted this status. Relatively untouched by tourism, the town retains a traditional way of life, with many of its inhabitants working as harvesters in the agave fields or in the distilleries, otherwise known as the ‘master tequileros’. Visitors can take tours of ancient distilleries including the oldest in Latin America, ‘La Rojena’, blend their own tequilas using up to five combinations of flavours or taste chocolate that combine the flavours of agave and cocoa. A walking tour of the historic centre will be a great way to spend the morning before you head to a distillery. The National Museum of Tequila is just down from the main plaza and is a place to learn about the drink and its role in the town’s development; there is also a fine collection of old bottles and agave art.
Passionate about the elements that form part of the town’s history, the community within Tequila are proud to show you how they make their living. The town particularly comes alive during one of their regular fiestas; Dia de la Santa Cruz occurs in May and includes extravagant mariachi bands and plenty of tequila (obviously). The La Senora de la Selud in December is also popular, with rodeos, fireworks and of course more tequila!
When to go: Visit during one of the town’s fiestas in May or December for a lively atmosphere. The distilleries are open all year round and the temperatures are generally pleasant and warm throughout the year.
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