Music is and will be the best possible company to go through our existence in the world. It is that art that allows us to dialogue with our emotions. Melodies turn landscapes into stories and stories into memories. These affrimations are even more genuine when we embark on a journey. The songs that appear on a journey allow us to make time memorable, almost to stop it.
In this regard, Zhuang Min, a scholar of this discipline, says that music is able to create an atmosphere around travel. For its part, the right music has a positive impact on the mood and is able to generate good and pleasant experiences.
That said, travel would certainly not have the same flavor without the company of good songs, as it seems that certain songs are made for certain moments in life.
All we need to do is close our eyes and listen to some music, while imagining that we are enjoying an exciting and relaxing vacation in one of the destinations that Rutopia manages in Mexico.
Reasons why songs are an essential part of a trip
Music creates memories
Music has the power to create good memories, which transports us to a specific time and place. Just ask yourself about the memories of your travels, and possibly these are associated with certain songs. A song can evoke strong memories or emotions about a trip.
Music connects people
Another reason to listen to music while traveling is that it brings travelers closer together. Music gives us the possibility to interact and learn something about the locals. Since, with music, it is easy to start a conversation, for example, talking about our favorite song or carrying a musical instrument, this can lead to long chats with travelers and locals.
Music helps to get to know the local atmosphere
Last but not least, when we travel, we are looking for an immersion in the local environment. To get that experience is challenging if we don’t understand the regional flow of things. But, by knowing and listening to the local music, you can quickly immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the place. For example, finding an area where there are concerts and local artists.
Also, music can help you learn a new language, as it has a melody that is easy to remember. While learning a language through music, we also get to know a culture’s worldview. So the next time we travel to a place, we should listen to music from that region to make it easier to connect with the local people.
When traveling, you use all your senses. You have to enjoy the sights, savor the local cuisine, smell the different environments and listen to the local music. To learn more about how to organize it, travel with Rutopia.
What better than some good travel songs that make us think of a sunny day at the beach, a road trip, a hike through natural beauty, or the adventures of a big city. So we have prepared a list of our Spotify travel playlists, which we hope will make the trip truly unforgettable.
Playlist to relax and chill out on the beach
Imagine waking up lying on the sand with a coconut in your hand. Music transports and takes us under a palm tree and the sand under our feet. If a beach destination is in our plans, this playlist transports us to that trip and makes us feel like we are already on the sand.
- Caloncho -Palmar
- Siddhartha -Bacalar
- Elsa y Elmar – Planeando el Tiempo
- Pedro Capó ft. Farruko – Calma
- Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me
- Jenny And The Mexicats – Verde Más Allá
- Luis Miguel – La Chica Del Bikini Azul
- Martin Garrix feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy – Summer Days
- Mezcalito- Lila Downs
- To My Love ft Tainy – To My Love
- Leiva – Costa de Oaxaca
Songs for nature walks and hikes
You can listen to the sounds of nature while trekking and hiking, but there are times when we need extra motivation. A song to help us move our legs while on the trail. Whether you’re out in nature or the office organizing the next trekking destination: this music makes things happen. We selected ten songs for traveling and trekking in the wilderness.
- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
- Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men
- The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
- Sheppard – Geronimo
- Sam Pellegrino – Desert Sunrise
- Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
- Taylor Swift – Cardigan
- George Ezra – Budapest
- Post Malone – Circles
- Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
- Songs for road trips in Mexico
Playlist for road trips in Mexico
Whether you’re hitting the highway for a few hours or a few days, the getaway won’t be complete without good music. From country, rock, rap, pop, 90’s favorites, and love songs sung at the top of your lungs. We hope you like them as much as we do and that you enjoy this playlist on each of our road trips.
- MGMT – Electric Feel
- Anywhere – Passenger
- Mexico – James Taylor
- Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
- Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
- Mr. Brightside – The Killers
- Around the world, Calle 13
- My first million, Bacilos
- One Kiss, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
- Los Claxons – Me Voy a Tomar la Noche (I’m going to take the night)
Playlist to travel to colonial cities of Mexico
Mexican mariachis, Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Portuguese fado, and Spanish flamenco have something in common: UNESCO declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Music gives Mexico its identity and personality. Here is a summary of ten songs that will put you in a good mood to travel around Mexico’s cities.
- Alejandro Fernández – Como Quien Pierde una Estrella (Like Someone Loses a Star)
- José José – El Triste
- Luis Miguel – Mexico en la Piel
- Mario Bautista – Brindo
- Luis Miguel – La bikina
- Christian Nodal – Adios Amor
- Ángela Aguilar – La Llorona
- Maná – Clavado en un Bar
- Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan – Guadalajara
- Natalia LaFourcade – Hasta la Raíz (To the Root)
Playlist that will make you want to visit CDMX
Mexico City is the muse of muses. Not only for filming movies and music videos, but it is also a source of inspiration for musicians and singers. From local artists to foreign bands, they were inspired by its streets, sunsets, buildings, and sounds, such as traffic, the Metro, shopkeepers, and even old iron. Here is our playlist with the emblematic songs that make us travel to the CDMX.
Chilangolandia – El Tri
Metro Balderas- El Tri
Beautiful City – Natalia Lafourcade
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Beak> – Life Goes On
Caifanes – Afuera
Zoé – Luna
Maldita Vecindad – Pachuco
Café Tacuba – Eres
Los Angeles Azules ft Ximena Sariñana – My Feelings
Cafe Tacvba – Chilanga Banda
Hello Seahorse! – No Es Que No Te Quiera
Music is a powerful thing. It can be relaxing, energizing, and even the best companion during travel. Now that we’ve gone over why listening to songs while traveling is good, what other songs would you add to the playlist?