Travel playlist to put us in a Mexican vacation state of Mind

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.


All we need is to close our eyes and listen to music. At the same time, we imagine 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

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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

Mexico agave fields

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?

We’re inspired to create memories on those dream Mexico vacations. What songs inspire you to travel to Mexico? Let us know here.



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July, 2021
We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to Rutopia in Mexico
We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to Rutopia & Jorge. Initially I had just contacted them to get some ideas about my trip, but I ended up booking our trip to Mexico with Rutopia, after a lot of back-and-forth planning with Jorge. We wanted to visit and see both cultural/historical/gastronomical/vacation places in Mexico and our trip made that happen. Our hotels were excellent. Our drivers and guides were always on time. The activities were fun and informative. Couldn't ask for more. We did not encounter any problems, we did not have to pay any extra money for an activity either. Everything went perfectly well. Special thanks to Angel who was our guide in Merida and Chichen Itza.
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Catherine T.

Enero, 2020
Perfect trip for a woman in Mexico
The Mexican Eco company Rutopia is excellent. As a solo female traveller, I was very pleased with the custom itinerary planned for me by Sibila. All of my requests were fulfilled, from urban tours and decent, clean hotels in CDMX to horseback riding, hikes and cooking lessons in beautiful Guanajuato. All drivers and guides were professional , knowledgable and arrived on time. I was very reassured by Melina from Rutopia, a warm and and very diligent person who checked in with me every step of the way both before my trip and during my days in Colonial Mexico. I heartily recommend this company as a reliable source for trip planning in Mexico.
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Diciembre-Enero, 2020
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Jorge and Melina did a great job and I was very happy with my trip. On very short notice during the high season, Jorge put together a perfect itinerary. I hate to plan and Jorge took all the work out of it. He put together a good balance of the big, can’t miss sites and activities that were a little more off the beaten track. Jorge helpfully worked with me to adjust the itinerary to meet my interests, and in hindsight, I only wish I had gotten more involved. Every tour they arranged was fun and worthwhile with knowledgeable and professional guides and comfortable transportation. During my travels, Melina kept close tabs on me to make sure things were going smoothly. The few times I sent her a message, she quickly responded and she would check in on me every couple days when I hadn’t been in touch.
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A dream vacation in México
My husband and I had the best vacation of our lives while visiting Oaxaca, Mérida, Valladolid and Puerto Morelos in México. Vanessa helped us tailor the trip and then Marisol coordinated the final details. Anita, from Rutopía, was always responsive to our questions and concerns while we were in México. In Oaxaca, Alex, our guide from Etnoturismo, made sure we fell in love with that city. And we did indeed. The colors, the food, the people are just amazing and have a special place in our hearts. The guide we got for Chichén Itzá, Juan, was very knowledgable and took great photos of us. The hotels chosen by our local specialists were breathtaking. We wouldn't have been able to plan such a wonderful vacation without their help. Muchas gracias!
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Sue G

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Rutopia did an outstanding job with the arrangement and execution of a 9 day tour of Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We provided Rutopia with the general parameters of the trip we wanted and they suggested an itinerary. After our approval, they set up the hotels, transportation within Mexico, and site tours. The hotels were good quality, and all of the drivers and tour guides showed up on time. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour guides and learned a lot on the trip. Jorge handled setting up the itinerary, and Melina handled the execution of the trip and was readily available via WhatsApp throughout the trip for any questions or issues. Melina was particularly helpful in changing our transportation arrangements to the airport at the last minute per our request. I would recommend Rutopia and would use them again for future trips.
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July, 2021
Fantastic Will do it again
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again!!
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Rutopía has offered us an excellent treatment from the first day, fulfilling what was promised and making it an unforgettable experience. We have been to the attention of Nubia, a charming person and professional.
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July, 2021
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
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Septiembre, 2020
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I have traveled twice with Rutopía (family trips) and both have been wonderful experiences. Places of enormous beauty and biocultural richness, impossible to get to know in conventional tourism. Best of all: the hosts! Lovely people who know and love their cultures and territories and know how to transmit it with affection, pride and a great sense of hospitality. Undoubtedly, we will travel with them many more times!
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Marzo, 2021
Super local agency
We have worked with Rutopia for several tours in Mexico in the Yucatán and Chiapas and we have never been disappointed. Authentic experiences, with locals, in magical places and off the beaten tourist track. Our contact Marisol was always super available and responsive, understanding and anticipating our desires. And she speaks very good French. I highly recommend Rutopia!
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Abril, 2021
The best moment lived in Mexico
We were traveling as a group of friends with nothing organized. We like to improvise and be able to find alternative plans to the conventional tourist routes. We arrived in Puerto Escondido - Mexico's paradise - and started looking for options. A Mexican friend recommended us to contact Rutopia and we did. We explained our way of traveling - which they quickly understood - and in a few hours they came to us with a perfect selection of activities. We chose one of them and the next day we found ourselves galloping through beautiful hills, crossing a small lagoon in canoes, bathing on an unspoiled beach at sunset and sipping freshly picked coconuts with some mezcal. We had dinner in the only hut on the beach, eating fish that had been caught that day from the lagoon. Then we went to see the luminescence of the placton with paddle canoes until we were surprised by one of the biggest and reddest moons I have ever seen in my life. We ended up sleeping in bamboo huts a few meters from the waves. There were no more than 5 huts on the miles of beach that we could see. And at ALL times with an exquisite treatment - sympathy, kindness and attention. This is just one of the plans we booked with Rutopia, which definitely changed the course of our trip. Without a doubt, I would repeat this experience in any place I would like to visit in Mexico. Viva Mexico!
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Septiembre, 2020
Super organization, great accommodations and nice team
The trip was perfectly organized, we were always exclusive or in very small groups and had freedom to do our own activities. All accommodations were fantastic and sustainable, the food almost always local and very good, we could always fill our Rutopia water bottles and travel as plastic free as possible. We were met at the airport and had assistance getting a rental car. After that, we traveled independently but had our fixed dates and reservations with Rutopia. It was the perfect mix!
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Marzo, 2020
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Discovering wonderful and surprising sites, Mayan communities with an unforgettable welcome, breathtaking landscapes, a very pleasant climate in the middle of March...and smiling people! A big thank you to Rutopia and his team for the elaboration of this ideal circuit, alternating nature, city life, simplicity and comfort. Thanks to Mélina for the follow-up during our trip. We don't speak Spanish well enough, and we appreciated having a French-speaking contact person who could be reached if necessary. We still have a lot to discover and hope to come back very soon, and with Rutopia without hesitation!
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Marzo, 2020
For those who don't like to manage logistics like hotels, rental cars, activities. And above all, to have someone who speaks fluent French that we can reach at any time for the unexpected... You are in the right place! Thank you to Chloe for the preparation of our trip, to Melina our Ariadne's thread and Teresa for her welcome and help at the arrival and departure. A big thank you to Enrique and Blanca from Nuevo-Durango for their welcome, their smiles, their family, a lot of emotions at the time to leave you. Thanks to Mémo for your teaching of Mexican customs (Sian Ka'an) The Yucatan is a magnificent region. And the population is very pleasant. Only downside Holbox... Too much dust, too much smell of fuel oil, too much tourist. I will keep in memory these wonderful moments!
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