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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September, 2022
Two Weeks in Mexico
Seamless transfers, excellent hotels particularly in Mexico city and Puebla, combined with various cultural and food tours. Particular highlights were the cultural/food tours in Mexico city and Puebla (also including the anthropology museum in Mexico city), and the rural tours in Oaxaca where we visited textile workshops, mescal producers and participated in a cooking class using traditional equipment. Also, although we didn't need it, the on call remote assistance was reassuring. I would definitely recommend Rutopia.
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April, 2022
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Enjoyed using Rutopia (Marisol and Melina) to plan my trip to Mexico. Marisol helped me figure out the best options fand booked everything. Melina was my in country support. Rutopia (the company through Kim Kim) is great and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take the burden out of vacation planning. My son and I truly enjoyed the trip knowing everything was taken care of and we just had to have fun. Thanks!
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July, 2022
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Such an amazing time in the Yucatán! Between floating in the mangroves to visiting Chichén Itzá to spending a whole day on the beach in El Cuyo, I couldn’t have planned a better trip without their help. Thank you so much for an unforgettable birthday vacation!! Simply amazing! Don’t think twice about having them help you plan your next vacation!
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April, 2022
Great experience with this agency, totally recommend!
Great experience with this agency. Our tour in Mexico was perfect and organised with great passion and precision. Special thanks to Mel (our direct contact during the trip) for being super responsive and to Jorge Barbosa (our tour guide in Mexico City). Totally recommend this tour operator!
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June, 2022
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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, 2022
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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April, 2022
A literally perfect trip to the Yucatan peninsula
Tom and I knew we wanted to go to Mexico. We knew we wanted a little bit of culture, some wildlife, and maybe a splash in the ocean. That's it. With the vague and minimal information we gave them, Rutopia was able to put together a perfect trip for us. We had a flawless itinerary. It's so clear that Rutopia really cares about the communities (animals and humans) in Mexico. Everything we did and everywhere we stayed felt like they were helping us experience Mexico as authentically and respectfully as possible. It's almost impossible to pick a highlight, but top of the list has to be the day we shared with Enrique, a Mayan host who was unbelievably generous with us. He shared the community gardens, including history and background about the families that live in Nuevo Durango and other nearby communities. He showed us the neighborhood cenotes, Punta Laguna, Uma Nojoch Keej (a wildlife reserve), and more. We picked and prepared the plants as Enrique and his wife Blanca showed us the best way to cook them (and rescued us when we were pricked by the nopales!). We saw howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the wild which was very cool. That had to be the very best day, but every day was amazing. Sian Ka'an reserve was lovely, the Mayan ruins were spectacular, the snorkeling in Puerto Morelos was fabulous, the bicycle cenote tour was jaw'droppingly gorgeous. I'm waxing superlative but it really all was like a dream. Beyond the activities, the scheduling and pace was perfect for us. We felt like we really made the most of our six days, but with enough downtime to explore and enjoy at our leisure. From picking up our car at the airport to finding our accommodation, the logistics were very smooth at every interaction. Special shoutout to Melina who pretty much instantly helped us when we had any questions about the trip. We've never used a travel planning service like this before. But after this trip, we'll never go back to the old way!
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July, 2022
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
We had a wonderful time. We started out in Mexico City with a 2 day tour filled with museums, food, and beautiful sights. We then went on to Cholula to experience the culture in a smaller town, see a local market, and eat traditional food. We finished the tour in a small town called Cuetzalan, where most people speak an indigenous language. All of our guides were great. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
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March, 2022
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing trip excellent organized by Jorge and supervised by Melina from Rutopia. We spent 10 days in Mexico, starting in Ciudad de Mexico where we visited the amazing Teotihuacan and then we flew to Yucatan for the amazing sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Tulum, Merida, Valladolid and the great Island Holbox. The trip was perfectly organized, the hotels were very good, and the guides were carefully chosen. We highly recommend Rutopia and especially Jorge!
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November, 2021
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March, 2021
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Mikel D

April, 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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September, 2020
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March, 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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Sabrina N

March, 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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