The Wirikuta Dinner Show an Experience like No Other
We arrived in Los Cabo early on a Wednesday. A little tired from the trip but anticipating a fun week in Los Cabo. We left Louisville with snow, ice and freezing weather and of course, grey skies. Los Cabo in January is the perfect time to escape from the winter blues. But we were so excited about starting the trip at The Wirikuta Dinner Show.
I had been talking with Rocio from The Wirikuta Dinner Show and how we could watch the show in exchange for my review on Pursuing Hospitality. I was excited to hear back from her with a, yes, they would love to partner. So this is a review of The Wirikuta Dinner Show. Don’t tune out just because it is a review. I think you will enjoy hearing about it and possibly put it on your travel list when you get a chance to visit Los Cabos.
We took the afternoon and journeyed up the coast 30 minutes north and saw some fantastic beaches. Santa Maria Cove was beautiful. I could have sat all day there. After casually driving the coast, we arrived at The Wirifuta Dinner Show.
Rows and rows of cactus and succulents greeted you as you walked up to the sign in table. The excursion is intertwined in an extensive cactus garden, beside a jungle and the only freshwater estuary in Los Cabos, the show is done a-top three majestic, natural stone pyramids.
Entering The Wirikuta Experience
After checking in, we were greeted by a Shaman at the opening of the experience. He started the journey for us by explaining the Wirikuta tribe and the journey they have taken. From there we entered the village. What a vivid picture did through smells, music, people and words to share the culture of the Huichol people.
While enjoying drinks and music, we were able to walk around booths filled with amazing Huichol crafts & fresh cooked Tortillas. The art was so detailed and vibrant in color. We were able to enjoy and relax during this time and watch as the experience started telling the story.
I love how The Wirikuta Experience has set this up. The hospitality of this excursion started from the beginning. The leader of the Huichol leader greeted us and set the tone for the evening. This leader set the tone for the night. Each person welcomed and directed to the area for the next 30 minutes. The actors in the village greeted and engaged us. A welcoming spirit spread across the whole guest list.
The Wirikuta Dinner
I felt like I had walked into a magical garden. This hug Mango tree with tiny lights entwined throughout the tree created an atmosphere that made you exhale. The family style wood tables circled the tree with the food stations on the outside of the circle. The Wirikuta Dinner Show was magical just by entering into the dining area.
Dinner served as a buffet. You had three stations to choose. The taco station, the salads & hot dishes stations and then the amazing dessert station. There was an endless supply of food, and you will not leave there unsatisfied. The variety is vast. So vast that my husband that doesn’t care for Mexican food enjoyed the meal as well. (more of the desserts than anything)
A server was at each table to make sure your dirty plates were taken away quickly, and your drinks remained filled. The food stations were hosted by people that were friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. This was great because if you had questions about the foods, they were willing to explain the ingredients.
The hospitality part of the dinner that I loved came toward the end of the meal. The chef made his way out to the guest and greeted each table. He was warm, inviting and also very talkative. He wanted to make sure we enjoyed our food and that he was excited to have us as his guest. It speaks volumes to have the chef come out and greet the guest that they are feeding. As host, we need to make sure we spend time with each guest we serve too.
The Wirikuta Show
I don’t know where to start. First off; I have to be honest, if you go in January, take a jacket. It was freezing. The wind was blowing, and the air was cold. I did not come prepared for the colder weather. They had blankets, but some of the guests took multiples, so they ran out. I enjoyed the show, but it would have been more pleasant if I had a blanket or more substantial jacket. The Wirikuta Dinner Show made the effort to make everyone comfortable.
But even though we were freezing, the show was terrific. The talent of the actors in the show was outstanding. There was not a bad seat in the area. As I looked around, the audience was engaged, and it didn’t seem like anyone was having a hard time seeing. Every one of your senses engaged throughout this show. You had fantastic fire shows, and acrobatic movements were happening all throughout the show to keep you fully engaged. The show was a portrayal of the Huichol people journey.
I enjoyed the show. The show was a story of hypnotic dance and ancestral music, that carried you away to join the ancient Huichol people on their revered spiritual journey. Seeing the ladies on stilts walking down the massive hill to the dancers and the most limber lady dancing and moving, it was a show like none other.
When I was thinking through this section on my review, I thought to myself, what would fall in the category of hospitality? The show was beautiful. What I think was such a gift of hospitality was how they planned this show. They knew the weather was colder during December, so they provided blankets. They also knew people paid to see this show, so they took great effort to make sure every seat was a good seat. One that people felt comfortable in. During the show, workers walked around and made sure we had items we needed as well.
We need to be thinking ahead as well when we are entertaining or having a guest over. Is the house warm, do we need to have a chair already added to the dinner table, does the bathroom have enough toilet paper? These are things that we need to think about to where our guest feel like they’re welcomed in our home.
Saying Goodbye to the Wirikuta show
I even loved this part. When we were walking out, the cast had already made their way to the exit area. They were there to greet us and tell us goodbye. We were able to take pictures of them and with them. They also continued some of their dancing but invited the guest to join in. It was festive even up to the end.
When your guest is leaving, make sure they know you love them and you enjoyed them being in your home. Your guest should leave your home feeling loved and cared for.
If you are in Los Cabo
The Wirikuta Dinner Show is a great one to add to your must-see list. It is a night of fun, food, fellowship and also a good history lesson. Trust me when I say, if you go in January, take a jacket, not a thin sweater. You will need it. Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time. I would hate for you to miss it.