Best time to go to Mexico

Bahidorá 2020

A boutique festival settled in the jungle near a turquoise river

Bahidorá in Mexico 2020 - Best Time
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The Bahidorá Carnival (Carnaval de Bahidorá) is an annual music festival taking place in Las Estacas natural water park that belongs to Sierra de Montenegro natural reserve in Morelos, Mexico. The area is famous thanks to turquoise waters of the Yautepec River, a natural spring rich in minerals, which feeds the lush green flora of the park.

The carnival in Bahidorá is the celebration of music, ambiance, art, installations, performances, design, gastronomy, and well-being practices. It is a sustainable event that takes responsibility for the possible negative environmental impact. The festival is attended by about 6,000-10,000 people annually.

The lineup of Bahidorá is diverse and eclectic: from afrobeat and R&B to cumbia, salsa, funk, soul, and jazz. It features both Mexican bands like La Banda Baston and international BeGun or British DJ Karma Kid. Indie and EDM like Kindness, Modeselektor and Mac DeMarco are followed by hip-hop of De La Soul and Latin American La Yegros. In addition to that, festival-goers can dip into the crystal-clear waters of the river, enjoy its natural beauty, attend a designer market, listen to inspiring lectures, combine meditation, sounds, and yoga at Isla B, and indulge in delicious foods.