Nothing says “I love tequila” quite like spending the night in a giant tequila barrel surrounded by fields of spiky agave in the town of Tequila, Mexico. Matices Hotel de Barricas was designed so that tequila lovers from around the world can pay homage to the region where the peppery spirit originated. Matices Hotel de Barricas features barrel-shaped rooms with colorful hand-painted murals which celebrate Mexico’s vibrant tequila culture.
Matices Hotel de Barricas is an excellent destination for travelers who are fond of elegant, posh vineyards. Matices Hotel de Barricas features a romantic restaurant with soft lighting and towering archways that is ideal for anniversaries and honeymoon celebrations. The hotel also features outdoor patio seating for those who wish to sample tequila in the sunshine. There is plenty of outdoor space for those who feel inspired to reproduce Pee-wee Herman’s famous “Tequila” dance from “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”. Visitors may want to think twice before dancing on any of the hotel’s swanky bars.
The town of Tequila offers plenty of opportunities for exploration. Visitors can tour a tequila distillery and learn how tequila is made. Naturally, there are countless opportunities to taste Tequila’s most prized export. Several trails allow travelers to hike and bike around Tequila’s celebrated agave fields. Visitors can explore nearby mines which uncover opals and obsidian, and survey an ancient archeological site.
Spending the night in a giant tequila barrel may sound a little claustrophobic, but the cozy accommodations at Matices Hotel de Barricas never fail to transport guests into a state of total relaxation. Sipping a margarita on the balcony of a giant tequila barrel as the sun sets over a nearby mountain range is pure magic. California’s vineyards get a lot of shine, but there is no question that Tequila’s agave fields are just as spectacular.