Playlist: Mexican Salsa

Playlist: Mexican Salsa

The music of Mexico inspires, entertains and brings both locals and visitors to life.

When you picture Mexico, it’s easy to envision the coconut studded palm trees, the silky sand between your toes and the vibrant sunset over the ocean. But what really makes this lively country come to life is its soundtrack. Grab a cerveza and your dancing shoes—our Mexican Salsa playlist is about to get you out of your beach chair.

You’ve got the paradise backdrop, what does it matter what’s playing in the background? According to a study conducted by The Health Research Institute in Seattle, music can reduce stress and anxiety as much as a massage, and dancing can improve memory. Another study found that listening to music can elevate mood and put people in touch with their emotions. Common sense, right? Well, another study found that the type of music matters. Music with “happy,” uplifting tones are best for the mind, whereas techno or heavy metal can make depressive symptoms worse.

You can’t fight science! Pair up your beach vacation with this salsa playlist and we’ve just helped you become the happiest person on the planet. You’re welcome.


Listen to the Mexican Salsa playlist on Spotify.

Ali Coates

Ali Coates is a Contributing Writer for Here & Beyond. With a love of pop culture, music and fashion, Ali started writing for various publications while studying journalism, advertising and public relations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan, she loves the great outdoors and takes advantage of traveling to new places to hike and explore whenever she can. She has visited Riviera Maya and the U.S. Virgin Islands and can’t wait to get some more destinations under her belt.