When in Guadalajara, be sure to visit the Arena Coliseo for Mexico’s own version of freestyle wrestling: lucha libre. Similar to WWE but even wilder, the sport provides hours of entertainment. Wrestlers wear dramatic outfits and masks, while rowdy fans jump out of their chairs to heckle the luchadores—and each other. Fights take place on Tuesdays and Sundays and tickets, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the arena, cost around 60–150 pesos. If you’d rather someone else handle the details, go through Estacion Central (also known as Red Pub), which offers a drink-ticket-bus package for 175 persos per person.

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Loud rock music, strobing lights, screaming fans, and the thrill of watching masked Mexican wrestlers attack each other in a crazy show of theatrical posturing, punching, and prat-falling: Truly there is no more fun to be had than a night at the Arena Coliseo. The luchadores have amazing names and even more astonishing costumes; join in the good-natured screaming for your favorite, buy a bag of donuts, but keep an eye on your pockets.

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