Christmas season is drawing near, and with it the Christmas holidays. According to the World Tourism Organization, Mexico is the most visited country in all of Latin America, and also de tenth most visited country in the world. This can be attributed to various factors such as the countless cultural sites it possesses, but also its amazing natural beauty.
At MexResorts we know you wish to spend an unforgettable Christmas holiday, and this is why we are going to tell you below why Mexico is the perfect place for this.
Unlike other countries, Christmas in Mexico begins officially on December 16. Some of the Mexican Christmas traditions includes las posadas, the Christmas piñata, the aguinaldos, craft fairs, and many others. If these activities are not known or practiced where you live, without a doubt it is worth it to get to know all the unique Mexican Christmas traditions, and become familiar with a different culture.
Suggested places to visit:
Mazatlán: Christmas holiday season in Mazatlán officially begins on December 19, 2016 and it goes until January 6, 2017. Besides all the interesting places to visit like el Malecón (one of the longest beach boardwalks in the world), the lighthouse (one of the highest natural lighthouse in the world), or the Labradas Museum. You can also enjoy a relaxing night walk across the heart of the Historic Center of Mazatlán, in the Plazuela Machado, and enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations.
Puerto Vallarta: A city where summer is permanent. The sunny and cloudless days are almost always close to 26ºC. (78,8 Fahrenheit) If you live in a cold place, or if you can’t stand snow, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place for you. You will be able to relax, change your environment, and enjoy unforgettable moments.
Among the notable Christmas events we can name the Virgen de Guadalupe celebration, where local citizens parade on the streets through the city center, showing their catholic religious devotion and their traditional Christmas spirit. These processions take place from December 1 to 12. No doubt this is one of the most important and notable Christmas events in Puerto Vallarta.
Another outstanding Christmas attraction are the humpback whales. December is the month in which these gigantic majestic cetaceans visit the waters of Puerto Vallarta.
Cancun: Also a perfect city if you want to escape winter, even though climate here is a little bit fresher. Nonetheless the pleasant tropical weather is guaranteed.
Among the activities you will be able to carry out are snorkel on Cozumel Island, or a touristic visit to the Chichen-Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world. You will enjoy a pleasant stroll, and you will be able to know this pre-hispanic city and its unique Mayan architectural style.
A place you should not overlook if you’re visiting Cancun is the “Subaquatic Museum of Cancun”. (MUSA) an amazing museum underwater, that you will only be able to appreciate by diving.
The “Cancun Queen” is a Paddle Steamer (tom Sawyer Style) which is available for renting and private events. Spending the new year in this ship is possible. The Cancun Queen has two floors for the gatherings, ample space for dinner dancing or relaxing.
Playa del Carmen: Restaurants in the Quinta Avenida (5th avenue) offer special menus during Christmas night. The Christmas celebrations in Playa del Carmen are sober, calmed and family-friendly.
For the new year celebrations, everything is more active and festive. Hotels offer special menus and events designed to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The nightclubs in Calle 12 offer a wide variety of thematic parties where you will be able to spend New Year’s Eve.
In Playa del Carmen it is also possible to spend the new year’s eve on a beach club, the weather is adequate because it never goes below 15ºC. (59 Fahrenheit). Without doubt spending New Year’s Eve on the beach can be a beautiful a unique experience you are going to be able to have.