LoLatinos are famous for being partiers, always find an excuse to make the meeting with friends, the christening of the nephew, the wedding of the cousin or simply because he won the national team.

So ... yes, we celebrate everything, however, there are entrenched customs that make the whole country dress up as a party and be a national celebration. One of the most representative parties in Mexico and that has been recognized by Hollywood (personally one of my favorites) is the Day of the Dead party.

In Cancun this date does not go unnoticed and it is easy to find anywhere an altar with all its elements; Although at the same time Halloween is mixed with their costumes, there are places where you can enjoy the Day of the Dead in a traditional way. While you learn more about this custom, because we never finish discovering all those secrets that each element keeps on the altar, in this zone the "Hanal Pixán" is carried out as it is known the day of the dead in the Yucatan Peninsula.

That is why the end of October and the beginning of November is one of the best times to enjoy the Day of the Dead festivities in Cancun. Why? Because you have 3 options to celebrate it:


Visit the Mayan Museum of Cancun and get to know the famous natural size catrinas that will be on display from October and throughout the month of November. These sculptures are created by Cancunians and have different styles. In addition, you can take advantage of the visit to see the pieces on display at the museum and explore the archaeological site of San Miguelito that is right there.



Every year the Festival of Life and Death takes place in Xcaret Park, one of the most anticipated. An event in which we can witness how great Mexico is, extolling Mexican roots through the history of each of the elements that make the Day of the Dead incredible.

During the festival there are various events such as plays, workshops, dance and traditional music presentations, exhibitions and concerts. The Mayan communities of the region participate in these cultural exhibitions with gastronomic samples, handicrafts and native music. We recommend, if you want to attend this event, make the reservation in advance so you can enjoy up to 15% discount on the purchase of the festival ticket.



In this park there is also a Day of the Dead festival, one of the most visited by the people of Cancun. The Palapas Park is located in the center of the city, which makes it easily accessible and perfect to go with the family. Live music, dances, personalized catrinas contest, altars display and lots of food, is what you can enjoy in this place and the little ones will love it.


Do not miss the opportunity to live this unique party in Cancun, remember to ask about the special promotion for this season.

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