October 13, 2022|

How is Day of the Dead celebrated in Cancun?

Immerse yourself in the adventure, cultures and traditions that Cancun has for you.

Autumn is here, the days start to feel warmer, at night you can feel the fresh air on your skin and in the mornings you can enjoy the sun. If you want to spend your days under the sun, enjoying a dip in the warm Caribbean Sea and also want to connect with your Mexican roots, you must visit Cancun on the Day of the Dead.

The idyllic paradise of the Mexican Caribbean receives hundreds of foreign and national tourists who want to spend their vacations under the warm sun and swim in the unique turquoise blue sea, but during October something magical happens in Cancun; the city dresses in colors, the music is loud and mysticism comes to the fore, all to celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead in Quintana Roo

The Day of the Dead has its origins in the Mayan culture, and now it is celebrated all over Mexico, and of course in Cancun! If you're wondering what to do in Cancun on Day of the Dead, you're in the right place! At Travel Raintree we'll answer it for you. So, book a beachfront room in Cancun, and start enjoying this beautiful tradition.

Although in other countries Halloween is the main holiday and is celebrated with costume parties and haunted houses; in Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. An ancestral holiday that the ancient Maya of the southeastern region of the country still call "Hanal Pixan" or the "Feast of the Souls" It is celebrated by placing ofrendas, and remembering our loved ones. If you plan to travel during this date to Quintana Roo, here are some ideas on what to do on the Day of the Dead in Cancun.

What is Day of the Dead, and why is it celebrated?

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates life and memories. It is a time when families gather to remember loved ones who have passed away.

Visit Tres Reyes

If what you really want is to get into the heart of the Mayan communities, you can take a tour to an enriching experience: the celebration of Hanal Pixan in the town of Tres Reyes, where you can appreciate the local culture from a respectful perspective. Here you can visit the community altars where the inhabitants of Tres Reyes will explain the symbolism of their offerings and also give you a tour of a hanging bridge that connects to a beautiful cenote.

You will have the opportunity to see a Mayan ritual performed by a Shaman, you will be in the middle of dances, copal, candles, and flowers. At the end of the tour, you will taste an incredible traditional meal, including chachacuas, baked suckling pig, fritters, and atole.

Life and Death Festival at Xcaret

This is an activity that attracts thousands of national and foreign tourists, Xcaret Park opens its doors from October 30 to November 2 to receive the spirits of those who have already departed to the afterlife; all this during the Festival of Life and Death Traditions in its 16th edition. This year with Tlaxcala as special guest, who will present a demonstration of the customs of their state through plays, music, and crafts.

The park also offers its customers theatrical performances, shows, concerts, meetings, games and more than 200 activities in 13 different forums. Definitely, it is something you can't miss if you are looking for what to do on the Day of the Dead in Cancun.

Book a room at Club Regina Cancun, you will be only 1 hour away from Xcaret, we are waiting for you!

Tasting of traditional dishes

If you need an excuse to taste the delicious gastronomy of Quintana Roo, visiting Cancun on the Day of the Dead will be the perfect reason.

You can delight your palate with dishes such as panuchos, salbutes, tamales, empanadas and garnachas and also try the typical drink of the state: the Xtabentún, which is made with fermented honey from bees that feed on Xtabentún flower and anise.

Also, if you visit Cancun on the Day of the Dead you must try the chicken mukbil, a dish that is only prepared on this date. It is made with corn dough and stuffed with seasoned pork, beef or lamb to give it flavor.

Beachfront rooms in Cancun, stay at Club Regina Cancun

Stay in front of a paradisiacal private beach in Cancun and enjoy Mexican traditions. When you stay at Club Regina Cancun you will be able to taste the delicious food at Inizio, our restaurant which has a beautiful view of the beach. We have rooms that will accommodate from 2 to 6 people, whether you decide to spend your little vacation as a couple, or with your friends and family. Our hotel is ideal for people looking for privacy and tranquility.

The opportunity you were looking for to know this little piece of heaven has arrived, take advantage of the great offer of last minute reservation, get 65% off when you book 2 to 15 days before your stay, get to know Cancun and book a room at Club Regina Cancun, we are waiting for you!

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