¡Fiesta, Fiesta!: Cinco de Mayo 2018

In Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Stay, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Get your sombreros and shakers ready because it’s almost the fifth of May, the day tequila flows freely. From authentic parties full of savory eats to special deals on room rates and more, these Mexico resorts are celebrating the big day in a variety of ways. Enjoy Cinco de Mayo with these festive events and special offers.

The Resort at Pedregal

The resort’s Beach Club is celebrating the day with a party full of food and fun. Start the night off with the welcome cocktail, a coriander and serrano margarita, and follow it up with an array of Mexican favorites. Food options include a salad station; a live cooking display with build-your-own-tacos with meats like chipotle beef arrachera, lime and cilantro-marinated sea bass, al pastor and more; a hot station serving up sides including rajas poblanos-onion, chiles toreados roasted chiles, black bean sopes and more; a dessert station with churros, vanilla flan, tres leches and more; and an aquas frescos station with hibiscus, horchata and tamarindo. There will also be piñatas to top off the night. Local residents will receive 15% off. 6 to 10 p.m. More info here.

One&Only Palmilla

For a sophisticated and upscale Cinco de Mayo celebration, Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is hosting a culinary-inspired weekend May 4-6 at One&Only Palmilla. The weekend kicks off on May 4 with a guided tour of Los Tamarindos, an organic local farm followed by a hands-on cooking class and a cultural experience blending art and music. On Saturday, guests can partake in a “Meet the Wine Maker” experience with California winery Sine Qua Non before enjoying a personally crafted dinner with wine pairings from Chef Jean-Georges at SEARED. Guests can book the individual experiences separately or book the Cinco de Mayo offer which includes a three-night stay and more. More info here.

Hotel El Ganzo

Dine the authentic way this Cinco de Mayo as Hotel El Ganzo hosts a Chef Residency with a uniquely designed menu from chefs David Hussong and Maribel Aldaco Silva from Fauna Restaurant. Enjoy flavors created in an innovative style from the Guadalupe Valley. 6 p.m. More info here.

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa

Spend the evening by Grand Solmar’s main pool while enjoying a margarita bar, a Tex-Mex buffet, live music and a DJ. Kids welcome. 6 to 10 p.m. More info here.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

The brand new resort is kicking into gear with a festive evening of folk dancers, live Mariachi music, Mexican culture videos by DJ Corona, a full open bar and a grand Mexican buffet. Kids welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. More info here.

Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca

On May 5, the two hotels are kicking off their fourth annual cultural medley and celebration of Mexico’s traditions and artistry. Hecho en Mexico is taking place May 5-26 and features a month packed with the flavors of Mexico, music, art, dancing, special dinners and more. On May 5, the opening party will feature a taco night including a beach dinner with a menu of Mexican selections and a prehispanic show. 7 to 9 p.m. More info here.

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Enjoy the best flavors of Mexico plus a festive package offering 35% off. Book a stay by May 8 for stays through December 24, 2018 and receive up to two kids free per suite, early check-in or late check-out, a $50 spa credit per adult per night and 10% off in the resort’s boutique. More info here.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Book a stay at the luxurious all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta resort by May 8 for stays through December 15, 2018 and receive up to two kids free per suite, a $50 spa credit per adult per night, a $30 spa credit for teens and 10% off in the resort’s boutique. More info here.

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