Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

In Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at various resorts offering specials, events and more.

Thompson Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

The Main House at Thompson Playa del Carmen is so primed for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, they’ve even named their rooftop, poolside hot spot Cinco. Surrounded by two premium and five standard cabanas, the property’s meandering rooftop is the epicenter of the poolside revelry scene in Playa del Carmen. The infinity edge pool is flanked on each side by lively dining options, including the popular NYC-based restaurant concept – CATCH as well as Cinco. Featuring Playa’s best views from sunrise to sunset, Cinco offers casual dining and a swim-up bar, where guests can even enjoy Thompson Playa del Carmen’s very own tequila.

Marquis Los Cabos

San Jose del Cabo

Tequila lovers come together at Marquis Los Cabos to sip, savor, learn and cool off with their drink of choice this Cinco de Mayo. Guests have the option to opt for an in-depth tequila tasting experience, which explores the distillation process, classifications, provides tastings, a visit to the arch, and more. With over 85 brands of tequila on the menu, the resort also added a $1,000 Tequilas Premium Case Azul popsicle with gold flakes, to complete its dedicated spirit menu.

The Resort at Pedregal

Cabo San Lucas

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo with ocean views at The Resort at Pedregal’s new seasonal Va y Viene Beach Bar — featuring champagne varieties — and Don Manuel’s, which is now serving special concoctions from years past in honor of the property’s 10th anniversary:

  • Guava Margarita – Silver tequila, cointreau, guava, lychee and lime
  • Mexican Perfect Martini – Aged mezcal, pineapple, thyme and ginger
  • Blue Basil – Grey Goose, cassis liquor, blueberries, basil, lemon and soda water

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Punta Mita

Sip up more than 200 types of tequila at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, in addition to snacking on churros at the resort’s brand new churro cart La Churrerita (pictured). The newest restaurant Dos Catrinas, which recently opened in March, is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with its cocktails and delicious Mexican eats. Check out two of its top sips below, just in time for the festive holiday!

5 de Mayo by Mixologist Rocío Mogollón

  • 2 oz. Tequila Volcanes Añejo
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc (or Americano or Martini Bianco)
  • Orange twist

Directions: Aromatize the mixing glass with the orange twist. Pour the remaining ingredients and cool with ice. Garnish with sliced pear and serve strained in a coupette glass.

Catedral by Mixologist Miguel Aquino

  • 2 oz. Mezcal Danzantes Blanco
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. Late harvest wine
  • .5 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Lemon juice
  • 5 Raspberries

Directions: Muddle the raspberries and mezcal in a cocktail shaker, add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Serve double strained in a glass over ice. Garnish with a crushed ice shell with Angostura bitters and a skewer with lemon peel and raspberry.

Mar del Cabo

Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo cookout at Mar del Cabo on May 5 from 12 to 6 p.m. featuring great food, and ambiance. Enjoy a two-for-one beer special, piñata smashing and free margarita shots when showcasing your mustache.

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