Paint your Butt and walk backwards. Xcaret’s ‘Day of the Dead’ Festival

Hotel Xcaret - Dia de Muertos
Hotel Xcaret

Whether you call it “Dia de Muertos” or “Dia de los Muertos” (the Americanized version), ‘Day of the Dead’ parties tend to freak people out.  But Halloween was taken so Mexico had to improvise.

Despite the macabre sounding name – Dia de Muertos – this holiday is one of Mexico’s most revered traditions.  It is when spirits of our loved ones return to visit friends and family.  The returning loved ones might smell a little musty so I suggest you bring deodorant as an offering.

In a nutshell: Paint yourself up and join a rockin’ party at the Hotel Xcaret and their 9 Xcaret Ecological Parks.   Dia de Muertos is commemorated annually between October 30th – November 2nd and will offer an over-the-top expression of this colorful and artful traditional holiday. 

Guests of Check PricesHotel Xcaret can attend the Eco-Park’s Festival, where they will experience a Gala Concert, ghost stories, workshops, art exhibitions, folkloric dance, circus theater, and traditional Mexican music.

In addition to the authentic shows and music, there will also be an Interactive Hacienda where guests can create masks, paint their faces as life and death, light a candle to guide the souls of the departed, and more.

Xcaret Day of the Dead
Festival de Vida y Muerte

Where’s the best place to stay?

Check PricesHotel Xcaret Mexico (and for adults-only, the Check PricesHotel Xcaret Arte next door), of course!  Admission to Xcaret Eco-Park for the Festival is included in your stay (aka FREE!)* as well as transportation, however the concerts are not included.  Check the Festival Schedule for additional events at the Park and Hotel Xcaret. Check PricesAvailability & Prices

* Admission to all Xcaret eco-parks and attractions is currently included in a stay at Hotel Xcaret/Hotel Xcaret Arte at the time of this writing but please be sure to check before booking in case that changes.

Pro Tip: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of  Mexico’s biggest traditions of the year. If you would like to leave a “Tip and Treat” for your housekeepers, top candies that the USA is known for are Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Jelly Beans.

Will you be there?

Don’t Miss:

Day of the Dead Festival at Xcaret Park (video)
Velas Resorts in Mexico Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

More Reading:

Festival de Vida y Muerte
What is Day of the Dead?

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