Mexico City, Mexico (October XX, 2017) – Although Day of the Dead is celebrated around the world, La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana offers seven distinctive ways to honor the dead. With an array of 12 distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations, La Colección gears up to celebrate one of the country most important festivities by inviting guests to immerse themselves in this unique Mexican holiday.
Below are the seven most exciting Day of the Dead celebrations provided by La Colección this year:
o Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun will host their annual Día de los Muertos dinner celebration and shrine competition for their guests to experience the magic of the holiday. Beyond serving delicious authentic Mexican cuisine, this special dinner will be adorned with dozens of Cempasúchil flowers or Mexican Marigold known as the Day of the Dead flower, as well as various burning candles that capture the spirit of this holiday. To wrap up the celebration, guests are invited to enjoy and vote for their favorite altars, built and decorated by the hotels employees, that fully encompass the tradition of celebrating and honoring the lives of the dead.
- DIY Sugary Treats
o Traditions are highly cherished at Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen, especially when they originate from authentic Mexican culture. During the day of the dead, the resort transforms their coffee deli into an elaborately decorated Day of the Dead sanctuary. Here, guests will find the extraordinary Cempasúchil flowers adorning every corner of the room, as well as the quintessential shrines that honor the dead on this celebratory day. Guests are in for an extra special treat, as the resort’s chef will be demonstrating how to make and decorate their own sugar-coated skull, to further immerse guests in this fun tradition.
- Marchin’ for the Dead
o Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun hosts a jam-packed Día de los Muertos celebration day with elaborate activities, where guests are invited to participate in the typical decoration of the altars of the dead, while enjoying delicious treats served by employees embodying the colorful and unique characters of the holiday. The hotel features an incredible parade that showcases all the typical customs of the holiday, as well as their popular activity involving guests creating a female skeleton figure, known as a Catrina, with colored rice.
- Bread of the Dead
o To keep up with one of Mexico’s most important holiday, El Día de los Muertos,Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancunhosts an elaborate Day of the Dead altar at their renowned restaurant, Viña del Mar. The hotel invites guests to honor the traditions of the occasion by serving typical foods such as pan de muertos (bread of the dead) a sweet and doughy bread drizzled with a sugary glaze with crossbones branded on the crust. They also adorn the restaurant with emblematic decorations such as Catrinas, which are costumed female skeletons created by 19th-century political print maker José Guadalupe Posada, as a parody of Mexican upper-class females.
- Traditional Pool Parade Creates a Splash
o Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa embraces the symbolic celebration of El Día de los Muertos with several activities including the creation of an elusive altar of the dead that boasts the typical elements of the holiday such as colorful flowers, painted skulls and candles. The resort also hosts a grand dinner where guests can enjoy delicious treats such as pan de muertos. To conclude the exciting festivities, a colorful parade of the typical characters of the Día de los Muertos holiday is held for guests to enjoy at the pool.
- The Skeleton Check-in
o In the spirit of honoring those who have passed, during this colorful holiday Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco decorates their main lobby and other public spaces with traditional Day of the Dead icons. Don’t miss altars adorned with the vibrant yellow Cempasúchil flowers and tall hand-painted skeleton statues.
- A Colorful Celebration
o Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun will host a beautiful and festive dinner for guests to immerse themselves in the typical traditions of the Day of the Dead. Guests can expect to be served delicious treats such as, bread of the dead and enjoy the spectacular decorations and altars set up around the resort to honor the holiday. Guests are sure to be mesmerized by all the bright colors displayed as they get to know this special Mexican tradition.
Whether it’s by feasting on mouth-watering dishes or dancing alongside hand-painted skeleton statues, La Colección invites guests to celebrate the living and the dead at one of its exclusive properties in Mexico’s most desirable destinations. Day of the Dead celebrations are observed from October 31stthrough November 2nd, an ideal three-day vacation to enjoy La Colección’s Mexican hospitality.
About La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana
La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana is comprised of 12 distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations. The resort collection encompasses the brandsLive Aqua Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts and The Explorean by Fiesta Americana. Showcasing the best of Mexico including its rich culture and warm hospitality, guests are privy to unrivalled accommodations, amenities and entertainment that ensure a superior, world-class vacation experience. The resorts within La Colección include: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only, Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen, Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa, Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco, The Explorean Cozumel and The Explorean Kohunlich. For further information, please visit: www.lacoleccionresorts.com/