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The celebration is back and better! Día de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta.

Día De Los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1 and 2 to honor loved ones

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Celebration of Life in Puerto Vallarta 

Día De Los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1 and 2 to honor loved ones with parades and lively gatherings, and for the first time since 2019, festivities in Puerto Vallarta are going to be back in full swing. The huge “Death is Alive” parade is officially returning after a 2-year hiatus, and soon, painted skeletons, colorful floats, and vibrant music will fill the cobblestone streets. Additionally, the famous Malecon will be decorated with altars, and travelers can still see the elaborate and personal offerings, marigold petals, and candles on display at the historic 5 de Diciembre cemetery, the city’s oldest graveyard. 

Where to Stay?

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa 

Visitors can also experience the local tradition of Día De Los Muertos at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa without even having to leave the property. Nestled nearby downtown, alongside the Banderas Bay and framed by the Sierra Madre Mountains, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa shares its local culture with guests with a Celebration Beyond Life Día De Los Muertos Dinner on-site. Guests can learn the long-held traditions involved with the holiday through the staff’s altars and enjoy live music entertainment, and a special menu while connecting the present with the past to remember loved ones.

How Else to Celebrate?

Release Baby Sea Turtles into the Ocean

Additionally, November is sea turtle season in Puerto Vallarta. From June to December, guests staying at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa can celebrate life in a whole other way, by playing a role in the resort’s Ridley Sea Turtle protection program. In addition to having the opportunity to release newly hatched turtles -a precious experience- into the ocean, nature-lovers can meet the biologist at the on-site turtle nursery to learn about the conservation project, the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and taking care of the environment so that species like these can thrive. These activities are offered every day during turtle season as mother nature allows.

Indulge in a Rebirth Treatment at the Ohtli Spa 

For true healing by water, guests of the resort can experience a water-focused treatment inspired by ancient traditions of the Huichol culture at the Ohtli Spa. The signature Janzu “Rebirth” Therapy session is performed in a pool of warm water and is focused on meditation and relaxation. A therapist will guide the guest through a journey (the meaning of Ohtli) of rhythmic water movements that relax the mind, muscle tissue and joints, allowing for a gradual drift into a meditative state and a feeling of rebirth. All spa treatments also include access to its hot and cold plunge pools, designed to help stimulate and invigorate the senses for a true feeling renewal.

For more information, visit www.puertovallartamarriott.com.