This Mexican holiday is full of food, drinks, celebrations, and costumes, unlike anything you have seen before. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year, as a welcome back to souls of deceased relatives. Sound spooky? Well, it shouldn’t! This celebration is anchored around joy and gratitude, with the aim of celebrating culture, history and of course familial bonds. On The Day of the Dead, you’ll find explosion of color and life-affirming joy across Mexican cities, a truly must-see experience.
If you are looking to visit Mexico and immerse yourself in The Day of the Dead celebrations, IHG Hotels & Resorts has some amazing properties worth checking out.
For the culture buff > Mexico City
If you’re looking to find yourself situated at the heart of the Day of the Dead celebrations, consider booking at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City. This hotel is located in the heart of one of the most exclusive and safe areas of Mexico City, Polanco, recognized for being host of International Corporates, Diplomatic Headquarters and a wide range of restaurants and terraces. Just five minutes away walking, you can enjoy the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma Avenue where you will find the renowned Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park and the National Auditorium as well as iconic Day of the Dead festivals and parties.
For those looking for something off the beaten path > Oaxaca
Oaxaca is a hidden gem, often forgotten about by tourists who flock to the infamous Cancun to soak up the Mexican sun, or to Mexico City for the notable celebrations. However, if you want to immerse yourself in culture and experience a unique destination like no other, Oaxaca is somewhere that you don’t want to miss! This city offers experiences much like Mexico City in terms of a rich history, fine dining and memorable Day of the Dead celebrations, with less a bit less chaos. Stay at the affordable Holiday Inn Express Oaxaca-Centro Historico where you can relax in the outdoor guest patio or swim in the beautiful pool after a long day of celebrations.
For the active all-inclusive traveler > Ixtapa
If you’re looking for the perfect getaway with your friends or family during The Day of the Dead celebrations, then the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort in Ixtapa is the place to be. There are plenty of opportunities for one to relax or explore, with celebrations happening on the day of. The area offers everything that one needs, right from restaurants, a craft market and nightlife – making it the perfect spot for any occasion, including this momentous Mexican holiday.