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Dia de Reyes: The Most Delicious Holiday!

While holiday traditions are over by New Year’s in most countries, in Spain and Latin America the party continues until January 6! Every year on this date, many Spanish-speaking countries celebrate Día de Reyes (“Day of the Kings”, literally, in honor of the Three Wise Men who visited the Baby Jesus in the Bible). It’s… [Read More]

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BPM Draws DJs to the Beach!

Playa del Carmen’s annual electronic music festival has returned! The wild and famous (or infamous?) BPM Festival began this weekend in Playa for 11 days of unforgettable beach parties hosted by some of the world’s top DJs. BPM has turned Playa del Carmen into a winter concert hotspot for seven years, setting this little beach… [Read More]

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Sandos Teams March for the Patron Saint of Mexico

Every December, millions of Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe with pilgrimages to the country’s basilicas and churches. They bring candles, offerings and more through the streets toward their churches in honor of the Mexican patron saint who appeared to Juan Diego on December 12, 1531. In fact, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe… [Read More]

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Your Christmas Decorations Are More Mexican Than You Think!

Ahh, Mexico. Land of sparkling beaches, mouthwatering tacos, centuries-old traditions and … Christmas flowers? Many of us associate the deep red tones of poinsettia flowers with cozy mittens, stockings over the fireplace and the wintry weather of Christmastime, decking our halls with these vivid plants throughout the month of December. What you may not know,… [Read More]

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Celebrating Christmas in Lanzarote

Would you like to spend a Christmas without all the snow and cold? We know that the snowy landscapes, the stockings hung over the fireplace, the scarves and the hats all remind us of Christmas. But… what if we do something different this year and escape to Lanzarote? Los Ranchos de Ánimas (traveling religious choirs)… [Read More]

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The Festival of Life and Death: Celebrating Day of the Dead, Mayan-Style

Once again, Xcaret park set out to prove that Halloween has nothing on Day of the Dead. Every year from October 30 – November 2, the immense nature and cultural park of Xcaret hosts the Festival of Life and Death to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Everything is done in the style of the… [Read More]

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Mexico and the UN Lead the Way in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Mexico is speaking out against human trafficking. Joining the Blue Heart Campaign created by the United Nations, Mexico formed its own national campaign that will strive to create awareness on the realities and dangers of human trafficking through Blue Heart initiatives.   The Blue Heart Campaign aims to encourage involvement and inspire action in stopping… [Read More]

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How to Make Your Suitcase Matter

Now you can help the local community just by filling your suitcase on your next vacation! Each of our Sandos resorts in Mexico is now a proud member of Pack for a Purpose. This organization allows travelers (like you!) to create an impact in the communities near our resorts when you fly to Mexico. Here’s… [Read More]