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Cinco De Mayo: Unraveled

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Cinco De Mayo is on its way, and we are here to tell you everything you need to know. So stay tuned for the shocking truths and facts about this celebratory occasion.  I think we celebrate it, I mean It´s CINCO De MAYO…..right?  

If you are traveling to Mexico during the Cinco de Mayo and you are expecting a big ¨fiesta¨ then get ready…



to be disappointed…




If you are thinking that Cinco de Mayo is a big deal here in Mexico, you`re only kinda right. The Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican independence day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla where Mexican Soldiers defeated the French Army on the 5th of May in 1862, leaving celebrations of the event here in Mexico mainly to you know…Puebla, Mexico.

Fun Fact: Actually, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the U.S.A than it actually is in Mexico.


Drink a shot of tequila and continue to read in shock…

That’s right! In the U.S.A in 2011, Tequilla sales doubled on Cinco de Mayo, and if you think that´s crazy, in 2013, it was estimated that Americans consumed around 87.3 MILLION pounds of avocados on Cinco De Mayo. And just to add onto it, one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the world is actually held in… Los Angelas, California.



 Yes, I know… Mind Blown.


I mean the United States´ love to party and celebrate is absolutely amazing, but if you are here in Mexico during Cinco de Mayo don´t expect too much. Really, just be cool, okay?

Take a deep breath and don´t worry because at all of Sandos Hotels and Resorts we aren´t the life of the party on only one day, we are the life of the party EVERY day. I mean what better place is there to have fun and eat 83.7 million pounds of Avacado than Sandos Hotels and Resorts, I mean, that’s healthy… we think.


Just remember, at ANY of our Sandos Hotels and Resorts, we know how to throw a good party so you can have as many “fiestas” as you want. Just like in our beautiful Sandos Finisterra where you can get festive in their famous White Party, or in the Mexican Night and Mexican themed Sandos Playacar Beach, part of its All Playa Experience, or perhaps in Sandos Caracol’s Pueblo Magico they have every Sunday. As the kids say it nowadays, Sandos Hotels and Resorts knows how to partayyyy!


So what are you waiting for? Book your next stay at Sandos! The fun awaits!

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