October 31st is a day that is fond for many people across the world. It is a day that children get to run around collecting candy, and families get to participate in Halloween parades, haunted houses, corn mazes, costume parties, trick and treating, and so much more. Though it is traditionally celebrated in a number of countries around the globe, as countries such as Ireland, Canada, and the United States, other countries have started to adopt the tradition as well.
Are you going to be in Los Cabos, Cancun, or Playa del Carmen during Halloween? Find out all of the different Halloween vacation ideas you can do during your vacation with your family or your friends. .
The History of Halloween
The history of Halloween dates back thousands of years in the Celtic celebration of Samhain. This celebration was a festival that marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of a year. This day has adopted the goolish theme of zombies, ghosts, and spooky decorations due to the time when this day fell on a time where the connection between the dead and living grew thin, allowing for some to feel as though they were communicating with the dead.
Throughout the years, this day became more of a celebration of fun, candy, live music, dances, performance, and let’s not forget all of the scary movies that keep us on our toes. So are you ready to continue to celebrate Halloween in paradise? Don’t forget to pack your costume before you travel!
Why Halloween in Mexico is so Special
Traditionally, Halloween isn’t usually celebrated in Mexico, but with so many people around the world traveling to hot spot destinations in Mexico, the culture of Halloween shines through every traveler. Come together with those who also celebrate Halloween and see the different and exciting ways they usually celebrate back home.
While celebrating, it is an incredible way to meet new friends and have an incredible time during your vacation. Whether it is getting your Halloween groove on at your all-inclusive resort or out and about exploring the town, finding the perfect spot to celebrate, Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya are the ideal places to spend your 2021 Halloween in paradise.
Halloween in the Riviera Maya
Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun are all amazing places to spend your getaway during Halloween providing travelers new and fun ways to celebrate this special day.
On the coast of the beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea is one of the most sought-after getaway locations in the world, and though they may not be what you usually do, there are plenty of things you can do with your family or friends on October 31st. Do you want to make special memories and take some incredible photos? How about putting on your best costume and going zip lining at one of the many adventure parks close to the city? Do you want to keep to some of the more traditional celebrations, how about going to the Cancun Hotel Zone and seeing different costumes and decorations from around the world?
Playa del Carmen
One of the most famous annual Halloween celebrations in Playa del Carmen is for children, teens, and adults from different countries to take to the Quinta Avenida or more famously known as the 5th avenue. Here people dance in the streets, partake in costume parades, have a spooky dinner with loved ones, and celebrate the evening in different ways.
The Halloween night celebration in Los Cabos does not necessarily involve the traditional events going through the streets door-to-door trick or treating. Instead, flows of parents and their little ones meet on the downtown streets of San Lucas. Here they visit small businesses that have made festive street parties for everyone to enjoy. So instead of trick or treat, many young children get to experience the spirit of Halloween in a different and exciting way.
Festivities for Adults
Are you on an adults-only getaway to the Riviera Maya or Los Cabos and in search of finding an awesome way to spend your Halloween evening? Luckily each of our Sandos Hotels, Sandos Cancun (Cancun), Sandos Playacar (Playa del Carmen), Sandos Caracol (Playa del Carmen), and Sandos Finisterra (Los Cabos), are all situated close to restaurants, nightclubs, and bars for the ideal night on the town.
Start off your night in a beautiful restaurant indulging in delicious cuisine, and then after, take to the streets to search for your next stop! Many bars and nightclubs in our destinations have costume parties where people show off their best outfits while spending the night dancing and enjoying their favorite cocktails!
The Extra Advantage of a Halloween Getaway in Mexico
Though Mexico has started to celebrate Halloween more and more each year, there are still two special dates that follow Halloween, and you are not going to want to miss them! We are talking about Day of the Dead. On November 1st and 2nd, families in Mexico come together to celebrate the loved ones that they have lost in incredible fashion.
During these days, families decorate altars, prepare the favorite cuisine of their lost ones, play music, dance, and share special memories. Though all of the destinations where Sandos Hotels in Mexico are located rejoice this special day, there isn’t quite a celebration like at Sandos Caracol. Deep within the Riviera Maya Jungle, Sandos Caracol puts on parades, beautiful decorations, performances, delicious cuisine, and so much more. To learn more about Day of the Dead at Sandos Caracol, click here.
So, are you ready to spend Halloween in Paradise with Sandos Hotels & Resorts? Make sure to check out all of our exclusive offers available to make your getaway one of a kind.