Day of the Dead is a great celebration in Mexico. It's where families go to celebrate the lives of those who have gone before. In large cities, whole families will go to the tombs, clean the gravesites and bring flowers and fruit in honor of those who have passed.
In outlying cities and towns, the families will also hold a mass to celebrate those they loved.
If you chose to go to somewhere like X-Caret, you will find festivities and celebrations that go on for five days. In 2013, those celebrations lasted from Oct. 30 to Nov 3 and the atmosphere was like one big party. There's no better way than to be here and to celebrate the lives of those we loved and cherished, And to do it all in grand style.
One of the best places to stay while you are here for the celebrations is at the Hotel Occidental Grand X-Caret. It has its own lively atmosphere, day or night, and it's a stone's throw from the park at only five minutes away. Check it out.
Bring your swimsuit, there are a host of pools and you'll spend a lot of time in them. It's hot here - not surprising when you consider until recently when the hotel was built, this used to be all jungle!
Cancun was discovered by a computer when the powers-that-be decided to ask it where the best place in Mexico was to open a tourist resort. The computer came up with the area that is now Cancun.
Both Cancun and X-Caret are proud to be the best places to enjoy the Day of the Dead. Mexico almost doesn't mourn death, it uses it as a time of laughter and celebration. And that's no bad thing.
World travelers can get from San Francisco to Cancun by flying from local SFO to Dallas and changing to Cancun. From Cancun, X-Caret is around an hour away by taxi. And don't hesitate to ask the taxi driver any questions you like - they are very friendly.
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