By M.A. Velazquez
While Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day, it does mark an important day in the country’s history. May 5th is the day the Mexican Army defeated France at The Battle of Puebla. The victory is important because although the French outnumbered the Mexicans 2 to 1, Mexico won the battle. While Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday and is not celebrated in all parts of Mexico, it is celebrated in Puebla and in many cities close to the US border, such as Rocky Point.
Nowadays, Cinco de Mayo in the United Stated has become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture with festive parties, concerts and activities across the country. Mariachis and margaritas have also become a staple of the celebration. So where better to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year than in Rocky Point, Mexico- where you will find everything you could want for a fabulous celebration. Many of the local restaurants and bars will have Cinco de Mayo specials or parties and will offer live Mariachi music or live bands and DJ’s playing Latin style music that you can dance to. Margaritas are always in abundance in Rocky Point as well, from the traditional blended or on the rocks drink to specialty flavors including Mango, Strawberry and even Tamarind.
The perfect weather in May will keep the party going into the evening. Warm days will allow for time at one of the many pool parties offered at the resorts or some beach time and the evening weather usually has a light breeze with average temperatures in the 80’s. You can stroll down to Old Port and visit several restaurants or bars or take in the sunset at the recently remodeled Malecon, with benches, palm trees and beautiful views. Before you head home you can visit the shops at The Cholla Mall or relax with a beachside massage.
May brings perfect weather to Rocky Point and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to visit us! See you on Cinco!
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