Along with well-deserved summer vacation, there are rest periods to take advantage of in breaking with routine while heading out to visit new destinations. These are what are known in Mexico as “puentes festivos” (holiday “bridges”, or rather, long weekends) surrounding dates that generally commemorate historical events. Luckily, one of these dates is quickly approaching as September 16th is Mexican Independence Day!
What better way to celebrate the holiday than visiting family or friends on the beaches of Puerto Peñasco? In addition to the sandy shores, magical sunsets, and delicious cuisine, a wide arrange of special events await to make sure everyone has a great time.
On the night of September 15th, celebrations begin at City Hall with the traditional “Grito de Dolores” (call to independence), echoing shouts of “Viva Mexico” “Viva Dolores” and “Viva la Independencia”! Plus, the evening is filled with Mexican music, folkloric dances, fireworks, and a traditional “castle burning”, not to mention stands selling Mexican treats.
Some resort and hotel complexes in town, such as Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort, hold special shows to celebrate the evening. On this occasion, Las Palomas will be featuring Carlos Cuevas, the king of boleros, along with mariachi music in the common areas.
Playa Bonita hotel will launch fireworks on the evening of the 15th to mark the occasion, while establishments such as La Cantina and Cielito Lindo will be offering dinner and Mexican music. Bars along Calle 13 and in the Mirador will join in festivities with live music and several promotions to attract visitors and locals alike.
Following Independence Day, the next holiday break will be that to celebrate the Mexican Revolution. Though Revolution Day is Nov. 20th, the official day off is Monday, November 18th, making the holiday weekend possible. So once again, Mexico will have a long weekend to continue celebrating.
The best way to take advantage of the mild weather at that time of year is strolling along the beaches of our paradisiacal port, boarding a boat to enjoy the cool evenings, hitting the dunes on an all-terrain vehicle, or getting ready to go out to a local bar-restaurant where you’ll surely encounter festivities commemorating the Mexican Revolution.
Another important holiday celebration of the year comes with ringing in the new one. This time is certainly of tremendous importance for family get togethers, as well as to relive memories from the past year and of course well-wishes for the one about to begin.
For this important date in Mexico, and across the globe, several hotels, restaurants, and bars in Puerto Peñasco dress to the nines with parties to welcome the New Year! These often include well-known artists, live music, midnight toasts, dinners, and of course a festive atmosphere.
Promotions are advertised months in advance to ensure all interested in ringing in the New Year in front of the grandeur of the beach, enveloped by the cool air, have time to reserve and wrap up the year with family and friends in this corner of the Sea of Cortez.
Do you already have your plans made for the upcoming Mexican holidays? Puerto Peñasco awaits!