It’s that time of year again and Mexico is gearing up for its annual Independence Day celebration, also known as “El Grito de Dolores” and we’re getting ready to celebrate in grand style at our award-winning La Joya Restaurant.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an environmental winner yet again after being awarded for the second year in a row, the coveted Green Key Award. The prestigious accolade is based on the company’s commitment to the environment and the promotion of sustainable tourism. The internationally acclaimed eco-label designation is offered to some 2,900 hotels in 57 countries and is the leading reward in the tourism sector for these initiatives.
Celebrating Los Reyes Magos and “Chilling Out” After the Holidays
Now that Santa is safely tucked back in the North Pole after doing his annual Christmas deliveries, Mexicans kick off the New Year by adhering to a time-honored custom of celebrating Los Reyes Magos, or Three Wise Men on January 6.
As you explore our resort this month you’re sure to notice the festive décor you’ll find throughout – especially in our La Joya and Viña del Mar restaurants. This is the time of year when Mexicans are gearing up to celebrate the unique pre-Hispanic tradition of “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2.
For centuries people have flocked to spas to cure whatever ailed them. In fact, Mexico’s ancient cultures may have helped launch the tradition, with their ancient temazcál (from “temazcalli” meaning “steam house” in Nahuatl) ceremonies. These purifying steam baths were used to heal the body and cleanse the mind and soul.
Throughout Mexico, residents are gearing up to celebrate the traditional “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) festivities on November 1 and 2. Drawn from a combination of Mesoamerican and Roman Catholic beliefs, it is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico.
Mexico is gearing up for its annual Independence Day celebration, also known as “El Grito de Dolores” and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach’s award-winning La Joya Restaurant has prepared a special menu in honor of the occasion.