If you are wondering where to spend the Easter holidays, Easter in Mexico is an unparalleled celebration of events! In this article we delve into all the amazing events and activities you can do in the top Mexican beach destinations: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun.
As a predominantly Roman Catholic nation, Mexico celebrates Easter Sunday, known as Domingo de Gloria – “Sunday of Glory”, with unconditional passion and special Easter traditions. The week leading up to Easter Sunday is known as Semana Santa or “Holy Week” and it’s commemorated by carnivals, fun activities, firework displays, and festive parties. Churchgoers will attend a special Easter mass that’s busy with activities and hymn and will end in a communal party with authentic Mexican cuisine and cultural music.
Easter in Mexico is all about celebration, coming together and showing respect for the religion during this very important time of the year. This is why so many people decide to vacation in Mexico over the Easter holidays, to immerse themselves in authentic Mexican culture and revel in all of the spirited events and activities. It’s a very special time of the year in Mexico.
Due to Easter being such a big event throughout the country, you’ll find celebrations and joy wherever you go; however, we’ve listed our top three destinations in Mexico for the upcoming Easter holidays or weekend getaway, including activities and festivities to be enjoyed in each location!
Spending the Easter Holidays in Los Cabos
San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are the two cities that make up Los Cabos, the stunning and popular municipality that is located on the southern tip of Baja California Sur. The cities are enclosed by the striking desert mountains that are patterned with cacti and dry vegetation, beautifully complemented by the pristine and picturesque Sea of Cortez and golden sand.
San Jose del Cabo (San Jose) is the more traditional Mexican city of the two, with colonial architecture and authentic culture. The city gives a wonderful nostalgia of antique Mexico, with winding cobblestone streets decorated with colorful flags, restaurants serving classic Mexican cuisine such as Pozole or Enchiladas, and the sweet melody of Mariachi echoing through the avenues. The Easter holiday in San Jose is very tranquil with Church celebrations throughout the week, artisan markets, and an entertaining live performance being hosted on Easter Sunday in the city square. You can also enjoy your time in San Jose by visiting one of the impressive art galleries or museums.
For a more vibrant celebration during Easter, the city to visit is Cabo San Lucas! On Sunday, April 17th, 2022 visitors can look forward to a ton of Easter fun. Head downtown at 2:00 pm for the colorful parade and enjoy a celebration with music, singing, dancing, and flying eggs filled with confetti! For those who would like to attend Sunday church, Iglesia de San Lucas Cabo (Church of Saint Luke) will have church services at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Cabo San Lucas is a bustling city with an ambience of modern Mexico, with innovative architecture, popular shopping villages, and numerous restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy Easter brunch. You can also celebrate on the famous El Medano beach, which has various beach clubs that are family friendly and serve thirst-quenching beverages and delectable dishes, or commemorate the week by taking a thrilling tour, such as zip-lining, horseback riding through the desert, or watching a spectacular sunset on board a luxury catamaran. There are so many things to do in Los Cabos and you are sure to have an incredible Easter adventure full of endless fun!
At Garza Blanca Los Cabos we are ready to make this Easter holiday extra special for you and your little ones! Our Kids’ Club has organized a program of activities packed with Easter themed arts and crafts to get into the spirit.
On April 16th, our kids club will host an all-day Easter egg decorating class, in which the children can decorate their eggs using any material, paint or color they wish! We will also host a class in making Easter bunny party hats. This enjoyable activity will unleash your children’s creativity and get them in the swing of celebration!
On April 17th, we invite all of the children to meet at the Orange Tree in the resort wearing their Easter bunny hat that they created the day before. We’ll promptly start an exciting egg hunt to find all of the eggs hidden around the resort grounds!
During the evening of April 17th, our talented pastry Chef, Ignacio Palma, will be in charge of creating a special Easter themed amenity to be delivered during turndown service for our guests.
Spending the Easter Holidays in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a popular tropical destination located on the west coast of Mexico in the diverse state of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is rich in history and culture and is truly picturesque, with stunning colonial buildings located along traditional cobblestone streets, terraced cafés and restaurants, and numerous impressive art galleries. Vallarta is renowned for its delicious seafood cuisine and paradisiacal beaches. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is sheltered by verdurous green jungle and the golden shores are kissed by striking blue waters.
Puerto Vallarta is unsurprisingly one of Mexico’s top destinations during Semana Santa in which the city always reaches full capacity. This may be because of the robust and vibrant night scene, the array of thrilling and unique tours such as zip-lining through the jungle, ATV Tours, scuba diving at Los Arcos, or visiting Las Marietas, or because of the spirited Easter traditions and festivities that the city hosts each year.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta also has a fantastic Kids’ Club that is bursting with fun and educational activities! The kids will be invited to participate in some amazing Easter-themed activities.
Spending the Easter Holidays in Cancun
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is renowned for its array of incredible white sand beaches, pristine waters that are perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing, and for being rich in ancient Mayan culture. The modernized city offers an ambience of Caribbean culture with piquant infused foods and tropical beverages, but without forgetting its ancient Mexican roots.
Cancun is a popular tourist destination during Semana Santa due its booming and unmatched night life. The Hotel Zone is vibrant with bars and clubs, including the famous Coco Bongo. Many tourists visit during Spring Break to celebrate the holy week in style. A number of exciting events also commemorate the week such as a festive carnival and artisan markets. The local churches host holy events throughout the week and end with a traditional mass.
It is no doubt that the nightlife and beaches are the key attractions for many Cancun tourists during the Easter holidays, however, the area also deserves praise for its abundance of fascinating Maya history and cultural activities. You and your family can visit Chichen Itza, scuba dive at the underwater museum in Isla Mujeres, or enjoy a sunset sail. There are plenty of family-friendly activities available to do in Cancun from the extremely adventurous to the ultimately relaxing.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun is TAFER Hotels & Resorts’ newest gem. The resort has been on a soft open since December 2020, but phases one, two, and three of the resort are now complete. Phase 4 is expected to be completed by May 2022 and will offer a total of 452 luxury suites with fresh design concepts. The resort is currently fully operational and ensures chic comfort, gourmet cuisine, and first-rate hospitality.
For an Easter celebration to remember, book your stay over the Easter weekend and join us for a traditional Easter egg hunt on April 17th at 1:00 pm. There will be plenty of surprises to look forward to.
No matter which destination you decide to spend your Easter weekend in Mexico, you will find the perfect balance of holy festivities and fun activities. It’s a very special time to visit Mexico, so be sure not to miss out!