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Made in Mexico Celebration in Puerto Vallarta

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If you’re traveling to Mexico in September, you won’t want to miss this signature celebration in Mexico during this historic month. During the month of September, the country honors its rich cultural roots and independence through spectacular events and fanfare, which are best experienced first-hand.

Many people ask, “When Is Mexican Independence Day celebrated?” Mexico observes September 16 as its official Independence Day, which marks Mexico’s independence from Spain, while the country holds celebrations throughout the entire month, honoring past traditions and celebrating with fine mezcal, tequila, wines, and cuisine that is “Hecho en México” or “Made in Mexico”. Come join us in Puerto Vallarta for an authentic Mexican celebration in September.

Best Way to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

TAFER Hotels & Resorts invites you to join them in Puerto Vallarta for a month-long annual celebration of culture, culinary events, and wellness as they commence the much-anticipated return of Made In Mexico for its second year. Made in Mexico is a vibrant and captivating month-long celebration that pays homage to Mexico’s rich heritage and commemorates Mexico’s independence. This year Puerto Vallarta will be hosting the event at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai, where guests will discover a full calendar of cultural immersion and culinary experiences that will both delight and entertain.

The month-long Mexican celebration in September will feature delicious gastronomic samples and tastings of tequila, mezcal, and Mexican wines, as well as colorful shows and a whole series of traditional and folkloric experiences for children and adults alike. So, if you and the family are wondering what to do in Puerto Vallarta in September, we have a thirty-day list of cultural learning and culinary experiences for you and your loved ones to dive into and explore throughout the month of September.

What you can Experience in Made in Mexico

Culinary Mexican Celebrations

You may be wondering, how are celebrations in Mexico observed? The Made in Mexico event offers guests the unique opportunity to savor a variety of authentic culinary events. These include special menus at each of the Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai’s signature restaurants, poolside welcome drinks, and small bites highlighting regional ingredients.


Guests will enjoy interactive mezcal and tequila tastings paired with gourmet bites along with classes conducted by local tequila makers who will share about the spirits’ origin. The resort will offer mixology classes with the finest local ingredients, tequila, and mezcal that is “Hecho en México”. In addition, Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai will offer cooking classes where guests can learn to make guacamole, ceviche, aguachiles, desserts, mole, and authentic Mexican tacos, among many other traditional dishes.

Mexican Cultural Events

The Made in Mexico event will pay tribute to Mexico’s Independence, the September 16 Mexico celebration, with an array of experiences for guests of all ages to partake in and pay homage to Mexican heritage. They will host musical performances and beachside fiestas where guests can choose from a variety of culturally enriching experiences.


Adults will enjoy a colorful array of immersive experiences throughout the month of September including a Tile Painting and Mexican Silver Workshop, Mexican Bingo and Cocktails, Mexican Silver and Alebrijes Workshop, an Expo on Coco and Storytelling, and a Silver and Oaxaca’s Black Clay Workshop. There will also be delicious tastings of authentic Mexcian food and spirits throughout these celebrations in Mexico, complete with a fireworks show on the beach, on the eve of Independence Day.


Families traveling with little ones will also enjoy hands-on craft experiences at the onsite Kids’ Club, including Papel Picado decor, pinata crafting, Luchadores masks and Huichol figures, in-depth ceramic classes, learning about local fruits and vegetables, and much more.

Wellness Experiences

When partaking in the many celebrations in Mexico during the month of September, you will also want to schedule some “downtime” at Spa Imagine, Garza Blanca, and Hotel Mousai’s exclusive full-service Spa. Here you can detach from the crowds to find quality inner space and peace of mind through a full menu of relaxing massage services and state-of-the-art spa treatments.

Spa Imagine offers everything from traditional massage techniques to cutting-edge Hydrofacial treatments, Binary Premium by RÖS’S, and customized Vegan oil massage. Ask your concierge or Travel Agent about special Wellness Offers during the month of September.

Made in Mexico in Puerto Vallarta


Made in Mexico will take place from September 1-30, 2023, at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta. We hope to see you in Puerto Vallarta in September for these historic celebrations in Mexico!


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