Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort
Even stuck at home, you can still have a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration. Take your fiesta virtual with tips from some of Mexico’s top hotels. Forbes Travel Guide’s group of experts provided beyond-basic margarita recipes ranging from coconut to carrot, shared some mouthwatering local meals and even created high-spirited holiday playlists to get you dancing.
May 5 marks the anniversary of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla victory during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Typically, the day is commemorated with parades, parties and more. It’s a great excuse to partake in the country’s popular cuisine and traditions.
Here’s how you can honor Cinco de Mayo while quarantined.
Decorate with specially made Zoom backgrounds. Velas Resorts
SET THE SCENE
Ambiance is key for a successful Cinco. Forgo decorations with these celebratory Zoom backgrounds from Mexico’s Velas Resorts, whose stable of hotels includes Grand Velas Los Cabos, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas Riviera Maya. They feature everything from pristine Mexican beaches to confetti-strewn backdrops.
Make papel picados. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort
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Though, if you want to do some decorating, One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort offers a primer on papel picados, the bright paper banners that are ubiquitous during festivities. It’s an easy craft to do with kids that’s akin to making paper snowflakes.
To further set the mood, stream Cinco-themed Spotify playlists curated by One&Only Palmilla or Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.