Dia de Los Muertos began as a personal holiday largely celebrated at home, but has since expanded to include local churches, parks, museums and even resorts. Today, you can join in on the festivities and witness intricate altar displays, sugar skulls and weavings from local artisans.
The festival’s largest celebrations tend to take place in Oaxaca and Mexico City, but alternative options in and around the nation’s finest all-inclusive beach resorts are detailed below:
Xcaret Theme Park
A popular Riviera Maya theme park easily accessible to those staying in Cancun, Xcaret is known for its emphasis on eco-archeology. You can stop by any time of the year and enjoy swimming with the dolphins, rafting down Paradise River and exploring the trails of the park’s spooky Mexican cemetery. The best time to visit Xcaret is during Dia de Los Muertos, when the park puts on one of the most entertaining and tourist-friendly celebrations in all of Mexico.
During this special day, you can enjoy all of the standard Xcaret attractions, as well as performances and visual displays from local artists, cemetery tours, special workshops and altar viewings.