Festivals in Mexico
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Festivals in Mexico you have to visit at least once in your life

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Festivals in Mexico
We already know that Mexico is full of colour, tradition, natural surroundings and landscapes that leave first-time visitors breathless. However, have you ever discovered its more alternative side? We are referring to the symbolic festivals that are celebrated all over the country at different times of the year that quite-rightly deserve to be on the list of top things to do in Mexico. Are you planning your trip to this little piece of heaven?

1. The Cumbre Tajin festival: the festival of festivals. This festival pays homage to the city of El Tajin, from the pre columbian era. It is celebrated in three zones: Takilhsukut Theme Park, the archeological zone of El Tajin and the main square of Papantla. During springtime, the city is alive with colour, music, alternative therapies and rituals, games, concerts, expositions and screenings. Discover the magic this traditional celebration holds and explore Mexico’s history. You will definitely want to come back next year!

2. Eurojazz: this is for all the jazz lovers. Enjoy the lively sounds of this music genre at different stages, where you will get to listen to the most famous jazz performers in Europe. This lively festival is held during every weekend in March.

3. The FIG- Festival Internacional del Globo (International Hot Balloon Festival): In November, the sky in Guanajuato is filled with an incredible array of colourful hot air balloons in a festival consisting of concerts, magic and all different art exhibitions. Come and see for yourself!

Festival Internacional del Globo, México
International Hot Balloon Festival, Mexico

4. Vive Latino Festival: The birthplace of alternative rock. This vibrant festival takes place in March and welcomes many national and international artists, such as: Fito Páez, Gorillaz, Love of Lesbian and Noel Gallagher, amongst others.

5. Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: The sounds of jazz in one of the most incredible natural landscapes imaginable. Riviera Maya is filled with incredible music during this festival in December in the stunning destination of Playa del Carmen.

6. Electric Planet: this is where you will find the best of electronic music in October, with artists such as: DJ Snake and Major Lazer, amongst others.

7. Festival de Cultura del Caribe (Caribbean Culture Festival): discover the culture of the Caribbean through the parades, expositions and gastronomic fairs in Riviera Maya. Have fun and enjoy the sounds and lively music of this festival which is celebrated in November.
Enjoy a true Mexican celebration and have a magical time at these festivals on your all-inclusive holiday. Are you ready to get to know us? Get set to have an incredibly fun time in Mexico!


  • Abdul wahab Alhassan

    Really wanted to witness the excitement and experience of the Hot air ballon festival but….I’m coming in January. Will miss that , but can equally enjoy my January in Mexico.

    • Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts

      Hello Abdul,

      First of all, thank you very much for your interest in living the Bahia Principe experience, it will be a real pleasure to welcome you!
      Riviera Maya is located along the Caribbean coast and is a beautiful place. Our hotels in the Riviera Maya are surrounded by beaches and ancestral culture.

      Here I send you a link that can help you to prepare your trip. Here are some of the excursions that you can book from your hotel: https://www.bahia-principe.com/en/tours-excursions/ .
      And also, in this link you can find a guide about Riviera Maya, which can help you to organize and learn more about the place:

      I am sure you will enjoy your stay in our hotels.

      Happy day,

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