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Viva CancunIn the heart of Riviera Maya, Xoximilco emerges as a cornerstone of cultural celebration, offering an unparalleled Cinco de Mayo fiesta aboard its vibrant ‘trajineras’. As night falls over Cancun, these traditional Mexican gondolas come alive with the sounds of mariachi and the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine.

Xoximilco, operated by the esteemed Xcaret, has meticulously crafted an experience that encapsulates the spirit of the original Xochimilco canals, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Mexico City. This event celebrates the historical Cinco de Mayo and the enduring Mexican-American cultural heritage. For three hours, guests are swept away on a sensory journey, guided by expert hosts who narrate the rich tapestry of Mexican traditions and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebration at Xoximilco Riviera Maya with traditional music, cuisine, and a floating fiesta.

The Cinco de Mayo celebration at Xoximilco Riviera Maya will include traditional music, cuisine, and a floating fiesta.

Elizabeth Lugo, Executive Director for Xcaret Parks, Tours, and Xcaret Xailing, encapsulates the essence of this event: “We are delighted to invite guests to join us in honoring the historical and cultural significance of Cinco de Mayo. This celebration is not just about remembrance—it’s about living the Mexican spirit through every note of music and every bite of food.”

Guests step aboard and are treated to a symphony of flavours and sounds. The night features a meticulously curated three-course meal showcasing traditional dishes such as ceviche Vallarta, huitlacoche, and the celebrated cochinita pibil. The evening is further enriched by the presence of live performers who bring the festive atmosphere to its crescendo with folkloric dances and lively games.

Xoximilco’s commitment to authenticity extends to its culinary offerings, with dishes designed to cater to various dietary preferences, ensuring that every guest can indulge in gastronomic delights. The All-Fun Inclusive® program available to guests of the Xcaret hotels—Hotel Xcaret Mexico and Hotel Xcaret Arte—enhances this experience, providing seamless access to an array of experiences, from eco-adventures in Cancun’s renowned parks to luxury accommodations and transport services.

The largest provider of cultural and recreational experiences in Riviera Maya, Xcaret’s Xoximilco is a testament to the vibrant cultural mosaic of Mexico and an invitation to the world to explore its rich heritage. This Cinco de Mayo, step into a world where tradition meets celebration, and each moment is a memory in the making.

For those eager to participate in this extraordinary celebration, details and reservations can be made through the official website of Xoximilco. Prepare to be immersed in a night of cultural magnificence that promises to be as educational as it is exhilarating.




Written by: Bridget Gomez