Dia de Muertos at The Resort at Pedregal
The Resort at Pedregal is more than an ultimate escape to Cabo San Lucas – it’s also steeped in tradition. And while many understand Dia de Muertos to be Mexico’s version of Halloween, there’s more to the storied day than most travelers know.
A combination of an ancient Aztec harvest celebration and the Catholic influence of Spanish explorers, Dia de Muertos is a day to remember and celebrate the spirits of those who have departed.
Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Día de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drinks, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Día de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones. The most familiar symbol of Día de los Muertos are the alebrijes, calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.
During our colorful celebration, The resort’s lobby was transformed into a dream culinary event. Also Don Manuel’s was transformed into a Mexican Tianguis flee market with unique puestitos de comida, or food stations paired with the most exclusive wines and spirits!
We served local oysters and clams at “Don Manuel’s terrace” to cool off from the sun paired with Mexican shaved iced cocktails or “Raspados”.
Don’t miss any of our Culinary Events here, at The Resort at Pedregal. Salud!!