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Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Cinco de Mayo week is in full swing, and we’ve got the festivities to prove it! If it’s not a collection of margarita and salsa recipes from our fans, it’s a Spotify playlist with some Mexican flair to get your Cinco party started. We’ve got deal after deal on our site from Oasis Cancun, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Dreams Puerto Aventuras and so many more Mexican retreats for proper Cinco celebration! And, last, but certainly not least, we’re giving away a 5-day trip to Mexico to one lucky Facebook winner. Quite a lucky winner, indeed.

Mexico Trip Giveaway

If you’re itching to get to Mexico, we’ve got tons of cool places for you to play while on vacay. Since the best place in Cancun to grab a tequila shot, according to our lovely Facebook fans, is Senor Frogs, we think you should grab a spot at Oasis Cancun.

Oasis Cancun

Pull up a lounge chair and work on that summer tan or party it up at Senor Frogs with tequila shots galore. You can dance the night away there or shake it at one of the nine bars at the resort. With so many activities like one massive lagoon to kayak across, waterfalls, golf, swim up bars, and ridiculously long zip lines to get your kicks, it’ll be easy to make this Mexican vacay one to remember.

If the Riviera Maya is more your style, Dreams Puerto Aventuras, is a marvelous resort. Upscale luxury where practically every activity you could imagine is included. And no, they’re not serving well-liquor… it’s only the cream of the crop top shelf at this high class joint. Grab a cooking or Spanish language class or throw on some snorkel gear and attend a world-class training for that sort of thing. We’ve got a whole lotta love for dinner on the beach under grass hut cover and you can’t get this sort of feeling anywhere else. It belongs to Mexico.

Dreams Puerto Aventuras

If it’s from the comfort of your lovely cabana on the beach in Mexico… or at the house party sippin’ on margaritas and dippin’ chips in salsa, be sure to celebrate Cinco with us. We’re celebrating Cinco in all sorts of ways… bringing you the deals and hanging out on Facebook, you know, just in case you wanted to stop by!

Mexico, This One’s For You! A Countdown to Cinco de Mayo

Hola Beach Lovers!  I guess I’m still in Mexico mode after staying at Mosquito Beach in Playa del Carmen this past week. Cinco de Mayo is an important day in Mexican history, celebrating the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army, but for Americans it’s an excellente excuse to sip some tequila, indulge in some guacamole and take a break from our busy lives for a little fiesta!

I can think of 5 reasons why you should broaden your cultural awareness this week and they all start with “M”. Margarita, Mexican Food, Music, Mexico (Yes, it’s possible to have your own fiesta in Mexico with our “Top Cinco’s” sale) and did I say Margarita already?

Perhaps I’m excited because mexican food and margaritas - preferably on the rocks with salt (cadillac style) - are my favorite, but we like to spice things up at CheapCaribbean.com, so we are counting down to Cinco de Mayo with a celebration this entire week – no, one day is not enough!  Mexico is vibrant from the culture and atmosphere to the food, and here are 5 of my favorite things about Mexico, which you too can experience with our Top Cinco de Mayo deals.

Uno! Catalonia Priviledged Beach sits on Maroma Beach and was voted by the Travel Channel as the number one beach in the world. Be sure to spend the day on a lounge chair taking in the sun and sand!

Dos! Valentin is a five star, adult only all-inclusive resort just 20 minutes from Cancun's airport in Puerto Morelos. The multiple restaurants and swim up bars will have you swimming in some of the best food and drinks in the Riviera Maya.

Tres! Iberostar Cozumel is situated on a beautiful stretch of sand on the quiet island. Many will spend their Cinco de Mayo underwater taking in the snorkeling and scuba adventures only Cozumel can offer!

Quatro! The Royal Cancun is a special all-inclusive, couples-only resort. A tequila bar allows  you to sample the 100+ varieties and then walk over to the 24-hour sports bar where you can pour your own Cinco de Mayo drink of choice!

Cinco! And best of all, I will be spending Cinco de Mayo at Dreams Villamagna in Puerto Vallarta! This beautiful all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit is a gem, with incredible dining to of course couple with  Don Julio blanco margaritas on this special day!

Okay, this blog has made me hungry – and thirsty – and I’m always looking to add flavor, so share your favorite salsa recipe on our Facebook page! If I like yours the best, I’ll give you a Margaritaville Maker to help cool off from that spiciness!

Now go celebrate! Olé!

Parrothead News!

In case you haven’t heard the latest news from Down Under,Jimmy Buffett, 64, was hospitalized Wednesday after falling off the stage at his Sydney, Australia concert. I’m glad to say our favorite Coral Reefer is okay. Buffett was listed in stable condition at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital just a few hours after the fall and is currently taking time off to recover.

As one of many Parrotheads (Jimmy Buffett fans), I’ve noticed that Buffett and I share the same love for the island escapism lifestyle. Buffett, king of the Parrotheads and mayor of Margaritaville, established his easy-going beach bum persona while living in Key West, Florida and has since been a frequent visitor of St. Barts in the Caribbean. I must say that the man has great taste in travel! All I need now is to share a margarita with Buffett on a CheapCaribbean.com vacation, so stay tuned; when it’s five o’clock somewhere we might be hosting a contest for our Margaritaville fans in honor of our favorite beach performer.