Mexico's Velas Resorts makes it easy to keep your annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta this year with at-home suggestions. The resort collection shares easy-to-make Mexican recipes, free virtual Zoom backgrounds, tips for drinking tequila and mezcal, and more to help people celebrate the holiday at home this year.
Dating back to 1862, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican victory against the French army in the town of Puebla. Today, the holiday is marked across the country to celebrate Mexican freedom and culture.
Start the festivities off with a Cinco de Mayo-themed background for your next Zoom meeting or friendly happy hour. Scapes range from awe-inspiring beach views to traditional Mexican décor.
Foodies can enjoy a Mexican feast by creating a Cinco de Mayo-inspired food board.
Recommended by the resorts' Culinary Director Michel Mustière, traditional and contemporary Mexican dishes include:
• Mexican Fajitas with Red Sauce and Avocado
• Sautéed Chicken Breast with Chorizo and Onion
• Mexican Northern Discada
• Pescadillas Stuffing
• Tuna & Mango Mexican-Style "Tiradito"
Tequila and mezcal aficionados can learn new tips for enjoying their favorite beverages from Vicente Díaz, star mixologist at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Advice for drinking Mexico's beloved spirits can be found here and here on the Velas Magazine website.
For more ideas on how to celebrate the holiday at home, including recipes, tips, and information, explore Velas Resorts' #BetterTogether online program at Velas Magazine and follow hashtag #BetterTogether on social media.
For more information, visit Velas Resorts.
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for spa, and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and beach club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened in December 2018 as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag.
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