Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

You might be far from home, but that doesn’t mean Thanksgiving has to feel weird… Although going to a pumpkin patch, or stuffing a turkey might not happen in your visit to the Riviera Maya, there’s a bunch of alternatives!

Here is a list of 10 activities you can do and places you can visit to make your vacation worthwhile:

  1.  Experience Indigenous Cultures:

    Live a unique experience in the Caribbean amongst the many historical landmarks, and learn about the culture in the area. As you may know, Mexico is very diverse in the cultural standpoint, don’t miss out on it! Visit some of the great ruins like Tulum, on the coast; or Coba in the jungle.Cobá-thanksgiving

  2. Dining in Cozumel:

    Some restaurants will serve the traditional meal including turkey, while others prepare their own special traditional Thanksgiving meal with a Mexican flair, which will be worth trying out. The majority of these restaurants are beautifully designed and equipped with big screen televisions. Visitors have the chance to watch several festivities, parades and football games going on in the United States.cozumel-thanksgiving

  3. La Casa del Agua

    One more year, La Casa del Agua, famous for its “casual fine dining”, prepares a special Thanksgiving menu. Their turkey comes with specialties such as pumpkin risotto and mashed sweet potatoes.

  4. Temperature Begins To Cool

    Cooler weather starts to make its way to the Mexican Caribbean around October. While the days remain sunny and warm, the night’s temperatures fall. You have a perfect balance of sunshine by day and a fresh, comfortable climate at night. As the heat disappears while the sun sets, activities like cocktails on one of the city’s famous rooftop lounges, or dancing the night away become much more appealing.

  5. Riviera Maya Jazz Fest

    The end of November and beginning of December is a great time to check out some of the country’s best jazz musicians and singers in one of its top vacation destinations – Playa del Carmen. This year’s edition includes a homage to Toussiant, Steffie Belt, and the Memo Ruiz Bolero Jazz Big Band on the roster.

  6. Venture into the Jungle.

    Don’t miss out on the amazing deals you can get by booking in advance, with Selvatica! Discover the many tours and experiences that Selvatica offers this Thanksgiving. These activities include the Gimme AllOffroad Polaris and Extreme Canopy!                       selvatica-thanksgiving

  7. Take Advantage of Combo’s!

    Live an amazing day with the Dolphin Pass, an incredible combo that includes the excitement of Ventura Park and a magical swim with dolphins! Book online and get an amazing discount of up to 50% on your pass. The Dolphin Pass includes Fun World, Wet n ‘Wild, AaahVentura, a Swim with Dolphins and unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  8. Swim with Dolphins.

    Immerse yourself underwater in Dolphinaris’ All Inclusive Cozumel, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world; meet dolphins and enjoy the magic of these mysterious creatures in an all-inclusive experience for the whole family.

    9. Visit Cancun’s Underwater Museum!

    For an incredible experience, go to the ocean’s depths… Amaze yourself with the unique Underwater Museum. This awesome place has more than 500 life-sized sculptures, which you see by snorkeling in the turquoise water!                                                                      Diving-in-MUSA-thanksgiving

    10. Experience the Magic of JOYÀ

    For a more pricey, but unforgettable dinner, witness Cirque Du Soleil’s JOYÀ. You’ll never experience a dinner as unique as JOYÀ’s, with delicious and jaw-dropping meals, while watching an extraordinary show.

Make of this Thanksgiving an unforgettable memory, with Selvatica.


Family Oriented Activities in the Riviera Maya Fall 2018

Autumn is Here!

Summer is over.                                                                                                            Autumn is here! Dive into the endless possibilities this season brings…        The Riviera Maya is packed with Family oriented activities for you to enjoy!


 Family Oriented Activities : FALL 2018

First things first. Now that Fall season has started, the hot temperatures are slowly decreasing and the days are getting shorter… You must be thinking “Oh no! So I can’t go to the beach anymore?” Stop worrying! Luckily Cancun has an optimal weather for visiting the beach all-year-round. 

Whether you’re chasing the sun or escaping the cold, the Riviera Maya is waiting for you and your family with tons of fun things to do!

Nature at it’s best

Without a doubt, Mexico’s landscapes are amazing. Especially in the Caribbean… Give your kids moments they will keep forever. Go together to the beach or to a lagoon and enjoy an amazing sunset…


If you still have some energy left, you can’t miss the night skies. For this one you’ll have to go a bit inland because of the light pollution.



The U.S is known for its big Halloween parties, whereas Mexico is famous for an incredibly unique festivity/celebration. Don’t be fooled! Día de Muertos is NOT Mexico’s Halloween.

If you get a bit homesick, and think your kids are brave enough, visit Ventura Park! They’re hosting the annual HALLOWEEN PARTY: a night full of scary good fun! There’s gonna be a foam party, a DJ and much more… Don’t miss out on Ventura Park’s spooky nights!


Ventura Park is a family oriented amusement park located in Cancun, where you must go and spend a scarily fun day with your loved ones!

Or maybe visit the Festival del Día de los Muertos. This is spread out in spots like Parque Las Palapas, Plaza de la Reforma del Palacio Municipal, Teatro 8 de octubre, etc. Where more than 450 artists are involved in 16 different interactive activities to celebrate this festivity.


Family fun

If you and your family love dolphins and special experiences, Dolphinaris will be a MUST this Fall Season.


Spooky discounts this Autumn at Dolphinaris

Don’t miss out on the Fall Pre-Sale, get 50% on your dolphin swim on the Dolphinaris website… Click on the highlighted word above!

  • Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is not as common in México as it is in the U.S, there are some delicious restaurants where you can enjoy a nice family meal!

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Bovino’s Churrascaria:

Indulge in delicious brazilian/ international meals at an accessible price. This awesome place is located in Cancun’s Downtown. The menu consists mostly of meat but this restaurant is vegetarian and gluten free friendly.


Puerto Madero:

Dine by the lagoon and experience Cancun’s hotel zone at Puerto Madero. An argentinian steakhouse, and seafood restaurant where you can have a blast with your family!


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse:

An american style steakhouse, with a vegetarian friendly menu. Located in Plaza Kukulcan, visit an all-time favorite and have a wonderful dinner.


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