The Mexican people celebrate their "Independence Day" Día de la Independencia on September 15th every year. All over Mexico people fill the town Zocalo's for 'El Grito"
For the celebration of this year's Día de la Independencia , the main beach destinations in the country do not expect a large influx because there will be no "Puente" or holiday to fall on Sunday on the holiday (September 16) however, Veracruz has strategies to get visitors, and in Sinaloa they are planning for many visitors too.
In Quintana Roo, the municipal government of Benito Juárez expects at least 10 thousand people to celebrate the national holiday on the night of September 15 in the Plaza de la Reforma, in front of the municipal palace of Cancun. The "Grito will be performed by mayor Remberto Estrada Beard for the last time in his term as mayor.
In the Día de la Independencia celebration there will be fireworks, so government officials are already working with the Fire Department, Public Safety officials and the Red Cross to avoid any problems.
Being as it is low season for tourism, the government of Benito Juarez reported that the arrival of 10,000 people is expected to be mostly residents of Cancun.
Various bars, clubs and restaurants in the hotel zone are preparing for the celebration.
VERACRUZ AND BOCA DE RÍO
In the state of Veracruz, the Veracruz-Boca del Río area is preparing for the Independence night celebration with its streets adorned with green, white and red colors, promotions in its restaurants and bars and the parties offered by the town halls.
In the main area of the port of Veracruz, after the ceremony "Grito" a dance will be held featuring the rhythm of the Sonora Santanera.
In the hotels and restaurants of the metro area, special promotions are also available for tourists who wish to spend the night in Veracruz.
Veracruz families that wish to celebrate the Mexican Independence celebration in their homes, accompanied by their friends and family, will spend between $1,500 and $2,000 pesos, in purchases and preparation of the traditional pozole, tortilla chips, tamales, enchiladas and the favorite drink called horchata. If there are alcoholic drinks at their festival celebrations , the cost could reach up to $3,500 pesos per family.
In the busiest destination in Sinaloa, the restaurants and bars of Mazatlan expect to be 100% occupied. The tourists who arrive during this time seek to celebrate the "Grito de Independencia" in Mazatlan.
The president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry in Mazatlan, Oscar Palacios Gómez, said that reservations reached levels of 80%, however they expect a full house, as different establishments implement various promotions.
Palacios Gómez said that for "Grito de Independencia" it is expected there will be tourists from Durango, Sonora, Torreon and Chihuahua.
"Although there will be no "Puente" , a large influx of regional tourists is expected at the destination," he concluded.
DIA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA IN ACAPULCO
The local tourism board expects hotel occupancy to reach 90% even though the "Grito de Independencia" celebration does not fall on a "Puente" (Holiday) this year. The Zocalo, beaches, restaurants and Costera of Acapulco will be full during this yearly celebration.
In the Zocalo, Acapulco Mayor, Evodio Velazquez Aguierre will perform "El Grito" with thousands of Acapulqueños. A spectacular Fireworks display over Santa Lucia Bay will top off the events that evening.
Director of " Consejo de Promoción Turística" CPTM, Héctor Flores Santana says, "Acapulco is always Acapulco, that's the truth. The wonderful port is the destination for excellence. Its diversity is unique and will always be the jewel of our destinations in the country. Therefore, the Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, asked me to reiterate his appreciation and commitment to continue working together with Acapulco and Mexico "
Whatever you do and wherever you are in Mexico, Celebrate "Grito De la Independencia" and have fun.
Book a room in Acapulco now for the celebration.
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