At Villa La Estancia, we welcome our homeowners and resort guests to experienceDía de Los Muertos. Known as “Day of the Dead” in English, it’s a unique Mexican holiday that joyfully honors loved ones who have passed on before us. Día de Los Muertos festivities begin in October, and last through the first week of November. The official holiday is observed on November 2nd. Do you own a vacation home at Villa La Estancia? If so, come visit and celebrate with us this year. Our chic hacienda-style property perfectly combines traditional Mexican features with modern conveniences. In addition, Villa La Estancia has received the coveted AAA Four Diamonds award for our luxury residences, services and amenities. Right now, colorful and striking Day of the Dead decorations adorn Villa La Estancia. Read more below about Dia de Los Muertos. It’s a special Mexican holiday that you must experience for yourself.
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at Villa La Estancia
Dia de Los Muertos is a time for family and friends to join together to lovingly remember those who have passed on before us. Together, family members create altars to honor the deceased. Known as ofrendas in Spanish, colorful and vibrant altars are constructed in homes and in graveyards. Did you know that Día de Los Muertos origins are based on ancient pre-Columbian traditions? In fact, Day of the Dead practices have been around for more than 2,500–3,000 years.Originally,the event was celebrated during the summer months, but the date was moved to the fall to coincide with the Western Christianity traditions of All Saints Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. Nowadays, November 2nd is the official Día de Los Muertos holiday. On that day, friends and family gather together and visit the gravesites of their loved ones. There, they share stories about that person and even stay all night long celebrating their life together.
Día de Los Muertos Altars
Day of the Dead altars, or ofrendas, are carefully constructed to honor the deceased. In fact, altars and ofrendas are believed to safely guide the deceased on their spiritual journey into the afterlife. In downtown Puerto Vallarta just south of Villa La Estancia, elaborate ofrendas will be on display on the Malecon boardwalk for visitors and residents to enjoy. With bright colors and designs, altars will contain mementos, framed photos and food and drink that the deceased loved. In addition, altars are decorated with calaveras or skulls, and bright and beautiful aztec marigold flowers. Lastly, the centerpiece of the altar will feature a framed photo of the deceased. These altars are a special tradition that wonderfully showcases the best of Mexican culture. Together, families will spend many hours together and even stay overnight at the altar site remembering their loved one. Despite the seemingly morbid theme of death, Día de Los Muertos is actually a lively and upbeat holiday that everyone will enjoy.
Villa La Estancia Beachfront Residences
Located in the tranquil neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta, Villa La Estancia is a luxury vacation home for those who want the best in life. Villa La Estancia homeowners enjoy access to resort amenities and first class personalized service. The residences have spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. Roomy, private terraces offer guests endless Banderas Bay views that will never cease to impress. Plus, there is a European style Tatewari Spa on the property where homeowners can pamper themselves without leaving home. Not in the mood to cook? Onsite gourmet restaurants and room service mean that you can enjoy a delicious meal any time of day. If you’re ready to live a luxury lifestyle, look into purchasing Villa La Estancia real estate. Only a limited number of our elegant beachfront residences are still available for purchase. Contact us today to inquire about our Try and Buy program.
Today, Día de Los Muertos continues to be an important part of Mexican culture. On November 2nd, Mexico will be observing the annual Día de Los Muertos celebration. Why not head to Villa La Estancia to experience this unique holiday for yourself? We have special travel packages available right now. Plus, we also have a limited number of luxury beachfront residences for sale if you are looking for a dream second home in Mexico. Remember, always follow recommended safety and hygiene measures, but still get outside and enjoy life! Contact us at Villa La Estancia today so you can celebrate Día de Los Muertos 2020 in Mexico.