Well with high season winding down here in Cozumel. Cozumel cruisers may be wondering what’s next on the things to do in Cozumel list? Well not to worry there is still plenty going on in Cozumel so let’s go over a few of the things that are happening this week in Cozumel. Here are a few things that are still in full swing here on the island, so plan your Cozumel tours this week considering the following.
Festival del Cedral – Cozumel Cultural events
As of last week the fun and exciting and very popular Festival del Cedral which is now in full swing! El Festival del Cedral is a traditional celebration that has been taking place for about 160 years now. The Festival was started by Casimiro Cardenas who was one of the few survivors of an attack by Mayans on a religious settlemente. The Festival del Cedral is packed full of events for a little over a week. There are plenty of Cozumel Cultural events folklore dances etc. There are also plenty of other events such bull fights, horse race, live music (popular Mexican bands come from all over to showcase the event), and much more. It’s definitely something that is worth looking into if you have a few days on the island and are looking for great things to do in Cozumel.
5 de Mayo!
5 de Mayo is without a doubt one of the most well known Mexican holidays and here on Cozumel it’s no different. Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the Battle of Puebla when the French army was defeated in the city of Puebla in 1862. While it may not be a Federal holiday it is celebrated across Mexico and even in the United States by Mexicans that are living abroad. In the Puebla area of Mexico it is common to see reenactments of the actual battle and Mexican Pride is running stronger this day than most others. In Cozumel expect plenty of great deals at the local restaurants as well as traditional dishes. This important holiday does coincide with the Festival del Cedral as well so expect plenty of festivities to be taking place for 5 de Mayo out at el Cedral.
Well as you can see despite the high season coming to an end there are still plenty of great things to do in Cozumel year round and this week is no exception. Make sure that you come get your party on at el Cedral for this years 5 de Mayo in Cozumel. Contact us for any information and for other great Cozumel Travel Tips!