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September 15, 2021
There are many ways that Mexicans celebrate during September, Independence month, and in Puerto Vallarta everything turns green, white and red to celebrate the 211th Anniversary of Mexican Independence. If you’re planning a trip to this enchanting and truly Mexican beach destination, we’ll be happy to welcome you with our warm hospitality, typical Mexican dishes, and festive decorations all over the downtown area to celebrate everything that is Mexico.
During this month, all over the country, and in Puerto Vallarta as well, you can see festive decorations in plazas, public spaces, houses, and even cars. Have you ever seen those cars with a sombrero on the roof or a Mexican flag? Mexicans love showing their love for their country, and the Mexican spirit that distinguishes them. You can find street stands selling small flags, bugles, pennants, and even earrings and necklaces bearing the colors of their flag.
When you visit downtown Puerto Vallarta, you will find shops selling traditional Mexican candies and souvenirs, jewelries and galleries exhibiting and selling local art, local craft stores, as well as from other regions in the country and you might even find artisans working on Huichol art, or glass blowing. The options are endless, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift or souvenir you’re looking for. Your purchase supports the local economy, and you’ll take home a unique piece for you, or to give to someone and enhance their home with a charming Mexican touch.
Your tour will be deliciously complemented with all the amazing dining options, so get ready to be delighted by the best of Mexican gastronomy, - especially during this time of the year!
Traditional Mexican dishes shine in variety and presentation during this month. We’ll name a few, just to whet your appetite that’ll be more than happy when visiting our restaurants: red pozole Jalisco-style, chicken tinga, sopes and enchiladas; a traditional birria from Jalisco; or chiles en nogada, the star in most Mexican Independence Day feasts, and whose recipe we’ll share at the end of the note, for you to explore your Mexican culinary talents.
And, of course, the perfect pairing for your Mexican dishes has to be a truly Mexican beverage, such as tequila from Jalisco, our state, or raicillla, proudly from Puerto Vallarta, whose extraction dates back a few hundred years; or mezcal, pulque or tejuino. Even though these beverages are usually drunk on their own, you can always try new mixology recipes with them as the main ingredient.
Photo: Velas Resort
This month officially starts a list of festivities and celebrations in Mexico that extend until the 6th of January. So, enjoy, and have a Happy Mexican Independence Month. Viva Mexico!
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