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Hotel Matilda sets the stage for a beautiful Day of the Dead dinner without even trying
As the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) approaches and cities across Mexico prepare to honor the deceased with breads and and ornate catrina skeletons, we've got our mind on Mexico Hotels. The annual, 2-day holiday -- easily the most Mexican of holidays -- begins Nov. 1 and its colorful, carnaval-like traditions will have relatives gathering and celebrating at cemeteries night and day, altars to honor the dead with candles and favorite foods, costumed children running about for candy, and spirits returning to visit their loved ones. Halloween may be ghoulish, but these very legit, culturally magnificent Day of the Dead festivities make us want to leave for Mexico right now.
Which is why we've zeroed in on three Mexico hotels that are doing something special to honor Día de los Muertos. Weather its art, food, or traditions you seek, head to these Mexico hotels for authentic Day of the Dead celebration or find some closer to come!.
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Once again, we have a question from a reader about where to stay in Zihuatanejo. Over the summer, we looked at some hotels for honeymooners. This time reader Gary wants to know about a quiet hotel for a March getaway:
My wife and I are going down there for 3 days in March and want a nice, quiet beach hotel to relax, without breaking the bank. Our budget is up to $200/nt and we would like to be within walking distance to shops and restaurants if possible, since we won't be getting a car.
Based on your review, Brisas del Mar looked promising. Any others that you can recommend?
Mexico hotel expert Tim Leffel actually did the review of Brisas del Mar during a trip to Zihuatanejo over a year ago and he also popped in at the Casa que Canta hotel which has been picked several times as a top romantic getaway. Rates in the Fall of 2007 were high at $400+ a night and when we checked for next month, rates were close to $500 a night. That said, Brisas del Mar might be your best affordable pick.
Readers: Any other Zihuatanejo suggestions for Gary? Let him know in comments below.
[Photo: Tim Leffel]