Issa Lavish Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

Updated: Jul 8, 2018

I think when most Americans hear Cinco de Mayo they immediately think drinks and tequila, right? I’m not going to lie that’s what I think too hahaha. However, there is just a little more significance behind the yearly anniversary than just Margarita’s. It’s actually the date that the Mexican Army defeated the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the state of Puebla than anywhere else in Mexico for this very reason. Contrary to popular belief Cinco de Mayo has taken on more significance in America than in Mexico mainly because it is not the Mexican Independence Day which is celebrated September 16. However, my chicas and I went to Riviera Maya/ Cancun just to celebrate life and the pursuit of happiness! Cheers to that!

Why Mexico and when?

For Cinco de Mayo, duh! Cause why not?!?! JK JK I went to Mexico from May 4, 2018 – May 7, 2018.

Get to it…HOW MUCH was it?!?!?

Dang y’all thirsty!!!! Y’all already know it was a lavish and thrifty trip because I don’t partake in anything else. But just to let you know my girls and I booked an all - inclusive trip at the Ocean Riviera Paradise on Cheap Caribbean back on March 20, 2018. After watching the prices jump around for a couple of weeks we finally settled on paying $660 a piece for everything! Yup dassit! If you stay ready you aint got to get ready! All the margaritas, tacos, and tequila we wanted were all included! Our room overlooked the pool and it felt good to just sit on the balcony and feel a nice summer breeze!

Ok so why was it was really that thrifty?

We flew Spirit Airlines. I know I know, before you go off and say you’ll never take Spirit Airlines anywhere, it was actually pretty decent for our first experience. Both flights left on time and the ride was pretty smooth despite not being in a reclining seat and not being provided with complimentary snacks and drinks.

The all-inclusive included a straight flight out of Baltimore, MD (BWI) that left at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 4th and we landed in Cancun at 12:45 PM. We took a straight flight out of Cancun headed to Baltimore on Monday, May 7th at 1:45 PM. FYI - Cancun is one hour behind Eastern Atlantic time.