CURATED EXCLUSIVE STAY EXPERIENCE
Day of the Dead in San Miguel, Mexico
CURATED EXCLUSIVE STAY EXPERIENCE - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
** SPECIAL NOTE **
This is a ThirdHome "Exclusive Stay Experience" showcasing the specific property listed below during the celebration of the Day of the Dead at La Calaca Festival (which traditionally falls over our Halloween). An inclusion to this week-stay package is assistance with booking the special event tickets you might wish to include, along with enhancing your stay and making all the optional arrangements for the fun add-ons listed below in the Exclusive Stay experience.
*** EXCLUSIVE DATES for this Stay-Experience ***
Experience 7 nights/8 days discovering the beautiful and charming city of San Miguel de Allende during the exciting festivities that accompany Day of the Dead. Named Travel + Leisure's Best City in the World to Visit 2017, San Miguel de Allende is filled with cultural delights and artistic treasures.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE Exclusive Stay -
* 7-Nights Accommodations at the Featured ThirdHome property - Casa Mia Sunshine (property ID #08912)
INCLUDED Experiences in this Exclusive Week -
Throughout your entire stay in San Miguel, the owner and the staff of this property are happy to provide the following services included in your package at NO additional charge:
* Airport transfers to and from Queretaro airports via private driver and car for up to 6 people
* Your Host/concierge will meet you upon arrival
* Fully staffed residence, daily housekeeping, laundry services
* Private cook to provide full traditional breakfast each morning.
* Welcome cocktails and fresh guacamole upon arrival
* DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL - LA CALACA FESTIVAL
It is said in Mexico that October 31st is when the veil between life and death is at its most permeable, and the dead return to Earth for one last visit. This is far from American Halloween, this is Dia de los Muertos, a celebration of the duality between life and death, and also a remembrance of lost loved ones and ancestors. The Day of the Dead was being celebrated by Aztecs 3,000 years before the landing of Cortez, and is still being celebrated today. The more recent La Calaca Festival, started in 2012, is San Miguel’s take on the ancient holiday. The festival’s name translates roughly to The Festival of the Skeletons. This macabre 5-day festival may seem morbid to outsiders, but for Mexico it’s a celebration of life and a mockery of death. This taunting is well illustrated in Mexico’s female characterization of Death named La Calavera Catrina, who dons a foppish wide brimmed hat and a smirk that only a skeleton could make. San Miguel’s residents and foreigners from around the world dress up as Catrinas and Catrines as they parade through town sharing tequila and bread with the symbolic dead. San Miguel’s thriving art scene makes a huge contribution to the uniqueness of La Calaca Festival. Local artisans cover almost every square inch of San Miguel in an explosion of color. Between the art, the music, speaking engagements, workshops, and tours La Calaca is one of the most unique and memorable festivals in the world. Unlike other cultural festivals, Dia de los Muertos is open to locals and foreigners alike. Dress like the dead, celebrate with the living, and experience a stay in San Miguel like no other.
* OPTIONAL: Choose Your Local Experiences -
The staff will discuss with each ThirdHome guest before your arrival to suggest and arrange outings and entertainment to the degree that you want. They can recommend the best of what San Miguel has to offer, great restaurants, music and entertainment, art and culture. Private transport and local guides can all be arranged for all sightseeing. We highly recommend starting with getting acquainted with the beautiful, colonial city on a short walking tour of the historical center, an art walk through the studios of local artists, lunch in the countryside with Spanish guitar concert, cooking class with tour of local market, private salsa dancing class at the house, wine pairing lunch at local, award winning vineyard, hacienda lunch, home and garden tour, day trip to the lovely local city of Guanajuato.
* OPTIONAL Services offered by Owner:
Yoga Classes & In-home Massage Treatments by a professional therapist
Please note that house staff and local management team assistance are included with your stay. All optional added activities and entertainment will be paid directly by guests to the owner.
Single Family Home with 1 level
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3500 square feet
King, King, and 2x Queen
6 guests maximum
** PLEASE NOTE **
This tailored Exclusive Stay Experience requires the specific keys and exchange fee as noted. Member can arrange directly with the property owner for local concierge needs, destination assistance with their expertise. Please note there would be an additional cost for travel arrangements and/or services as noted above such as roundtrip airfare, airport transfers, rental car; and any optional sightseeing tours, local experiences and special event tickets. These add-ons are on a full-paying basis by member for whatever options are chosen and paid directly to property owner.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- San Miguel de Allende
- Concierge Service