Your destination for insight into the world of event fundraising and charity auctions.

¡Arriba! Mexico Trips You'll Love this Cinco De Mayo

Posted by Sharon Ruback


Did you know Cinco de Mayo is a much bigger celebration in the U.S. than in Mexico?

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that occurred 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla, which is celebrated on September 16). The significance of today is that on May 5, 1862, the Mexican army celebrated a remarkable victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. The Mexican army won the battle despite having far fewer troops and less artillery. 

In the American interpretation of Cinco de Mayo, the celebration calls for tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole (an estimated 81 million avocados will be consumed today in the U.S.) and margaritas!

While your donors are enjoying a fiesta with family, friends and colleagues, they might find themselves daydreaming about vacationing at a luxury resort in Mexico, enjoying the warm ocean and sunny skies…

Why not include a trip to Mexico in your next charity fundraising event? Give your donors and patrons an opportunity to enjoy the warm tropical climate of stunning beach resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita.

Winspire offers no-risk travel packages to each of these destinations, making it easy for nonprofits to use in fundraising silent auctions, live auctions and raffles.


Spotlight: All-inclusive Splendor in Puerto Vallarta

Puerta Vallarta infinity pool.jpgWhen the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta opened recently, there wasn’t much need for directions: Anyone familiar with the area knows the beautiful sandy beach at the base of the lush Sierra Madre mountains, just a five minute drive south of downtown.

Hyatt’s new all-inclusive brand resurrects the luxury and romance of a bygone era with modern and authentic style. Early indications and reviews are very positive, and AAA already awarded the resort its Four Diamond designation.

Vallarta Food.pngFor starters, dining is a hallmark of the new Hyatt Ziva brand. Authentic Mexican cuisine is served at thatched-roof Casa Grande and lovely Blaze, a romantic oceanfront restaurant specializing in steak and seafood. There’s also Asian fusion and Italian a la carte restaurants, along with a large, international buffet.

While romance is a big focus at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, the resort caters to all demographics, even offering supervised children’s activities and play areas. 

At the end of they day, it comes down to location and vibe. This has the feel of a remote beach but lies only a few minutes from the nightlife, shopping and attractions of Puerto Vallarta.

Reserve Puerto Vallarta

To include a trip to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta in your upcoming fundraising event, schedule a free event consultation with one of our professional Event Consultants.

Cabo San Lucas Ocean View Getaway

Spotlight: Ocean View Room at Los Cabos Beach

Offer your donors a stay at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, a 4-diamond hotel located on an inlet bay in the Sea of Cortés.

Each of the vibrant, richly-styled guest rooms is the creation of renowned designer Paul Duesing of Paul Duesing Partners, rated #1 by Conde Nast Magazine and profiled in Architectural Design for going far beyond the ordinary. Your donors will revel in the luxury of their room’s private ocean-view balcony, sumptuous linens and richly-appointed furnishings created from handcrafted wood. 

This hotel offers exclusive access to the only swimming-allowed beach in Los Cabos. Resort amenities include two deluxe pools with swim-up bars -- a serene Infinity pool and Dolphin Terrace pool overlooking the Sea of Cortés, the Spa Oasis, two lighted tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring PRECOR equipment and flat-panel TVs at every station. And for families, enjoy the Hilton's "Vacation Station", providing scheduled activities and fun-filled programs for children ages 4-12.

As for dining, Cabo San Lucas is known for world-class restaurants, specializing in cuisine ranging from upscale Mexican to fresh and flavorful sushi. An eclectic mix of historic architecture and stylish shopping can be found in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo.

Nearby activities may include world-famous game fishing where you can fish for Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna, and the illustrious Blue Marlin; hiking; horseback riding; and nature tours along the unique desert terrain of the Baja Peninsula. Additionally there are six championship Cabos San Lucas golf courses nearby, some created by master designers such as Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Jack Nicklaus.

Reserve Los Cabos

To include a trip to Cabo San Lucas in your next charity auction, schedule a free event consultation with one of our professional Event Consultants.

Adios amigo!

Speak to an expert about using travel at your next fundraising event.

Travel Experiences
Sharon Ruback
Sharon Ruback
Having been a member of the Winspire team since its inception, Sharon enjoys working with hospitality and travel partners to expand and enhance Winspire's portfolio of experiences. A self-proclaimed armchair traveler, she focuses on developing trips and experiences that will bring a "wow" factor to charity fundraising events. The better the experiences she puts together, the more money Nonprofits can raise. With 200+ packages -- and more in the work -- the possibilities are endless, which makes coming into work everyday a real adventure.

Related Posts

Silent Auction Bid Sheets: How to Get Started [+ Template]

When your nonprofit hosts a silent auction, the items are the star of the show. After all, you’ll only hit your fundraising goal by motivating supporters to bid on your high-value prizes! To encourage competitive bidding, showcasing your items in an appealing way is essential, and one way to do this is through well-designed bid sheets. Although bid sheets are primarily a tool to track which auction participants are vying for which items, they can also grab supporters’ attention and provide them with key information to help them decide if and how much to bid on a particular prize.

  • 14 min read
  • Sep 1, 2023 8:23:36 AM

20+ Exciting Raffle Basket Ideas for Nonprofit Fundraisers

Raffles are some of the most engaging and fun fundraisers out there. The chance of winning an appealing grand prize combined with the ability to support a good cause often attracts a wide audience, allowing your nonprofit to bring in significant fundraising revenue. Plus, they’re fairly simple to organize and can be paired with many other events and campaigns.

  • 16 min read
  • Sep 1, 2023 7:51:09 AM

Design Your Own Charity Auction Catalog [+ Template]

If your nonprofit is hosting an auction fundraising event, it’s important to consider how to get participants excited about bidding on your most valuable auction items. Designing a charity auction catalog will help you do just that!