The year-round sun and warmth of Maui are what make it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year you come, Cinco de Mayo activities on Maui adds a little extra Mexican flavor and flair to your getaway. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is in honor of the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862 and is a perfect time to gather loved ones and experience Mexican culture with a Hawaiian twist on a visit to Maui. There is plenty to see and do, from year-round activities to special celebrations.
Cinco de Mayo Activities in Maui
Bars and restaurants across Maui will be offering discounted food and drink specials throughout the day. Neighborhoods and some restaurants even offer other activities with a kid-friendly twist. You may even find a parade or festival to take part in.
Beach & Water Activities
There are plenty of things to do and see during an island Cinco de Mayo vacation, but you’ll find yourself at the beach nearly every day. Change up your exercise routine with a walk or run on the beach or swim in the Pacific. You can choose to lay out in the sun, have a beach picnic, or try a new activity like surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. The Hawaiian Islands are also an excellent spot for snorkeling and SCUBA diving, with a myriad of coral and artificial reefs that are home to a variety of sea life. Find swimming companions like fish, dolphins, and turtles. Don’t forget an underwater camera to capture pictures above and below the waves!
Haleakalā National Park
Hawaii has many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, and one of those national parks is on Maui, Haleakalā National Park in Kula. It’s a special place full of both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture, as well as a place that cares for several endangered species, some of which exist only at the park. See stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rain forests, and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry.
Lahaina Banyan Court Park
If you need to take a break from the sun, bask in the shade under the oldest tree on the island. Head to Lahaina is a historic town just off the harbor and home to the oldest living Banyan tree on the island. Lahaina Banyan Court Park hosts the now giant tree, which was planted on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries. At the time it was only a single eight-foot-tall tree, but it now stands 60 feet tall, with a crown spread of more than 225 feet across a dozen main trunks that cover a 2/3-acre of land.
Road to Hana
Often considered a “bucket list” item for visitors, this Cinco de Mayo you’ll want to pack up the rental car and head out early. The Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, but it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots, so obeying the seemingly slow 25-mile-an-hour speed limit and being extra observant is crucial to enjoying the unique path. The road to Hana isn’t just a scenic drive you take in from the car. There are hikes to breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s grave site. You can brave the road on your own and make your own stops for a fun-filled day, or you can join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way. However, as you navigate the path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera.
This Cinco de Mayo you’ll be spending plenty of time out and about in the warm Hawaiian sun, but you’ll also want to take the time for a little pampering. Maui has several spas to choose from, with a myriad of services offered for men and women. Get all the kinks worked out with a massage that offers total relaxation during the rest of your trip. You can also choose from body scrubs, facials, mani/pedi services, and more. Some spas even offer packages designed especially for men and their unique needs.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Maui
From a cozy one-bedroom condo to a three-bedroom for a celebration with friends and family, Quam Properties has a vacation rental that’s just right for your Cinco de Mayo trip. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and the feeling of Aloha wash over you, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a Cinco de Mayo meal or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or romantic movie. Multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and your own bedroom mean you can retreat to privacy whenever you want. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more.
Call us today to start planning a Cinco de Mayo island adventure to remember for years to come!