The Mexico presidential election race is Sunday. The elections are a matchup between the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI), the The National Action Party (PAN) and Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
As is the law and tradition in Mexico, alcohol sales are prohibited all day on Saturday and Sunday. The ban ends at midnight on Sunday.
You may be wondering if resort towns, which rely on tourists, including Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta are excepted. The answer is no. If you’ve been to those cities recently, you will likely have seen “closed” signs already up.
Alcohol ban does not include Tijuana
There are some exceptions, including Tijuana. The San Diego Reader reports that business leaders in Tijuana were able to convince the government to give them an exception so as to not lose business from Americans who would otherwise head to the border city to celebrate the July 4th holiday.
Although most Mexicans are aware of the law, most tourists are not. If you are one of those people who goes to Mexico to party and drink, you will have to BYOB or wait 48 hours to let loose.
But once again, exceptions are not being made to any resort destinations. That includes Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Acapulco, all of which rely on the tourist dollar.
The law dates back to the 1910 Mexican revolution. The law states that alcohol sales are prohibited 24 hours before an election and during election day.
Source: San Diego Reader
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