Unlike in the U.S. and some other countries, where Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May or at other times in the Spring, Mother’s Day (or El Dia de la Madre) in Mexico is always celebrated on the same day: May 10. Similar to other countries’ celebrations, Mexican Mother’s Day honors motherhood in general, mothers individually, and their contributions to the lives of their children and families.

El Dia de la Madre in Mexico is a special day in which, traditionally, children send gifts of flowers and cards to their mothers, spending the day with their moms to thank them for their efforts in raising them. For very young children, many schools will organize skits or musical revues to honor mothers, and will assign children the task of making handmade gifts for their moms to show their love and gratitude.

The month of May is a great time to be a mother in Mexico–especially if she’s treated to a vacation in a Tulum hotel like The Beach Tulum. May hotel rates are lower, but the weather hasn’t yet started to get too hot or rainy. If you really want to impress your mom and show her how much you care, beachfront Tulum hotels offer an incomparable view of the Caribbean Sea, white sand beaches, and a tranquil vacation unplugged from the hassles and stresses that can sometimes accompany motherhood.

While in Tulum, your mom might enjoy peaceful yoga classes, relaxing massages or pampering beauty treatments like pedicures or body wraps, and special dinners out at one of Tulum’s world-class restaurants. The Beach Tulum’s staff can help you arrange for any and all of these services to put the spring back in your mom’s step.

Flowers and cards are great, but your mother gave you the greatest gift anyone can receive–Life. Doesn’t she deserve the very best in return?