Mexico holidays are a popular winter option for British tourists. This is because the popular Mayan Rivieria boasts temperatures averaging 24 or 24 Degrees Celsius while the wintertime grips the UK. So if you want to escape the winter blues, take a look at our cheap Mexico holiday deals today.


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Even when the sun isn’t out, Mexico shines wherever you go. Whether it is the smiles of the people, the party atmosphere or the breathtaking scenery, Mexico never fails to dazzle.

It’s just as well then that the sun is almost always shining in Mexico, bathing this exhilarating nation in a sheen that makes it a superb Caribbean holiday choice. For true fun in the sun, the popular resort area of Cancun appeals to those craving excitement and relaxation on their Mexico holiday, while Los Cabos offers Californian splendour Mexican-style.

The capital city of Mexico City sways to a sultry salsa beat, while the iconic Acapulco and Tijuana ensures you are never far from an unforgettable party time.

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Key Highlights of Mexico

  • Sinking your toes into the famously soft sands of Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Treating the family with a trip to the Xplor, Xcaret and Xel-Ha eco-logical adventure parks
  • Exploring the temples and cenotes of Tulum’s Mayan ruins
  • Embracing the excitement of lively Mexico City
  • Discovering the majestic beaches of Cabo San Lucas
  • Going ‘loco’ down in Acapulco

If you would like to know more about Travelbag’s excellent tailor-made holidays to Mexico, call us on and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.

Packing tips

Tijuana, Acapulco and Cancun are the incredibly popular beach resorts of Mexico while the capital of Mexico City offers a lively holiday. A great base to any holiday starts with the packing - not taking too much but not leaving anything behind. So, what do you need to pack for a trip to Mexico?

The majority of holidaymakers head to the beach, so a good base tends to be a beach towel (although many hotels provide them), sunscreen, swimwear and sandals. If you are in a resort then this with cover-up and some light clothing for the evenings might well be enough. Always be aware that resorts tend to have high prices for medicine and sundries so carry insect repellent, lip balm and after sun in your luggage.

Outside of the resorts there are a number of day trips including Chichen Itza and adventure parks like Xcaret and Xplor so it is always a good idea to carry a day bag. Along with this you’ll want comfortable shoes and layers to make the day comfortable.

If you are in Mexico City then footwear needs to be comfortable and in the evenings you probably need to have smarter trousers, shirts and dresses than you might carry to the casual resorts.

Essential Information

  • Capital-Mexico City. The capital is a global city and cleaning its image as tourism rises again.
  • Currency-Mexican peso. You will find that a lot of places will take or exchange US dollars as well but it is always best to carry local currency.
  • Language-Spanish
  • Time Zone-GMT -6 hours. Tijuana is GMT -8 hours.

Weather in Mexico

Mexico has a hot and humid coastline, and that is what most holidaymakers go in search of. The capital hits temperature highs in April and May while Cancun boasts its warmest months between June and August.

Generally, the dry season runs from November to May with the rainy season then taking over until September. Inland, and at elevation, you get cooler weathers but as the landscape descends to sea level it becomes warmer and warmer.

Tijuana is semi-arid with a rainy season of November through March and peak temperatures on show from June through October. Acapulco is an iconic party venue and while it doesn’t hit the same highs in temperature, it has a fairly even temperature year round – more than 30ºC for each month. Cancun is similar with around 30ºC being a common average maximum temperature but it can get quite a bit of rain in September and October.

The Riviera Maya and Yucatan, a Perfect Mexico For First Timers

by Craig Zabransky


Mexico, a dynamic destination, is a country with nearly everything a traveler would want, from adventures to rest and relaxation, Mexico offers it all. A vibrant culture with deep history, delicious cuisine that when combined with it’s famous beaches makes it a must see location – and they are just a sample of what is available inside of this magnificent country. To capture the true spirit of Mexico we take a look into the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan, the perfect place for first timers!

Arrive in Cancun

Flights to Cancun are plentiful and relatively inexpensive compared to deeper destinations inside of the country. With so much so close, Cancun itself does not need to be your only destination. The Riviera Maya stretches south along Caribbean Sea and is along an easily navigable main road highway 307. Merida, (also with an airport), the colonial capital of the state of Yucatan, is four hours away by bus or car from Cancun and a reward for the adventurous.

Finding Your Mexican Beach

Depending on where you stay a beautiful beach could be just a few yards (or meters) from your hotel room. But if not, or if you want to explore, there are plenty options.

If you’re seeking the “scene” then you should head to Playa del Carmen. Simply known as “Playa”, it is one of the many beach clubs like Mamitas, which you can enjoy a day where the fiesta begins as soon as you get to your lounge chair. This is one of the places to people watch, to “see and be seen.” The adventurous can head to Xpu-ha; a relatively unknown spot even though it’s reportedly the place where Corona film its famous beach commercials. It’s a drive down a dirt road with an entry fee off the main highway but may just be Riviera Maya’s best beach. Ask your hotel for directions.

If it’s the eco-chic vibe that you chase, consider a day in Tulum. The popular nine-kilometer stretch extending to the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an offers some of the trendiest places to eat and chill and some of the finest sand your toes will feel in all of Mexico. This is also a great place to spend a few nights too since it is close to cenotes and Mayan ruins.

More than Beaches, Explore the Culture and History

Want to climb one of the pyramids? You can’t anymore at Chichen Itza, but you can inside Coba. At Coba, the ruins are still 90% covered in jungle that you can tour by bicycle. If you want to take your swimsuit to the ruins at Tulum, you can swim at the beach inside of there. Yes, don’t just take in the majestic vista, but swim alongside the cliffs in the many shades of blue offered by the glorious Caribbean Sea.

Actually, there are countless ruins to visit beside the famous Chichen Itza, but first timers may want to include the UNESCO heritage site in their plans. This might be the easiest place to take a tour and learn the details about the ancient civilizations that called this region home.

Swimming The Cenotes

Alongside the ruins and the beaches, another daytime must is a swim in a cenote. These Mayan swim holes are probably the most refreshing dips possible on the peninsula.

The cenotes or sink holes offer a chance to refresh and swim in fresh (sweet) water often with incredible visibility that allows sunbeams to be viewed deep underwater. Snorkelers can also access some underwater caves to view the breadth and beauty of the cenotes, but scuba divers can see more, much more on a dive here.

Many cenotes exist just off the main highway, and are often easily accessible, but first timers can also select tours by booking through Xenotes, visiting Rio Secreto, and Alltournative Tours. Also for divers who don’t navigate challenging caves, the local island of Cozumel has with access to some of the best ocean dive sites in all of Mexico.

After Sunset, Its Dinner and Then Off to Experience the Nightlife

For cuisine many of the hotels might offer all-inclusive options and it can be delicious, but make sure you experience at least one night out of the resort. Whether it is to do a taco crawl in Playa del Carmen or take in a nice dinner off 5th street, there is plenty to taste in Mexico. For those who made it to Merida or deeper into the state of Yucatan as part of their travel plans, you’ll be rewarded with dining options. A simple fusion exists from an indigenous cuisine and Spanish colonial influence into what is called Yucateca Cuisine. Try Cochinita Pibil, you will thank me.

The Riviera Maya provides nightlife for everyone too. Quiet places exist to be among nature to watch a moonrise in places like Soliman Bay or even on the beaches of Tulum, but visitors can certainly find the fiesta too. In the Riviera Maya nightlife is centered off its famed 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen. On this walkable street without cars, visitors can find all types of options from clubs to sports bar all within steps of each other. You can take in a few tequila shots and watch the fire-shows on the beach or just sit back at a lounge and enjoy a more civilized cocktail with live music. Everything is possible inside this charming and expanding city.

Another option and an interesting look in Mexican culture can be gained by taking the nighttime boat rides of Xoximilco. Here you’ll take a ride through a created waterway to view Mexico’s culture and history, eat some authentic cuisine and listen (and dance) to Mexican music. As a replica of Mexico City’s water canals of Xochimilco (notice the similar name) it provides visitors a chance to experience more of Mexico than just the Riviera Maya - so don’t be surprised if you see more Mexicans than foreign tourists. This is very popular with the national tourists and makes for a great time mixing cultures in celebration and song, something Mexico does so well.

So, a trip to the Riviera Maya sounds like a great trip, right? Sure does, and that’s just the start. After heading there you’ll be planning a return trip to Mexico to see and experience more. I know because I return many times every year to not just write about but because it captured my heart. Be careful, it may capture yours too.


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