Mexico holidays are a brilliant option at any time of year, largely because the destination boasts enviable weather for much of the year. Mexico boasts beautiful tropical beaches with picture perfect white sands, palm trees and clear waters. That makes this a premier destination for sun seekers as well as those who enjoy wiling away the days snorkelling, surfing or taking part in other water sports.
Mexico offers a wide variety of accommodation for holidaymakers. Luxury all inclusive holidays are a popular option here, but that doesn’t mean this has to be an expensive destination. In fact, with our wide range of accommodation and flights, we have some amazing cheap Mexico holidays and fantastic value package deals. Help us to build the perfect Mexico package to suit your budget.
Now is a great time of year to visit Mexico. While the British weather is taking a turn for the colder and we start shivering our way towards Christmas, Mexico’s Caribbean coast is enjoying some 8 hours of sunshine each day with average temperatures of 24 degrees. That’s brilliant beach weather!
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Take a trip to paradise with a holiday to Mexico. The beautiful coastline enjoys sunshine all year round. If you are looking for a little rest and relaxation, try walking along soft and inviting golden sand, or take a dip in clear warm waters.
Some of Mexico’s finest beaches can be found in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Cancun has fourteen miles of breath-taking, pristine shoreline, and the Riviera Maya is a top destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.
If you want instant access to the beach, you may want to consider staying in a beach hut. Beach huts provide luxury accommodation as well as the best views of the sun setting over the sea.
There are so many things to see and do in Mexico. You can go on a scuba diving expedition to see marine life, including tropical fish, manta rays, dolphins and whale sharks in their natural habitat. If you want to stay above water you could go whale watching, or witness baby sea turtles making their journey from the beach to the sea.
If you want to see some of the natural beauty of Mexico, visit the awe-inspiring volcanoes of Ixtaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba. If you want to see some historical and archaeological landmarks, Mexico is home to some amazing Mayan landmarks. Explore fascinating Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza located between Cancun and Merida, Palenque in southern Mexico, or the port city of Tulum.
If you are looking for holidays to Mexico where you can experience some authentic culture, coincide your visit with a festival, such as the Day of the Dead celebration. The Day of the Dead is a colourful festival in which Mexicans remember and honour their deceased friends and family. This celebration starts on midnight on October 31st, and continues through to November the 2nd.
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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.
Key Highlights of Mexico
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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