Mexico offers a unique blend of world class hotels, sun-scorched beaches and ancient ruins. With a tropical climate, you can expect warm weather all year round, although peak holiday season runs from December through to April, and hurricane season occurs in the autumn.
If you’ve never considered a holiday to Mexico before, and want to learn more, let us tempt you with a closer look at this exotic country.
A popular holiday hotspot in Mexico, Cancun is at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula facing out towards the Caribbean Sea. This vibrant city is famed for its dreamy beaches, where you’ll also find plenty of hotels to suit any holiday.
Of course, one of the main reasons tourists are drawn to Cancun year after year is the long strip of hotels nesting along its beachfront; with many specialising in all inclusive options, you can expect to enjoy watersports and local activities when you stay in one of these hotels.
Downtown Cancun packs a punch, giving you a flavour for the authentic Mexico, with street vendors on every corner selling tacos and tamales. Then of course there’s the nightlife. Cancun is a hit with spring breakers, so you can expect non-stop clubbing action around March, although many of the bars are open all year round.
The mystical ruins and natural beauty of the Riviera Maya have led to it becoming a popular destination for UK holidaymakers.
Playa Del Carmen is a great alternative to Cancun if you prefer somewhere a little more intimate, whilst Tulum is perfect for culture vultures; with beautiful beaches and a national park containing ancient Mayan temples, there’s plenty to see and do here.
The hidden gem of Akumal is also the perfect environment to see sea turtles in their natural home, and shop for local arts and crafts.
Not to be missed is a dip in the crystal clear waters of a cenote. The Grand Cenote near Tulum is one of many natural swimming pools in the area, formed after the collapse of the limestone terrain, meaning they’re usually underground. However, there are staircases leading down to the cave, so you won’t need to be a professional rock climber to enjoy this unique experience. For something a little more family friendly, the aquatic theme park Xel-Ha is an unforgettable day out.