Mexico Holidays

A view of Chichen Itza, Mexico

Desert landscapes and snow-capped mountains

A holiday in Mexico offers a range of contrasts from desert landscapes, snow-topped volcanoes, ancient ruins, tropical jungles, busy cities and gently fading colonial towns to excellent holiday resorts and deserted beaches. There are Mexico holidays for eco-tourists, couples, honeymooners and families, as well as adults-only resorts. It is one of the few package holiday destinations where the visitor can find lively holiday resorts combined with beauty and nature. Even the very liveliest resorts, such as Cancun, are only a few miles away from romantic, tranquil locations with opportunities to swim with dolphins or ride a horse along the beach.

Modern resorts, ancient cultures

Although it’s an ideal winter sun destination, a holiday in Mexico could be enjoyed at any time. May to October is regarded as the rainy season, but there is still plenty of sun even then. The main beach areas tend to be the Caribbean destinations on the Yucatan Peninsula, along the Riviera Maya, such as Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach), Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Punta Brava and Puerta Aventuras, or the Pacific coast destinations, such as Puerto Vallarta and further south in Oaxaca, Huatulco, with its wide choice of un-spoilt beaches. Mexico holidays offer plenty of activities from watersports and sea fishing, tennis, golf (Puerto Vallarta has a PGA Championship course) to jungle exploration, volcano climbing and visits to archeological sites. The Yucatan Peninsula’s sites include the Mayan temples at Chichen Itza, while reminders of ancient cultures can also be found in Oaxaca and descendants of the Aztecs still live above Puerto Vallarta.

Plenty to see and do for everyone

The choice of rooms is as varied as the choice of locations, with anything from luxury hotels with spas, hotels with kids clubs, boutique hotels, gated communities and colonial mansions to small apartments. Most hotels offer entertainment and resorts generally have a good variety of bars, restaurants and live music venues with jazz, salsa and, of course, mariachi bands. Look out also for Carnival and other celebrations. Mexican menus may include familiar names such as tortilla and guacamole but the food bears little resemblance to that in most Mexican restaurants at home, but anyone who enjoys colour, variety and intense flavours will be in for a treat. Of course, the seafood at coastal resorts is usually superb. But don’t forget to leave room for an ice-cold margarita as the sun goes down.

All inclusive holidays in Mexico

Holidays in Mexico are about as diverse as they come. From swimming with dolphins beside white sand beaches at the all inclusive beach resorts along the Caribbean Coast to exploring the jungles and Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula; Mexico holds something for everyone. Booking all inclusive holidays in Mexico will mean that everything can be taken care of including all meals, drinks, entertainment and selected tours and trips. With the fluctuating currency exchange rate this is the best way to obtain the most from a holiday budget without worrying about additional expenses. Browse through the all-inclusive holiday options including last minute holidays in Mexican through directline-holidays for additional saving.

Mexico weather

With almost guaranteed year round sunshine and and clear warm waters, Mexico is one of the most attractive long haul destinations for visitors, making an ideal choice for the simple pleasures of water sports and sunbathing. Much of the country lies within the tropics, ensuring stable, settled weather and consistent high temperatures throughout the year with a distinct rainy season similar to the Caribbean islands. The east coast beach resorts enjoy the best of this weather with temperatures rarely dipping below 20c even during the rainy period. October to June remains the best time to visit with constant sunshine, mild evenings and low humidity.

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Gran Bahia Principe

Comprised of two hotels, the Tulum and the Akumal, the Hotel Gran Bahia Principe boasts modern and comfortable all-inclusive accommodation. It’s setting is idyllic, between the stunning coastline of the Riviera Maya and lush Mayan jungle. There’s a wealth of extensive facilities for guests, including a beautiful 36-hole golf course and a dolphinarium.

£664


Moon Palace ResortMoon Palace Resort

Stylish and sleek, this large-scale resort serves as a superior base overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Mexico. Boasts the biggest pool in Cancun, one of the best golf courses in the area,and even a dolphinarium. The Moon Palace Resort offers quality all-inclusive accommodation with first-rate leisure facilities for all types of guests.

£965


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