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Mexico holidays 2020
Filled with tropical jungles, jaw-dropping coastlines and a passion for fiestas, you’ll never forget a holiday in Mexico. The Caribbean Riviera is home to world class beaches, internationally acclaimed nightlife and sublime natural beauty.
What type of holiday does Mexico offer?
Mexico is certainly a destination for luxury holidays, with its white sands, adored cuisine and energetic spirit.
Cancun and its hotel zone are a full-on affair, perfect if you are looking to stay out late and spend your days lounging around under the sun. You’ll find international restaurants, luxurious resorts, salsa clubs and vast shopping centres.
Playa del Carmen offers a slightly more relaxed vibe, making it great for nature lovers and non-stop shoppers. It is known for its coral reefs, making it a great spot for snorkelling.
Those who love the water should head to Akumal, a hot spot for Sea Turtles and excellent reef and cave diving options.
Mexico is great for:
- All inclusive holidays - Treat yourself to sheer luxury with an all inclusive package holiday to Mexico. Beach hotels are a popular choice, with stunning options such as Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort Cancun or Moon Palace Cancun.
- Last minute holidays - There truly is a Mexican travel experience suitable for everyone, and if you’re looking for a cheap summer holiday for the whole family, most of Mexico’s resorts are children friendly.
- Cheap holidays - Mexico could be ideal if you are looking for a cheap beach holiday, as you can opt for all inclusive to ensure you have your fix of local cuisine and exotic cocktails by the sea.
Mexico at a glance
Discover the best beaches
We love Playa Delfines, Puerto Morelos & Playa Tortugas
Sample the local food
Mexico offers some of the world's most diverse regional cuisine
Top attractions to visit
The stunning Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Visit Tulum for its Mayan ruins, white-sand shores & turquoise waters
Popular with couples
From fab adult-only resorts to luxury fine dining
Amazing all inclusive resorts
Stay in one of Cancun's top all inclusive resorts
Quintana Roo in Mexico, North America …from £503 pp
-->--> Located on the east of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Riviera Maya is well known …from £621 pp
Jalisco in Mexico, North America …from £573 pp
Marina Vallarta is a favourite holiday destination among chic and elegant visitors to Mexico. The resort takes pride of place …from £573 pp
Isla Mujeres has the ideal fusion of gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery and quality attractions, making it an ideal choice for …from £529 pp
Nayarit in Mexico, North America …from £645 pp
Top resorts in Mexico
Nothing short of perfection, Cancun holidays are designed to invigorate the senses, relax the soul and leave you wanting more. …from £503 pp
Playa del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen holidays can be as entertaining or as endlessly relaxing as you want them to be. Not content …from £506 pp
Mexico, with its sublime landscape and warm year-round climate, is a must-visit place for holidaymakers in 2020. Tulum holidays will …from £524 pp
Sleepy, laid-back Puerto Morelos is the perfect destination for a relaxed holiday on the spectacular Riviera Maya. It boasts blissful …from £590 pp
Translated into English from Mayan, Akumal means "Land of the Turtles", and there is no doubt why these prehistoric creatures …from £863 pp
Aquamarine waters, blue skies and glorious beaches of dazzling white sand – Cozumel holidays offer a glimpse of paradise in …from £527 pp
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Things to do in Mexico
Things to do in Mexico
With extensive coastlines, exciting cuisine and many artistic and archaeological lures, you will not be bored in Mexico.
Top attractions in Cancun
- Tres Rios Ecopark, for horseback rides along the coast.
- Xoximilco Cancun, for a floating Mexican fiesta. Think booze cruise, not one for the kids.
- Mayan museum of Cancun, for a fantastic glimpse into ancient Mayan culture.
Top attractions in Playa del Carmen
- Xplor theme park, for zip lines, cave swimming and ATV riding.
- Xcaret Park, for the zoo and nature park where you can snorkel with sharks.
- Quinta Avenida, for souvenir shopping and nice bars and restaurants.
Top attractions in Akumel
- Cenote Santa Cruz, for a guided walking and wading tour of this wonderful natural cave like structure common to the Yucatan peninsula.
- Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, for a guided tour of this nature sanctuary promising close up monkey business.
- Centro Ecologico Akumal, A great place to see and learn more about Sea Turtles and local conservation efforts.
For a real escape, discover Mexico’s hidden secret, Isla Mujeres. Home to amazing coral reefs with hundreds of species of tropical fish, the island’s shallow waters make it a heavenly snorkelling spot.
For even more travel inspiration, check out our blog on Mexico's dreamiest places.
Culture in Mexico
Mexico’s cultural heritage is a unique blend of ancient Mayan culture and Spanish influences.
Hints of its Spanish past are evident in the dusty colonial towns and cities provide beautiful plazas and shady pueblos, while the various museums, galleries and archaeological attractions shed light on the more distant past.
The city of Guadalajara, is strewn with colonial plazas and landmarks. The neoclassical Teatro Degollado, a twin golden-spired cathedral, and The Palacio del Gobierno, which houses famous murals by painter José Clemente Orozco, are just a few of its' treasures.
Before your holiday in Mexico is over, be sure to check out Mexican folk art, which includes clay pottery, embroidered cotton garments, colourful baskets and rugs. For more colour, you need to become acquainted with Mexico’s most famous artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. You can view their work at the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Museum Dolores Olmedo, both in Mexico City.
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