Holidays to Mexico
Those staying on the coast will be blessed with the opportunity to laze on sugar-white, sun-kissed sands at luxurious all-inclusive resorts, explore waterside ruins, and snorkel atop the technicolour Mesoamerican Reef. In fact, turtles, whale sharks and coral-munching parrotfish are just a few of the marine creatures that can be spotted in Mexico’s tropical waters.
Inland you’ll find active volcanoes, fascinating cities, and ancient pyramids. And then there’s the food and drink: tacos, tamales, quesadillas, margaritas… the menu here is undeniably one of the best in the world.
For beautiful beaches and the whale-rich waters of Baja California, Mexico’s Pacific Coast is majestic. And for a hefty dose of history and culture, head to Oaxaca
Where to go
For relaxation, there’s no doubt that Riviera Maya – on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast – is the place to be. You’ll have your pick of some of the best resorts on the planet here, as well as easy access to iconic ruins like Tulum, Chichen Itza and Uxmal. There’s also the chance to seek out magnificent whale sharks from nearby Cancun or Isla Mujeres, and the opportunity to swim in some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s 6,000 plus cenotes (natural, underwater pools).
For equally beautiful beaches and the whale-rich waters of Baja California, Mexico’s Pacific Coast is just as majestic. And for a hefty dose of history and culture, head to Oaxaca – known for its colonial buildings, crafted using volcanic stone – or Mexico City, the second largest city in the world.
When to go
Festival-goers won’t want to miss Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations in November, best experienced in Oaxaca or Mexico City. To glimpse the moving snake shadows at Chichen Itza’s El Castillo pyramid, visit during the spring or autumn equinoxes. Or, to be in a chance of seeing whale sharks, holiday between June and September.