Mexico Holidays 2022/2023

Mexico is one of those countries that needs little introduction. It's the kind of destination adventurers and relaxation seekers alike dream of. With white sand beaches, Mayan ruins, rainforests and cocktail-filled nights, action-packed as well as blissful doesn't even begin to describe holidays to Mexico. With cheap holidays to Mexico, family holidays and more on offer, what type of holiday in Mexico are you looking for?

Mexico Holiday Deals 2022/2023

Adventure awaits on your holiday to Mexico

To travel to Mexico is to travel to a land of adventure. It’s where ancient Mayan ruins and towering temples dominate the skyline, where beaches look more like clouds and jungles are crisscrossed with ziplines whisking explorers through the treetops. It’s where your days can be as lazy as you like, with beachy siestas in the morning and wild fiestas in the night.

Mexico weather is gorgeous round-the-clock, so there’s never an excuse to stay inside all day. There are coral reefs to explore, ruins to marvel at, empanadas to devour and a whole lot of tequila to glug. It’s safe to say all inclusive Mexico holidays are in a category all of their own, getting you up close and personal with beautiful nature and lively entertainment.


Currency: Mexican Peso

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT -6

Population: Approx 113,500,000

Religion: Roman Catholic

Regions

Isla Mujeres

If you're looking for the quieter side of Mexico, look no further than the stunning resort of Isla Mujeres. When you need a real break from it all, this relaxing resort is the place to visit. Although it is a peaceful and tranquil location, there is still plenty to do and many places to see here; from the wildlife to the beaches, the food and drink and the friendly local vibe, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your Isla Mujeres holidays.

Playa Mujeres

Sun-seekers and thrill-seekers alike find holidays to Mexico almost impossible to resist, but none more so than a break in Playa Mujeres, a gorgeous slice of the tropics set on the Caribbean coast. Quiet enough to be a premier luxury destination for those looking for a slower-paced holiday, yet still within easy distance of Mexico's party capital, Cancun, Playa Mujeres has lots to offer holidaymakers from all walks of life. Chilled days, lively nights and unforgettable experiences are all waiting, along with some of the most picture-perfect views in the whole of Mexico.

Puerto Morelos

Holidays in Puerto Morelos – a secluded town between Playa del Carmen and Cancun – are for you to do with as you please. Bathe in the warm sea and sun, eat your fill of authentic Mexican cuisine (and plenty more besides), unwind and forget about work for a while, catch up on a book, or perhaps do absolutely nothing at all. With the Caribbean waters lapping at your feet and the friendly Mexican atmosphere everywhere you go, you won't want to think about booking anywhere else.

Punta De Mita

With holidays to Mexico being so varied in terms of vibe and location, the small fishing village of Punta de Mita is something of a luxury haven that only those in the know can take advantage of. Considered to be exceptionally exclusive, this region on the Pacific Coast has become synonymous with luxury getaways, not to mention the rich and famous. Offering utterly beautiful views out over the Pacific, some of the best beaches in Mexico and easy access to the cosmopolitan Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita holidays are, understandably, a bucket-list item for many travellers.

Tulum

Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, and the site of one of the most well-preserved and spectacular ruins from the Mayan era. Visitors travel from all over the world to see this stunning Mayan fortress perched high on a cliff overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. This forms an amazing backdrop for the great food, jungle adventures and lively nightlife that Tulum has to offer. With its New Age vibe and laid back atmosphere, it really is a perfect choice for a holiday to Mexico.

Cancun

Sitting in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun holidays are bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Miles of powdery-white sand and palm-tree-fringed beaches are the biggest draws, but there's a lot more going on in this Mexican resort city. In Cancun, you can explore life under the ocean wave, discover ancient Mayan ruins, visit family attractions and party hard in some outrageous nightclubs.

Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a stunning region located at the tip of Mexico's 1,000-mile-long Baja Peninsula. With its luxury hotels, stunning beaches and great nightlife, it's a hugely popular celebrity getaway for everyone from Adam Levine to Jennifer Aniston. Whether you're looking for a wild weekend, a romantic break or a family-friendly holiday, Los Cabos has something to offer you, too.

Riviera Maya

From exploring traditional Mayan villages and ruins to observing tropical fish in stunning coral reefs, Riviera Maya offers a diverse and exceptional way to experience holidays in Mexico. It boasts luxurious hotels, tourist attractions and beautiful white sand beaches. From yoga retreats, to ancient ruins of Mayan cities the Riviera Maya is always full of surprises.

Playa Del Carmen

In Playa del Carmen you can unwind on a beach, climb to the top of an ancient pyramid and sample Mayan fusion cuisine. This destination also offers reef scuba diving opportunities and a varied and fun nightlife scene that is typical of holidays in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a bustling city located on the west coast of Mexico. It has a strong arts scene, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of activities for couples, families and kids. There are two superb beaches here – so be sure to browse our cheap trips to Mexico and discover how you can catch the sun and have some seaside fun.

Playacar

An exclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Playacar is the most luxurious spot for holidays in Mexico's Mayan Riviera. With direct beach access, calm Caribbean water and fine dining galore, Playacar is a haven of calm with the benefit of easy access to the town's 5th Avenue shopping area.

Nuevo Vallarta

If you're planning your holidays to Mexico, why not consider spending them in Nuevo Vallarta? It's located halfway up Mexico's Pacific Coast and is purpose-built for tourism. Nuevo Vallarta holidays are all about days spent relaxing on the beach, trying adrenaline-packed watersports, and checking out the night-life in the evening. Surely this should be what holidays are all about?

Eye candy on your Mexico holidays

Mexico holidays are known for more than its beaches, but they’re a handy luxury when holidaying in this part of the Americas. And with summer in Mexico offering a stunning climate – not to mention the winter sunshine too, the beaches here are certainly easy to enjoy. From Cancun to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya, the shores here are laden with soft white sands exuding Caribbean vibes.

The beauty of Mexico isn’t limited to just the coast. Outdoor adventures in Mexico are set against the backdrop of jungles, rainforests, caves, mountains and ruins that define what it means to be ‘ancient’. 

There’s much to enjoy underwater, too – on the island of Cozumel you can suit up in snorkeling gear and explore the world’s second largest coral reef and sunken statues alongside giant sea turtles. Boat cruises leave from Cancun and Riviera Maya, so even your travel time is a picturesque sightseeing expedition.

Things to do in Mexico: temples, ziplines and snorkeling

Mexico’s lush terrain begs for holidaymakers to unleash their inner adventurers – once you’ve pried yourself away from the beach, you can zipline high above the treetops and dune buggy through the jungle or kayak along the coast.

And then there are the ancient ruins. Mexico is home to more World Heritage Sites than historical superpowers Greece and Egypt. Mexico is the cradle of the Mayan civilisation, whose 3,000 years of existence are still on display in the cities of Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza.

It’s not a list of things to do in Mexico unless we mention the Kukulkan Pyramid. Chichen Itza is where you’ll find the Kukulkan Pyramid – you’ll recognise its flat top instantly – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Tulum is located at the bottom of the Riviera Maya, and combines Mayan ruins with a scenic beach. That just means you’ve got a day of relaxation and culture all wrapped into one.

Tequila!

It’s no secret that Mexico holidays are known to host a fiesta or two along its coastlines. The country is a hotspot for American spring-breakers in search of a wild night, though the bars and restaurants here also play host to more laid-back evenings too.

The tequila is free flowing in Cancun – Mexico’s party central. Here, you’ll find DJ-driven clubs and beach parties, along with some of the country’s most famous bars. Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen are also top contenders for their nightlife scenes, though you won’t have trouble taking things slow if partying until sunrise doesn’t suit your holiday mood.

Many of the bars and restaurants around Mexico come to life with live music, whose mariachi crooners and salsa dancers keep things easy-going on warm nights.

Playacar comes packed with adults-only accommodations, which means the evening agenda here revolves around chilled out entertainment and cool glasses of sangria.

Calling all carnivores

Take our word for it – holidays in Mexico are worth it for the food alone. With succulent grilled meats spiced to perfection and peppered in the restaurants‘ colourful decoration, there’s nothing quite like dining in this corner of the world.

The streets of Mexico are paved with everything from vendors filling the air with the scent of freshly cooked tamales, to locals flattening tortillas and baking them on stovetops right before your eyes. You’ll also find a healthy dose of home in the form of international eats – from takeaway options to romantic nights on outdoor terraces, Mexico is a versatile destination that’ll have even the most homesick holidaymaker covered.

Mexico retail heaven

From high-end boutiques to traditional market stalls, Mexico shopping opportunities come in every shade on the retail spectrum. At the centre of Playa del Carmen are street performers and musicians entertaining shoppers browsing souvenir stalls for colourful ponchos and Cuban cigars – though most towns will have flea markets of their own, where you’ll find handmade jewelry and handbags.

Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Playacar are where the ritzy goods await. Designer brands and high-end boutiques pave the way along some of these streets, along with Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue. Whether you make a purchase or not, it’s certainly a sight to see.

Frequently asked questions about holidays to Mexico

Question: What month is best to go to Mexico?

Answer: Whatever time you choose to book your holiday to Mexico, you’re guaranteed sunshine and hot temperatures. With every season on offer it’s up to you when you go, be sure to keep an eye out for the latest deals on offers for Mexico holidays so you get the best value for your money. Check out our all inclusive holidays to Mexico to save yourself some extra cash too.

Question: What are the hottest months in Mexico?

Answer: You’ll experience a hot and dry climate between November to April, with temperatures around 28℃, but between May and October you’ll find the hotter temperatures – although, this does come with the chance of experiencing rain storms as it is the wet season.

Question: What is the cheapest time of year to go to Mexico?

Answer: The best advice is to be flexible with your dates and duration, this will help you get the best price possible. Try looking for longer duration stays or even an odd number, e.g. 11 nights, and move around the dates to see how much you could save. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for discounts, offers and codes that could save you some extra money on your holiday to Mexico.

Question: Where are the best beaches in Mexico?

Answer: Mexico’s east coast is known to have the best beaches. The Caribbean Sea boasts turquoise waters that will blow you away. Pair that with soft white sand too and you’re really in a dream world. Along the east coast is Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, and Cancun.

Question: What are the main resorts in Mexico?

Answer: Visit the ever popular Cancun, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Los Cabos among many other resorts on your holiday to Mexico. There are plenty of resorts to choose from including Riviera Maya, the final decision is up to you! Whatever you’re looking for, Mexico has a resort for you.