Mexico Holidays 2019/2020

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 doesn't even begin to describe holidays to Mexico.

Mexico Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Canto Del Sol

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

(3144)

11 Nights

11th Jan 2020

All Inclusive

Manchester - Direct

Based On Double Room


Price from £903pp£1269pp

Save £366

Cancun Bay Resort

Cancun, Mexico

(1711)

7 Nights

5th Feb 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Double Room with Balcony or Terrace


Price from £844pp£1193pp

Save £349

Riu Lupita Hotel

Playacar, Mexico

(3705)

14 Nights

30th Dec 2019

All Inclusive

Birmingham - Direct

Based On Double Room with Balcony or Terrace


Price from £1541pp£1895pp

Save £354

Adventure awaits

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.

The climate in Mexico is round-the-clock gorgeous, 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 trips are in a category all of their own, getting you up close and personal with beautiful nature and lively entertainment.

With cheap holidays to Mexico, family holidays and more on offer, what type of holiday in Mexico are you looking for?


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. 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?

Location

Map showing the location of Mexico View Mexico on the map

Eye candy

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 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 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 snorkelling 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 sightseeing expedition.

Temples, ziplines and snorkelling

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, 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.

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.

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 jewellery 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.

What are the main resorts in Mexico?

Many of Mexico’s resorts can be found on the Riviera Maya, a gorgeous strip of coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula. One of the most well-known is Cancun, a resort city surrounded by 25km of powdery white-sand beaches. It’s a renowned destination if you’re into water sports and nightlife, with options ranging from swanky cocktail bars to beachfront clubs.

Playa Del Carmen is a slightly quieter spot, although it still knows how to party come nightfall. It’s a great spot for visiting some of Riviera Maya’s cultural attractions, such as the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum. If you’re looking for luxury, stay at one of the opulent hotels in its exclusive suburb, Playacar. Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, Puerto Vallarta is a coastal resort with a picturesque old town, and some fantastic art galleries and restaurants. Wherever you choose, you’ll get to enjoy the luxurious accommodation, Instagrammable beaches and Tequila-fuelled nights that Mexico is known for.

What month is best to go to Mexico?

The best month to go to Mexico depends what you’re looking for. The dry season – when most people visit – is between December and April. December to February is also the coolest time of year, with temperatures averaging around 23°C, but they often shoot up to the high 20s. At this time of year, you’ll enjoy perfect beach weather, but it’s not too too hot if you fancy some sightseeing. If you love to party, March is the best time to visit Mexico as there are lots of Spring Break parties, including the world-renowned Inception Music Festival in Cancun.

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

Low season in Mexico lasts from the Easter holidays until mid-December, with the rainy season running from May to September. But even if it does rain, it only tends to be in short, sharp bursts in the afternoon, cooling the atmosphere down after midday temperatures that peak in the 30s. And even the in the rainiest month of the year, September, you’re only likely to get rain once every few days. Throughout the rainy season, prices fall from between 20%-50%. Alternatively, visit in May to enjoy the benefit of reduced prices as it’s the start of the rainy season.

Which part of Mexico should I visit?

Mexico is a diverse and interesting country, with lots of fascinating places to visit. If you’re looking for a beach break, then the Riviera Maya is definitely the best part of the country to base yourself in. You’ll be spellbound by the long stretches of white-sand beaches, sloping down to the ocean.

The iridescent waters off the Riviera Maya are great for snorkelling and scuba diving, as the area boasts a colourful coral reef lying just offshore. Many people visit Riviera Maya for the beaches and the nightlife, but there are also some colourful colonial cities, ancient ruins and rainforest hiking trails you can visit. The Pacific state of Jalisco is also renowned for its beaches, mariachi music and Tequila. Base yourself in Puerto Vallarta and you’ll experience traditional Mexican culture, from its quaint architecture to lively fiestas.

What are the safest places in Mexico?

First of all, the key thing to remember is that the holiday and tourist areas of Mexico are incredibly safe. There are lots of quiet, safe cities in the Riviera Maya, including the coastal town of Tulum, and the even more uncrowded resort of Bacalar. You may have read some warnings about crime in Mexico, leaving you wondering whether or not it’s safe to travel in the country, but remember that the pockets of crime that do exist in the country – like anywhere else in the world – tend to be restricted to the big cities, and not tourist resorts.