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A popular long haul destination with plenty to offer, Mexico welcomes beach lovers, revellers, history buffs, families and couples alike. From mysterious, ancient ruins, to world class beaches such as Playa del Carmen, you are sure to be won over by the sights and delicious smells of this vital, dazzling country.

Beaches
Mexico’s sandy beaches are the picture of paradise, whether you want to dip your toes in the South Pacific or relax on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Consider Playa del Carmen for a beach that has it all: stunning views, plenty to do and a tropical, laidback atmosphere.

Food & Drink
Spice up your life at Mexico’s street stalls and restaurants with tortas, tacos, tostadas and more filled with beans, colourful veg and flavourful meat. Fresh seafood, including shrimp and octopus cocktails, is abundant in coastal regions, and for a health kick be sure to visit jugerías stands for fruit juices and salads. To sample the country’s alcohol try a cerveza (Mexican beer), cerveza clara for a lighter option, or the celebrated spirit, tequila.

Culture
With a rich culture to match its rich history, Mexico offers enough vibrant and diverse Latin American music, salsa dancing, festivals and sport to keep every holidaymaker happy. For a true slice of local culture why not head to a Lucha Libre wrestling match or try your hand at a game of pelota vasca.

Nightlife
From larger than life nightclub venues such as Coco Bongo in Cancun, to intimate salsa dancing clubs, Mexico after dark will ensure that the night of your life carries on until the sun comes up.

Important Information
Flight Time: 10.5 hours
Time Difference: +6hr
Currency: Mexican peso
Official Language: Spanish

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Top Mexico Hotels

Aquamarina Beach Resort Hotel

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Crown Paradise Club Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Grand Oasis Palm

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Royal Sands

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Moon Palace

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Condominios Salvia Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cancun Clipper Club

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Oasis Sens

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Me Cancun - Adults Only

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Krystal Grand Punta Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Occidental Grand Xcaret

Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa

Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Casa Iguana Hotel

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

Canto del Sol Plaza Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

The Royal Suites Punta de Mita By Palladium - Adults Only

Punta Mita, Western Mexico, Mexico

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres - Adults Only

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riu Palace Pacifico

Puerto Vallarta, Western Mexico, Mexico

Riu Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cabañas Los Lirios Tulum

Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

City Express Junior Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Bsea Cancun Plaza

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Xpuha Riviera

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Four Points By Sheraton Cancun

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mexico Weather

Mexico has a varied climate, with an average temperature of 22C in winter and 28C in summer. Its rainy season lasts from June to September, so this tropical destination is a great option for some winter sunshine.
Jan 22ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 22ºC
Apr 23ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 28ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 28ºC
Oct 28ºC
Nov 25ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Mexico Holidays

Día de Muertos
The Day of the Dead is an iconic festival that celebrates and honours the return of the dead, and Mexico’s streets become a colourful mass of sugar skulls and papier-mâché skeletons between 31st October and 2nd November. Head to downtown Cancun in particular to discover traditional performances, decorated altars and themed food.

Cozumel
Visit the island of Cozumel by boat, and experience white sandy beaches alongside an underwater kingdom of shallow reefs and marine life. It’s perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling, though the stunning seascapes can also be enjoyed from the comfort of a boat.

Cobá
Venture deep into the heart of the jungle and explore the Cobá Mayan ruins. Guided tours are offered on foot or by bicycle, and the tropical setting and atmosphere of adventure make this an experience not to be missed.

Museo Subacuático de Arte
An underwater world of artistic wonder, this museum consists of submerged sculptures and monuments that are just waiting to be explored by snorkelling, scuba diving or glass bottom boat. Each piece on display merges art with environmental aims, and is made from materials that encourage coral and other important sea life to flourish.

Culture

Mexico has experienced a colourful political climate in the past few years, with a close fought presidential election and the left-wing losing rival setting himself up on his own TV show to mock the winning candidate.

Mexicans regard friendships as the most important thing in life apart from religion and are not afraid to show their emotions, so you may make a new friend or two.

As for religion, the majority are Roman Catholic at 89% with 5% protestant and 6% various other religions. Visitors should always respect local customs and traditions.

Service charges are rarely added to your bar, hotel or restaurant bills and many staff depend on tips for their livelihood. Aim to pay 15% normally or 20% if very impressed.

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Mexico Resorts

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, which is home to palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and scuba…

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Cancun

Cancun

Holiday's in Mexico's number one tourist destination Cancun offer everything you could want in a holiday from fabulous weather, great attractions and…

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Beautiful Puerto Vallarta sits on the Western Pacific coast of Mexico, the white sandy beaches and the tropical climate began to attract tourists as l…

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Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. Originally a small fishing village, the Riviera Maya has since bee…

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