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A Guide To Holidays In Mexico

Mexico is a wonderful place to enjoy a fun, exciting and yet relaxing holiday in the tropical sunshine. From the beautiful warm beaches of Cancun, to the Pacific coastal resort of Puerto Vallarta and everything inbetween, including the capital, Mexico City, holidays to Mexico are vibrant with a range of resorts from all inclusive to adults only.

While there are a huge number of coastal towns and resorts dotted along the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean, often frequented by US vacationers, Brits will often head to the Caribbean coast for their beach holidays in top destinations like Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Getting To, From And Around Mexico

With direct flights from the UK, flights into the east coast will land at Cancun International Airport, while those into the west coast land at Puerto Vallarta International Airport, although you'll need to stop over in Mexico City or the USA. If you're doing more of tour or exploring the country, you may choose to fly into Mexico City as a base and start from there.

Once you're in Mexico, the best way to get around can vary depending on the sort of holiday you're on. If you've come to enjoy the beach, a shared coach transfer from the airport to your hotel can be an economical way to do so, which can usually be organised when you book your holiday or is often included when booking an holiday to Mexico. Alternatively, private transfers can get you to your resort and by the pool in quicker time and in much more comfort, without having to worry about sharing transport.

Things To Do

As such a vibrant and exciting country, there are plenty of things to do and see in here.

Beaches

Many tourists visit Mexico for the stunning array of soft, sandy beaches, framed by idyllic palm trees, most of the big holiday resorts like the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Riu Caribe are situated right on the beachfront, with many rooms offering seaviews. These sorts of all inclusive resorts offer plenty of beach activities too, like sailing, snorkelling, beach volleyball and kayaking.

Day Trips & Attractions

Of course, if you're coming all the way from Europe, it's great to experience some of the Mexican culture outside of the well-established resorts. Day trips can often be organised at your holte or before you travel, but you can also book these independently. A daytrip into Cancun can be a fun-packed day out, with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

Nightlife

All the big inclusive resorts offer a great range of evening entertainment, from quizzes and shows to live music and discos, but if you fancy something a little different, you can head into nearby tourist hotspots to take advantage of the bars and clubs nearby so you can party until the sun comes up.

Golf

There are a couple of great golf courses in the tourist areas of Mexico like Moon Spa Golf in Cancun, Cabo Real Golf in Baja California and The Pacifico Golf Course in Puerto Vallarta, all allowing you to combine an all inclusive holiday in the sunshine, with a few rounds at an exciting course.

Eating Out

If you're staying on a half board, full board or all inclusive basis, most, if not all of your meals will be included in the price of your holiday. But it's still great to go out of the hotel and explore the local area, trying out Mexican cuisine in some of the local restaurants. One of the best ways to find out what's good in the area you are in is to ask the reception staff or concierge at your hotel when you arrive as they can make some good recommendations that should not be missed.

Where To Stay

In such a big country, especially if you've not been before, you might be wondering where to stay, so here's our quick and handy guide.

Cancun

Cancun is one of the largest beach destinations in Mexico. Enjoying the warm tropical weather of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, this region has plenty to offer and is well catered to British tourists. There is a wide variety of large chain resorts, as well as smaller independent hotels, plus you also have the option of more of a self-catering stay in the likes of an Airbnb apartment. Take a look at hotels like Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort or The Grand at Moon Palace.

Puerto Vallarta

More tailored towards the US holidaymaker, Puerto Vallarta is often considered Cancun's sister region on the Pacific west coast. Here, the waters can be a bit cooler and scenery more dramatic but there are still some great resorts to discover. There aren't any direct flights from the UK to this part of Mexico, making it a bit of a longer trip, but if you've done the east coast, love Mexico but fancy something a little different, then Puerto Vallarta can be a great option for you.



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