Cheap Holidays to Mexico
Mexico has an immense wealth of ancient cultural treasures, as well as an impressive underwater world with rare exotic fish and must see Palancar Reef.
Mexico is a delightful choice for all types of holiday makers, including golfers who can play on the numerous courses along the coast. The modern resort of Cancun is very cosmopolitan and full of lively clubs, luxurious hotels and international hotels as well as being a fantastic base for scuba diving, swimming with sharks and speed boat tours. The traditional Punta de Mita is more low key if it is something a little quieter you are looking for
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Mexico is a large country with tropical forests, dry deserts, fertile valleys and snow-capped mountains and its weather can vary greatly from one destination to another. There are two main seasons in Mexico; rainy and dry, with some variation in temperatures over the year.
Dry season runs from October to April where there is little or no rain, and from May to late September or early October, the rainy season runs through most of Mexico, generally rainfall occurs in the late afternoon and evenings.
Along the Caribbean coast the Yucatan Peninsula sits in the hurricane belt, which includes the resorts of Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Merida.
Hurricane season lasts from June through to November, though most occur between August and October. While the likelihood of a direct hit is small, if travelling during hurricane season, we recommend you check your travel insurance policy before you leave, and shop around if necessary to make sure you have the necessary cover.
Out and About
There is plenty to see and do in Mexico and with deserted beaches, tropical jungles, busy cities, ancient ruins and fantastic holiday resorts it is clear to see why it is such a popular holiday destination.
Beaches in Mexico are just beautiful and offer a range of activities such as windsurfing, water-skiing and jet skiing or those those who are looking for something a little more relaxing, why not try sailing, deep sea fishing or even dolphin spotting for something a little different.
Mexico is said to be one of the world's premier diving destinations with most of the resorts having access to high class dive sites. The resorts of Cozumel and Puerta Vallarta seem to offer the best range of facilities for diving holidays.
A trip to a traditional rural village such as Yelapa which is just outside Puerta Vallarta is a great way to experience genuine Mexican hospitality. Whilst there, try to sample some local food and listen to a live mariachi performance. You may even be lucky enough to see one of the unique religious festivals that take place throughout the year.
If you are looking to take in a little culture, why not visit a Mayan ruin of which there are many dotted throughout the country such as Chinkultic, a well preserved pyramid dating from 600AD. There are many places like this that are worth a look and some offer great views over thick jungle.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the Mexico countryside is perfect for hiking or even on horseback to take in the primary jungle, lakes and deep canyons. Kayaking and whitewater rafting are also popular and are ideal ways to witness Mexico as you have never seen it before.
A trip to one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City is a must as there is so much to see such as cultural sites from Aztec ruins, colonial era churches and museums and galleries. If you want to get away from all the tourist attractions, take a stroll through the many open spaces and parks and simply relax while you listen to the great variety of local street entertainment. There are also many shopping centres and open air markets should you be looking to treat yourself or take something special home
Out for Lunch!
Mexican food uses a fusion of spices and flavours especially Spanish. The basic staples in a Mexican diet is corn, beans and chilli peppers. In Mexico most cooking is still done domestically using local ingredients. Festivals are often tied in with how elaborate the cuisine is.
You can purchase food on the street which include tacos, quesadillas and huaraches and any form of food unable to be cooked at home. There is the option to dine in the restaurants as well as the local hotels. Great to get to know the locals as well as the local traditions.
Flight Time - Flight times vary on the region you are visiting and can generally be anywhere between 9 hours to 13 hours.
Currency - Mexican Peso
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit: October and April
Top Hotels In Mexico
Here's a list of our top accommodations in Mexico, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.
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