When you think of long paradise beaches with sparking oceans and clear skies you may not immediately think of Mexico but if you set off on a holiday there you’ll soon realise that it offers all these and so much more.
Perhaps the most famous of the Mexican resorts is Cancun. Located on the Caribbean coast Cancun was purpose built as a new tourist development by the Mexican government. Tourism is service are the primary concern here. The resort has the reputation as a party capital and while you can certainly find that here, there is far more to Cancun. If you wish to experience luxurious isolation or even a family holiday, there are sure to be facilities that cater to you. It’s all close to the beach with plenty of water based activities to entertain. If you want to leave the hotel zone, then you can find the genuine city downtown.
If Cancun is all about the new then the original resort town of Acapulco is perhaps a little more upscale and it remains a popular destination. Most beaches are found in the bay area close to the main boulevard “La Costera”. No visit here is complete without a viewing the amazing cliff divers at La Quebrada perform there impressive jumps into the shallow stream below. The main waterpark on the beach, CICI, is a perfect family destination that kids are sure to love.
While Mexico is perfect for sun holidays, you can also find a rich history. If you are around the Yucatan Peninsula then be sure to visit Chichen Itza. It’s a highly popular architectural site and one of the new 7 wonders of the world. It was one of the largest Maya cities and the focal point is the Kukulkan Pyramid but there are many other sites of architectural interest. It’s located 100 miles from Cancun and is perfect for a day trip.
Located in the state of Quintana Roo, The Riviera Maya is an 86 mile tourist corridor. Here you can combine history, with visits to a Mayan village, with relaxations with many spas in the area. It’s an ideal place to dive with the largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere located here. You can visit the eco-archaeological park of Xcaret where you can swim with dolphins, float down the river or explore the jungle trails. It’s a great way to experience the Mexican coast in its natural state.
Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article was written on behalf of Voyager Travel Direct.