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Mexico Holidays

Mexico Holidays

Overview

Need a little longhaul luxury to quench your thirst for adventure this year? With Mexico holidays you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the majestic sands and warming seas of the Caribbean, flawlessly combined with enough culture and history to keep you occupied for your whole stay.

If you can cope with a longer flight than you’re used to with most European destinations, you'll be laughing all the way to the airport as you board a flight for one of the most diverse and versatile countries that the world has to offer.

Exotic is the name of the game, with plenty of unspoilt sights, vibrant festivals and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be savoured on holidays to Mexico.


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Places to Go

Yucatan Peninsula

Home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula is a haven for ancient Mayan antiquities, and cheap Mexico holidays are available to this area. Visit the town of Valladolid, or soak up the history by feasting your eyes on the Temple of the Jaguars and the Tzompantli bench, before checking out the impressive 365 step pyramid of Kukulkan.

Contoy Island

Only a few people are allowed on Contoy Island each day to ensure that it's never overcrowded and its beauty is maintained. Take the opportunity to paddle in the shallow azure waters, or don a snorkel and flippers to delve underwater and swim among the marine life. If you looked up island paradise in the dictionary, Contoy Island would be a picture perfect example.

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This Mayan archaeological site is now maintained as an Eco Park. It provides endless activities for visitors, including snorkelling in underwater lakes, sneak peeks into Mayan life, and the chance to swim with dolphins.

Cozumel

One of the best diving destinations in the world, Cozumel is a hub of activity for snorkelers and divers the world over. This incredibly beautiful island off the coast of Playa del Carmen provides plenty of water-based antics for visitors, while also offering stretches of golden sands for those who wish to stay on dry land.

Tulum

Hugely important with regards to Mayan history and culture, this walled city was one of the last inhabited cities to be built by the Mayans, and is now one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Mexico. It’s also a nesting ground for the gracious sea turtle -see if you can spot one on a Tulum turtle tour.

 

Things to Do

Swim with Dolphins

Tick an item off your bucket list and swim with the dolphins off the coast of Cancun. With Mexico holidays, you can enjoy a 30 minute swim with the intelligent bottlenose dolphin for a one in a lifetime experience.

Dance till Dawn at the Coco Bongo

In Mexico, Coco Bongo is more of an institution than anything else, and with clubs in the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see for yourself what it's all about. Get your glad rags on and dance the night away in this superb club, which mixes popular tunes with Cirque du Soleil style performances for a night to remember.

Kite Surf in Playa Maroma

Ideal wind conditions mean that if you want to experience the wind in your hair, a spot of kitesurfing is highly recommended. Try your hand at this innovative watersport in a stunning location.

Climb Nohoch Mul

While the Chichen Wonders are some of the most popular attractions to explore on Mexico package holidays, the lost city of Coba is also a sight to behold. Home to the highest pyramid in the Yucatan region, dare you climb the steps to the apex? Unlike Chichen Itza’s Kukulkan pyramid, you're still free to do so here, and it’s a perfect way to view the incredible panoramas.

Absorb the history of Valladolid

This superb city is part of the Yucatan Peninsula and provides plenty of opportunities to explore the colonial architecture and the natural wonders, such as the freshwater Cenote Zaci, which is a sacred Mayan sinkhole that gives access to surrounding caves for the avid adventurer.

 

Top Holiday Resorts

Cancun

From the golden sands to the warming seas, you can be sure that Mexico holiday deals in Cancun will provide a trip to remember. This lively resort provides top notch watersports, a wide variety of restaurants, and plenty of hours spent basking in the sunshine. It’s ideal for couples, groups and families looking for fun in the sun on their Mexico holidays.

Night owls will also love the nightlife, with both the hotel zone and Downtown Cancun really coming to life when the sun sets.

Playa del Carmen

Home to idyllic waters which are perfect for diving and snorkelling, Playa del Carmen is your ideal Mexican retreat. Laid-back living and stress-free afternoons are the name of the game here, giving you plenty of opportunity to kick back, unwind and refresh.

Playacar

Forming part of the Playa del Carmen, Playacar is located south of Quintana Roo and boasts upmarket developments as well as quintessentially Mexican ruins and culture. A stone's throw away from all the popular attractions, including Chichen Itza and Tulum, a stay in Playacar will put you in prime position to explore the area and the secrets it holds.

Riviera Maya

This huge stretch of golden coastline is an ideal base for relaxing on your Mexico holiday. From the incredible beaches, to the Mayan ruins in the vicinity, you can rest assured that a holiday here will be as laid-back or as active as you like. Many hotels on the Riviera Maya boast their own private stretch of sand, making it the perfect resort if privacy and seclusion are high on your list of what makes a dream holiday. If a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure is what you're hoping to find from your holiday, look no further than holidays in Mexico, and with Direct Holidays you will find some of the cheapest package holiday deals.

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