With its amazing food, fabulous climate and rich history Mexico has everything for the perfect winter escape. You can laze on the beach and perfect your tan, but there’s always some time for a little fun too. Who wants to brave the weather back home when you could be having much more fun in Mexico? Here are 7 reasons to say yes to a Mexican escape this winter:
You’ve no doubt had fajitas, tacos, and nachos at home, but that’s nothing like the sumptuous culinary treats on offer when you set foot onto Mexican shores. Must tries include Tamales (pockets of corn dough stuffed with a sweet or savoury filling, wrapped in banana leaves), and Mole – a rich chilli sauce often poured over chicken. You’ll also find guacamole, enchiladas and elote (the Mexican name for corn on the cob, sold on pretty much every street).
Tequila and Coronita (fresh with lime to ward of the flies) – need we say much more?
Mexico has a rich and diverse history stretching back thousands of years. You can indulge your thirst for knowledge with trips to ancient Mayan temples including Chichen Itza, and Palenque – both amazing sights to behold. The latter contains structures dating back to 600 & 800 AD and is home to some of the finest architecture and sculptures ever produced by the Maya civilisation. It’s well worth a visit.
Imagine exploring some of the world’s most breathtaking coral reefs whilst tropical fish swim around you. Cozumel is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico for scuba diving and snorkelling and it’s easy to see why. Originally discovered by Jacques Cousteau in 1959 it’s now a National Marine Park ensuring the reefs and tropical life is protected. It’s a wonder of nature and easily accessible off the Yucatan Peninsula, making it the ideal day trip for those staying in Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
5. La Fiesta
There’s nothing quite like a party in Mexico. Cancun is full of bars and night clubs catering to all tastes, but if you’re after a more traditional kind of party, it’s worth timing your trip with the annual Day of the Dead (El Dia De Muertos) celebrations which happen across the country in October. The whole of Mexico turns out to remember those who’ve past, and as a celebration of life. Doors will be covered in flowers while residents take to the streets in gothic fancy dress. The famous Mexican sugar skull will be everywhere – it’s an amazing party and so much more fun than the UK in October.
Going to the beach. It’s a key part of what makes Mexico so much fun. If you’re staying in the popular resorts you’ll be spoilt for choice, but it’s also worthwhile looking a little further afield. Those heading to the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula will find the simply stunning, Tulum. Think a small cove of white sand and turquoise water, overlooked by Mayan ruins. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
7. The Weather
Of course it has to be the weather. The temperature will be around the 25°C mark with highs of 28, as well as 8 hours of sunshine a day. Best of all, the average temperature of the sea is 27°C – just one important reason you’ll have much more fun in Mexico in winter.