Holidays to Mexico 2016/2017
Exciting, vibrant and sizzling with hot chilli fire, Mexico holidays are an exotic mix of dynamic holiday experiences. To many people, cheap Mexico holidays begin and end with the beaches and nightclubs of Cancun. But what about the Mayan pyramids of Tulum, or the natural unspoiled beauty of Xcaret or even a holiday in Acapulco? At Co-operative Travel we have cheap Mexico holidays in all these places – and many more besides.
For many holidaymakers, bargain holidays to Mexico mean the Caribbean Coastal resorts of the Riviera Maya. A 30km stretch of coast on the eastern side of the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico package holidays here are a world away from brash Cancun to the south. Roughly stretching between Playa del Carmen and the picturesque village of Tulum, last minute Mexico holidays in this area also include the paradise island of Cozumel, one of the finest diving resorts in the Caribbean and home to many tropical birds and animals.
The Riviera Maya means; soft, palm-fringed beaches, tropical jungles, ancient ruins and warm azure seas. If you tire of lazing on the beaches, there’s plenty else to do, from trekking to the Mayan city of Chichen Itza, to diving the barrier reef – the second largest in the world. Playa Del Carmen is the watersports centre of the peninsula, though Puerto Aventuras offers a quieter alternative. For nightlife, the city of Cancun is the party capital of Mexico.
Holidays on Mexico’s Pacific coast resorts generally involve either Puerto Vallerta, on the Bay of Banderas, or Acapulco in the shadow of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains.
Washed by the Pacific, the Bay of Banderas is home to schools of dolphins, humpback whales and shoals of glittering fish. Surfing, snorkelling, game fishing and water sports are all favourite pastimes. Inland, there are lush jungles to explore.
Visit Acapulco for high energy nightlife and to see the professional cliff divers performing daily!
Mexico package holidays range from large, all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels and villas. If you’re worried about dining out, a Mexico holiday offers dishes to cover all palates – though hot and spicy is there if you want it, washed down by a cool glass of Corona lager!
Booking Ahead - Mexico Holidays in 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Mexico holidays in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Mexico has real advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Mexico package holiday for next year and save money now.
Mexico - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Linking the North and South American continents together, Mexico is one of the most exotic and diverse holiday destinations in America. Being rich in culture and history, holidays to Mexico provides plenty of opportunities to explore the historical attractions. Mexico also offers gorgeous beaches for relaxing, snorkelling and diving which makes this a very family-friendly holiday destination.
Ideal Time to Go: The Mexican climate provides consistently hot weather throughout the year, so there is never a bad time to book a holiday to Mexico. For those who want to make the most out of the Mexican weather, you should book holidays to Mexico around December to April. These are the hottest months and are considered to be the ‘Dry Season’. These months also provide the greatest amount of sunshine. Although it may get crowded due to the spring breakers, you can expect there to be more events and festivals on.
If you are looking to book cheap holidays to Mexico, then we recommend visiting around May to August. The temperature may not be as warm, but the hotel prices would have dropped significantly.
Weather: Mexico’s climate provides a consistently hot and warm temperature throughout the year. The hottest months are July to August with temperatures reaching 34°C, whereas the coldest months are December to January with temperatures dropping to 21°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Mexico from the UK take around 11- 12 hours.
Time Difference: Mexico is 6 hours behind the UK time.
Currency: Mexican Peso ($)
Fun Fact: Did you know? Chocolate was discovered in Mexico and was originally consumed by ancient civilisations as a frothy drink!
Top Tip: If you need to take a taxi, we recommend asking the hotel or any establishment to call a taxi for you. These establishments will already know the taxis as they have worked with them before.
Places to Visit on Your Mexico Holiday
Mexico is the 13th largest indepent country in the world and offers a whole diverse range of amazing and fun attractions. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your Mexico holiday.
Mexico City – Mexico City has been trending as one of the best destinations in Central America. Being one of the world’s largest cities, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding on what to do. Mexico City is home to fascinating museums and the iconic colonial architecture.
Tulum – Tulum is famous for its Mayan ruins, relaxing resorts and spectacular sights. If you prefer a laid-back holiday and love basking in the sun, then this is the destination for you. With family-friendly resorts and fascinating aquariums, this is the ideal holiday destination for families.
Guadalajara – This is one of Mexico’s largest cities and provides an endless list of activities and entertainment. Here, you can try the fine cuisine, visit the fascinating museums and explore the splendid cultural sites.
How to Get There
Direct holiday flights to the Mexico are available at airports all over the UK. You can find flights to Mexico (especially Cancun) relatively easily due to the popularity of the destination. Connecting flights may be necessary for some parts of Mexico and you should always check the journey times before booking, as some connecting flights can involve quite lengthy stopovers.
Map of Mexico