For some people Mexico is a relaxation paradise with incredible resorts that provide easy access to luxury beaches. For others it is a country full of cultural and historic attractions. Why not combine the two? In Mexico, you can have an amazing holiday that combines your love for the beach and experiencing cultural attractions. This type of holiday gives you a rounded experience, that creates vibrant memories and sends you home feeling both relaxed and tanned.
In terms of cultural experiences here are the top picks for exploring Mexico.
Mayan Ruins, Chichen Itza
You are able to visit the famous Mayan Ruins, located 124 miles from Cancun. These ruins are the last remaining structures from the Mayan people that lived in Mexico over 2000 year ago. This exciting day trip is sure to be breath-taking and like no other experience you have ever had before.
Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas
If you have never been whale watching, then you have the opportunity to do so in Cabo San Lucas. There are a few tours available that take you out into the ocean to see these giant sea creatures in all their glory. For the best chance to see a whale visit Mexico from December to April.
For a physical adventure climb the stone ruins in Coba. Combine this experience with the Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza. While in Coba you can learn more about the Mayan culture and how the ruins have been rebuilt and restored in order to preserve this important part of Mexican history.
Reserva Mariposa Monarca
Do you love butterflies? If you do and get a chance to visit the Monarch Butterfly Reserve take it! See this beautiful creature flutter around you as you learn more about the species and its importance to the Mexican community.
>> To discover what tasty treats you can expect on your holiday, read ‘Traditional Food to Only Eat in Mexico’<<
After absorbing Mexico’s rich culture and visiting its heritage sites, unpack your swimsuit and spend a few days at the beach. Keep reading to find out the best locations to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
Baja California Sur
This is the peninsula of Mexico that has the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of California to the East and it is the 2nd smallest state in Mexico. Your preferred beach may be dictated by your hotel location or perhaps you will fall in love with a beach and then find a hotel nearby. 2 excellent beaches, ideal for swimming and lounging around on the golden sand beds are:
- Playa del Amor in Cabo San Lucas
- Bahia Balandra in La Paz
Other Great Beaches in Mexico
As Mexico has a huge coastline, there are plenty of beaches up and down the coast. These are some of our favourites:
Cancun is perhaps the most famous area of Mexico for its beaches. Due to their popularity, Cancun beaches can be quite busy during peak times, so avoid visiting here during school holidays, especially the American Spring Break. Unless you want to be surrounded by 18-22-year-old party-goers. With restaurants, shops and many resorts near by Cancun is an easily accessible place to navigate.
Zihuatanejo is home to miles of beautiful beaches including Playa La Ropa and Playa Manzanillo. Here you can surf, snorkel and walk along the cobbled streets surrounded by palm trees.
Tulum offers a more peaceful beach experience, as it is usually crowd free. The beach lies below the El Castillo and near to the Tulum ruins. Beach yoga classes are available for the early birds.
Mexico offers a combination of places to visit. You can make whatever type of holiday you want when visiting Mexico. It’s a tropical paradise with amazing artefacts, structures and luxurious beaches.