Mexico has become massively popular over recent years, mainly as a sunshine holiday destination with something to suit every entertainment taste.
We hear that phrase so often, ‘something for everyone’, that a lot of the time you think it’s spiel just thrown out to get you to go somewhere, but in this case it’s true. I’ve visited Cancun twice, and love the place, and am eager to get out and explore more of the Mayan Riviera the next time I visit.
You might be thinking it’s going to cost a fortune, but you’d be surprised at the low cost of some of the Cancun flights you can grab these days; it’s just a case of looking for bargains and grabbing them at the right time. A cheap flight will seriously cut down on the price of the rest of your holiday, and will give you more to spend when you’re out exploring everything this sunshine destination has to offer.
Love archaeology and history? You’re in luck! The Mayan ruins around this part of the world are rich, and it’s all combined with stunning beaches and tourism too, meaning you get the best of both worlds. I think that’s what I love the most – I can see something real and tangible historically speaking, but I can also kick back, relax and enjoy my holiday.
Xcaret is a great place to head if you have kids, because not only will this give them the thrills and spills that keeps them occupied, but they can learn about Mexican life too. If it’s the natural world that you want to see, well, you have major choices to make! Xel-Ha is the largest natural aquarium in the world, and a great day out. Alternatively, you can head out and see the most natural of sights, snorkeling and diving, visiting the underwater residents of the world for yourself.
Playa del Carmen and Cancun are the two major big hitters on the Mayan Riviera in terms of tourism, and this is where you will find most in the way of shops, restaurants, night-life and bars etc. Both are close enough to ruins and historical sites to get away for the day too.
Honeymooners are especially well catered for here, as this is one of the world’s most popular spots for that post-wedding break. Spas, golfing, trips – there is enough to fill your honeymoon days, as well as being around some of the best beaches in the world.
The huge tourism boost around the Mayan Riviera has seriously benefited this part of the world, and now you will find some of the best hotels situated in either Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
I love the Mayan Riviera; I guarantee one visit and you will too.