Eternal summer, beautiful beaches, brilliant natural surroundings – all without having to go overseas. Mexico is one incredible vacation destination with some areas offering a year round beach party.
Mexican terrains vary from desert lands to mountains, from rivers to beaches, from rainforests to lakes. The varying lands make it perfect for extreme sporting, such as rafting and parasailing. The Cave of the Swallows in San Luis Potosi is a hotspot for base jumping, and there are many locations that offer banana boat rides.
In Baja California Sur (just south of California), divers can view millions of exotic fish and Pacific whales as well as enjoy a variety of adventurous water sports, such as kayaking. This area also contains Espiritu Island, a UNESCO biosphere area, voted the most beautiful beach in Mexico and top 12 beaches in the world by Travel Magazine.
Those who love surfing enjoy Oaxaca – it’s known for some of the strongest waves in the Pacific as well as its unspoiled beaches and biodiversity.
Nature lovers flock to Mexico for unique opportunities to commune with nature, such as the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan where visitors find themselves surrounded by hundreds of monarchs. To the south, Chiapas features stunning waterfalls and mangrove forests as well as a variety of plant and animal life, such as howler monkeys, large cats, parrots, ceiba trees, wild orchids, and more. In Chihuahua, sightseers can stand in awe at the Barranca de Cobre, or Copper Canyon, an incredible network of canyons covering over 21,000 square miles, over 6100 feet deep, offering chances to see cave paintings and unique desert wildlife. Luxe Travel can arrange private touring of Mexico’s most beautiful natural attractions.
Perhaps the most visited area in Mexico, however, is Cancun, known for its luxurious resorts and incredibly beautiful beaches. Pristine white sands and tropical trees and plants line this “7”-shaped coastline, dotted with some of the world’s most high-class all-inclusive resorts. Numerous first-class golf courses are available in Cancun, and all are open to the public. Indulge in the luxury of modern accommodations while also enjoying the history of ancient cultures at archaeological sites just miles away from the resort areas. Luxe Travel gets exclusive luxury benefits for our clients at a variety of luxury resorts in the Cancun area, such as complimentary room upgrades, gourmet meals, spa credits, and more.
Archaeology is a keystone of Mexican tourism, even in Cancun. El Rey is walking distance from the resort area of Cancun and includes a variety of archaeological attractions, including Mayan temples, unexcavated Chinkultic ruins, and a hilltop acropolis with views of the Montebello lakes and the forest. Chichen Itza is one of the best archaeological sites in Mexico and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, containing a massive stone representation of the Mayan calendar and a variety of other impressive Mayan relics. Luxe Travel can arrange private access to the most closed-off archaeological sites in Mexico, even those normally closed to the public.
The best time to visit Mexico is during the U.S. winter season since Mexico doesn’t experience winter. Summers can get pretty hot in Mexico, but it is a dry heat. If you visit smaller towns during holidays, such as Christmas or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead – two days after Halloween), you may get the opportunity to witness authentic Mexican parades or other cultural celebrations, but the resort areas tend to celebrate these holidays more American-style.
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