Riviera Maya Vacations
The Riviera Maya conjures visions of the centuries old archaeological sites that Mexico is well known for. There, one can find the old cities of the ancient Mayans. Visit one of the most majestic cities is Chichen Itza which was the former capital of the Mayan empire and climb up to the top of the Castillo, the grand pyramid or most importantly, visit the observatory where astronomers formulated one of the most accurate calendars. Tulum is another great destination, the only walled city of the Mayans which conveniently overlooks the waters and the beachfront. But this is not all there is to this region which boasts of many other interesting attractions and activities. Xel-Ha is a good place to conquer when youre a nature lover as it has many coves, lagoons and caves in its premises while Xcaret is a Mayan themed ecological park with lots of fun activities prepared for its visitors. Or otherwise, go on a day tour of Isla Mujeres that has a Mayan temple and several watersports or Isla Contoy with its sandy white beaches and lush palm trees. When planning your Mexico vacation, always include this region for unforgettable unique experiences.
Top Beaches in Mexico
November to May is the most ideal time to go on a Mexico vacation and visit the alluring beaches of Mexico. About five hours away from the city are the remote beaches of Costa Esmeralda on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. On the Caribbean coast particularly in the Maya Riviera region are the fabulous Cancun beaches and Puerto Morelos fishing village and beach resort which has sugar sand and warm clear waters plus the added bonus of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Here in the Maya Riviera is the chic Playa del Carmen and Tulum, which is one of the most beautiful beaches that have the historical Mayan ruins in an area that overlooks the beachside. On the Pacific Coast at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is Los Cabos with miles of marvelous beaches like Playa Cemeterio, Playa Santa Maria, Playa Costa Azul, Playa Canta Mar and Playa Solmar. Between Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco can be found the most popular fine sand beaches of Mexico with a choice of exclusive resorts to the smaller local ones. You will never run out of beach choices in Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas Vacations
One place that should form part of a Mexico vacation is a visit to Cabo San Lucas which is considered as one popular tourist destination in Mexico. This place has stretches of beautiful white sand beaches and several restaurants. Cabo San Lucas is one of the best places in Mexico for tuna and marlin fishing and holds the biggest international marlin fishing competition with a jackpot prize of $ 1,000,000. Whale watching is one of the favorite activities in this city where you can spot groups of gray whales migrating from the colder climates into the warm waters of Cabo to give birth or to wait out the winter. It is such an unforgettable experience to see these giant marine mammals with their calves frolicking in the turquoise waters of Cabo San Lucas. One important date to remember too is October 12 which is the feast of the patron saint of Todos Santos that features festival sports music, fair, dancing and authentic Mexican food. Whatever your chosen activity maybe, from swimming, whale watching, fishing, shopping or just soaking up the sun, a trip to Cabo San Lucas is definitely worthwhile.
Things to see in Mazatlan
Experience the real Mexico vacation with a trip to Mazatlan located on the Mexican Gold Coast that boasts of long beach stretches lined with palm trees. Just like many places in Mexico, Mazatlan is an interesting combination of history, culture and adventure. The citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado is in Old Mazatlan where the famed twin-towered cathedral is also located. The malecon (promenade) gives you a refreshing palm-lined oceanfront walkway that connects Old Mazatlan with the resort area known as zona dorada. The villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala with its beautiful handcrafted furniture and ceramic and clay handicrafts is located on the Sierra Madre Mountains and forms part of the countryside tours. The known islands of Mazatlan, Isla de Chivos or Goat Island, Isla de Pajaros or Bird Island and Isla de Venados or Deer Island has fine sand beaches and should be included in your tour of Mazatlan. There are so much more to see in Mazatlan that thrives with the passion which Mexico is known for.
When you want to go on a Mexico Vacations, make sure to include all sites and attractions in your itinerary. A very cheap flights will be memorable if you plan early and find out the best places to go to.