If you want the best of both worlds from a holiday, Mexico delivers hands down.
Maybe you love tropical beaches and lazing by crystal clear seas all day but you also need your fix of interesting stuff too?
Look no further – your idyllic beach paradise is right here and within easy reach of ancient Mayan ruins and a fascinating culture to satisfy your intrigue and wanderlust.
Mexico packs in a myriad of amazing sights, sounds and experiences. Here you’ll find everything under the sun from dazzling beach resorts to traditional pueblos, historical relics and lush jungle land.
The purpose-built resorts of Cancun, Playacar and Riviera Maya, these will delight holidaymakers young and young at heart – all the laid-back bliss of the Caribbean yet steeped in Latin rhythms and culture.
The beaches are seriously top notch and a haven for water sports enthusiasts.
Popular Cancun is packed with luxury hotels, impressive shopping malls and a buzzing nightlife – in fact it’s just sizzling!
However, if a more tranquil, laid back vibe is the order of the day then the palm fringed shores of Playacar and the Riviera Maya should be top of your list.
So, you’ve laid out the towel and topped up your tan and now you’re ready for an injection of culture and maybe some action and adventure.
Prepare to be seriously impressed with what you can get up to away from the beach and the hotel swimming pool.
From here you can take a trip to Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of The World and an awesome sight not to be missed.
This ancient Mayan capital lets you take a journey through the history of this archaeological wonder which is one of the most visited spots in Mexico.
It’s estimated that around 1.4 million tourists visit the ruins each year.
If you only do one day trip on your holiday to Mexico, make it this one.
Another great day out which combines fun holiday experiences with traditional Mayan culture is Xcaret – an echo-archaeological theme park near Cancun.
Here you can enjoy a fun-packed day swimming in a lagoon as well as discovering subterranean rivers.
There’s also exotic wildlife on display in the Xcaret jungle, and all rounded off with a mesmerising night performance of Mexican and Mayan music.
All this excitement will certainly tire you out and if you need some inspiration on where to lay your sleepy head, check out our top resort hotels for 2017.