Consider two quite distinct areas to this A-List destination – the rich man’s playground known as the Baja Peninsula, boasting the Pacific Ocean on one side, the Sea of Cortez on the other and cosmopolitan towns like the very fashionable Cabo San Lucas. The other being the Mayan Riviera, where the stunning white sandy beaches and clear Caribbean waters combine with the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itza and Tulum and a rich colonial history, to create a beach holiday with some definite added extras. And in between is Mexico City offering a beguiling choice of options to fascinate and delight. Mexico is a destination that has it all.
Chichén Itza Voted one of the new seven wonders of the world, this incredible Mayan city is unmissable, and includes the famous El Castillo – the glorious step pyramid. Daytrip by land or air, or spend the night onsite to enjoy it post-crowds.
Baja PeninsulaWatch whales playing with their calves, snorkel in azure waters, visit the arts and culture centre of Tijuana or head to Land’s End – the impressive natural formation at the tip of the Cape of San Lucas.
Yucutan Tour Spend 3 or 4 days on a private guided tour of the spectacular Mayan ruins, discover the rich Spanish colonial history and culinary delights of this area before lying on the white sand beaches of
the Mayan Riviera.
Mexico City The ideal start or end to a Mexican holiday as there is so much to see and do here you can effortlessly fill several days, including a visit to the fascinating National Museum of Anthropology
and the incredible Mesoamerican site of Teotihuacan.
Coral Reef Diving With the fourth largest coral reef in the world off the coast of the Riviera Maya, it is a must see for divers and snorkellers alike. Especially when the Whale Sharks congregate between May-Mid September.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flight times to Cancun – Gateway to the Riviera Maya – are just over 10 hours, Mexico City is a little over 11 hours, and the Baja Peninsula can be reached on a connection via the capital or through the United States. British Airways flies direct to Mexico City and Cancun, with Virgin Atlantic serving Cancun.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Generally between November to April the weather is at its best for both of the coasts, with Baja remaining more temperate thanks to the cooling Pacific breezes, with the best time to visit Mexico City being April to
May, but rarely does it get too hot due to its 2,250m altitude.
Consider two quite distinct areas - the rich man’s playground known as the BAJA PENINSULA, boasting the Pacific Ocean on one side, the Sea of Cortez on the other and cosmopolitan towns like the very fashionable Cabo San Lucas. Being only a couple of hours away it is the ideal beach twin centre with a West coast US city break. Or make for the MAYAN RIVIERA, where the white sandy beaches and clear Caribbean waters around Playa del Carmen combine with the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itza, Tulum and Coba to create a beach holiday with some definite added extras.
Make for the MAYAN RIVIERA, where the white sandy beaches and clear Caribbean waters around Playa del Carmen combine with the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itza, Tulum and Coba to create a beach holiday with some definite added extras.