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Holiday resorts in mexico and cancun

acapulco

getting married in mexico and cancun

Acapulco is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, The name "Acapulco" comes from Nahuatl language Aca-pŇćl-co, and means "where the reeds were destroyed or washed away. The City is best known as one of Mexico‚??s oldest and most well-known beach resorts and it is also famous for its nightlife. Acapulco first came to prominence in the 1950‚??s as a getaway for Hollywood celebrities and millionaires. Acapulco is a privileged tourist destination, with two magnificent bays: Santa Lucia, known as Bahia de Acapulco (Acapulco Bay), and Puerto Marques, boasting incredible natural beauty and incredible cliffs. The bays are surrounded by golden sandy beaches and exotic tropical vegetation.

cancun beach

getting married in mexico and cancun

Cancun lies on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, on Mexico's Caribbean coast. This popular resort is an all-round holiday destination for sun seekers with a wealth of activities and facilities on offer. Lying between the sea and a beautiful lagoon, Cancun’s protected waters are perfect for a variety of watersports including swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. Isla Mujeres lies just off shore and is excellent for snorkelling and scuba diving along the coral reefs. Isla Mujeres also offers fabulous beaches and a chance to swim with dolphins.

For shoppers, Cancun is bustling and chic with everything from designer shopping malls to local parades and markets selling handicrafts and souvenirs. For a great night out there is an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that will have you dancing into the early hours of the morning. In the area around Cancun, there are golf courses and amusement parks and the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba offer an insight into the regions rich cultural heritage. With a high standard of accommodation, a fantastic atmosphere, and miles of soft white sandy beach, it is easy to see why Cancun is Mexico’s premier holiday resort.

cozumel

Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, lying just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The island is covered with lush vegetation and the clear waters and the stunning coral reefs surrounding Cozumel make it one of the Mexico’s best dive and snorkelling destinations. The island’s beaches and hotels offer a multitude of facilities making Cozumel perfect for a holiday in the sun. The capital and only city, San Miguel de Cozumel has a relaxed Caribbean atmosphere but transforms into a busy commercial centre when visited by a large cruise ships.

Daytime activities in Cozumel centre around the fabulous beaches and crystalline waters. There are watersports galore, excellent golf courses and spas on the island. For those wanting to escape to a quieter part of the island, the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve, located on the island’s southern coast, has virgin beaches and a wonderful jungle landscape. The major hotels organise evening entertainment and San Miguel offers a choice of restaurants, bars and live music. Boats run regularly from Cozumel’s dock to Playa Del Carmen on the mainland where there is a wide choice of activities. There are also excursions to visit the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba.

guadalajara

Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of Jalisco, Located centrally in the Western Pacific area of Mexico. Guadalajara is a cultural centre of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair and a number of globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds. It is also home to the C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most popular football clubs in Mexico.

isla mujeres

With a gorgeously secluded and isolated setting in its own piece of island paradise, just 13 kilometres away from Cancun mainland, Isla Mujeres is a tiny little isle spanning along seven kilometres and connected to Cancun via ferry boats. Easily accessible from the Cancun Hotel Zone (a short 15-minute boat ride), Isla Mujeres (or Island of Women, as its names translates in English) is a place of leisure and play, with plenty of attractions to keep everyone well and truly entertained. A former fishing village, recently discovered by tourists, the island still retains some of its sleepy charm and soothing atmosphere. Strolling around the island's downtown area you will be able to contemplate the authentic Mexican Caribbean way of life as you spot families gathering together in the evenings to mend their fishing nets at the doorstep of their colourful and picturesque homes, quaintly tucked between restaurants and shops.

In terms of entertainment Isla Mujeres has plenty to offer holidaymakers during the day, with lively shops, numerous places to savour fresh seafood beautifully cooked using traditional recipes, some of which feature Caribbean, Mediterranean, Cuban and Mayan influences. Hidalgo Street, located in the island's downtown area is the main dining and entertainment hotspot while Playa Norte, after an amazing recovery from Hurricane Wilma in 2005 is now back to pristine condition and offering several facilities. Top things to do when enjoying Cancun holidays in Isla Mujeres include swimming with the dolphins, snorkelling or scuba diving at Garrafon Park, visiting the world's only Underwater Museum, located just off the island's coast, or simply relaxing at its quiet and serene beaches.

los cabos

A high end municipality and world class tourist resort located on the southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is the perfect Mexican holiday destination for unwinding, pampering and relaxing at one of its many five-star hotels and resorts. It comprises two small seaside towns, the Cabo San Lucas (popular for its top luxury hotels and exclusive beach resorts) and San Jose del Cabo (the area's municipal seat with a more vintage feel, reminiscent of an older time). These two gorgeous, sunshine-filled towns are linked together by the Resort Corridor, a popular area spanning along 30 long kilometres dotted with many beach resorts, sport fishing facilities and golf courses. Once upon a time, the area's economy depended mainly on fishing but, like many other glitzy beach resorts in Mexico, Los Cabos are now driven by tourism with golf and sport fishing being the two main attractions that lure travellers to the area for luxurious and totally relaxed beach holidays.

Unlike the more upbeat, trendy and crowded beach resort area of Canun, in the Mexican Caribbean,a slower pace of life reigns in Los Cabos, with much more tranquil surroundings and definitely fewer night clubs and fewer American young travellers and spring breakers. Ideal for couples and honeymooners, Los Cabos offer luxurious and gentle recreation, including luxury yachting marinas and the iconic, UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Arch, a stunning rock formation next to Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor) where couples can take romantic strolls when the tide is low.  Serene and secluded, Los Cabos is the favourite hideaway spot of the rich and famous and many celebrities regularly visit (Jennifer Aniston, for instance is a well-known fan of the are and is a frequent guest at some of Los Cabos' most exclusive, top luxury resorts).

mazatlan

Mazatlan is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of deer" and is located on the Pacific Coast, across the southernmost tip of the Bajia California Peninsula. It is the second largest city in the state of Sinaloa and is a popular tourist destination with various beautiful beaches. Thanks to these beautiful Sandy beaches, Mazatlan became one of the most alluring and inviting beach destinations. Sometimes, when you‚??re planning your holidays, you have to make a decision: sun and sand or culture and history? Mazatlan has the distinction of offering the best of both worlds.

merida

Merida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucat√°n as well as the largest city of the Yucat√°n Peninsula. It is a town steeped in colonial history, with narrow streets, broad central plazas and the region‚??s best museums. There are both colonial and Mayan treasures to discover. Nearby ruins at Uxmal give some insight into the lives of the predecessors who arrived in 1542. Mayan culture is also still evident in Merida's daily life and in the many colourful festivals celebrated here.

mexico city

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and is located in the Valley of Mexico. Mexico City is the country’s largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial centre. Revamped public spaces are springing back to life, the culinary scene is exploding and a cultural renaissance is flourishing. Mexico City offers a unique collision of contemporary city life and historic preservation. World class museums and restaurants rub shoulders with the remains of several cultures. The nightlife, the shopping and the history make it a must see destination.

playacar

Playacar is an upscale resort that lies to the southwest of Playa Del Carmen on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This beachside resort is built around an 18-hole golf course, surrounded by landscaped gardens and exclusive private villas. The beaches at Playacar are spacious with soft white sand and plenty of lounges and sunshades for those seeking relaxation. The hotels in Playacar offer a range of activities and facilities including watersports, golf, restaurants, bars and live entertainment. Playacar has a stylish shopping mall and all of the attractions of the main resort, Playa Del Carmen are easily accessible.

A variety of excursions are available from Playacar. First time visitors to the area will be enthralled by the ancient Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Shopping visits are available to Cancun for a wider selection of shops and a regular ferry service runs from Playa Del Carmen to the island of Cozumel, a favourite for diving and snorkelling. There are also excursions to nearby eco-centres offering a range of activities from snorkelling, diving and swimming with dolphins to land based activities such as cycling, kayaking, horse riding and hiking. Whether you are looking for a honeymoon, couples escape or fun family holiday, you can find your place in the sun in Playacar.

playa del carmen

Playa Del Carmen is located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Playa Del Carmen has an arty, village like atmosphere that makes for a peaceful and relaxed retreat surrounded by beaches of fine white sand. There is a wide range of watersports available as well as diving and snorkelling. The village of Playa Del Carmen has mini-markets and convenience stores for everyday requirements, and the streets from the beach are lined with stalls and shops, selling local arts and crafts. In the evenings, stroll along the streets browsing the souvenir shops or enjoy the entertainment provided by the larger hotels. Music spills from the many restaurants and bars and there are several late night discos and bars for the night owls.

Excursions around Playa Del Carmen are varied. First time visitors to the area will be enthralled by the ancient Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. The rapidly expanding resort of Playacar lies to the southwest of Playa Del Carmen with spacious beaches of soft white sand. Shopping visits are available to Cancun for a wider selection of goods and a regular ferry service runs from Playa Del Carmen to the island of Cozumel, a favourite for diving and snorkelling. There are also excursions to nearby golf courses and eco-centres offering a range of activities from snorkelling, diving and swimming with dolphins to land based activities such as cycling, kayaking, horse riding and hiking. Playa Del Carmen is an area of natural beauty and character offering a quiet and relaxed holiday destination.

playa mujeres

Lying 3 miles north of the busy and bustling Cancun Hotel Zone (at approximately 25 minutes' taxi ride), the perfectly secluded and isolated Playa Mujeres is best known as an eco-friendly tourist resort set facing a glorious stretch of tranquil beach. Surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful scenery, this region embraces the area's native flora and fauna, looking after the preservation of all living species. Playa Mujeres comprises pristine miles of virtually untouched beach and amazing nature riches for the most wonderful ecological experience imaginable!

Encircled by a protected natural site with water holes, jungles, bunkers and greens, those looking for eco-friendly Cancun holidays will find Playa Mujeres to be an eco-traveller's dream come true. Setting an international example in the preservation of the area's endemic flora and fauna, at this blessed resort native plants thrive, along with trees and indigenous foliage. You will fall in love with the rolling greens, the lush, well-kept lawns, the sparkling white sands at the beach and the crystal-clear turquoise waters. Here you will find one of the most spectacular golf courses in the Caribbean, offering truly awe-inspiring views over the Caribbean Sea. Golf lovers will relish the opportunity of spending Cancun holidays in this blessed area, as the Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course majestically sprawls along verdant lush grounds in close proximity to the Chacmochuc Lagoon. Some of Cancun's most luxurious and intimate boutique hotels and resorts can also be found in Playa Mujeres and as this is such a pristine and secluded area, there is no room for big crowds.  

puerto aventuras

Puerto Aventuras sits on a beautiful and at some parts stunningly rugged stretch of coastline on the Riviera Maya. This luxury marina resort features low-rise hotels dotted along the beach set in tropical landscaped surroundings. A wealth of activities are available at Puerto Aventuras; you can swim with the dolphins, play golf, go sailing or sports fishing, snorkel or scuba dive or just swim and sunbathe at the fabulous beach. Around the marina waterfront, there are fine restaurants, lively bars, a disco and a selection of souvenir shops.

Puerto Aventuras is just 20 minutes south of the many attractions of Playa Del Carmen. Regular shuttles departure the marina for Cozumel a favourite for diving and snorkelling. To the south of Puerto Aventuras is Xpu-Ha, an area of natural beauty with eco-friendly resorts featuring wildlife and a natural estuary set beside the wonderful beaches of the Riviera Maya. The fabulous Mayan ruins of Tulum are just 30 minutes south. Talum is thought to be the most beautiful of all the Yucatan's ruins and it overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

puerto vallarta

Once named The Friendliest City in the World and widely known as the "balneario" resort in Mexico due the wide collection of spas this unique Mexican destination boasts, Puerto Vallarta or Vallarta, as many frequent visitors call it, is a popular Mexican beach resort with an outstanding reputation for offering fun and relaxed Mexico holidays in the state of Jalisco. Praised as one of the country's most sophisticated and liveliest beach resorts, Puerto Vallarta is the place to go to for relaxing beach holidays, strolling along quaint streets, browsing through picturesque shops, dine in gourmet restaurants and enjoy long walks along its cobbled streets.

Also considered the most welcoming gay-friendly destination in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has evolved into the country's premier resort for the gay traveller community. With a great gay scene centered around Zona Romantica (Romantic Zone) there are plenty of gay bars and night clubs as well as a gay beach on the main shore, so it's no surprise that this city has been hailed as the number one gay holiday destination in Latin America and is often dubbed as the gay capital of Mexico. With tourism booming as the region's popularity has continued to grow steadily over the years, the holiday industry in Puerto Vallarta makes up for half of the city's economic income.

riviera maya

The Riviera Maya region was traditionally an important trade and religious centre for the ancient Mayans. The remains of this prosperous era can be seen today at the ruins of Tulum and the towns of Playa del Carmen, Xcaret and Xel-Ha. This beautiful coastline, on the far east of the Yucatan Peninsula is a living museum to Mexico's cultural and natural heritage. It is no wonder that the resorts along the Riviera Maya have become some of Mexico's most popular holiday destinations.

At the Riviera Maya, visitors can discover how Mexican, Mayan, African and European cultures intertwine to create an amazing culture. Unspoilt beaches and tropical forest hug the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. This area stretches out 40 km to the south of Cancun with luxurious resorts nestled between the jungle and sea. The area's hotels and resorts host a variety of activities from water and land sports to wildlife and ecological tours. Snorkelling and scuba diving in this area is a real highlight. The Riviera Maya is a special and unique holiday destination.

riviera nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is located just minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and is one of Mexico‚??s newest beach destinations with a vast pristine pacific coastline dotted with quaint coastal towns, lush rugged mountain peaks, nature sanctuaries and luxurious resorts. Banderas Bay, on the southern section of the Nayarit Riviera, is famous for being the destination spot of thousands of humpback whales that offer an unmatched spectacle.

tulum

Tulum is one of the most popular sites for tourists in Mexico as it is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city, the ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucat√°n Peninsula. The Tulum ruins are the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico and it is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean. The golden sands, jade green water and bright sun make Tulum beach one of the top beaches in the country.

x caret

Xcaret in Mexico combines conservation and culture with luxurious resorts and natural attractions for the ultimate Mexican holiday. Xcaret is a resort where eco-tourism meets the incredible history and vibrant attractions of the Riviera Maya. The area caters for singles, couples and families; there truly is something for everyone.

Xcaret offers visitors a range of activities including, watersports, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins and kayaking on the estuary. There are seatreks where the whole family can walk along the bottom of the sea, dive tours, horse riding tours of the jungle, and tours of the area's archaeological treasures. Xcaret is the Mayan word for 'Little Inlet', and this area was an important port and revered Mayan ceremonial centre. The fabulous Mayan ruins of Tulum are just 30 minutes south of the resort. Xcaret’s restaurants offer a range of excellent seafood, international and Mexican cuisine and the nightlife and attractions of Playa del Carmen are easily accessible. For more facilities Mexico’s most popular resort, Cancun is just 45 minutes away. Experience the tradition, adventure, nature, and beauty of this unique area of Mexico.

zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo is located on the Pacific Coast north west of Acapulco and belongs to a section of the Mexican Pacific Coast known as the Costa Grande. The town has been developed as a tourist attraction along with the modern tourist resort of Ixtapa however Zihuatanejo has kept its traditional town feel this is evident with the brick paved ‚??Fisherman‚??s Walk‚??. The resort is particularly appealing to couples and those seeking an escape from coastal party towns although the town does have an informal night life.