MEXICO VACATIONS AND MEXICO DESTINATION INFORMATION
Cancún boasts a superb location, a year-round mild climate and gorgeous, warm, sandy white beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea. Its waters, sheltered by Isla Mujeres, are calm and perfect for surfing, sailing, diving and boat trips; those facing the open surf have stronger currents but are also suitable for fishing and snorkeling.
Come to Cozumel, where the past meets the future and where the beauty of the beaches meets the mystery of the Mayan Culture. Rich in history and in natural wonders, tourists are invited to explore ancient Mayan ruins on the north side of the island and to visit the sanctuary of the fertility goddess Ixchel at San Gervasio.
Known as “the Land of the Swallows”, Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico with one existing town called San Miguel. It is also renowned for having the second largest reef in the world and offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in Mexico. Whether you’re a diver or non-diver, Cozumel is a great place for those looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Families avid for exciting adventures will find numerous tours, trips and activities: snorkeling tours, fishing, swimming with dolphins, catamaran tours, just to name a few. Cozumel is a relatively small island just 29 miles long and 12 miles wide located just off the coast of Mexico, south east of Cancun and due east of Playa Del Carmen.
Guadalajara is a monument to Mexico’s historic past with its colonial buildings, horse-drawn carriages and beautiful parks and gardens. Take a walk through museums, flowering plazas, and palaces. Guadalajara offers an assortment of international dining along with classic Mexican cuisine
Shopping is extensive in the Plaza de Sol, the largest shopping center in Latin America. Enjoy shopping in the outdoor markets where you can find everything from native crafts to imported goods and make sure not to miss the world-famous workmanship at the glass factories. Want to see a bullfight? Guadalajara is famous for its bullfighting. Watch the skilled matador work his magic with a raging bull.
On the Pacific Coast of Mexico, southeast of Acapulco, Huatulco is a 22-mile stretch of coastline with nine magnificent bays and 36 beaches. Great for fishing, Huatulco also offers true peace and tranquility on its miles of secluded beaches, tucked away and waiting to be discovered. Many of the bays are only accessible by sea, and a perfect day excursion on the tranquil waters is awaiting.
Just minutes away from the quaint old fishing village of Zihuatanejo are the golden beaches of Ixtapa, with modern and luxurious resorts. The best of both worlds exists in the two sister towns. Zihuatanejo with its colorful shops and quaint cobblestone streets, is just four miles away from Ixtapa where the fisherman is in paradise and the sun worshipper idly passes the day away.
Los Cabos (which means The Capes) consists of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, two wonderful destinations in one. Both are connected by a modern highway for your enjoyment and exploration.
Los Cabos, where desert wilderness is enhanced by crystal clear ocean waters. Cabos is known for some of the finest marlin fishing in the world. Situated on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos proudly claims to have over 300 days of sunshine. Los Cabos is the point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes. Humpback whales are seen December through March, and pelicans, sea lions, and other marine life, year round.
Cabo San Lucas is alive with restaurants and nightlife, while its sister town, San Jose del Cabo, is set in a picturesque cobblestone town, and offers the perfect dose of rest and relaxation. San Jose del Cabo is a semi-tropical town lined with avocado and mango trees. Both resort areas have ultra-modern hotels. Between the two is a golfers paradise, with some of the world’s finest championship golf courses.
Manzanillo is spread over two important bays divided by the famous and bright Santiago Peninsula and is surrounded by beautiful beaches along the sparkling blue Pacific. This paradise-like port is not your typical tourist town on the sea.
Mazatlan means “place of deer and venison”, in the Nahuatl dialect. The Pacific Pearl, as it is referred to, has one of the largest ocean promenades and consists of 11 miles of continuous beach.
The hospitality of the Mazatlan population is a quality that sets it apart. Mazatlan is known as a fisherman’s paradise with tuna, marlin, and swordfish galore. Golf enthusiasts flock to Mazatlan to tee up on the new championship golf courses. Temperatures in the 80’s make Mazatlan the delight of sun worshippers and the sports-minded alike.
Blessed with one of the longest stretches of beaches in the country, it’s perfect for swimming and watersports all year round. There are plenty of sights as well. The downtown city has been restored and visitors can walk to see the Angela Peratta Theatre or the museum. Off the coast road is Mexico’s largest aquarium. Several islands make excellent day trips: Isla de los Pajaros for bird-watching, Isla de Venados for snorkeling and Isla de los Chivos for a quiet, romantic beach picnic.
Mexico City, one of the largest and most modern cities in the world, is also one of the most fascinating and is filled with cultural delights. From museums to the Ballet Folklorico, there are so many attractions to see in Mexico City that the more you get to know about the city you will never want to leave.
An excursion to the floating gardens, Xochimilco, is a side trip not to be missed. Enjoy this mecca’s sidewalk cafes, cosmopolitan restaurants and nightlife, as well as some of the finest shops in the Zona Rosa (the famous Pink Zone).
Situated on Banderas Bay, this tropical paradise combines the old with the new in gracious style. Cobblestone streets wind through the town and art galleries and colorful boutiques are filled with Mexican folk art and handicrafts.