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Mexico Holidays 

Rich with culture, history and amazing weather, it is not surprising that Mexico is high up on many people’s bucket list. Jam-packed with adventure, exciting things to do and plenty of great places to stay including All Inclusive resorts, the region of Cancún is a must-visit destination if you want to escape the hum-drum of daily life. Mexico holidays will leave you with happy memories that will last a lifetime.

35 °C

Hot, hot, hot! Hitting the mid 30s in the summer months but warm and sunny during winter.

10.5 hours

There are several major international airports in Mexico. Cancún International Airport is around 20km to the main holiday resort in Cancún.

Book a cheap holiday to Mexico with Airtours and enjoy the great food, soft sand and warm waters plus some of nature’s most beautiful beaches and national parks. 

Featured holidays in Mexico

Catalonia Yucatan Beach Resort & Spa

Riviera Maya, Mexico

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On a white-sand beach
  • 700m from Puerto Aventuras Marina
  • Five pools and five à la carte restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 7348 reviews

Reviews
Based on 37 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 856

Park Royal Cancún

Cancun, Cancun Area

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Mayan ruins within hotel grounds
  • Classic family-style hotel
  • On the beachfront

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 3666 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 856

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Riviera Maya, Mexico

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 24 hour All Inclusive
  • Choice of six à la carte restaurants and bars
  • Kids' club and activities

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 8336 reviews

Reviews
Based on 23 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 866

Crown Paradise Club

Cancun, Cancun Area

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Four outdoor swimming pools and kids' waterpark
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Stunning ocean view rooms available

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 7192 reviews

Reviews
Based on 43 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 900

Grand Oasis Cancún

Cancun Area, Mexico

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Club Xtra
  • Top hotel for resort nightlife
  • Choice of 18 restaurants and 19 bars

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 5537 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 916

In the Yucatan Peninsula on the south eastern coast of Mexico lies the holiday resorts of Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. A variety of fantastic deals on cheap holidays and great All Inclusive resorts make for the holiday of a lifetime. 

This is a country that mixes fun in the sun with spirituality and tradition. There’s a real sense of respect for the indigenous Mayan people combined with a stunning landscape which will make Cancún really stand out as a holiday destination. 

Theme parks Xcaret, Kantun Chi and Xel-Há Eco-Archeological parks are close to Playa del Carmen and are great places for a day out. The amazing underground rivers and cenotes in the aqua parks are all natural! In Mexico, you can also tick swimming with dolphins off your bucket list and hike through the jungle to check out the ancient Mayan ruins.

You don’t have to be a backpacker to get to see the real Mexico. As home to some of the most famous artists of the 20th century, Mexico is very proud of its artistic background and there are many art galleries, museums and walking tours around the country celebrating artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Visit some of the most vibrant museums and exhibitions in Cancún from the Museum of Popular Mexican Art to the Museo Sensorial del Tequila to Cancún Underwater Museum.

Our obsession with Mexican cuisine just shows how delicious Mexican food is, but nothing beats the real thing. Mexico is packed with authentic food trucks, markets, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. You can expect chillies, avocados, cacao, coffee, corn, nuts, mole, beans, cactus, spices, banana leaves and more.

Mexico is best for

History: Mexico has some of the best examples of Aztec and Mayan historic sites. Ruins such as Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 wonders of the world, are great examples of the ancient Mayan civilisation.  

Wild swimming: We all love the beach, especially ones that look as beautiful of those you’ll find in Mexico. But for something truly different that you’ll remember forever, take a swim in a natural sinkhole or amongst the mangroves.

Cultural: If you’re looking for a destination with a colourful culture and fun traditions, then Mexico ticks all the boxes.


Fast facts

Language: The main language of Mexico is Spanish.

Currency: Mexican Pesos. 

Local time: The region of Cancún in Mexico runs five hours behind GMT time. However this is different throughout the country.

Fly to: Mexico has plenty of airports to travel to. Cancún International Airport is 12 km from the centre of Cancún city, a popular tourist destination.

Flight time from UK: It depends on where you’re visiting but it takes approximately 10.5 hours to arrive in the resort of Cancún.

Tourist information: Mexico’s official tourist board website is a great place for travelling tips. See here.    

Visa and health: If you’re visiting Mexico for a holiday, you won’t need a Visa to enter the country but will, however, need to have a tourist card which you can get at the airport. There are no required vaccinations but it’s recommended that you’re up to date with your boosters. See http:www.travelhealthpro.org.uk and http://www.gov.uk/foreigh-travel-advicve/mexico for more information


Weather and climate

Temperature: As Mexico is quite a large country the weather can vary from region to region. It tends to be warm and sunny on the coasts but the temperatures can drop in areas such as Mexico City. The Yucatan Peninsula (where you’ll find Cancún) is known for its hot year-round sunshine and warm oceans. 

Best time to visit Mexico: There are two seasons in Mexico: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season, between May and October , is usually the warmest with temperatures reaching the mid 30s (°C). Short rainfalls can bring some much needed relief from the high temperatures. During the dry season between October and March, the temperatures stay in the early 20s. Mexico does have a hurricane season which runs from June to November so it’s always worth checking before you travel, although these tropical storms are rare. 


Getting Around

Bicycle: Mexico is great for cycling, with Mexico City offering free bike rental schemes. Many resorts like Playa del Carmen are bicycle friendly with safe cycling routes and bike hire facilities. 

Taxi: Taxis are cheap and some of the resorts in Mexico offer fixed price tariffs on airport transfers. It’s always good to check before visiting. 

Bus: Buses around Mexico are super cheap and a good way to get around.

Metro: The cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey have a metro system similar to those in all major cities around the world.


Events

Dia de la Indepencia: A national celebration of Mexican independence from the Spanish is celebrated every year on September 16th. Huge street parties, displays of national pride and firework displays are worth catching.  

Carnival: Latin America is known for its energetic Carnivals and Mexico is no different. It runs over the five days running up to Ash Wednesday and involves parties, decorated streets and fun festivities. Carnival in Mazaltan attracts over 30,000 visitors every season. 

Dia de los Muertos: The highly respected Day of the Dead takes place over the final week of October into November and celebrates the lives of those lost with parties and festivals. With Aztec and Catholic roots, it’s known best for the festivals featuring colourful skulls and skeletons in the form of dolls, masks and sweeties.


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