Mexico's known for it's festivals. Day of the Dead in Oaxaca has long been a favourite, but I also loved spending Independence Day in Batopilas, at the bottom of the Copper Canyon. The Tarahumara certainly know how to party!
Nick, Original Traveller
Mexico is a perfect blend of premium white sand beaches, diving Meccas, colourful towns, culture galore, historical sites, deserts, jungle and fabulous cuisine!
Why we think you’ll love it
- The Yucatan Peninsula is the ultimate culture and beach holiday combination - there are lots of Mayan Ruins and stunning Caribbean beaches in the region, which is just a convenient (and direct) flight from London away.
- There's scope to explore the real Mexican cowboy country in the Copper Canyon, or rub shoulders with Hollywood A-listers in Los Cabos.
- The cuisine's incredible, particularly around Oaxaca - though there are some fantastic restaurants to seek out in Mexico City, too.
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Luxury Mexico Holidays: the Detail
Mexico is a Central American luxury holiday hotspot with a little something for everyone; it is cloaked in jungle, ancient Mayan ruins, temples, tropical beaches, bustling cities, volcanic mountains, deserts and crystal clear waters.
Did you know
- Mexico is home to the 'volcano rabbit', which lives near Mexican volcanoes
- Mexico has more Spanish speakers than any other country
- Tequila, Tabasco and Chihuahua are all named after places in Mexico
- Bullfighting is Mexico's national sport
- The word 'tomato' comes from the Aztec language
- A donkey was jailed in Mexico in 2008 for assault and battery
Aside from the popularity of Cancun and Playa del Carmen as Mexico's party destinations of choice, the Yucatan Peninsula is perfect for those looking for a luxury holiday combining beach and culture, with swathes of white sand, turquoise Caribbean waters and ancient Mayan ruins peppered along the Riviera Maya coastline. Diving is also fantastic in this part of Mexico.
As well as picturesque colonial towns and the vast and vibrant metropolis of Mexico City, the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas offer one of the most culturally diverse experiences a luxury holiday in Mexico can produce. Located between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts and to the south of Mexico City, Oaxaca is undoubtedly Mexico's creative hub and Chiapas is brimming with archaeological and natural wonders.
Baja California is high on Mexico's north-western tip and just south of San Diego and Los Angeles and is home to luxurious hotels, dramatic coastline and adventurous watersports. The Baja peninsula particularly draws travellers in with its stunning landscapes where the desert meets the sea, oh and its glorious sunshine. The West also boasts the Pacific Coast which has world class hotels and is great for diving, whale watching and more importantly superb surfing.True tan afficionados won't shy away from the glowing beaches here either.
The inner cowboy/girl in you may enjoy venturing to the plunging canyons of Northern Mexico to explore Copper Canyon, which is four times the size of the Grand Canyon and no less stunning. This is a real adventure playground for hiking, zip lining and biking. A Copper Canyon tour would also combine perfectly with a jaunt to the Baja peninsula.
Mexico is a truly diverse country, with landscapes ranging from the deserts and rugged mountain ranges of the north, to the tropical jungles and white-sand beaches of the Caribbean coast, as well as a vast array of attractions for travellers of all tastes.
There's a lot to choose from, and the Original Travel Latin America team have been to Mexico several times on research trips, so they can discuss what might work best for your particular requirements.