Mexico’s tourism scene is much talked about, and for good reason. From the Pacific Coast towns like Cabo San Lucas to the popular destinations on the Caribbean Sea like Cancun, and even in idyllic spots like Huatulco, the country’s wide array of vast landscapes and rich culture mix beautifully no matter where you go. Next time you head for a beach vacation in Mexico, you’ll want to experience everything that’s there for you to sample.
Visit the Mayan Ruins
A visit to Mexico’s Caribbean coast isn’t complete without witnessing the historic Mayan ruins first-hand. Luckily, getting to the ruins is the easy part– most resorts and tour operators in the area offer trips to Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba (the three most popular sites). The hard part will be deciding which of these three historic places you want to see, but our beginner’s guide to Mexico’s Mayan ruins should help you make a decision.
Have Fun at the Parks
You can also find Mexico’s most popular adventure parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya. A favorite among Funjetters is Xcaret, where you can immerse yourself in Mexican culture and learn more about its history, from the pre-Hispanic era to modern day events. At Xplor, you can do just that– on land, water and air. Xel-Há is a water-fun hub that also features stunning cenotes and lush gardens. All three are available for free if you stay at eco-friendly Hotel Xcaret Mexico!
Enjoy the Food
A long day of exploring and thrills (and even one of just laying on the beach) can work up a big appetite. If you’re staying at an all-inclusive resort, you can savor Mexico’s mouth-watering flavors any time you want. Start with the classics while you take in the ocean views (we highly recommend ceviche or fish tacos), then venture onto something exotic like pumpkin-flower quesadillas. However you decide to go about it, eating your way through Mexico will never be a bad idea.
Have a Beer
Cerveza. It’s the first Spanish word many of us learned and also the first used when we hit the beach. Pacifico and Modelo have become staples of many bars across the United States, but Mexico’s craft beer scene is worth a sip as well. On your next trip to Los Cabos, have a pint of Pelirroja (Redhead) or Escorpio Negro (Black Scorpion)– if you like them, you can buy a few cans to take home. If you’re headed to Sayulita, make a stop at Palmar Trapiche Brewery and enjoy artisanal beer in an open-air tropical garden.
Stay at a Sustainable Resort
We’ve recently seen the positive effect that a small change in our habits can have on the environment. On your next vacation, you can have all the luxuries of an all-inclusive getaway while still being eco-friendly and having a positive impact on your favorite beach destination. Stay at one of these these sustainable resorts in Mexico and support their efforts to preserve their surrounding landscapes, wildlife and beaches.