Luxury Holidays in Mexico
There are few countries that come close to the wealth of experiences that Mexico has to offer. Its cities are bustling and packed with culture, its wilderness is unspoilt, and its beaches rival those elsewhere in the Americas. It’s a country of varied terrain, verdant jungles, ice-topped volcanoes, undulating mountains and arid deserts. It’s a place where where history buffs can explore ancient Mayan ruins; and where beach lovers are treated to thousands of kilometres of coastline. With Lightfoot Travel’s tailor-made approach, your luxury holiday in Mexico can be diverse, surprising, and endlessly rewarding.
Explore sprawling Mexico City. Bursting with colour, the capital is blessed with an historic old quarter showcasing European architecture, world-class museums and fashionable shopping districts. Also, you’ll need as many meals as possible to sample the many culinary offerings here!
The eastern Yucatan Peninsula where Mexico borders Guatemala, is an altogether different experience. For outdoor lovers, it’s a paradise with jungle-covered Mayan temples and bio reserves sheltering endemic wildlife like pumas and pink flamingos. Beach enthusiasts will appreciate the long curving stretches of sands shelving into clear Caribbean waters, lined with some of Mexico’s finest luxury resorts.
Head west to Mérida, the capital of Yucatán state, where you’ll find colonial vestiges, contemporary restaurants, and many cenotes (freshwater springs) nearby.
On the Pacific coast, Baja California’s beach resorts have provided glamour since the 50s. Baja is also untamed Mexico at its most seductive – a land of evocative deserts, huge sun-bleached canyons and remote mountain ranges, where the critically endangered condor nests. It's also a hotspot for underwater wildlife, such as Smooth Hammerhead sharks, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Humpback Whales and Mobula rays.
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Good to Know
Time difference: GMT -6
Capital Mexico City
Main Language: Spanish
Currency: Peso (MXN)
Best time to go: Most popular time for travel is mid-October to April.