Luxury UK to Mexico Holidays 2024/2025
The dancing aromas of street food, diverse landscapes, vibrant traditions, and rich history stretches from the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea across to the sparkling Pacific Ocean – luxury holidays in Mexico bring something very special, an unparalleled experience, to the intrepid traveller looking for a destination overflowing with culture yet with modern delights. Every region in Mexico extends a lovely welcome with warm hospitality, and each offers something extraordinary! Why visit one when many are easily combinable on a bespoke adventure.
Mexico City – the heart of the country – houses bustling market streets and modern living. What was once the epicentre of the Aztec nation is now a lively combination of modern skyscrapers, colonial buildings, and an exciting cultural scene! Serene picture perfect beaches and vibrant marine life are ready and waiting in Baja California Sur and Los Cabos where humpback and grey whales reside some of the year. Quintana Roo’s Riviera Maya boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world, and migrating whale sharks can be swum with from Isla Holbox. If you’re into ancient history, then you’ll hear Yucatán’s bountiful archaeological wonders whispering their storied pasts. Some well-preserved and others shrouded in lush rainforests, each offering a peek into Mexico’s pre-Columbian legacy. The food scene across Mexico is world famous – every single state has its own take on national dishes, adding their personal and creative authenticity, refining Mexican cuisine. For vanilla and coffee fields, visit Veracruz. And in Jalisco, Guadalajara is the place to go for their famous ‘drowned sandwich’, a torta ahogada! Whilst you’re there, hop over to Tequila to, you guessed it, sample Mexico’s premium spirit in its birthplace…when in Rome! The country’s topography is incredibly varied, from rugged deserts to lush rainforests and snow-capped mountains, you’ll find some of the most beautiful landscapes in each state, but for supreme natural beauty accompanied with deep rooted traditions, Oaxaca is calling.
The best time to travel across most of Mexico is from November to May when the temperatures are slightly lower and less humid than July to October which can bring hurricanes and storms (the Caribbean and Pacific coast hurricane seasons run from June to November). If you are looking to visit between July and October, don’t let a few patches of liquid sunshine put you off, as there are fiestas, festivals, and celebrations to join in along with marine life migrations. Excellent flight and hotel offers available this time of year create a great value holiday! Our team of specialists can help guide you to the better suited regions for this time of year or read on to learn more about our luxury UK to Mexico holidays.
Reasons to Visit Mexico
Every region of Mexico offers its own twist to Mexican cuisine, and foodies won’t be disappointed. There's plenty of flavourful dishes to discover, in fact, the food in Mexico is so great that some travellers even take a Mexico Food Holiday!
In Guadalajara look out for the ‘drowned sandwich’, a torta ahogada. If you're looking for food to try in Mexico City, it's known as the city of street food tacos! Traditional moles made with recipes passed down from generation to generation have their own distinctive preparation flair across Oaxaca, and fish tamales and stuffed jalapeño peppers are popular in Veracruz. The most famous dish to come out of Yucatán is cochinita pibil, slow roasted pork with sour oranges and spices…yum!
A country vibrant with cultural diversity, Mexico’s storied traditions continue to play a significant role in creating the nation’s personality. Many different and indigenous traditions to various regions are kept alive with families passing them down from generation to generation, from recipes to ceremonies and of course festivals! The Day of the Dead is celebrated across the whole country, in Oaxaca the tradition of creating alebrijes continues, the ancient Dance of the Papantla Flyers in Veracruz is still bravely performed, and in the famous region of Tequila the incredible process of tequila production using traditional methods carries on.
From the rugged deserts of Baja California Sur to the lush rainforests in Yucatán, the snow-capped mountains near Mexico City and the cloud forests in Oaxaca, Mexico has an incredibly unique topography – ticking virtually all boxes. The country’s expansive nature doesn’t stop here. The East Caribbean Coast boasts the world’s second largest barrier reef where you’ll find a kaleidoscope of marine life from sea turtles to tropical fish, dolphins and migrating whale sharks. The Pacific Coast accommodates humpback and grey whales during the mating and calving season, and inland there is an abundance of monkeys, iguanas, armadillos, and more to be found whilst trekking through the jungle.
A big ticket item Mexico is most famous for is its treasure trove of archaeological sites across the country, displaying its rich and culturally diverse history. Of course, the most famous of all is Chichen Itzá in Yucatán, showcasing the sophisticated urban planning of the Maya civilisation. Teotihuacán just outside Mexico City brings Aztec history to life. Tulum’s ruins are iconic for their perched cliffside position looking out over the Caribbean Sea displaying its once prime location for both defence and trade. Or to witness the engineering used by the Teuchitlán people, visit the Guachimontones Pyramids near Guadalajara, featuring a unique and ancient circular structure.
Another reason many choose to holiday in Mexico is the location's stellar beaches. Mexico is blessed with some of the most striking coastlines in the world, eager to please the avid sun-seeker with their pristine and natural beauty. The powdery sands and turquoise waters along Riviera Maya are perfect for snorkelling and relaxing. For the active and water sports enthusiasts, head over to Los Cabos where you’ll be mesmerised with its dramatic landscape of desert meeting sea, or in Puerto Vallarta you’ll find golden beaches framed by verdant mountains. Head to Punta Mita for ultra-luxury resorts or Sayulita for surf-friendly waves. Mexico’s coastlines certainly have a little something for everyone! Get in touch with our holiday experts to start planning your luxury Mexico beach holiday today.
Where to stay in Mexico
Speak to one of our Mexico Specialists to find the perfect hotel for you.
Mexico Holiday Offers
The best time to visit Mexico's East Coast
The dry season on the East Caribbean Coast of Mexico runs from December to April, while the rainy season is from May to November. Hence its name, the dry season is your best bet for uninterrupted sunshine, where the temperatures average around 26°C. Showers do still occur but they are very infrequent.
Towards the end of the dry season, around May, the humidity and temperature start to rise. Between July and September, the humidity can be fierce while temperatures can top 30°C. June to November is the official Caribbean hurricane season and while the Yucatán Peninsula dodges many of the hurricanes that Caribbean islands can often encounter, storms (though rarely destructive) are not uncommon. On the flip side, whale sharks and dolphins appear off the coast of the peninsula from mid-May to mid-September.
Mexico Travel Essentials
Mexico has put a smoking ban in place from January 2023. The ban prohibits smoking in both open and closed public spaces. Most hotels, however, have a designated smoking area. Please speak to your Travel Consultant regarding the smoking policy at your hotel and any questions you might have.
Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccinations are currently recommended. Mexico is regarded to have a risk of contracting the Zika virus. However, please consult your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel for current advice.
The time difference is GMT -5 hours.
The flight time from London to Cancún is 10½ hours.
The currency is the Mexican peso.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Mexico.
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