A holiday in Mexico will offer more to you than many places. There are desert landscapes, volcanoes, jungles, cities, towns and deserted beaches for you enjoy. In many of the resorts, such as Cancun, you will find luxury accommodation along the beach, normally offering all-inclusive. Mexico holidays are very popular with couples, particularly honeymooners and lively resorts such as Cancun are popular with groups of friends looking for a luxury, lively holiday. Mexico is an ideal winter sun destination, however holidays can be enjoyed here at all times of the year. The beaches in Mexico are amazing, with pale golden sands leading down to the clear waters edge. The warm waters are perfect for relaxing and water sports and with many hotels located along the seafront, you do not have far to travel. There are hundreds of hotels in Mexico, many of which are international chains. All are of a high standard and graded from 1 to 5-stars. Most of the resorts offer all-inclusive packages so you can relax even more.
Mexico has amazing beaches that are perfect for relaxing on, however there is a lot more to them as well. A number of water sports can be found at the beach and everyone is encouraged to have a go. Windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing and paragliding are all popular activities, especially in the warm waters of Mexico. If you prefer something a little less energetic, then why not try sailing, deep-sea fishing or even dolphin spotting. Scuba diving is another water sport that comes highly recommended. There are thousands of miles of coastline for you to explore and a variety of reefs, marine life and wrecks to view. If you prefer to stay out of the water, then you can go and see the rural villages, which offer Mexican food, festivals and real Mexican culture. Thanks to Mexico's natural beauty, there are a lot of scenic spots to see. There is volcano trekking, deep canyons and even countryside hiking or horse-back riding. Walks through the jungle are also highly recommended.
Mexico has brilliant food offered to you in both hotels and restaurants. Mexican cuisine is very good and normally includes either chicken or fish. However, if you prefer something more familiar, then you will find a number of international cuisines in many of the hotels and restaurants. Fast food chains are easy to find in many of the resorts. Service charges are rarely added to bills, however a tip of 15% is usually expected and 20% if the service has been very good. Nightlife in Mexico varies depending on which resort you are in. in lively resorts such as Cancun, the nightclubs rarely open before midnight and generally stay open until daylight. In the quieter resorts you will normally find entertainment in hotels and restaurants, such as Spanish flamenco dancers. Acapulco is the 'city that never sleeps' and is very popular with people looking for bars and discos that stay open until late. Shopping in Mexico is brilliant, with clothing boutiques, markets and brilliant craft and souvenir shops to look around.
Mexico is almost constantly sunny which helps make it one of the most popular and attractive, long-haul destinations for tourists. Although the hottest temperatures are from June to September, the ideal time to visit Mexico is October to May. From June to September, you will see temperatures of at least 28°C and over 8 hours of sunshine a day, but this is also hurricane season when strong winds and rain will hit Mexico. The winter months may be cooler, however they are still warm at 20-22°C and you still receive around 6-8 hours of sunshine a day.