Mexico holidays offer a bit of everything all year round. Think white sands, coral reefs and cultural capitals.

Life and soul of the party

Go loco for Los Cabos or Cabo, or get yourself straight to Cancun. This resort is on the Caribbean Coast offers beautiful beaches by day and legendary parties by night – student summers scream Spring Break.

Just a heads up – the beaches here are sometimes affected by sargassum, a type of seaweed. It’s influenced by things like weather patterns and the currents in the sea. If your hotel’s affected, the staff will do everything they can to clear it.

History and serenity

Head down the coast along the Yucatan Peninsula and you’ll find a quieter side to seaside living at Playa del Carmen and the exclusive Playacar resort. From here, call in to the island of Cozumel and pay its coral reef a visit. Playa Mujeres is booming with luxury hotels, while the palm-fringed shores of the Riviera Maya offer eco-parks, stunning snorkelling scenes and the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.

Peaceful Pacific

Over on the Pacific Coast, you can pick out a palette of green mountains and warm, blue water. Puerto Vallarta is a five-star haven for shopping, strolling and great restaurants, while the resort of Nuevo Vallarta offers plush hotels and gorgeous beaches. In winter, you don't even need to venture off the shore of Banderas Bay to spot pods of dolphins and humpback whales. Or, head north to Baja California and discover the thriving cultural scene of Los Cabos.

At a Glance

  • Surf then sun yourself on the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Sip cocktails on the coast in Cancun

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