Travel to Mexico for desert landscapes, snow-capped volcanoes, glitzy resorts and tropical beaches. Get acquainted with the Indian, Hispanic and Anglo cultures and traditions of Mexico - a blend of ancient ruins, margaritas, Aztec ruins, enchiladas and wine festivals. Travel packages to Mexico can be chosen based on your holiday needs, be it to savor the sun and sand or explore the archaeological zones and colonial cities or lose yourself in nature and adventure trails.
The terrain of Mexico is vast and offers rich and varied landscapes and attractions. Travel to the north of Mexico where you can find vibrant desert landscapes or enjoy the colonial splendor in Central Mexico. The Yucatan Peninsula is rich with archaeological sites while the Baja Peninsula has abundant natural beauty. The central region of Mexico boasts of rich landscapes stretching from the South Sierra Madre to the tableland at Huastecas.
The fertile coastal strip comprising Tabasco, Veracruz and Chiapas is home to verdant forestlands and green landscapes. Mexico offers mountain peaks such as the Pico de Orizaba, at 5,747 m above sea level and lowlands of Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas. A travel package to Mexico takes you through some of the finest natural sites and gives you a feel of the warm and friendly people.
Travel to Teotihuacan, Birthplace of the Gods with its huge pyramids, the Mayan fortress of Tulum or the jungle ruins of Chichen Itza. The Mexican Pacific Coast, from Sinaloa to Oaxaca is picturesque. Visitors to Sinaloa can spend the night in Mazatlán, with its luxury tourist facilities. Nature lovers can visit Nayarit and laze on the beaches of Manzanillo. Don't miss the monasteries and colonial monuments of Oaxaca.
Baja California is a popular tourist and travel destination in Mexico. Bounded by the US on the north and the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortés on the east, Baja California has attractive towns such as Ensenada and Rosarito. Enjoy traditional bullfights and diving along this stretch of Mexico.
Acapulco is a popular travel destination in Mexico with holiday resorts, virgin beaches and natural beauty. Acapulco boasts of exciting nightclubs, hotels and restaurants that suit different tastes and budgets. You can sample regional and international cuisine. In fact the port of Acapulco is referred to as the Pearl of the Pacific.
Sports enthusiasts can find ample opportunities for fishing, water skiing, diving and snorkeling. There is no dearth of golf courses and tennis courts too. Whether you want to spend a leisurely holiday or a shopping jaunt, Acapulco in Mexico is a travel spot that must not be missed.
While the climate in Mexico is usually hot and humid along the coastal plains, it can be drier and cool at higher elevations such as Mexico City and Guadalajara. The best months to visit Mexico are perhaps December to February when it is relatively cooler. Mexico is teeming with holidaymakers around the Christmas and New Year season as well as Semana Santa, the week leading to Easter. Listed below are some useful tips on travel to Mexico:
New Mexico travel
The Bandera Center is a popular tourist attraction, with its icy 17-mile tube. Visit the Bisti Wilderness area or Bisti Badlands when you are traveling to Mexico. The Bosque Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a bird watcher's delight - a winter habitat for ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, Arctic geese and many types of ducks.
A travel package to New Mexico will take you to the Monastery situated in a beautiful canyon to the northwest. The monastery has solar-powered electricity and water pumping. Carlsbad Caverns National Park boasts of gigantic subterranean chambers and formations that are home to nearly 300,000 Mexican free-tail bats. Visit the Chaco Culture National Historical Park to experience Puebloan culture.
The Capulin Volcano National Monument is the core of an ancient volcano and boasts of a large variety of wildlife and vegetation around it. Enjoy outdoor skating at New Mexico's outdoor skating ponds. You will be surprised to find some excellent scuba diving opportunities in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
Mexico travel package
You can pick a travel package to Mexico and enjoy the national fiestas and carnivals. The Carnaval is held just before Ash Wednesday and is a huge celebration before the 40-day penance. The Dia de los Muertos is held after All Saints Day and you can find the markets flooded with candy skulls and papier-mâché skeletons to commemorate the souls of the departed ones.
There is a big celebration on December 12 for Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the country's prominent religious icon. Be there in Mexico for the Santa Fe Wine Festival in July to sample some of the finest local wines made with grapes grown in New Mexico. Avail travel packages to Mexico to coincide with the Whole Enchilada Festival in October. Revel in the food fete held then.
Some travel packages to Mexico include a visit to mineral springs at Ojo Caliente, about 40 minutes from Santa Fe. With bathhouses that are more than 100 years old, the water springs comprise iron, sodium, sulfur and arsenic. You can also get massages, manicures and other treatments. Choose from different kinds of massage treatments, wraps, cranial-sacral therapy and reflexology.
Mexico City travel
The bursting Mexico City is a one-hour flight from the tropical rainforests and Mayan villages of Chiapas. New Mexico travel will give you a taste of American Indian and Mexican culture that is so intricately woven into the region's fabric. Be it the art and food or the annual festivals and tourist attractions, New Mexico has much to offer. You can go golfing in Las Cruces or skiing in the Taos mountains or browse around the art galleries. Local travel packages and tour operators will take you around Santa Fe and Albuquerque. From business centers to sunny beaches, New Mexico has it all!
Travel Cancun Mexico
Head for Cancun in Mexico for sandy white beaches and mild climate. The waters of the bay sheltered by Isla Mujeres are calm and perfect for water sports, surfing, sailing, underwater diving and boat trips. You can try kayaking at the bay and Laguna Nichupte. You can boogie the night away at some of the largest discotheques or relax in the hospitality of famous hotel chains.
Enjoy traditional mariachi music or spend an evening at a jazz bar or piano bar in Cancun Mexico. The City of Cancun is a grand mixture of history and nature coming together to form a perfect getaway setting. You can pick up travel packages to Mexico Cancun from Miami with all the trappings of parachuting, entertainment, modern hotel resorts and golf.
Cancun encloses a huge lagoon so there is water on both sides. The powdery sands of Cancun beaches are popular for the warm Caribbean Sea and snorkeling and para-sailing and topless bathing. Almost every beach has vendors that offer parasailing, banana rides, jet skis and other varieties of small watercraft.
World-class scuba diving is available at many nearby locations, most notably, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. The Tourist zone or 'Zona Hotelera' is a stretch of 14 miles that offers an uninterrupted view of the Caribbean coastline.
On the inland side of Cancun Island is Laguna Nichupté, a vast lagoon that serves as home to numerous marinas, water front restaurants, shopping malls and golf courses. Head for Ruinas El Rey for its well-preserved ruins and resident Iguanas. Explore the chic boutiques and shops and open-air markets of Cancun for jewelry or Cuban cigars.
Travel to Los Cabos Mexico
Los Cabos is an area made up of the two resort towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, sitting at either end of an 18-mile (29km) stretch of exquisite beaches sprinkled with exclusive luxury resorts and championship golf courses. Travel to Los Cabos Mexico if you are a shopping enthusiast. Head for jewelry and pottery stores to look for home furnishings and bric-a-brac.
Walk up the streets of Cabo San Lucas and look for souvenirs, arts and crafts and local artistic products. The Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza is home to unique silver jewelry and pottery made by local craftsmen. Boulevard Marina and the nearby streets that back up to the main square make up Cabo San Lucas' main downtown shopping district.
Plan your travel to Los Cabos in Mexico so that you don't miss out on any of the fun. Playa Chileno is ideal for diving, while the area between Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo is perfect for surfing. Nature lovers will enjoy Sierra de la Laguna, a mountain range that is home to endemic species of flora and fauna. If you are traveling to Los Cabus in winter, watch the whales that come from the western beaches. You can fly into Los Cabus in Mexico from the La Paz International Airport.
Holiday Mexico travel
Mexico is an archaeologist's delight, with many an archaeological site found in the high tableland. Plan holiday travel to Cuicuilco, Teotihuacan, Tula and the Great Temple. Visit Chichén Itza and Uzmal in the Yucatán and Palenque and Bonampak in Chiapas for relics of the Mayan culture. Mexico is also an ideal destination for those who want to bask in the pleasure of spa resorts.
Many of Mexico's holiday spas are internationally recognized for their massage and relaxation techniques, the steam bath (temascal) in particular. Some of Mexico's famous tourist resorts are at Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Bahías de Huatulco, Ixtapa, Los Cabos and Veracruz