Mexico is one a few megadiverse countries in the world - which means that it's got a huge range of landscapes from tropical beaches to arid deserts, lush forests and much more. This means that when it comes to picking where to go on your holiday in Mexico you're going to have a tricky time of it.
There are so many amazing sights to see on Mexico holiday from Aztec and Mayan ruins, to incredible cities, volcanoes, stunning dive spots, and glorious beaches. It's tempting to try and see them all, but it's such a vast country so you'll just have to plan another holiday to Mexico to enjoy another part of it.
The most popular, and cheapest, place for a Mexico holiday are the beaches of the Baja peninsula, which juts out into the Caribbean Sea. And don't be fooled into thinking that a beach holiday her has to be boring - there are ecoparks, ruins and amazing underwater sights all within easy reach, which should be more than enough to keep you happy.
There are some things you really must do on your Mexico trip and these are a) visit some of the Mayan ruins and b) visit an eco-park. Other than that, there is a world of possibilities, if you can only make it away from the gravitational pull of the beach. We suspect it will be tricky, but we know it's worth it!
The number of cheap flights to Mexico increases every year, and this looks set to continue in 2013 and into 2014. It's a good idea to be flexible on your travel dates for your Mexico holiday though, as the flight price and therefore your holiday price can fluctuate quite a lot throughout the year. A particular time to avoid is the US college "Spring Break" but aside from this, cheap holidays in Mexico can be found without too much trouble.
Direct flights might sound like a decadent way to start your holiday in Mexico, but there is often no real price difference between direct and indirect flights, especially if you're going to a popular tourist destination like Cancun. Flights can be as short as 11 hours, or easily take around 24 hours with a stopover, so the added amount of holiday is a real plus with direct flights.
Mexico is home to the whole gamut of hotel options, ranging from budget to five-star. If you're after a good deal you should be able to find it, setting yourself up nicely for a cheap Mexico holiday to remember. If you know you want to go to the beach, but you're undecided where is best for you, here's our quick rundown of the best destinations for a Mexico beach holiday.
Puerto Vallarta is a pretty colonial town with beautiful beaches on the Pacific coast.
Cozumel is a stunning island that will put you at the heart of scuba paradise.
Playa del Carmen boasts a mix of an authentic central area, plenty of bars, a vibrant nightlife and yet more gorgeous beaches - sensing a theme?
Cabo San Lucas is known for being party central. It's also got more than its fair share of luxury accommodation, and of course lovely beaches.
Tulum boasts a quieter scene as well as Mayan ruins on your doorstep - go before everyone else catches on!
Cancun has a party hard reputation and the hotel zone is certainly the heart of the action, with the old town hot on its heels. Go in winter to appreciate the mellower side.
If you want to go for more destinations less popular with UK tourists try the beach resort of Acapulco or the capital, Mexico City.
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