The country of Mexico is rich in history, cultural landmarks, sunny beaches, and tropical ambience. All of this is within reach of a short plane ride from the United States. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization in the middle of a pristine jungle. Lounge on the playa with a margarita in one hand and a shrimp taco in the other. Snorkel, scuba dive, wind surf, or swim with the dolphins in the crystal blue waters of the Pacific or the Caribbean. Shop for textiles, crafts, and home goods that are hand made by local artisans. Pack your bathing suit and party clothes because we’re bringing back the Mexican getaway with these five can’t miss destinations.
1. Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive, Bahia Cabo San Lucas
Children love the Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive of Cabo San Lucas, mainly because the hotel rests atop an enormous blue swimming pool. All inclusive means that onsite food and beverages are included in the price of your stay. As well as five massive swimming pools, the resort features a spa, buffet restaurant, four a la carte restaurants, six bars including a 24-hour sports bar, and a kids club.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Treat yourself to a stay at the Ritz-Carlton of Cancun for an unforgettable experience amid the romantic beach cabanas. In typical Ritz fashion, this exceptional hotel is built directly on the white sands of Kukulkan. Indulge in activities at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Club, swimming pool, children's area, and award-winning restaurants with an unmatched view of the Caribbean Sea.
3. Grand Riviera Princess All Suites Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Playa Del Carmen
Another fantastic vacation to the Yucatan awaits at the Playa Del Carmen. The Grand Riviera Princess is within easy reach of El Camaleon Golf Club, Gran Coral Golf, and Guadalupe Church, Tres Rios Ecopark, and the famous Playa del Carmen. Sample tequila along one of the twelve outdoor swimming pools or pamper yourself at the full-service spa.
4. Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City DF
One of the largest and most ancient cities on the planet is Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. You may as well stay right at the legendary Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico. This gorgeous Plaza de la Constitucion residency boasts Old World architecture, plush antique furnishings, a bar and lounge, and two restaurants. It is a short walk to local attractions in the heart of the city.
5. Las Brisas Acapulco, Old Acapulco
This classic Hollywood getaway still has a rich local history and cultural flavor. The airy, pink and white casitas of Las Brisas Acupulco have breathtaking ocean views and private plunge pools on the terrace. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and sea breezes delivered daily to your suite. The lush tropical setting is hidden amid 40 acres of hibiscus gardens.