1)Mexico Beach Vacation – no where in the world are the beaches better than they are in Mexico. The best known beach destinations – Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Mazatlan – conjure up visions of sun-drenched strips of sand sparkling under a blue Mexico sky dappled with white, fluffy clouds and happy people frolicking in the surf. Come to Mexico for a beach vacation, and that happy person in the surf could be you.
2)Colonial Cities Vacation – the Spanish came to Mexico in the early 16th century and ruled for the next 300 years. The Colonial cities they built exhibit wonderful examples of baroque architecture, mission churches and porfirian mansions. Visiting these historic communities – Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro are just a few – gives modern tourists a glimpse into a majestic era now long gone.
3)Copper Canyon Vacation – the State of Chihuahua is home to a region known as the Sierra Tarahunara, and here the Copper Canyon, 1,000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon, makes for a must-see Mexico vacation. A train carries passengers from sea level to 7,200 feet and then on into the capital city, passing through 86 tunnels and traversing 39 bridges, some of which are a mile above the Canyon floor.
4)All-Inclusive Resort Vacation – it is very possible to come to Mexico, book into an all-inclusive resort, never leave the property and have a wonderful time. For one price, guests enjoy usually elegant accommodations, delicious meals, personal service and a plethora of activities, everything from tennis to kids’ parties.
5)SCUBA Diving Vacation – Mexico is home to some outstanding diving destinations, two of which are Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas. Cozumel offers water visibility up to 200 feet, more than 200 species of tropical fish and water temperatures up to 80 degrees while Cabo has water visibility up to 120 feet and mysterious shipwrecks and delightful underwater canyons to explore. Diving in either locale is a real treat.
6)Archeological Ruins Vacation – with its rich cultural heritage, Mexico is a top destination for the exploration of archeological ruins. Once home to thriving Maya and Aztec civilizations (and others), today remnants of these ancient cultures are scattered throughout the country. Some ruins are well-tended and on the well-worn tourist map; others are in states of disrepair and buried deep within the jungle. Exploring them makes for an adventurous vacation.
7)Sportfishing Vacation – fishermen and fisherwomen come from all over the world to partake in Mexico’s world class fishing waters. Top destinations include Cabo (sailfish and marlin) and Mazatlan (dorado and tuna), and fishing charter boats are available for part-day or all-day trips.
8)Mexico City Vacation – as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico City has much to offer. This grand, diverse and cosmopolitan metropolis sits atop the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and is home to 130 museums, 64 theaters, 5 stadiums, 11 ecological parks and 7 archeological sites, not to mention hotels of all sorts and sizes, every shopping opportunity imaginable and an expansive assortment of restaurants.
9)Spa Vacation – nothing relaxes like a spa, and Mexico has its fair share of these delightful, soothing oasises designed to rejuvenate even the most stressed-out traveler. Spas can be found in hotels or as luxurious destinations in and of their own, offering everything from simple massages to seaweed wraps, manicures and yoga.
10)Whale Watching Vacation – one of nature’s truly extraordinary events takes place off the Pacific coast of Mexico each January through March when 11,000 of the world’s approximately 21,000 gray whales migrate from the Arctic to just north of Cabo to bear their young. This inspiring and touching spectacle makes for a great Mexico vacation.