Mexico is a popular long-haul travel destination with so much to offer, from stunning paradise beaches and nature to famous ancient ruins and museums. This world-class country is filled with culture and Latin American charm. It’s also a foodie’s paradise with incredible restaurants and street stalls serving up signature Mexican dishes. Brightsun Travel offers a great choice of luxury holidays to Mexico, allowing you the ultimate getaway to this colourful country.
Our holiday packages feature hotel stays in Cancun, an iconic Mexican city located on the Yucatán Peninsula along a stretch of the Caribbean Sea. Cancun offers a pristine stretch of coastline, luxurious all-inclusive beach resorts, entertainment hubs, and thrilling outdoor adventures such as water sports, wildlife spotting excursions, and biking tours. A popular daytrip from Cancun is Chichén Itzá, which is home to impressive Mayan ruins.
Another option for a Mexico holiday is the country’s capital Mexico City, which is especially ideal for history buffs; it’s one of the oldest cities in the Americas and one of the largest cities in the world, built over Aztec ruins with lots of fascinating archaeological sites and colonial buildings. Mexico City also has contemporary appeal with dazzling skyscrapers, cultural centres, and some of the finest dining restaurants in North America.
Antonio Dovali Jaime, 70, Mexico City, 01219, Mexico
Av Sta Fe 160, Santa Fe, Zedec Sta Fé, 01219 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Hamburgo 195, Juárez, 06600 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
Km. 1.5, Puerto Juárez, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 9 Lotes 9 y 9A, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Cancun is a gorgeous Mexican city located on the Yucatán Peninsula, boasting a stunning setting along a stretch of the Caribbean Sea with white sand beaches boasting clear turquoise waters. The city is renowned for its all-inclusive resorts which offer everything from infinity pools and swim-up bars to private stretches of coastline and a la carte restaurants. We offer the best prices on holidays to Cancun from the UK – contact us today and book an unforgettable Cancun getaway.
Cancun is the ideal travel hotspot for fun outdoor adventures with its warm and tropical climate. You could go for a daytrip to Selvatica for the ultimate zip line experience, take a dip in crystal-clear underground cenotes, take part in a scuba diving experience at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second largest reef in the world and experience a thrilling ride on an ATV through the Mayan jungle.
Cancun is rich in history which you can delve into by exploring world-class museums and archaeological sites. The Mayan Museum of Cancun is worth visiting, as it offers an insight into Cancun’s ancient Mayan heritage with lots of artefacts, historic remains, and artworks. Other must-visit landmarks include the famous El Ray Ruins, which are believed to date back as far as 250 AD, and the UNESCO listed Chichén Itzá, home to the El Castillo pyramid.
Currency: You’ll be spending Mexican Pesos.
Language: Spanish is the official language.
Local Time: Five hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately ten-and-a-half hours to Cancun, eleven hours to Mexico City.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Mexican tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions:To travel to Mexico, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Mexico.
A. Recommended vaccinations include Hepatitis A, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Rabies and Typhoid.
A: Mexico is usually regarded as budget-friendly.
A: The Day of the Dead which is held annually on 2nd November.
A: From December to April when the weather is dry and not quite so hot.
A: Follow official government travel advice, seek trustworthy local advice about safe districts and join organised excursions if visiting Mexico.
Cancun is ideal for outdoor activities. Scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts love to explore the local Mesoamerican Barrier Reef where there are corals, tropical fish and turtles. The Underwater Museum features submerged sculptures which are slowly being colonised by fish and other sea creatures. Near Cancun are many cenotes, underwater collapsed caves that form idyllic pools. Cenote Siete Bocas at Puerto Morales is only one hour away. Take a thirty-minute drive to the ruins of Ancient Mayan culture at El Meco. The ruins of a Mayan temple can also be seen on the Isla Mujeres, near the Cancun coast.
One of the most impressive Aztec sites to visit is Teotihuacan, where many temples survived the Spanish Conquest. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the city's most beautiful cathedrals. Its most revered relic is a woven image of Mary which miraculously appeared on a cloak in 1531. There is also a museum devoted to the colourful paintings of Mexican life by the artist Frida Kahlo. Popular ways of exploring Mexico City include boat cruises on the river and bicycle tours of the city. Outdoor activities include hiking, pony trekking, and visiting the Cacahuamilpa Caves in the nearby National Park.
It's generally hot and sunny all year. June's the hottest month at an average of 28°C (82°F),while January's the coldest at 23°C (73°F). May is usually the driest month, October the wettest.
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