Mexico fills the senses, energizes the intellect and nourishes the soul. This huge country encompasses epic landscapes; from northern deserts and snowy peaks of the central sierra, to the jungle highlands of southern Chiapas and the beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Led by its gargantuan capital, Mexico City. Once you adjust to the relentless pace of life in this metropolis, you can indulge in world-class museums, dine in exquisite restaurants, cut shapes in clubs and barter at sprawling markets. Beyond the modern cities, lie sleepy villages where age-old customs and ancient beliefs endure. In Mexico Cit, the Zona Rosa (Pink Zone) near the business centre, and Condesa and Polanco on either side of Chapultepec Park; in Monterrey, it’s the Barrio Antiguo; in Puebla, the Plazuela de los Sapos; in Acapulco, ‘La Costera,’ the coastal strip.
In the hinterlands, you’re more likely to catch accordion-driven norteño combos pumping out polkas and cumbias in crowded dancehalls or at street festivals. Mariachis – brass and string ensembles in charro outfits – perform beautiful renditions of traditional ballads wherever they can find employment, whether at weddings, restaurants, bars, or designated zones such as Mexico City’s Plaza Garabaldi. Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey all attract international rock and pop acts and Latin music stars, as well as some fine ballet and orchestra companies.
My personal favorite is Riviera Maya, a stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts, such as those in the city of Playa del Carmen, and its long beaches. On the southern end of the Yucatan, Playa del Carmen offers a unique blend of carefree beach atmosphere and elegant resort enchantment.
Cancun offers visitors a wealth of must-see, unforgettable experiences. Sail off on a pirate ship, and witness the delightful theatrics of an epic pirate battle. Experience history in an exciting new way at the Chichen Itza Light and Sound Show. Take a boat tour of Cancun’s canals, while listening to Mariachi music and watching the sun set over the Caribbean. Experience the thrilling acrobatics and artistry of the Riviera Maya’s own Cirque du Soleil show. Or get a taste of Caribbean nightlife on the famed Coco Bongo Tour. The possibilities in Cancun are endless – you’re guaranteed to find something to delight and amaze every day that you’re here.
Just a block from The Royal Del Carmen Resort, Spa & Casino you’ll find the designer shops and restaurants of the lovely Fifth Avenue shopping district. Nearby, sites like Xcaret Ecological Theme Park and the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum offer glimpses into authentic Mexican culture. Tulum is home to yoga retreats and the preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, perched above a beach.
- Grand Villas– the breathtaking Playa del Carmen resort is the only family-friendly all inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to be rated Five Diamonds by the AAA. With three distinct ambiance it features exquisite suites with native artwork, spa-like bathrooms, whirlpool tubs and private terraces with plunge pools and views of the jungle and crystalline sea.
- Grand Velas– Life on the Mexican Caribbean is indulgent at Grand Velas, where you will feel pampered with private butler service, fun resort activities – from kayaking to scuba diving – and our Kid’s Club. Host your meetings and celebrations in our cutting-edge Convention Center with indoor and outdoor space and catering for conventions, weddings, reunions, and special events. Hugging the Riviera Maya coastline, our luxury resort is 5 minutes from downtown Playa Del Carmen and a 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport.
- Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya – ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, fuses elegant and original design with nature’s elements. Rated as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Mexico” by TripAdvisor® and with a name meaning “place of the turtle” in Mayan, Akumal is renowned for its beautiful beaches and green sea turtle population making this oasis a premium snorkeling location. This stunning new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque escape complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury experience.
- Excellence Riviera Cancun-The most complete Resort on the Riviera Maya. An all-inclusive Cancun resort with a taste of romance and live music. Situated on a sugar white sand beach on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is a classic all-suite Mediterranean-style resort, crafted from stucco, tile and marble. Our adult’s only world is a tropical fantasy that revolves around six winding pools, the clear Caribbean, well-appointed accommodations, and you. Secluded but far from isolated, vibrant Cancun, cosmopolitan Playa del Carmen and the ancient Mayan world are all at your doorstep. Open yourself up to a world of pampering at Miilé Spa. Experience gourmet cuisine at our ten international restaurants. Take an afternoon snorkel, or siesta. Enjoy a yoga class on the beach at sun-up, or nightly shows at the theater. There are no reservations required. Feel free to be as spontaneous as you like.