Mexico Travel Guide

  • Mexico is a wonderful tourist destination, for any kind of traveler, and of course also for families with children. In 2017, Mexico was ranked the 6th most visited country in the world for tourism.
  • The country hosts several UNESCO World Heritage sites, from the historic center of Oaxaca and Puebla, to Maya ruins of Palenque.
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Sun & Beach

In Mexico, wind, earth, and fire meet the shores of the four major bodies of water surrounding the country, in perfect unison. Fire and water merge where the Sea of Cortes gently laps at desert sands; wind and ocean in exuberant Pacific waves; earth and water in the joy, culture and history of the coastal peoples along the Gulf of Mexico; while all the elements come together in the union of the green mangroves and the turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea. Mexico’s sun and beach destinations are truly among the world’s most renowned attractions.


The Sea of Cortes (Gulf of California)

Nestled between a narrow peninsula and the continent, the Sea of Cortes and the surrounding coastline comprise Mexico’s most peaceful region, an oasis where sea breezes hum nature’s lullaby. This serenity is dually buttressed by exclusive, strategically situated hotels, spas and resorts and the spectacular desert that covers much of northern Mexico. Extending into the Baja California peninsula, it abounds in wildlife unique to its geography. The incomparable animal kingdom in this part of the country is hardly limited to the pristine desert lands. In the Sea of Cortes, a confluence of natural phenomena unparalleled in the world accommodates groups of endemic species alongside large sea mammals and plentiful waterfowl. This wondrous wilderness attracts the most diverse visitors, from those who come to observe the whales, sea lions and nesting migratory birds, to snorkeling and diving aficionados, who are thrilled by the sight of the incredible, colorful underwater species, as well as fishing enthusiasts out to land the big marlin, sailfish or dorado. With the striking contrasts of sea and desert, fiery inland warmth abated by cooling water, the Sea of Cortes gets under the skin of any and all who crave peace and comfort in their purest expression.

Top Destinations

  • Ensenada
  • Guaymas-San Carlos
  • La Paz
  • Loreto
  • Los Cabos
  • Puerto Peñasco
  • Rosarito

Recommended Hotels

The Westin Resort Villas & Spa, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, luxury


The Pacific

At times tame, at others wild, the Pacific Ocean’s restless nature can satisfy just about anyone’s whim. It sends the country’s tallest waves so surfers can ride shoreward on wind and tide, though as it approaches the bays that dot the Mexican coastline, it calms down to gently greet beachside swimmers. For sailing enthusiasts, it wafts favorable winds, while challenging sport fishermen to hook the best catch. The ocean’s serene yet dynamic character is reflected in its bays —considered among the most beautiful worldwide— and carried beyond, into protected wildlife reserves, lagoons and islands that harbor some of the most outstanding and innovative resorts. Here, golfing, relaxing on the beach and staying in luxurious cabins amidst untouched mangroves, guests can have the most intimate experiences with nature. The Mexican Pacific coast goes all out to make every emotion unique. It is here for you to enjoy, whether you choose to paddle along it in a kayak or gaze at it from the vantage point of the jungle canopy’s copious treetops. All along Mexico’s western coast, the world’s largest ocean has found a place to rest its currents and play with its inseparable friend, the earth.

Top Destinations

  • Acapulco
  • Costalegre
  • Manzanillo
  • Nuevo Vallarta
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Bahías de Huatulco
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
  • Mazatlán
  • Puerto Escondido

Recommended Hotels

Hotel Grand Velas, Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, luxury

Hotel Camino Real Zaashila, Huatulco, Oaxaca, mid-range


Gulf of Mexico

On a map, the Gulf of Mexico, looking for all the world like a big basin, gives the impression of being a haven from the vast ocean’s uncertainties. This may actually have been how the European seafarers felt as they first entered the Gulf from the Atlantic’s high seas and sighted the American continent. That emotion was most likely different from the overwhelming sensations they experienced upon stepping ashore and founding what are now some of the most festive, colorful and historic port cities in all Mexico. It’s no wonder the reasons to celebrate remain strong; these shores are unchallenged when it comes to Mexican history, culture, ethnic diversity and lush nature. From the northernmost Gulf state of Tamaulipas, to Yucatan, passing through the Tuxtlas region in Veracruz and the Centla Marshlands of Tabasco, the Gulf Coast can rightly boast having the nation’s most extensive green belt. In these seaside lands, abundance sings, dances and shouts along waterfronts and in town squares; flavors are savored outdoors or beneath the shaded arches of colonial homes; sweet nostalgia is preserved intact in ancient, imposing fortresses built to thwart pirate attacks; emotion cuts loose in resounding laughter during nautical events and, best of all, sensuality freestyles over the gentle waves as they rhythmically undulate toward the beach.

Top Destinations

  • Campeche
  • Tamaulipas
  • Veracruz

Caribbean

Mexico possesses one of the world’s most desirable beach destinations, and it’s on the Caribbean Sea. Few, if any, areas on earth can match its beauty. Here is where, in days of old, the Maya gods decided to take up residence. Later, people arrived to erect cities and temples to honor these creator gods, wise in the ways of perfection. Still later, others would come to unveil the existence of this unique spot before the eyes of the world. Today, thanks to its vast natural diversity, the region’s tourism facilities offer tremendous variety amidst sun, sea and beach: in aquatic and jungle environments, nature preserves, ecological parks, exclusive resorts that reach out into the sea and long itineraries to pre-Hispanic Maya sites along the coast or hidden in the dense rainforest. The Mexican Caribbean is ever mindful of its divine origins, reason enough for visitors to be spellbound by the amazing colors and shapes of the fish living around its coral reefs, transfixed by the understated magnificence of every archeological wonder, respectful as they drift along through its estuaries, mangroves, and lagoons aboard a small craft and devoted as they plunge into natural underground reservoirs, sinkholes (cenotes) and caves or step onto the dock of a Caribbean island. After all, their eyes are being treated to a glimpse of paradise.

Top Destinations

  • Cancún
  • Cozumel
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Riviera Maya

Recommended Hotels

Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancún, Quintana Roo, luxury


Culture

Mexico’s cultural and historical heritage, both tangible and intangible, is one of the most riveting calling cards the country can proffer. People with a penchant for traveling to places with millenary cultures where archeological zones are found beside colonial, modern and contemporary structures, usually leave them with gratifyingly memorable experiences. However, those who go a step further and take part in the celebrations, customs and cuisine of their destinations, go home satisfied in body and soul.

Heritage Cities

With its numerous UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, a precious gift to all humankind, Mexico’s cultural storehouse ranks sixth in the world and first in Latin America. It includes archeological sites that are staggering, not only for their beauty and geometrical harmony but also for their constant revelations and the secrets they still withhold. In addition, thousands of immensely valuable historical monuments attest to Mexico’s rich traditional and ethnic legacy, whose past remains a vital part of the present. In many Mexican cities, colonial architecture provides a framework where indigenous traditions live on, giving the impression of simultaneously existing in different eras and witnessing the fusion of past and present. In other cities, the baroque and neoclassical styles that span from the 16th to the 19th centuries alternate and share space in countless churches, plazas, museums and entire neighborhoods where the passage of time has had little apparent effect. Then there are those priceless stone jewels in remote (or not so remote) locations, for instance an archeological site, a certain well-preserved village or an area dotted with monasteries, distillations of Mexico’s cultural essence.

Top Destinations

  • Campeche
  • Mexico City
  • Oaxaca
  • Querétaro
  • Zacatecas
  • Guanajuato
  • Michoacán
  • Puebla
  • Veracruz

Colonial Cities

Mexican history after the Spanish conquest weaves an intricate tale that can sometimes be relived by simply viewing the places where the wealth of colonial heritage and history is concentrated. These spots are highly prized esthetically, particularly for their architecture, be it religious, as in the churches, cathedrals and former convents, or civil, with aqueducts, theaters, haciendas, plazas, and mansions. They constitute a living museum of the styles typical of those times when viceroys ruled. Stone structures, built to stand up through thick and thin, attest to the passing of the baroque, churrigueresque, Mudéjar, neoclassic and Plateresque styles. There is a whole saga to be told in the carved, multi-hued quarry stone lining the meandering streets of an old mining town, for instance, where during its heyday, lavishness became commonplace.

Top Destinations

  • Aguascalientes
  • Guanajuato
  • Querétaro
  • Guerrero
  • Zacatecas
  • Durango
  • Michoacán
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Tlaxcala

Archeological Zones

Among Mexico’s most cherished treasures are the magnificent cities, ceremonial centers and other constructions bequeathed by the pre-Columbian civilizations that inhabited these lands. Understanding them means entering into their legends, glories, and defeats. Embedded in these ancient stone structures is the strongest and deepest root of Mexican identity. The UNESCO has, with good reason, declared many of these archeological zones World Heritage Sites. They are indeed a trip through space and time to a mythological era when animals embodied warrior attributes as well as godly ones, pyramids and temples were renewed and grew as new structures were built on top of older ones, ritual ball games were played out on courts set amidst the grand trappings of political and religious power in the most influential cities and incredibly geometric architectural layouts were astronomically aligned to produce optical phenomena during the equinoxes. Such treasures are scattered throughout Mexico today: from the north, where they swirl labyrinth-like in the desert sand, to the southeast, sharing lush rainforests with the ceiba and yellow-barked amate, or wild fig, trees.

Top Destinations

  • Bonampak
  • Calakmul
  • Cobá
  • La Venta
  • Monte Albán
  • Paquimé
  • Teotihuacán
  • Tulum
  • Yaxchilán
  • Cacaxtla
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Edzná
  • Mitla
  • Palenque
  • Tajín
  • Toniná
  • Uxmal

Religious Tourism

“Faith can move mountains” is a saying that takes on added meaning in Mexico, where religious devotion, overriding Roman Catholic, every year inspires thousands, nay millions, of people into activities and undertakings both large and small. Pilgrimages, Holy Week and All Souls Day (known as Day of the Dead) festivities, among others, gather seas of worshipers in churches, cathedrals or cemeteries to venerate images of virgins, saints, miracles and other respected symbols. And these are just a few of the manifestations of a Mexican piousness that expresses itself in cults, rituals, and traditions which combine native practices with Roman Catholicism. Additionally, the calendar is packed with more modest, yet extremely colorful feast days, when villages, parishes or entire cities celebrate their patron saint with decorations, costumes, chants, markets, and splashy fireworks. It is here where visitors can get a taste of the true flavor and even participate in joyous festivities meant to perpetuate an identity that reaches down into the very depths of ancestral beliefs.

Top Destinations

  • Campeche
  • Guanajuato
  • Mexico City
  • Oaxaca
  • Querétaro
  • Tlaxcala
  • Yucatán
  • Chiapas
  • Jalisco
  • Michoacán
  • Puebla
  • Guerrero
  • Veracruz
  • Zacatecas

Festivals and Events

Civic and cultural festivals, fairs and fiestas are part and parcel of the Mexican lifestyle. The country extends visitors an open invitation to fairs and other events that spotlight its culinary arts, traditions, beliefs, and customs. A breadth of ethnic and cultural diversity throughout Mexico has survived the march of time, and newcomers are always welcome to join in the fun of quaint celebrations, customs, traditions, rituals and patron saints’ days, get caught up in unique experiences and taste unexpected delicacies. The Mexican imperative to celebrate takes on many guises; from the vociferous “vivas” on Independence Day eve, September 15th, to scintillating Afro-Caribbean rhythms at Carnival time in the oldest port towns. At the other end of the spectrum, colonial towns and large cities alike take pride in their cultural festivals -where art, music, dance, theater, film, and literature create a very special atmosphere-, and on feast days, the nation’s ethnic mix is on grand display in dancing, song, remnants of pagan ritual and regional dishes.

Top Festivals and Events

  • Veracruz, The Veracruz Carnival, February (read more on Carnival in Mexico)
  • Aguascalientes, The San Marcos National Fair, April
  • Taxco, Alarcón Days, May
  • Oaxaca, Guelaguetza, July
  • Guanajuato, The Cervantes Festival, October
  • Michoacán, All Souls Day (Day of the Dead), November 1st, at night

Gastronomy

Setting off on the culinary trail will lead you on a trip that will involve not only your taste buds and ability to smell but the rest of your senses, as well. Though Mexican cuisine varies tremendously from region to region, it is always deeply rooted in colorful traditions with soul-pleasing flavors and aromas. Indeed, it is one of the proudest emissaries of Mexican culture throughout the world. This said, however, there is nothing like seeing, handling, sniffing and tasting authentic Mexican food within the context of the distinct geographical areas that Mexico offers its tourists. The diversity and individuality of Mexican regional cooking owes much to the incorporation of ingredients and techniques from elsewhere, introduced down through the years. The red Chile peppers in the birria (mutton stew) from western Mexico and the caldo tlalpeño (an elaborate chicken soup) from the center of the country, keep the fires burning. Pozole, a hominy soup handed down from pre-Hispanic times, is clear and straight- forward in its northern versions, but heading south, it gradually takes on more colorful, baroque qualities, in keeping with the changing ethnic mix. The most baroquely complex dish by far is mole (a thick sauce composed of a host of ingredients, including finely ground seeds and chiles, and often containing chocolate), which willingly adapts to available ingredients. Of course, typical Mexican corn-based specialties (tacos, tamales, enchiladas) are prepared all over the map, in the full imaginative range of their local interpretations. Intrepid travelers are in for some pleasant surprises as they wander off the beaten track, where amazing delights await. Pacific seafood tamales, Yucatán’s lemony soup called sopa de lima, jerked beef (tasajo) and roasted grasshoppers in Oaxaca, cactus fruit “cheese” made in San Luis Potosi and Puebla’s celebrated walnut sauce-covered stuffed Chile peppers known as Chiles en nogada, all await the adventuresome. Traditional Mexican cuisine has every right to be nominated as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Top Destinations

  • Aguascalientes
  • Chiapas
  • Guerrero
  • Michoacán
  • Puebla
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Veracruz
  • Baja California
  • Guanajuato
  • Jalisco
  • Oaxaca
  • Querétaro
  • Tlaxcala
  • Yucatán

Recommended Hotels

El Careyes Club & Residences, Costalegre, Jalisco, luxury


Nature

Over the past several years in Mexico, novel ways of enjoying nature have been developed, in response to people’s awakening fascination for Earth’s manifold ecosystems and their conservation. The country provides plenty of opportunities for outdoors people of every stripe, from those who want to extend nature a helping hand to those who get a kick out of being challenged by her. Some nature tourists seek out comfortable accommodations harmoniously nestled in unspoiled Arcadian settings and local cultures, while others venture out to ride the waves or trek into mountains, caverns, jungles, rivers, forests, deserts, and lagoons. Mexico has just about everything they are looking for. After all, it is one of the world’s most biologically diverse nations.

The Gulf of Mexico

Mexico’s Gulf Coast is extensive, but no less so are the area’s inland waterways, where whitewater rafting thrills those who dare take on the world-famous rapids. Explorer types may prefer rappelling down spectacular cliffs or discovering breathtaking scenes hidden among mangrove-filled lagoons where fresh and salt waters merge. Moving northward and inland, giant forests make for excellent camping and hiking. It is an invigorating environment for adventurers to fill their eyes with wildlife seen nowhere else and their lungs and bodies with rejuvenating pure air. South of the Gulf, rainforest, and mangrove meet, providing a chance to become a bold explorer. Local eco-tourism spotlights the biodiversity through canoe trips and canopy adventures, in which you literally fly over the treetops.

Top Destinations

  • Campeche
  • Tabasco
  • Tamaulipas
  • Veracruz

The South

The glorious water of the Caribbean Sea strongly sets the mood in the states of Yucatán and Quintana Roo. Like the first Europeans to set eyes on these crystal-clear, turquoise-tinted waters, anyone fortunate enough to see the Caribbean today is filled with that same sense of wonder. The highly diverse tropical ecosystem makes it an eco- and adventure-tourism paradise. Diving and exploring underwater caverns, subterranean rivers and cenotes, snorkeling and scuba diving around coral reefs and water sports galore tempt water lovers, while bird watching on deserted islands, visualizing the Maya civilization among the ancient ruins, and protected jungle reserves tantalize those inclined to stay dry. Wilderness refuges harbor hundreds of crocodiles in enormous, green mangrove swamps that take on a pink hue, as they reflect the huge flocks of native flamingos, possibly their most honored residents. The breathtaking sunsets that adorn the evenings easily lead to sublime, romantic or bohemian moments, enhanced by the refreshing evening breeze. Also in Southern Mexico we find the naturally fascinating states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Top Destinations

  • Chiapas
  • Oaxaca
  • Quintana Roo
  • Yucatán

The North

Nature has blessed northern Mexico with some of her most beautiful wildlife. The high escarpments of the Sierra Madre, the extreme climate and arid land all go into making this the ideal habitat for bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, pumas, turtles, falcons, waterfowl and a broad range of cacti, including the giant saguaro. Despite its initially inhospitable appearance, northern Mexico is home to some of the planet’s most complex and benevolently generous mountain ranges, with forests, waterfalls, lakes, canyons, steep mountain passes and indigenous towns and villages. Whether transited by train, mountain bike or on horseback, the northern Sierra is a great place for exploring and camping out near mountains, canyons, caves, and stunning waterfalls. And to top it all off, part of the north wraps around the Sea of Cortes and shelters the incomparable gray whale in winter and spring. The most enormous of mammals make the arduous sojourn back every year, to calve in its inlets.

Top Destinations

  • Chihuahua
  • Coahuila
  • Nuevo León
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Sonora
  • Zacatecas

Central Mexico

Climb, overcome the obstacles, make it to the top. This is what attracts many to central Mexico, where formidable slopes and rock formations, like the Prismas Basålticos (Basaltic Prisms), test their mountaineering, climbing and rappelling skills. Not far from the nation’s capital, magnificent volcanoes embellish the view while also challenging hikers and climbers. Major lakes in the area provide excellent conditions for another exciting and relaxing sport: sailing, in gorgeous peaceful surroundings. On the other hand, for those who like to get the adrenaline pumping, paragliding is another activity common to this region, where the Aztec once reigned.

Top Destinations

  • Estado de México
  • Guanajuato
  • Hidalgo
  • Mexico City
  • Morelos
  • Puebla
  • Querétaro

The Pacific

Sea, shore, and mountain compose a constantly astonishing backdrop for scuba diving, snorkeling or simply admiring the Pacific Coast’s bountiful wildlife. After all, this is the world’s grandest body of water, not only because of its size but for the wealth of marine life it contains as well. Along this coastline, wildlife preserves shelter crocodiles, exotic black orchids, waterfowl and especially sea turtles, so they may complete their life cycles undisturbed. The Pacific side of Mexico is graced by many of the country’s loveliest bays, surrounded by low-lying areas of subtropical vegetation that lead to dense pine and oak forests higher up. This Eden-like setting is home to creatures ranging from jaguars and mountain crabs to manta rays and humpback whales, who make this one of the stops on their annual journey.

Top Destinations

  • Colima
  • Guerrero
  • Jalisco
  • Michoacán
  • Nayarit
  • Península de Baja California
  • Sinaloa

Luxury

Lifestyle often reflects the meaning given life itself. Besides expecting high standards of luxury, comfort, exclusivity, privacy and first-rate personalized service, premium tourists are looking to expand and cultivate their lifestyle, both in their pursuits and in the places where they choose to vacation. With superb hotels, unique natural surroundings and all the necessary facilities, Mexico has everything to satisfy its most demanding guests. Whether cruising the seas in a private yacht, walking the fairways with a set of golf clubs slung over the shoulder or relaxing in a spa, historical hacienda or boutique hotel, a feeling of well-being pervades both body and soul.

Haciendas

Living reminders of both the colonial past and the 19th century, ancient Mexican haciendas -magnificent structures found throughout the country- have been restored and fashioned into exclusive hotels for discriminating guests. Their stone walls and floors, high ceilings, picture windows, expansive verandas, and spacious salons combine tradition, technology, and modernity with privacy, personalized service and comfort. Indeed, they are a distinguished card in Mexico’s deck of tourism offerings. These striking buildings attest to a time in Mexico’s history when they were the pillars of a strongly agrarian economy for which they produced pulque, henequen, sugarcane and agave cactus and raised fine herds of cattle. Their essence, the original character, and style that their founders and owners imbued them with, remains intact. Though each one is different from the others, Mexican haciendas today tend to feature top-flight national and international cuisine and rejuvenating spa services. For those who seek utter tranquility, there is nowhere better to let the world go by than on the beautifully tended grounds of an old hacienda.

Top Destinations

  • Campeche
  • Jalisco
  • Hidalgo
  • Morelos
  • Yucatán

Recommended Hotels

Hotel Hacienda Vista Hermosa, Tequesquitengo, Morelos, mid-range

Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, Ahualulco de Mercado, Jalisco, mid-range

Hacienda Santa Rosa a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yucatán, luxury


Spa

Like some all but forgotten ancient goddess, water has lately found her resurrection in temples devoted to health, pleasure, well-being, intimacy, and comfort. SPA stands for “salute per l’aqua”, and that is precisely what these getaways are dedicated to, healing with water. They offer a change of pace and expert personalized service applying beauty and healing treatments for body and soul. Lest we forget, the human touch is the most beneficial part. From Los Cabos to Cancün and Costa Alegre to the Riviera Maya, Mexico’s spas are a case apart, thanks to their blending of traditional native Mexican medicine and highly trained personnel. Located in such paradisiacal settings as beaches, valleys, and rainforests, as well as in urban ones, their up-to-date beauty treatments and relaxation techniques harmonize perfectly with the incomparable Mexican hospitality. There is no better place to recharge the batteries with the eternal spark of life than at a Mexican spa. Once you do, you will want to come back over and over.

Top Destinations

  • Costa Alegre
  • Los Cabos
  • Mexico City
  • Riviera Maya
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Valle de Bravo
  • Ixtapan de la Sal
  • Manzanillo
  • Morelos
  • Rosarito
  • Vallarta
  • Zihuatanejo

Recommended Hotels

Dos Casas Hotel & Spa a Member of Design Hotels, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, luxury


Boutique Hotels

In Mexico, boutique hotels have come to exemplify the ultimate in luxuriously elegant accommodations, and it is easy to guess why. These small friendly places, each with its own character and style, feature personable and caring service, a guarantee that even the most discriminating guests will have a delightfully memorable vacation. Every detail has been carefully thought out to make sure guests feel pampered. Boutique hotels are located throughout the country, from coast to coast and border to border, in large cities and small towns, in all the myriad climates and locales Mexico has to offer. Business travelers, especially, find the ones in cities ideal, because they know that after a hard day of negotiations or meetings, a boutique hotel is an oasis of peace and privacy.

Top Destinations

  • Baja California
  • Isla Navidad
  • Michoacán
  • Puebla
  • Querétaro
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Costa Alegre
  • Los Cabos
  • Oaxaca
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Riviera Maya
  • Zihuatanejo

Recommended Hotels

Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, luxury

Grand Isla Navidad Resort, Barra de Navidad, mid-range


Golf

To those golfers for whom, rather than a sport, the game is a means to reach for spiritual refinement through play and competition, Mexico is the ultimate. They pack their travel bags with a life philosophy based on this playful, yet sophisticated discipline, knowing full well that the same Mexican golf courses that host international tournaments are also available for them to enjoy. Snuggled between desert and sea or on the grounds of a deluxe resort specializing in guest pampering, where the greens spread out within a tropical paradise and the “traps” are also lush habitats for exotic wildlife such as iguanas, flamingos, crocodiles, monkeys, and gorgeous orchids. Then, there are those that seem like fantasy gardens belonging to some ancient mansion whose property once stretched as far as the eye could see. Naturally, they bring together the creative ideas of some of the top architects, players, and designers known within the world of golf.

Top Destinations

  • Acapulco
  • Coahuila
  • Ixtapan de la Sal
  • Loreto
  • Manzanillo
  • Valle de Bravo
  • Cancún
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
  • Jalisco
  • Los Cabos
  • Riviera Maya

Recommended Hotels

Las Hadas by Brisas, Manzanillo, Colima, mid-range


Nautical Tourism

Boating on the four major bodies of water off Mexico’s shores is yet another of the country’s great attractions. Facilities are located all along its coasts with top-notch docking services for private yachts wishing to anchor. Before setting sail again, boaters might consider getting their land legs back by staying a few days in a lovely hotel and making the most of the nightlife. Excellent docking services are available at the many fine marinas, which also attend to one of the seafarers’ most passionate pursuits, sport fishing. To get an idea, Quintana Roo has the Hacienda del Mar, and Guerrero offers the Yacht Club and marinas in Acapulco and Ixtapa. Among the facilities on the Baja California peninsula are the Baja Naval in Ensenada and El Cid in Cabo San Lucas as well as in Mazatlán. Mexico is currently increasing its capacity to provide more and even better docking services on the Sea of Cortes, the Pacific Coast, and the Riviera Maya.

Top Destinations

  • Acapulco
  • Ensenada
  • Ixtapa
  • Mar de Cortés
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Riviera Maya
  • Colima
  • Estado de México
  • Los Cabos
  • Mazatlán
  • Quintana Roo

Recommended Hotels

Grand Fiesta Americana All Inclusive Golf & Spa, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, luxury

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