Mexico sun & fun destinations for your next winter escape

Looking to plan your next vacation to Mexico to escape the cold next winter? Unsure where to go with so many beautiful beach options? Here’s a breakdown of our Fox top 3 Mexico Sun & Fun destination gateways and their nearby hot spots. Check them out!

LOS CABOS

 

Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers the best in world class golf, whale sightings, and beautiful golden beaches. The blue waters, rugged cliffs, desert vistas, and mountains of Cabo wash together in vibrant color. And don’t forget the sportfishing excursions in the “Marlin Capital of the World.” For nature lovers, the gray whales’ annual autumn migration to Cabo from Alaska shouldn’t be missed. From December through March, booking a tour can get you up close and personal with these gentle giants.

San Jose del Cabo

Considered the artsy, relaxed town reminiscent of an older time. Jose del Cabo is the laid-back town of San Jose del Cabo and home to several championship golf courses, quaint shops, boutiques, and fine restaurants. History buffs will enjoy cultural landmarks found throughout the city dating back to the 1730s!

Cabo San Lucas

Hot sunny days and low humidity make the lively town of Cabo San Lucas a favorite beach vacation destination. Few places can compete with the nightlife – complete with dozens of restaurants, discos, clubs, and bars. El Arco, the infamous arched-shaped rock formation, frames the golden beaches.

The Corridor

Between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo is The Corridor. The 20-mile stretch is defined by the indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez that connect to the desert vistas. Deep-sea fishing in The Corridor is among the best in the world! Equally, the Corridor is home to many luxury hotels and resorts with an abundance of activities.

 

CANCUN & RIVIERA MAYA

Surrounded on three sides by lagoon, bay, and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Cancun boasts 14 miles of pristine white-sand beaches. Cancun’s wide selection of hotels, all-inclusive resorts, golf courses, and spas are truly world-class.

Downtown Cancun is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from lively street markets to the world’s most exclusive boutiques within walking distance of most resorts. Cancun’s array of dining choices will entice every palate, ranging from local specialties to five-star restaurants. The nightlife still reigns downtown, with all-night discos, live music, piano bars, and jazz clubs. Enjoy water sports and amazing underwater life with the Great Mayan Reef just offshore. This high-energy hot spot is the gateway to the ancient Mayan world.

Costa/Isla/Playa Mujeres

Located north of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only five miles long with a charming small downtown area. Discover the magic of this old fishing village couples with the relaxing atmosphere of a spectacular beach destination.

Riviera Maya

For a truly luxurious all-inclusive vacation, visit Riviera Maya at the south end of Cancun which is home of endless white-sand beaches, world-class resorts, spas, golf, and ancient Mayan ruins. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining, and dining on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, and amazing water sports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.

Cozumel

Just twelve miles off the Yucatan coast, Cozumel draws divers and snorkelers from around the globe. On the eastern side, white beaches are left as they were when Mayans inhabited the island. Take a jeep tour, explore ruins in the jungles, or snorkel in the Chankanaab Lagoon, which features the only inland coral reef formation in the world.

 

PUERTO VALLARTA

Puerto Vallarta offers beautiful golden sand beaches, championship golf and a vibrant seafront with cobblestone streets and an abundance of markets, cafes, boutiques, art galleries, shops, and nightlife. An exotic blend of old-world colonial charm and modern sophistication, Puerto Vallarta is sheltered by the jungled landscapes of the Sierra Madre Mountains to the east and incredible views of the Pacific to the west. It’s an authentic Mexican destination along with nature at its best!

Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit stretches along nearly two hundred miles of Pacific Coastline and is a mere 10 minutes from the airport. Riviera Nayarit offers top-notch hotels, world-class golf, white and golden sand beaches, and eco-tourism adventures. Get a taste of old-world Mexico in the town of Bucerias or take in the lush natural surroundings and luxury hotels in the new town of Nuevo Vallarta.

Punta Mita

Few places in the world do world-class service and aesthetic bliss as Punta Mita. Nestled within a 1,500-acre private peninsula situated in the Riviera Nayarit area north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is the type of place where heavenly dreams of idyllic tropical getaways turn to reality. The gated, ultra-luxurious locale is only about 25 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport with a reasonable 45-minute drive through long picturesque stretches to reach the resort town’s main entrance complete with Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, a tennis center, and luxury hotel brands.

 

 

While these are our top Mexico trends, there are so many destinations to visit in Mexico. If you are interested in booking a vacation, reach out to our sun & fun expert advising team. Remember, our exclusive early booking sale with Apple Vacations is open though July 29! Book your winter break vacation today!

Source: Destination descriptions provided by ALG

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