Rarely dropping below 20°C in winter, Mexico’s a fantastic choice for a warm escape. Cancún’s a lively resort, with fantastic beach bars and nightclubs making the nightlife famous, there’s always something going on along its 12-mile long ‘hotel zone’ strip. Further down, the Riviera Maya is filled with ancient ruins, exciting activities and stunning nature.
Culture, history and Riviera Maya
Along the Riviera Maya, you’ll find white-sand beaches and countless things to see and do. The spectacular Mayan ruins at Tulum have stood for centuries, remaining by far the most well-intact coastal settlement of the Maya. There are also plenty of cultural attractions for a fantastic day out. In Playa del Carmen, Xcaret is an eco-park with natural wonders and exciting activities. Swim through underground rivers, experience life as a Mayan, and enjoy the evening “Espectacular” show. For a stay along the Riviera Maya, the Hard Rock Riviera Maya Hacienda is an indulgent playground for all ages, with facilities you’ll rarely find anywhere else. The perfect place to relax when you’re not out exploring.
Natural wonders and hidden secrets
Venture inland to Chichen Itza, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the New World’, a must-visit when in Mexico. Dating back a
thousand years, the centerpiece, El Castillo, is a remarkable sight, with hidden secrets built into its design. You can also rappel and zipline down the region’s many cenotes. Almost exclusive to Mexico, these natural waterholes are great for exploring, diving and swimming.