Bursting with culture and history (as well as some of the best beaches in the world) Mexico is great for family holidays or couples wanting to explore. Learn all about the Aztecs, visit the Mayan Ruins and drink Tequila (including the worm at the bottom!)
Chichen Itza, totem poles, archaeological ruins - a world of fascination awaits tourists new to Mexico. Go at Easter, or to one of the many festivals to see Mexico in its full glory!
The Mexican food is famous - spicy, flavoursome bites such as Tacos, Mole and Guacamole, or be adventurous and try the ants and fried grasshoppers...any takers?
Cancun has a non-stop party reputation, but there are also plenty of secluded beaches along the coast, and for family holidays there is an amazing array of things to do. Little ones can paddle in the safe waters of the Laguna Nichupte, while teens can enjoy fishing, diving, jet skiing , white water rafting, 4X4 jungle tours or boat trips to the 'turtle island' of Mujeres. More information on Cancun
Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific coast, has long broad stretches of powdery sand and rocky coves with caverns and rock-pools. The crystal clear waters hold an amazing array of marine life making it perfect for diving, snorkelling, whale watching and swimming with dolphins. There are also 5 international golf courses, so whatever floats your boat... this is the resort for you. More information on Puerto Vallarta
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula this whole section of Mexican coastline is paradise. Beaches, jungles, mangroves, and astonishing wildlife lines this area. This is also a great base for Trips to wildlife reserves and ancient Mayan jungle ruins like Chichen Itza and Calakmot.
If it's more current nightlife than ancient history you are after head to Playa Del Carmen and hang out in glamorous nightspots dressed to impress. More information on Riviera Maya
Flying time from UK: 9 hours (approx) Currency: Pesos Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 35Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +300 days. Top tip: Go during November when the Mexicans celebrate 'Day of the dead' (November 1st and 2nd) it's a true festival experience along the lines of Halloween!