Holiday resorts in Mexico

Acapulco

Situated on one of the loveliest bays on the Mexican coast, backed by the evergreen vegetation of the Sierra foothills, Acapulco is the Queen of Mexican beach resorts, the loudest and most famous in t... more

Cancun

Once a small, unremarkable fishing village, these days Cancun the reason most people visit Mexico. It is made up of two parts: the glitzy hotel zone dedicated to tourism, and the downtown area inhabit... more

Cozumel

The island of Cozumel is Mexico's largest island and a very popular destination with holidaymakers. It's located 12 miles (19km) off the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, opposite the resort P... more

Ensenada

Just south of the border, on the Baja Peninsula, lies the flourishing, friendly port and holiday destination of Ensenada. It's a 90-minute drive south of San Diego and joined to Tijuana by the spectac... more

Ixtapa

A popular port of call and destination for cruise passengers, the Mexican resort of Ixtapa is set on one of the Pacific coastline's most spectacular bays and is justly renowned for its beautiful beach... more

La Paz

The holiday retreat of La Paz is the laid-back capital of Baja California Sur, known for its stunning sunsets and beaches. The city is a perfect base from which to explore the magical surrounding land... more

Los Cabos

Located at the southern-most tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez collide with the wild Pacific, Los Cabos is an area of striking beauty and one of Mexico's... more

Mazatlan

The holiday destination of Mazatlán is the most important port on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is also the shrimp capital of the world, with the largest fleet of commercial shrimp vessels in... more

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has one of the prettiest beaches on the coast and, despite its growing popularity, it has a small-town, laid-back feel to it which is part of the appeal. The offshore reef offers some... more

Puerto Costa Maya

Mexico's newest port, Puerto Costa Maya, is the first port on Mexico's Caribbean Coast to have been built exclusively for cruise ships and cruise holiday visitors. Situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, n... more

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is situated in the Bahia de Banderas, a 14-mile (22km) long bay lined with long stretches of sandy beaches. It is the second largest holiday resort on the Pacific coast after Acapulco,... more