Fiesta-filled cities, palm-tree kissed beaches and enough burritos to last a lifetime. Mexico is as a vibrant destination which could just be closest to thing heaven you can find on this planet. Showcasing every natural wonder you could imagine along its landscape, you can witness cacti filled deserts, snowy volcanic land and dramatic white water rivers, and this is before you bathe on the oceanic sands of this county's exotic beaches. This destination is not entirely a natural wonderland; however, as this central American paradise has something for the city lovers too. With the colourful maze of Mexico City, and the architectural splendours of Guadalajara just waiting to be discovered, the only thing left for you to do is secure your holiday accommodation through TripAdvisor or Airbnb today.
Rent a house or apartment for your holiday in Mexico
Visit Mexico, The Land of Enchantment!
The worlds 13th biggest country is not unlucky for some; rather, it is lucky for everyone. Mexico has something for every visitor; whether you are craving an adventure in the desert, or you want to get your adrenaline pumping in a white-water rafting experience, there is a reasonably priced holiday home in the recently renovated resort of Huatulco, where you are only a stones-throw from a host of heart-racing activities. There is no denying that visitors flock to the land for its tropical beaches. Whether you choose a beachfront villa on the crisp shores of Playa del Carmen, or a luxury apartment which has a room with a view of Cancún, the ocean fringed coastline which is the answer to the prayers of any sun-worshipper.
Despite the country's vast natural assets, this destination should not be overlooked as a thrilling city-break destination, thanks to the cultural capital of Mexico City, among other rainbow-filled cities which welcome daily fiesta's, alongside the famous celebration of the Day of the Dead in early November. Remember to secure your dream vacation apartment in Mexico's cities in advance in the summer, and around this globally renowned festival.
When to visit
The greatest time to visit Mexico is from November to early April when the hurricane season is over, and the temperatures are more pleasant, with minimal humidity and cooler evenings for an easier time exploring, dancing and sleeping. The hottest months are May and June, so look to avoid these months if possible, as precipitation is high and less comfortable for enjoying the landmarks and natural attractions.
If you want to visit Mexico for a particular festival, including Independence Day on 16th September, and Day of the Dead on 2nd November, be sure to book ahead to avoid trying to secure a last-minute hotel or holiday rental over the peak tourist weekends.
How to get there
Located in Central America on the southern US border, the only way to reach this destination directly is to fly, which is possible by hopping aboard scheduled services from London Heathrow, Manchester, Bristol, and Glasgow to Cancún. Flights from the UK to Mexico take approximately 10 hours and 35 minutes, though your journey to your holiday accommodation may take up to a few more hours from Cancun depending on where in the country you are staying.
If you are staying in Mexico City, Guadalajara or Acapulco, then plan ahead and choose a stopover flight from the UK, which will allow you to reach your chosen destination eventually. Among these layovers are Los Angeles Airport, or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which gives you a perfect chance to explore the US while en route to your final destination. Reserve a holiday apartment in Los Angeles or a traditional house in Atlanta which is the perfect base for you to relax and enjoy some of North America's greatest cities before carrying on with your journey.
Mexican food and culture tips
Think of Mexico, and we have no doubt that its cuisine will not too far behind it, as this country's food is loved around the globe, and all for a good reason. Unsurprisingly, there is no better place to sample your favourite recipes than right here in the birthplace of tacos, chilaquiles, enchiladas and nachos, so choose a self-catered vacation rental in Mexico, and take your tastebuds on the exotic journey they deserve. You don't need a kitchen to enjoy the flavourful goodness around the country, as you can pick up traditionally cooked foods along the boulevards and broad walks around the cities and coasts.
Remember though, you are going to need something to wash down all this food, and this where the tequila comes in. Enjoyed across the world as a simple shot with lime and salt, or mixed alongside triple sec and lime juice to create the famous 'Margarita' cocktail (pick up one in Licorería Limantour bar in Mexico City) tequila is undeniably a staple of Mexican culture.
One vivid rich culture which we can all get behind is the fiestas, which take place up and down the country, from the electric city streets to the cobbled alleyways in small coastal towns. Every region has its own patron saint who is the focus behind all of the festivals and processions, creating an explosion of dance, music and colour which locals and tourists alike revel in.
Mexican sun, sea and margarita's on the beach
Everybody dreams of sipping a cocktail along the shores of a sun-glazed oceanic haven, and with nearly 500 beaches along its vast coastline, there is enough sand to go round for everyone who visits. There is no better way to experience the nautical beauty of this county than by renting a beachfront villa, where you can wake up in a bedroom with a view of the sunrise over the Pacific, or the Gulf of Mexico. For a slice of the sun during the day, and a guaranteed good time when dusk falls over the shore, look no further than a reasonably priced holiday rental in Cancun, which is big enough for your entire group of friends to recharge after a night experiencing the region's exhilarating selection of restaurants, bars and clubs.
For a more peaceful seaside escape, however, choose a villa with a swimming pool in Playa del Carmen, where you can bathe in this palm tree paradise, or if you want to throw some adrenaline into your day, then try your hand at some water sports in the Caribbean Sea. The unspoilt region of Tulum is another favourite for beach lovers, as this national park boasts an organic and unrefined landscape, which frames the crumbling ruins of an ancient Mayan port.
Adventure in Mexico
With pyramids which rival the most famous ancient Egyptian structures, miles of tropical jungles, exhilarating white-water rafting experiences, and the second-largest barrier reef on the planet, Mexico is bursting with natural attractions which are the answer to your adventure-filled desires. Whether you want to embrace the country's waterways in a once in a lifetime thrill ride, or you are looking for a leisurely train ride which guarantees striking views of the mountainous Copper Canyon region, Mexico has an adventure which every type of person will remember for the rest of their lives.
Choose a property in the archaeological maze of Teotihuacan which, as the home to the ancient 'Pyramid of the Sun', is the most mystical sight in the country. The area's pyramids are gazed upon by thousands of people every year, as they epitomise the timeless history and unique landmarks which this country is famed for. Not all adventure is based island, however, as Mexico's Gulf Coast is home to the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest coral reef on earth, which is an underwater utopia, filled with colours unlike anywhere else on the continent. Reserve a holiday villa in Belize to wake up in a suite with a sea view of the Caribbean horizon, then go diving or snorkelling under the water before the crowds and experience this other world for yourself.
Colour- kissed Mexican cityscapes
As the most populous metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere, it is no surprise that Mexico City is the capital, and therefore, one of the most visited locations in the country. If you crave a city break like no other, consider a condo in a luxury apartment rental in Mexico City, where you are just a stones-throw away from a range of culture-filled attractions, including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Templo Mayor, the Palacio Nacional and the Museo Frida Kahlo, where Mexican icon and artist Frida Kahlo lived and worked.
Alongside the rainbow-filled architecture and markets of this metropolis, look towards a bed and breakfast in Guadalajara, which is an equally as exciting destination, where Mariachi music was said to be invented. Spend your days exploring the beautiful Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco and Guadalajara Cathedral, before dancing away your evenings to this native music genre, with a margarita in each hand, of course.