Historic Ruins, Stunning Beaches, and Delicious Cuisine
Airports: Cancun (CUN), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Los Cabos (SJD), Mexico City (MEX)
Known For: Mayan ruins, tequila tasting, Day of the Dead, traditional art and handicrafts
Art and Design Lovers
Sun and Sand
While Mexico is a great destination for a long weekend – the next time you’re planning a trip consider adding taking some extra time to explore more in depth. Start off with a few days along the Riviera Maya or Riviera Nayarit for some fun in the sun then head inland to the colonial cities of San Miguel de Allende and Puebla or to the capital, Mexico City for some culture and history!
Ready to dive in? Check out our in depth destination guides below for recommendations on activities, hotels, and more in some of Mexico’s most popular areas.
Between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains lies a pure treasure — Riviera Nayarit! With a coastline nearly 200 miles long full of white sand beaches and turquoise waters Nayarit is a perfect vacation spot.
The verdant jungles and crystaline blue waters at the southern end of the Yucatan peninsula are home to one of Mexico’s most popular destinations – Riviera Maya! With hot spots like Tulum and Cancun and luxe retreats like Mayakoba, this is a perfect destination for a getaway!
Journey to “Land’s End” where the crystalline blue waters of the Sea of Cortez meet the golden sand beaches and rusty desert of the Baja Peninsula. Come explore the bustling streets, stunning beaches and natural wonders of this glamourous paradise.
Advisor Favorite Hotels
1. One & Only Mandarina
Located on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific, the resort features a mix of rooms and treehouse-style villas with private pools among the lush rainforest. You can also enjoy the five swimming pools, full spa, and three restaurants, though we won’t blame you if you never leave your room!
2. Rosewood Mayakoba
From the moment you board your private boat at Rosewood Mayakoba for the ride to your suite, you know this is going to be an amazing experience. The ultraluxe property’s stunning suites are set among emerald jungles and along quiet lagoons, adding a new level of relaxation to any stay and the staff are ready and waiting to meet any request that you may have.
This escape on the Baja’s Sea of Cortez is perched on a hillside above a stunning private beach and guests will quickly see why Esperanza frequently wins awards from T+L, Forbes Travel Guide and more. With 91 rooms ranging from one bedroom casitas to four bedroom villas, there’s something perfect for everyone. Who wouldn’t want a private home-away-from-home with all the amenities of a luxury resort?!
Looking for more to inspire your next Mexican getaway? Check out our blog posts for details on our favorite hotels, experiences and more to be found South of the Border!
River Oaks Travel excited to offer our clients an exclusive promotion with our partners at Auberge Resorts! Bask in the Baja sun this winter with a stay at Esperanza or Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Imagine starting the new year by rejuvenating your body and spirit with Baja-style activities, fun-filled water sports, and holistic wellness experiences. Plus, both resorts offer spectacular al fresco dining options with unmatched views of the Sea of Cortez as well as special dinners served in-villa.
An exclusive escape in San José del Cabo, away from other Pacific Coast resorts, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is already being touted for its seamless blend of natural and cultural elements with incredible personal service and upscale comforts – including plunge pools in most rooms and private butler service for every guest. Dining showcases local specialties, including Mexican street food, a Latin American grill, an adults-only venue, and an agave bar. The spa Alkemia features a traditional Mexican sweat lodge, bubble beds in the pool, and locally inspired treatments. The 27-hole Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course surrounds the resort.
One&Only Mandarina blends chic resort living, tropical relaxation, and authentic outdoor adventure for a one-of-a-kind experience. Rooms and suites take advantage of the surroundings, with dramatic cliffside views over the ocean or immersion in the tropical jungle. However, our favorite rooms for romance are the stunning Treehouse Suites – these standalone villas are nestled among the treetops and feel a world away. Each features a private pool and a design that brings the outdoors in, with all of the luxurious amenities the One&Only brand is known for.
Ready to Plan YOUR Mexican getaway?!
Whether this is your first trip to Mexico or your fiftieth, our River Oaks Travel Concierge team is here to make your experience amazing! Reach out to our team today to get started planning your South of the Border getaway!