Historic Ruins, Stunning Beaches, and Delicious Cuisine

Airports:  Cancun (CUN),  Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Los Cabos (SJD), Mexico City (MEX)
Language: Spanish
Currency: Pesos
Known For: Mayan ruins, tequila tasting, Day of the Dead, traditional art and handicrafts
Thanks to coastlines lined with palm-fringed beaches, interiors with emerald jungles and russet deserts, teeming cities full of art, music and culture and deliciously spicy cuisine, Mexico is an ideal getaway for every type of traveler. Outdoor adventures range from relaxing on sun kissed beaches to hiking through the jungle on a quest for hidden treasures (Mayan ruins and secret cenotes are our favorites!). For those looking for a less physical trip, head to the Colonial Cities in search of traditional arts and handicrafts, delicious local delicacies and historical artifacts from the area’s many indigenous tribes and the civilizations that conquered them. No matter what you’re looking for Mexico can deliver it!
Who it’s great for:
Family Vacations
With plenty of white sand beaches to dig your toes into, blue waters to splash in and large accommodation options to fit everyone – Mexico was made for families!
Romantic Getaways
Beaches lined with swaying palm trees and private cabanas give way to luxurious resorts offering stunning spas, gourmet dining and top shelf service – lovers will rejoice in a Mexican getaway.
Art and Design Lovers
While great art and design doesn’t come to mind immediately when thinking of Mexico the colonial cities of the interior offer amazing options to explore – from great modern designers to traditional artists. 
Sun and Sand
Mexico’s border is lined with thousands of miles of beautiful white sand beaches and are the ultimate playground for beach bums from all over the world. From the cold Pacific waters of the Baja Peninsula to the warmer turqouise waves of Riviera Maya – there’s a perfect beach for everyone.

Advisor Tip 

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!

Destination Guides

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.

Riviera Nayarit

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. 

Riviera Maya

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!

Los Cabos

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.

3. Esperanza

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?!

More Inspiration

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!

Exclusive Offer at Esperanza & Chileno Bay Resort

Exclusive Offer at Esperanza & Chileno Bay Resort

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.

Zadun Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Zadun Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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

One&Only Mandarina

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!

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