Mexico | Designer Travel



Mysterious, enchanting and flamboyant

Mexico is a hub of historical importance, natural wonder and unique flair; from its ancient ruins and cosmopolitan cities to its pristine beaches. It’s easily one of the most irresistible destinations of the world where a harmonious blend of luxury and nature meet. Explore a wealth of fascinating history in the ancient cities of Maya, climb a number of the Mayan Pyramids and visit one of the new ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ – the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen-Itza. Dive into the clear blue waters of the sea or enjoy the simple pleasures and unwind on the white beaches in the glorious Mayan sunshine and maybe rejuvenate in one of the world class spas.

A beautiful stretch of coastline lies on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula; the Mayan Riviera boasts the resort destinations of Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the island of Cozumel. Watersports activities here include snorkelling to see the tropical reefs and fish, stingray and dolphin swims and scuba diving.

Puerto Vallarta is a cosmopolitan Pacific coastal city with a charming mile-long seaside promenade punctuated with art installations. There are many fine restaurants where you can enjoy a leisurely meal before heading to one of the lively bars or clubs to enjoy the rest of your night.

Traditional Mexican charm awaits at San Jose Del Cabo in Los Cabos. By contrast, the area also has Cabo San Lucas which is a buzzing town with a well-established nightlife scene. There are many quality hotels to choose from to suit most budgets and tastes, including properties with ultra-luxurious spas and those situated on or near some of the best golf courses in Mexico.

As far as food is concerned, you’ve got a lot to choose from! Tantalise your tastebuds with tasty enchiladas, sweet or savoury tamales, rich and nourishing mole, chiles en nogada and mouthwatering tostadas and tacos. Don’t leave without trying the traditional breakfast dish of chilaquiles; lightly fried corn tortillas topped with red or green salsa – absolutely delicious!

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Key Highlights
  • See the historic sites, art galleries and museums in Mexico City
  • Visit the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza
  • Discover the Mayan ruins of Tulum
  • The Mayan Riviera offers watersports and beautiful sandy beaches
  • Take a scenic tour through the stunning Copper Canyon
  • For the best diving experience, head to the island of Cozumel
  • Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has old colonial buildings and a wealth of art galleries and museums
  • Head to the Sierra Madre Mountains where you’ll find breathtaking scenery and the longest and fastest zip-line in Mexico
  • Golfing breaks can be arranged – please ask us for details
  • Buses are the main mode of transport in Mexico but cars can be hired in most major tourist areas
  • There are a good choice of accommodation options including adult-only resorts and all-inclusive hotels
  • For a top-notch, all-inclusive stay, take a look at Grand Velas Los Cabos
  • Sandos Caracol Eco Resort has lots of fun waterslides

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -6hrs

Currency: Mexican Peso

Climate Information

There are mainly two seasons on the Riviera Maya. Winter & Spring are mostly sunny and dry and Summer can be rainy however it is a good balance to high temperatures and a quite good time to visit Mayan ruins.

From November to May a sweater or sweatshirt may be needed. With the ocean breeze, evenings can feel a little cool.

Leisure & Activities

Mayan Culture
Mexico is one of the best destinations to discover the wonders of the Mayan culture. Although the Maya settled throughout central America, the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has probably a higher concentration of well-preserved constructions. The most famous of all of them all is the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza. Other interesting sites include Tulum, the Magician’s Pyramid at Uxmal and Palenque in southern Mexico.

The Mayan Riviera
Consisting of the coastal resorts of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, the Mayan Riviera offers magnificent stretches of soft white sandy beaches with clear blue waters. If you like water sports it’s also the ideal destination with many opportunities to try out water skiing and windsurfing. Swimming with dolphins is another possibility.

Mexico City
With a plethora of museums, art galleries and other attractions, Mexico City offers a fascinating alternative holiday destination. The centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are around 1,400 16th to 19th century colonial buildings in and around the area. Overlooking the city there are two massive volcanoes, each reaching 5,000 metres high.

Hotels in Mexico