Mexico is a popular tourist destination for North Americans, but it’s often overlooked by the rest of the world. Many have preconceptions of Cancun being a party place or perhaps even dangerous, but this doesn’t tell the whole story. There are many places and ways in which Mexico can be a world-class luxury travel destination. Here are five luxurious ways to visit Mexico:
First and foremost, you want to choose the right region in Mexico. There are many great places, but for luxury, you can’t beat Iberostar’s resorts in Riviera Maya. This is because Riviera Maya lays right on the Caribbean coastline with incredible sea waters and is a hub for all-inclusive luxury resorts. Some of the best beaches in the world are here.
But it’s not just that. For days out, Mayan ruins aren’t far away, and there’s good access to many of the country’s best attractions – it has it all.
Mexico has a vast coastline and places like the Riviera Maya are known for their crystal clear turquoise waters, and it would be a shame to not make the most of them. When considering a luxury holiday, we often think about privacy and space, which is why it’s recommended to charter a boat.
Be it a yacht or sailing boat, it doesn’t matter too much. The goal is to be freely floating around the Caribbean sea in and around islands like San Miguel de Cozumel, and stopping by some hidden, secret beaches.
Mexico is known for great food – you can find it anywhere. But as with any luxury holiday, it’s nice to find some fine dining options for the evenings. The Pujol, Merotoro, and Quintonil are some examples of a fine dining Mexican experience, but there are many options for French and Italian food too.
It’s worth considering looking at all-inclusive resorts too, as then you needn’t worry about where to dine. This leaves more time for relaxing.
Mexico is a big country and there will be a lot you want to see. You may have heard stories about corruption and crime, and you don’t know how safe you will be. Despite a lot of these stereotypes being overstated (regarding being a tourist, at least), a private driver is certainly a great option to put these concerns to bed.
A driver will know how to get to all of the attractions and take that stress off your mind, as well as being a very comfortable, quick, and air conditioned mode of transport.
Finally, similar to the previous point, a private guide is often well worth the money. You will only need one now and then when going around certain ruins and historical sites, but they make the experience much more enjoyable as you will not miss out on any details. They’re not just experts but are locals, so you can ask many questions, and even quiz them about how the local culture works outside of the site you’re exploring.