One of the most exciting destinations in the world, Mexico has great beaches, fantastic food and wonderful weather. From the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to the idyllic sands of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico has everything you need for a truly unforgettable honeymoon. Read these five essential tips before jetting off, to make your journey even more memorable.
1. When to go
Measuring around 3,500km in length, Mexico stretches from Guatemala in the south to the US in the north. This means that the climate in Mexico can vary significantly. Choosing the right month to visit a potential destination is key.
The spring months are a fantastic time to visit the tropical south of Mexico. Head to the Yucatán Peninsula, the forested state of Chiapas or foodie Oaxaca and you’ll enjoy mild temperatures and clear skies. Further north the weather can still be a little chilly so leave a trip until later in the year if you don’t want to pack your woollies.
2. Where to go
If you’re looking for beaches, both the Pacific and Mexican Gulf coasts offer a choice of wonderful destinations. Tulum, on the Yucatán Peninsula is one of the country’s most famous honeymoon destinations. Combine a visit to its pristine sands with a cultural trip to one of the nearby Aztec historic sites. On the other side of the country, Puerto Vallarta has some excellent destinations available. One of the most stunning is Playa Escondida, a picture-postcard beach hidden beneath the cliffs. Mexico City, Oaxaca and San Cristobel de las Casas all make fantastic city break destinations.
Mexico often gets bad press when it comes to crime, and though the country’s crime rate shouldn’t be ignored, for the most part tourist destinations are pretty safe. You shouldn’t have any problems exploring these regions as long as you take basic safety precautions. Even outside of the main tourist zones, crime rarely affects visitors to the area, so don’t be afraid to get out and explore.
Mexico offers honeymooning couples fantastic value for money. Whether you’re staying in an all-inclusive resort or travelling independently, you’ll find food and accommodation are very affordable wherever you go. You can easily find a great lunch on a budget, especially if you explore local markets and sample authentic cuisine. Accommodation costs can be around $8 a night, and a local beer will set you back around 95p.
5. Things to do
Mexico has an almost endless supply of things to do. Visit the Aztec ruins at Teotihuacán, laze on the country’s sun drenched beaches, visit its vibrant capital or explore the jungles and Mayan cultures of the south. The most important thing to do in Mexico however, is to eat. As @WorldNomads says:
“With its sensational fusion of high and low culinary techniques, not to mention its stunning tropical setting, Mexico has become a hot epicurean destination seducing globetrotting gourmands the world over.”
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