Posted on 10/01/2018
Experience culture, romance, adventure––whatever it is you’re looking for in a vacation. It all starts when you say yes to Mexico.
Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Merida, Loreto, Huatulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cozumel. So many ways to say yes to Mexico.
When you land at Cancun International Airport, you’re only 30 minutes away from jumping into the postcard-perfect turquoise waters of this popular beach city. With a great selection of hotels and restaurants to suit any budget, it’s not hard to see why Cancun is the Caribbean’s top vacation destination and one of Mexico’s main tourist draws. There’s a lot to love in Cancun with its year-round warm weather and sandy beaches.
First sights can be deceiving. On the flight into Los Cabos International Airport, you might notice little more than a dry landscape with low-lying mountains. But within a short drive of the airport, you'll spot the bright blue band of Mexico's shimmering Sea of Cortez. And that's when everything changes. As the memorable drive continues, desert scrub and twisted cactuses give way to palm trees and vibrant pink bugambilia plants. Soon, you'll see the iconic El Arco (The Arch). This rock formation is where cruise ships anchor and where hundreds of species of fish probe the marine refuge below. Stay at one of the many all-inclusive resorts and you'll find magnificent beaches and the jutting El Arco right in front of you.
Known as the Pearl of the Pacific, Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for vacationers. Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has become one of Mexico's most popular winter destinations due to its great diversity and almost perfect climate. Along with golden beaches, mountains and jungles, visitors can discover modern amenities and enticing attractions here.
Explore and relax on the more than 200 kilometres of white sand beaches stretching along the blue-and-green Caribbean Sea. In the state of Quintana Roo, you can splash and play in the waters home to the world’s second-largest coral reef – a protected natural resource.
Imagine a city that once basked in riches, a city of underground pools, a city that's transformed itself into the cultural hotspot of the Yucatan Peninsula and redefined what it means to be authentic. You must be imagining Merida, Mexico.
If you're looking for a Mexican getaway that's serene and cultured but won't leave your photos flooded with tourists, your solution lies in Loreto. Modestly beautiful, the low-key and historic vibe of Loreto presents vacationers with the opportunities of a resort city without the resort crowds. With the airport being walking distance to the beach, your trip will be nothing but easy.
The designated tourist area of Huatulco, Mexico, is made up of several small towns on the Pacific coast—this might be part of the reason the resort destination maintains a small-town feel. The area's beaches and bays are also favoured by locals rather than the large groups of foreign tourists found in resort towns like Cancun.
You'll get a double shot of Mexico when you visit the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area in the south of Mexico. Here, resort living is paired with an authentic Mexican urban experience and a small-town feel in the state of Guerrero. Taken as one urban area, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo forms one of the largest cities in the state. But it is really a twin destination providing you with the best of both worlds and they are separated only by a 15-minute taxi ride.
Are you ready to visit Mexico's best kept secret on the Pacific coast?
Manzanillo is not your typical seaside resort town with ideal tropical weather. All at once, this coastal city is a luxury beach destination; a bustling commercial port; and a pristine, undeveloped, eco-friendly region. Premier beaches, deep sea fishing, and water sports abound in this gold coast destination.
Mazatlan is a favourite destination for Canadian snowbirds. Blessed with a shoreline sprinkled with beckoning islands, a lovely seaside promenade, miles of golden beaches and blue lagoons, it lives up to its moniker: "Pearl of the Pacific."
As far back as 2,000 years ago, when the Mayan civilization first discovered and settled the island of Cozumel, this quiet patch of land about 19 km off the eastern shoreline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula existed as place of rest and rejuvenation. The clear turquoise waters on the southwestern part of the island are home to the second-largest reef system in the world. This places Cozumel on the map as one of the top five dive destinations on the planet.
Seasonal start and end dates apply. Schedule subject to change without notice.