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Mexico Holiday

Mexico Holidays

A holiday to Mexico promises ancient heritage, beautiful beaches and Latin flavour that is unique in the Caribbean.

Mysterious Mayan sites and charming old colonial towns are testament to the country’s rich heritage, whilst wild and colourful festivals and a culture and cuisine all of its own are evidence of a vibrant and exciting present. With over 6000 miles of coastline to choose from you are bound to find a beach that suits you down to the ground.

The Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast is characterised by white beaches, calm turquoise watersand a diverse range of accommodation from fun filled beach resorts to luxury tropical hideaways.

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Yucatan Discovery
5 days / 4 nights
from €1,566
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Mérida
  • Uxmal & Kabah
  • Celestún Biosphere

  • Colonial Mexico
    9 days / 8 nights
    from €3,160
  • Vibrant Mexico City
  • Stunning colonial towns
  • Wine tasting & gourmet lunch
  • Visit a tequila distillery
  • Explore rugged landscapes

  • Mexico Unplugged
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €1,125
  • Visit to amazing Chichén Itzá
  • Explore the jungle ruins at Palenque
  • Orientation walks in Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca and Mérida
  • See the Aqua Azul waterfall

  • Mexico City Stopover
    4 days / 3 nights
    from €789
  • Vibrant Mexico City
  • Explore the impressive Aztec site of Teotihuacan
  • Soak up the history in charming Puebla

  • Magical Mexico
    13 days / 12 nights
    from €3,913
  • See the famous Mayan ruins at Palenque & Chichén Itzá
  • City tour of vibrant Mexico City
  • Explore colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Soak up the history and culture of colourful Oaxaca
  • Experience Mérida, known as the cultural capital of the Yucatan
  • Take a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon, one of the most spectacular natural reserves in Mexico
  • Tour of the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan


    Mexico map
    Mexico City
    Mexico City
    A constantly changing metropolis, cosmopolitan and vibrant Mexico City shows only a trace of the Aztec capital that it once was. Today it is one of the largest cities in the world and home to over 20 million people. Spend time in the Zocalo, the huge main square located in the historic centre surrounded by stunning displays of architecture, stop for a drink at a lively cantina or visit one of the many parks and museums.
    Baja California
    Baja California
    The southern end of the Baja California peninsula offers unique and exciting wildlife encounters and fascinating urban centres. The pretty and bohemian town of Todos Santos makes a pleasant stopover en route from cosmopolitan La Paz to the rugged coastline of Los Cabos. The beach resorts here stretch from lively Cabo San Lucas to the more sophisticated San José del Cabo.
    Copper Canyon
    Copper Canyon
    The Copper Canyon, part of the Sierra Madre Mountains, is one of the longest and deepest canyon systems in the world. It covers around 25,000 square miles and is four times larger the Grand Canyon. Enjoy dramatic views of jagged peaks and deep ravines on a historic and breathtaking rail journey that stretches for 300 miles across the mountains and bridges of this spectacular area.
    San Cristóbal de las Casas
    San Cristóbal de las Casas
    This picturesque colonial city is located in the Central Highlands and surrounded by pine forest, canyonlands and indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal villages that have retained their own unique languages and traditional customs. It offers a delightful blend of traditional cultures, stunning colonial architecture and cosmopolitan cafés, bars and restaurants.
    Riviera Maya
    The long white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya have long drawn people to Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Reaching from fun-loving Cancun in the north to laidback Tulum and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in the south, this beautiful stretch of coastline offers excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities and easy access to the Mayan sites of Chichén Itzá and Tulum.
    Located in the south of Mexico and benefitting from a pleasant sub-tropical climate. Oaxaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its stunning architecture, culinary specialities and vibrant cultural traditions. The city’s main square is said to be one of the most beautiful in the whole of Mexico plus its easy-going vibe and love of fiesta make Oaxaca a ‘must see’ destination on any trip to Mexico.
    Built on the site of an ancient Mayan city, charming and cosmopolitan Mérida is the Yucatan’s cultural capital. Stroll through the historic centre which boasts restored colonial mansions, art galleries, renowned museums and numerous restaurants. Spend an evening sitting in the leafy Plaza Grande where live music can be heard almost every night.
    The Colonial Heartland
    The Colonial Heartland
    In the centre of Mexico, northeast of the capital, the former silver mining town of Guanajuato offers stunning baroque and neoclassical architecture and an interesting network of underground tunnels built into the steep hillside. Pretty and well preserved Pátzcuaro boasts a scenic lakeside location in the Michoacán highlands. Spend some time exploring the cobblestone alleyways and tree-lined streets of these colonial gems.
    Isla Holbox
    Isla Holbox
    The laidback island of Isla Holbox is located just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and separated from the mainland by a narrow turquoise lagoon. There are few cars on the island and instead golf buggies and bikes traverse the sandy lanes passing local fisherman carrying the day’s catch. This colourful island is also home to pelicans and flamingos and from mid-May to mid- September whale sharks frequent the nearby waters.


    A private tour of Mexico offers the opportunity to travel in a comfortable private vehicle seeing the best of what this wonderful country has to offer, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides. Alternatively a small group adventure tour is great option for those who like to travel and share their experiences with a small group, whilst enjoying the services of an experienced tour leader.

    Why not make your visit to Mexico part of a multi country holiday? Perhaps combine a tour of the Yucatán peninsula with Belize and Guatemala to discover spectacular Mayan ruins and pretty colonial cities. Alternatively, combine a trip to Mexico City or the Yucatán with a variety of cities in the USA.

    Cruise Mexico’s stunning Pacific coastline or visit Cozumel’s laidback beaches and mysterious Mayan ruins as part of a relaxing Caribbean cruise. Soak up the views from the comfort of your ship and enjoy a host of fantastic shore excursions.


    Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €173
  • White sand beach
  • Three pools
  • Secrets Spa by Pevonia®
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Bike tours
  • Wine and tequila tasting
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €171
  • Stunning white sand beach
  • Lovely pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing (payable locally)
  • Scuba diving (payable locally)
  • Impressive spa
  • Gym
  • Yoga
  • Library
  • Horse riding (payable locally)
  • Writing & painting corners
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €142
  • Fabulous beach
  • Three tier pool
  • Non-motorised waterports
  • Waterslides
  • Dive centre
  • Dreams Spa by Pevonia®
  • Gym
  • Greg Norman Signature Golf Course (daily green fees included – service fee applies)
  • Kids’ & Teens’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • Occidental at Xcaret Destination
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €80
  • Private beach
  • Seven pools
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Activities including tennis, volleyball, archery and mini-golf
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €210
  • Stunning beach
  • Salt water pool
  • Non-motorised watersports including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding & sailing
  • Sunset catamaran cruise
  • Snorkelling
  • Thalassotherapy spa
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Golf (payable locally)
  • Free wi-fi.

  • Secrets The Vine Cancun
    Cancun & Riviera Maya Beaches
    from €154
  • Beautiful beach,
  • 3 infinity pools (1 exclusively for Preferred Club guests)
  • Secrets Spa by Pevonia®
  • Daily green fees are included at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Course (service fee payable locally)
  • Free wi-fi.


    Chichen Itza
    Approx 11 hours
    from €95
  • Group tour
  • Majestic Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Tour of this World Heritage Site
  • Buffet lunch

  • Mexico City Tour & Museum of Anthropology
    Approx 7-8 hours
    from €47
  • Mexico City sights
  • Explore a local market
  • Visit the wonderful Museum of Anthropology

  • Tulum Ruins & Xel-Ha
    Approx 7-8 hours
    from €144
  • Group tour
  • Spectacular clifftop Tulum
  • Xel-Ha natural aquarium
  • All inclusive at Xel-Ha
  • Swimming & snorkelling

  • Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Inca McFarlane

    Grab a snorkel and head to Akumal to swim with sea turtles just seconds from the shore!

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Kerry Ann Govier

    From the Aztec ruins of Teotihaucan just north of Mexico City, to the jungle-clad Mayan site of Palenque and world famous temples of Chichen Itza, Mexico has a rich and varied history to explore. Make sure you take the time to explore these fascinating sites.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Charlotte Barnes

    Explore the Yucatan! So easily accessible from your Riviera Maya beach break, you can base yourself in the vibrant town of Merida for a few days. From here you can easily explore quiet Mayan ruins, swim in a sacred cenote or, for birdlife, head to the Celestun Biosphere for a flamboyance of flamingos!

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    Mexico Fast Facts

    Time Zone

    -6 hours

    Flight Time to Mexico

    11 hours


    Mexican Peso

    Visa Required?

    Yes for stays over 180 days

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Mexico from just €69 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Climate for in
    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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