The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in North America, so it’s great for anyone who simply wants relaxation on their travels. If your hectic schedule doesn’t leave much time for taking it easy and looking after your wellbeing, Cancun’s spectacular beaches, spas, dining opportunities and easy-going water sports might be just the antidote to stressful living. We’ve put together a few reasons to keep Cancun holidays on your short-list of potential destinations for 2016.
The Beaches of Cancun
When heading off on a relaxing holiday there are few things more important to research than the quality of the beaches, as this tends to be where you’ll be spending most of your time.
Fortunately, for those heading to Cancun, this Mexican paradise is home to some of the world’s best, from the wide golden sands of Playa Delfines to Playa Chac Mool and Playa Norte (North Beach). The latter is located at the northern end of Isla Mujeres and it boasts pristine shallow waters, white sands and postcard-worthy sunsets.
Swim with Sea Turtles
The Mexican Caribbean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula are one of the best places on the planet to spot sea turtles, as you can not only see them nesting along the beach, but you can also swim alongside them while snorkeling and scuba diving. The local population includes a diverse range of species such as the green turtle, loggerhead turtle, and hawksbill turtle. For your best chance to spot sea turtles, head to the waters of South Point off Isla Mujeres.
Enjoy all the Delicious Flavors of Mexico
There are few cuisines in the world that are so widely loved and sought after as Mexican food, and until you’ve visited Mexico, you haven’t truly tasted just how delicious this cuisine can be. What better way to ensure all the flavours of your holiday hit the right note, than by choosing to vacation in Mexico, where the succulent tacos, cold Mexican beer, and tasty tequila are only the beginning? Still not convinced? Check out our article on the best fish tacos and you soon will be!
Rejuvenate Mind and Body with a Spa Day
Many of Cancun’s resorts, including the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and Riu Palace Las Americas, have spa facilities where you can splash out for a couple of hours or a full day.
Choose hydrotherapy treatments, herbal or hot stone massages, wraps and deep tissue therapies to rejuvenate and restore body and mind. If your significant other is traveling with you, why not book a couples’ spa session?
Start planning your Mexican journey today and you will soon get used to a lifestyle revolving around sunbathing, eating out every evening and activities that ensure you slow down enough to appreciate the moment.
Credit for cover photo | Rick González | License