From the sugar-fine sands and turquoise water of Cancun and the Riviera Maya to the lush mountains and golden beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Huatulco… Mexico’s diverse charms literally stretch from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. The Yucatan’s ancient Mayan culture and contrasting modern-resort glamour give way to the Colonial charms and colourful ambience of Mexico’s west coast. Still, these diverse destinations do have lots in common – fabulous shopping, dining and music. Now, the question becomes not whether to visit Mexico, but rather, which area suits you best. One thing is for certain, this country’s all-inclusive resorts are among the best to be found anywhere. When you’ve decided which part of this vast country entices you most, contact your Maritime Travel agent to make sure you get the best vacation experience possible.

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CANCUN

State-of-the-art shopping centers, thrilling nightlife, an extraordinary range of restaurants, and every land or water sport ever conceived — cosmopolitan Cancun has it all. But what really sets Mexico’s premier Caribbean destination apart is its incredible tropical setting amidst 14 miles of bone-white sand kissed by the azure waters of the Caribbean.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

★★★★★

PLAYA MUJERES

Located just north of Cancun, Playa Mujeres is one of the newest areas along Mexico’s Caribbean coast. New, spacious resorts, beautiful beaches tell the story. It’s just a short drive from Cancun’s Hotel Zone and a brief boat ride to the island of Isla Mujeres, from which it derives its name.

RIVIERA MAYA

Over 30 years ago, the pristine stretch of Caribbean coastline that stretches south of Cancun to
the exotic Mayan ruins of Tulum, was virtually undiscovered. Not anymore. These days, travellers who want to escape Cancun’s bustling atmosphere can opt for a quieter vacation south of Cancun along the 100-mile-long stretch of coastline known as the Riviera Maya. The arrow-straight highway from Cancun to Tulum opens onto spectacular beachfront resorts, an amazing eco-archeological park, and the lively waterfront town of Playa del Carmen.

Secrets Moxché

★★★★★

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

★★★★★

Secrets Maroma Beach

★★★★★

Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

★★★★½-★★★★★

Barcelo Maya Riviera

★★★★★

Secrets Akumal

★★★★★

LOS CABOS

One of the oldest parts of the southern Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos (Spanish for “The Capes”) has long been heralded for its rich, tropical landscapes and fascinating cultural heritage. Los Cabos is actually comprised of two distinctly different little towns – Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip and José del Cabo to the northeast – which bookend a 20-mile stretch of resort-studded coastline.

HUATULCO

One of Mexico’s more quiet Pacific Coast retreats, Huatulco (pronounced wha-TOOLkoh) is quickly becoming one of Canada’s most popular sun destinations. And with its pretty bays and beaches, many accessible only by boat, it’s easy to see why. In fact, much of Huatulco’s splendid natural scenery is designated a national wildlife preserve, meaning careful and selective development rules the day. Most of the deluxe hotels in Huatulco front pretty Tangolunda Bay, which boasts such amenities as an 18-hole championship golf course, lots of water sports and deep-sea fishing

Barcelo Huatulco

★★★★½

MAZATLAN

Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Mazatlán is a good spot for those looking for a bit more than just sun and sea. The Golden Zone is the area’s popular tourist zone and features lovely all-inclusive resorts, many less pricey than in other resort spots. You can walk forever on the famous Malecon boardwalk. The sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are second to none. The Old Town has iconic sites like the Mazatlán Cathedral dating back to the 1800s and the famous central square of Plazuela Machado.

RIU Emerald Bay

★★★★★

PUERTO VALLARTA

One of Mexico’s oldest resort towns, Puerto Vallarta has been welcoming international visitors since the 1950s. Nestled at the base of the impressive Sierra Madre Mountains and boasting a swath of gold-sand beach, the old town charms visitors with its steep cobblestone streets, colorful architecture and traditional Mexican restaurants, along with authentic
crafts and art galleries.

RIVIERA NAYARIT

Just 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta lies the modern resort area of Riviera Nayarit, a striking contrast to its traditional sister with its glittering all-inclusive resorts, large marina and secluded retreats. Wide, sandy beaches and intimate coves dot the coastline, which gives way to lush, jungle interiors. Rivieria Nayarit offers a nice alternative for those vacationers looking for a quiet beach holiday that’s still within easy driving distance of great shopping, entertainment and culture.

RIU Vallarta

★★★★★

PLAYA MITA

Located 45 minutes from the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, along the Pacific Coast of Nayarit state, newly chic Punta Mita is the place for upscale luxury and get-away-from-it-all beaches.