Many times, when I am asked to help clients find a great all-inclusive property with a beautiful beach and great food without “breaking the bank,” the conversation ends with “but I don’t want Mexico!”
The media loves to spread the news of a drug cartel killing or some alcohol poisoning and it certainly makes for a story of interest, but the truth is…. don’t we have the same problems in America? Having been to Mexico quite a few times, I have never felt unsafe from the moment I landed until the day I left. Most resorts are gated, and no one can enter without proof of staying there. While I would still recommend drinking bottled water (which we also do in the States), the days of Montezuma’s revenge are mostly over.
Mexico is a destination that has something special for everyone. It is certainly one of the easiest warm beach destinations to visit from the states because there is currently no need to present a negative coronavirus test, nor quarantine for any measure of time. The only Covid test needed is to return to the states. Most resorts make that process very easy for you.
The beaches in Mexico are stunning. With more than 6,000 miles of coastline, there are up to 450 sandy stretches of paradise to visit. Playa del Carmen, Playa Mujeres, and Los Cabos are three of my favorite areas to place clients. Playa del Carmen is the go-to beach destination for white sands and swimming in turquoise Caribbean waters, followed by evenings enjoying drinks in cocktail bars and dining in great restaurants.
Many hotels in Mexico are all-inclusive. This means that along with your accommodations you receive all your food and drinks as well as non-motorized water sports with your stay. There are many different types of properties that can accommodate mostly anyone’s desires. There are kid-friendly properties that provide water parks and playgrounds as well as adult-only properties that cater to adults seeking a relaxing break from family duties. Some properties are the quiet spa-type, while others are the party type. There are certainly many others that have a little of each!
Los Cabos has many all-inclusive properties, but also quite a few properties that are not all-inclusive that are world-class properties. Some of these properties are known for their celeb clients and paparazzi hangouts to get a glimpse and photo of the stars in their bikinis. The price tag reflects the popularity of these properties. There are also some great family properties in this area, but it is not known to be the best area in Mexico for swimmable beaches.
Mexico is pretty much known for its tequila, and with good reason- this is where you can find the world’s best. Tequila is the name of a town in Mexico’s Central Highlands known for its lush agave plants. It is there that the spiky, water-filled leaves make up thousands of acres. According to Mexican law, more than half (at least 51%) of tequila must be derived from a type of agave called Tequilana weber, which grows exclusively in this part of the Central Highlands. On Mexico’s famed Tequila Trail you will find some of the world’s top distilleries.
Mexico is also known for their Mayan ruins. The ancient Mayans were ahead of their time when it came to building majestic temples, as well as advanced infrastructures and agricultural systems.
There is plenty of adventure to be had in Mexico, from cage diving with great white sharks off the Baja coast to snorkeling and scuba diving in Cozumel and paragliding in Cancun. Hot air balloon rides are also popular.
Cozumel is known for its incredible reef system. This area even has an underwater museum of Art (MUSA) that features dozens of original sculptures on the seabed amongst the reefs, perfect for viewing from above while snorkeling. This popular area attracts thousands of visitors each year.
It goes without saying that Mexican food is fun and delicious. Mouthwatering tacos, tamales, and enchiladas are among the most popular picks. If you are staying in an all-inclusive property, these are a definite staple and you may eat as much as you want!
Mexico is also a premier golfing destination. El Camaleon golf course near Playa del Carmen was designed by pro golfer Greg Norman and hosts the annual Mayakoba Golf Classic on the PGA Tour. The Yucatan Country Club, north of Mérida, and the Diamante Cabo San Lucas are two other top places to hit the greens in Mexico. The sport is so popular here that the World Golf Championships tournament has officially been moved from Miami to Mexico City.
Now, with all this fun to be had, don’t YOU want to go to Mexico?
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