Mexico is filled with friendly people, archeological wonders, beautiful beaches and colorful fiestas. You'll enjoy sun-filled days relaxing along the "Mexican Riviera," where miles of perfect sand white beaches meet the Pacific Ocean, or swimming in the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.
Together with your children learn about the pre-Colombian Aztec and Mayan civilizations. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing or snorkeling. Witness the pageantry of a traditional bullfight or a modern rodeo. Shop the open-air markets for fresh produce, handcrafted jewelry and unique artwork. Enjoy the local musicians playing time-honored folk songs, or dance the night away at a modern discotheque.
Across Mexico, in villages and cities, in mountains, tropical coasts, and jungle settings, enchanting surprises await travelers. These might take the form of a fantastic small-town festival, delightful dining in a memorable restaurant, or even a stretch of road through heavenly countryside
For the sports lover (as your son is) in Mexico you will experience world-class snorkeling and scuba diving. Coral reefs support more than 500 species of tropical fish! Try water-skiing, jet skiing, or sailing. Work out in our state-of-the-art health club. Head out to a nearby golf course, or to one of our lighted tennis courts.
For the culture lover (as your daughter is) in Mexico you can explore the famous ruins of pre-Colombian civilizations -- at Tulum and Chichen Itza. Visit area wildlife parks, and learn more about the natural habitat of the Yucatan peninsula. Attend a folkloric ballet or a traditional bullfight. Or, shop the open-air markets or the duty-free stores for that perfect take-home gift.
Nothing reveals the soul of a people like music, and Mexico boasts many kinds in many different settings. You can find brassy, belt-it-out mariachi music. Or perhaps you want to hear romantic boleros about love's betrayal sung to the strumming of a Spanish guitar, or what Mexicans call música tropical and related cumbias, mambos, and cha-cha-chas. Being in Mexico see the almost-nightly park performances in Mérida, or celebrations countrywide, these performances are diverse and colorful expressions of Mexican traditions.
Your children will be fully delighted with Mexico fireworks: Mexicans have such a passion for fireworks and such a cavalier attitude toward them that it's a good thing the buildings are stone and cement, or the whole country would have burned down long ago. Many local traditions surround fireworks, and every festival includes a display. The most lavish are the large constructions known as castillos, and the wildest are the toros that men carry over their shoulders while running through the streets, causing festival-goers to dive for cover.Mexico is paradise found. White sand beaches stretch for miles along the clear turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean sea. Sunny skies. Ancient Mayan ruins. Exotic jungles. International shopping. Spicy foods. Sizzling nightlife. All this can be yours this year for family vacation!