Mexico

Cancun in the major airport hub, and how most people will arrive unless coming on a cruise ship. Renting a car and driving is easy in Mexico, and the Yucatan remains relatively safe. However, the situation can always change quickly, so make sure to keep an eye on the most recent travel advisories before traveling. If driving isn’t your style, there are a plethora of shuttle, taxi, ferry, and public transportation options to get you to all of the best spots to explore.

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BUCKETLIST MEXICO ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling

Located on the second largest reef in the world, Cozumel is widely known as a top snorkeling and diving destination. It’s our top pick for snorkeling in Mexico, but there are still some great spots that can be reached from the mainland.

Cenotes

These water filled sink holes are incredibly instagramable, but they’re also amazing spots to take a dip and explore the caves, caverns, and underwater life.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

This bucketlist activity is best done with Isla Holbox as a home base. June to September offers the best chance of seeing these gentle giants.

Ruins

Mayan Ruins are scattered all along the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond. Some of the top spots to check out are the Tulum Ruins located right along the ocean, and one of the 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza.


AREAS TO VISIT IN MEXICO

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Cozumel

Just 12 miles off the coast of the mainland, Cozumel is a major hotspot for anyone who loves exploring under the water.  Located off the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, the waters off Cozumel are teeming with sealife to discover.   

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Riviera Maya

When people think of Mexican beaches, they are thinking of the gorgeous white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water of the Riviera Maya.  But, there’s more to this area than just beach.   With multiple Mayan ruins to explore and cenotes to swim in, there’s plenty inland to keep you busy for days.

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Isla Holbox

Just 12 miles off the coast of the mainland, Cozumel is a major hotspot for anyone who loves exploring under the water.  Located off the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, the waters off Cozumel are teeming with sealife to discover.   


COZUMEL GUIDES

RIVIERA MAYA GUIDES