Monday, 3 June 2013

Entertaining the whole family on holiday in Mexico

Mexico is a truly remarkable country with so many great things to see and do. There are a number of really exciting cities to explore and this can be especially fun if you’re on a holiday with your family, because Mexicans certainly know how to cater for everyone! Here’s a quick guide to great family holidays to Mexico.

Cancun is a gorgeous city on the southeast coast of Mexico. Set on the Caribbean Sea, it’s not surprising that Cancun has, over the years, become a major tourist hotspot. The beaches are second to none, with powdery white sands and warm blue seas that will leave you feeling like you’ve spent the day in paradise. If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll no doubt love spending time in and around the water, and Cancun has a fantastic range of water sports available. There are at least 25 different water sports centres, all of which make a conscious effort to keep their pollution levels as low as possible to avoid damaging the environment. The Interactive Cancun Aquarium is worth a look if you fancy getting up close and personal with some of the local sea life. There are touch tanks and dolphin shows and you can pay a little extra for the chance to swim with sharks or dolphins.

Mexico City is also a stunning place to head for if you’re looking for something a little more cultural. Arena Mexico stages famous Lucha Libre wrestling matches, where two masked challengers fight it out in colourful masks and rather fetching spandex until one unmasks the other and is declared the winner. Just south of the city you’ll find the Xochimilco, a network of canals which connects a number of lakes that surrounded the area. You can rent one of the beautifully decorated punts and navigate down the waterways at your leisure. It can get a little busy on weekends, so head there early if you want to avoid queues. You can also have a lot of fun together renting bikes and riding around the city. Alternatively you might enjoy a spot of horseback riding. There are several organisers around the city, and it’s best to ride in the morning as temperatures tend to climb enormously in the afternoons.

Whatever you do on your holiday to Mexico make sure you check out some of the local cuisine. There are several juice stalls in Mexico City where you can get the most incredible orange juice for virtually no money. And obviously the fajitas served here are better than any DIY kit you might come across at home – the kids are bound to love them!

Image of Cancun by Nicolas Karim used under creative commons licence

This post is sponsored by Holiday Hypermarket

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