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Mexico Trip Packages for 2-5 Nights

Top Rated Hotels for your Mexico Vacation

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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Free Cancellation
$503
4.9/5 (78 reviews)

I enjoy everything!!!! The hotel, Food drinks tours, and the whole experience. Excellent customer service as well!!!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Xplor Theme Park and Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and ...
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
5.0 out of 5.0 Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Free Cancellation
$242
4.6/5 (354 reviews)

Beautiful beach and pool. Excellent customer service. Concierge Angelica went extra mile to help us. Room service was excellent - made special vegetarian sandwich at 1 AM.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps from Gaviota Azul Beach, Forum Beach, and Caracol Beach. Delphinus ...
Secrets The Vine Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Secrets The Vine Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Only
5.0 out of 5.0 Blvd. Kukulcan km. 14.5 Retorno Del Rey, Lot 38 & 38-b, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$420
4.6/5 (480 reviews)

Friendly staff seemed happy to help all the time. Only downside it took about an hour to get onto our room after being tired from traveling

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Ballenas Beach and Aquaworld. Cancun Interactive Aquarium ...
Hotel Ticuán
Hotel Ticuán
3.5 out of 5.0 Av. Miguel Hidalgo (8va) #8190, entre Constitución y Revolución, Tijuana, BC
Free Cancellation
$69
4.5/5 (108 reviews)

Clean nice and convenient location. Paid about 100 us dollars for one night I thought it was decent price. And hotel look nice inside out

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
Located in Avenida Revolucion, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Baja California Peninsula and Centro Cultural Tijuana. Club Campestre Golf Course and ...
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Free Cancellation
$254
4.3/5 (794 reviews)

Everything I lived...activities, food, staff, cleanliness

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aquaworld and Maya Cancun Museum. Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins are also within ...
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional
4.0 out of 5.0 1 Playa Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
$371
4.2/5 (220 reviews)

Great location friendly staff clean rooms great water front pools

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Marina resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arch, Land's End, and Lover's Beach. Plaza Bonita Mall and Marina Cabo San Lucas are also ...

Introduction to Mexico

Experience Your Best Mexico Vacation

Guidebooks only tell a miniscule portion of Mexico's story. Beyond the infinity pools and mega-resorts lies a country as ancient, complex and mysterious as its Mayan ruins. The spirit of Mexico lives on in centuries-old cathedrals, spritely street vendors and colorful outdoor markets. From the densely populated Mexico city to water wonderlands Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, a novel's worth of experiences awaits, whether you're craving the arts, adventure, food or la playa.

Leave it to Orbitz to map out your Mexico vacation with top 10 attractions, the best time to go and insider tips. And then let's all pour ourselves a shot of tequila.

Best time to take a trip to Mexico

Blessed with bountiful sunshine, Mexico attracts the most travelers between late December and Easter, traditionally the high season, while the rest of the year is low season. Expect prices to be higher during the holidays and especially during Spring Break, when American co-eds blow off steam South of the Border at any of the sprawling beach resorts.

Be on watch during hurricane season -- typically June through October -- especially if you're headed to the Yucatan Peninsula. Summers are especially hot and humid, so dress appropriately if you're planning to be outdoors.

Things to do in Mexico

Mexico City

The capital city packs an estimated 8 million plus people into its borders, and just keeps growing. With that many bodies, expect all that comes with a metropolis, from stunning architecture in Baroque, Gothic and Aztec styles to a deep love of art, food and music. Frida Kahlo, one of many national treasures, lives on in the paintings showcased at Museo Frida Kahlo. It is truly best experienced through the senses, one street taco, one mariachi band at a time.

Guadalajara

It really doesn't get any more Mexican than Guadalajara. The birthplace of mariachis, tequila and the sombrero is a constant reminder of the country's deep colonial heritage, especially the Centro Historico, home to breathtaking plazas and murals by José Clemente Orozco, one of the most important painters of his time. Mexico's second-biggest city also spoils with authentic fare. Snack on tortas ahogadas from a street-side cart, then save room for dinner of tender, flame-fired carne asada.

Acapulco

The Acapulco once graced by Hollywood royalty – John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra to name a few – has morphed into a coastal city dotted by high-rises, cliffside restaurants and thumping nightclubs. Its appeal is timeless. Who can deny the beauty of an arc-shaped beach? Venture beyond the mainstream development for day trips into nearby seaside villages or simply stay put for a peek at the fearless La Quebrada cliff divers, who flirt with danger every day when they swan dive into the sea.

Cancun

When it comes to lodging, choice is no issue in Cancun. From sprawling all-inclusive beach resorts in Riviera Maya to Hotel Zone properties close to downtown bars and shops, Cancun's business is to entertain the overseas guests.  Float up to a swim-up bar at your hotel, have a leisurely alfresco lunch by the calm beaches, take day trips to see the ruins at Tulum and Chichin Itza. For a reminder of the familiar, pick up couture finds at Plaza Las Américas and Plaza Kukulcán, and round out your night with Don Julio shots at Senor Frogs. See. It's spring break 1997 all over again.

Mazatlan

The splendor of the Sea of Cortez is just one pearl on the long strand of Mazatlan, which combines colonial-inspired architecture with convenient beach access. In the Golden Zone, be seduced by thriving nightlife and a local signature: ceviche so fresh that no future servings could ever compete. Mazatlan is famous for all its seafood. When you're taking your first shot of Patron, remember to savor every bite before you contemplate the plans for the rest of your trip. Will it be a Scuba dive, deep sea fishing trip or dinner while listening to a mariachi band? Probably all three.

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are sisters who share quiet beaches but could not be more opposite in feel. Ixtapa, a younger, government-spawned tourist development occupying a former coconut plantation, will be familiar to fans of high-rise hotels and American chain restaurants. Zihuatanejo captures local flair with unassuming beach inns and intimate boutique properties. Meander through cobblestone streets to take mental pictures of your sun-drenched holiday, from Scuba divers to local fishermen.

Oaxaca

Do yourself a favor: Resist the temptation to bring back shot glasses from your trip to Mexico. They'll collect dust and cheapen your mantle. Instead, head to Oaxaca, the charming colonial city known the country over for its hand-carved wood ornaments, woven rugs and rustic pottery. The indigenous Indians have also created a city worth millions of snapshots. Take a stroll through El Zocalo, the town square, savor authentic Oaxacan cuisine, and head to the mountains for horseback riding, hiking and archaeological jaunts.

Tulum

It's no surprise that the Mayans built their empire in Tulum, where ruins have endured centuries on a jagged cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Remnants of the walled city – like El Castillo (the Castle), the largest of the buildings – build upon the lore of the ancient city, now a laidback alternative to busy Cancun. If they had the choice between a circus-like resort and a beachside palapa, we'd bet that even the Mayan gods would opt for the former. 

Isla Mujeres

Take a boat or ferry from the hotel zones to this charming seaside village – known in these parts as the place to go diving. Meaning the "island of women" and a tribute to Mayan goddess Ixchel, Isla Mujeres treats newcomers to ridiculously fresh seafood and salty, ice-cold margaritas. Playa Norte (on the north side of the island, naturally) is a must-stop for its shallow, swimmable waters and active bar and restaurant scene. The main attraction: Manchones Reef, where divers plunge with underwater cameras on the hunt for The Cross of the Bay, a one-ton bronze cross.

Insider tips for Mexico travel

Moon Palace in Cancun

If your plan is pure R&R, find an all-inclusive that functions as its own town. Moon Palace in Cancun anticipates every possible need, whether it's a babysitter while parents lounge at the swim-up bar or the 15 restaurants and 12 bars for endless grazing and cocktailing.

Rosewood Mayakoba

Clear the schedule. Leave the iPhone at home. You'll be thinking about neither at Rosewood Mayakoba, the most heavenly resort on the Yucatan Peninsula. The luxury property had us at Sense, a spa on its very own island.

El Farallon at Capella Pedregal

Mexico is rich in alfresco dining choices, but none are as majestic as El Farallon at Capella , which is reminiscent of a coastal seafood market. Cliff-side tables are lit up by white lights and overlook the stunning sea, while mounds of ice hold the fresh catches of the day. If you're planning on popping the question, make sure to ask for a private table on the beach.

Cabs

At all costs, arrange your airport transfer before you land. The shuttle and taxi drivers tend to be an aggressive bunch, and you'll be glad that you don't have to haggle for a ride.

Karaoke Bar

Brave the stage at Playa del Carmen’s Karaoke Bar, which also serves fantastic local beer.

John Gray's Place

John Gray’s Place is famous for delectable crab cakes, fresh cilantro garnishes, and exceptional wine served in classy ambiance.

Chiapas Roasted Coffee

Chill out at the wifi-equipped Coffee Stop, which serves real Chiapas roasted coffee and fresh pastries.

Centro Mayo

Catch the latest films at Centro Mayo cinemas, located within the Centro Mayo Shopping Mall on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen.

Ah Cacao

Indulge in a rich café-latte or espresso specially brewed at the scrumptious chocolate themed Ah Cacao Chocolate Café.

John Gray's Place

John Gray’s Place is famous for delectable crab cakes, fresh cilantro garnishes, and exceptional wine served in classy ambiance.

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