Mexico Vacations

Are you looking for endless kilometres of beaches, rich colonial cities and magnificent Mayan or Aztec archaeological site; or maybe gastronomical pleasures and a multitude of art and handicrafts? Then look no further because Mexico has something to please every taste and let you discover a few more.

It is no surprise why Mexico is our top vacation destination and why thousands of Canadians flock to this country each year. Some of the best all-inclusive resorts can be found along Mexico's many beautiful beaches.

There are six major touristic regions of Mexico for you to explore, each one offering a unique travel experience. North Mexico has vibrant desert landscapes. Central Mexico contains a blend of colonial splendour. The Gulf and South of Mexico includes exotic vegetation and magic jungles. The Yucatan Peninsula offers amazing archealogical sites and white sand beaches with crystal clear waters. Pacific Coast has beautiful beaches and great deep-sea fishing. Baja Peninsula presents natural beauty wealth and endless sunshine.

Things to know about Mexico Vacations

Activities & Sports
Mexico counts many diving venues such as the Sea of Cortes and the Yucatan peninsula's east coast. There are over 50 public or resort golf courses, many of them in Los Cabos; in the vicinity of Manzanillo; in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera; and in and around Guadalajara and Acapulco. Tennis centers are popular as well. Water sports abound, especially in resorts. Even hunters and fishers will find something to their liking.

Mexican favourites include baseball, soccer, Jai Alai and bullfighting.

Mexicans are wonderful artists and craftsmen. Market day is always a treat. Some of the best handicrafts can be found in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and in and around the cities of San Miguel de Allende, Taxco, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Best buys include ceramic, leather, textile, weaving and woodwork goods. Silver is worked extensively also. Other purchases include spices and of course Tequila.


Real Mexican cuisine is not the standard fare we are accustomed too. In fact it is much more refined, diverse and bold in flavour. It is a multicultural mix of a pre-Columbian heritage with added Spanish, French and North American influences. Specialties vary greatly between regions as well.

Some staple ingredients are chocolate, chiles, beans, corn, squash, tomatoes, chili peppers, avocado, papaya, guava and vanilla.

A hearty breakfast is preferred followed by a light lunch in the early afternoon. Dinner is usually served around 9pm. Traditional dishes include delicious seafood platters and fish, tamales, pozole (a moniny and pork soup), mole sauce, homemade breads and rolls and wonderful desserts such as flan, pastel de queso (Mexican cheese cake) and helado (ice cream).

To complete your culinary voyage one must enjoy a glass of the national spirit: Tequila!

Capital: Mexico City
Currency: Mexican peso
Driver's License: Must be 21 years old and have credit card
Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz
Language: Spanish, basic English in resort areas
Population: 106,202,903 approx
Religion: Majority roman catholic
Tourist Season: Year round. High season from October through May

Mexico Vacation Tips

Tipping is customary for bellmen, doormen, porters, tour guides and washroom assistant. Tipping your maid daily or all in advance assures special attention. Also the 15% rule applies to restaurants. makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.