3 Best Trips for Mexico Tourists

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3 Best Trips for Mexico Tourists
Curator’s statement

Mexico is a stunning and unique destination year-round for travelers of every age and style. From thrilling whale-watching expeditions with your teens, to culturally rich adventures in Mexico City with your spouse or all-inclusive family getaways, these hand-picked experiences promise to create lasting memories for every Mexico tourist. No matter your travel style, I feel certain we can find the perfect Mexico experience for you.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

An upscale all-inclusive on Riviera Maya with distinct experiences for romantic escapes, family trips and wellness experiences.

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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Close to Chapuletepec Park, this polished hotel is a standout for the unflappable service and gorgeous public spaces, from the courtyard restaurant to the rooftop pool.

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Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

A new addition to the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, with a winning mix of Japanese minimalism and Mexican craft heritage, plus knockout cuisine.

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Best for Thrill Seekers

Set Sail and Swim Among the Great Whales. Embark on an extraordinary expedition off the coast of Baja California with Lindblad Expeditions, offering a unique experience for every nature-loving Mexico tourist. The seasoned naturalist on board will enhance every experience to take this adventure- filled journey you will remember forever. With extensive knowledge of the region's wildlife and ecosystems, the naturalist provides insightful commentary during excursions, offering a deeper understanding of marine life, whales and the unique environments you'll encounter both above and below the water.

Itinerary Highlights

  • National Geographic Venture: From the zodiacs, stand up paddle boards and premium snorkel gear this state-of-the-art expedition ship is designed for optimal wildlife viewing and exploring.

  • Espiritu Santo Island: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Espiritu Santo Island. Snorkel with sea lions and hike scenic trails with a naturalist by your side.

  • Isla San Francisco: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Isla San Francisco. Kayak along the shores, hike to panoramic viewpoints and discover unique flora and fauna only found in this part of the world.

  • Magdalena Bay: A renowned breeding ground for gray whales, enjoy small boat excursions for an up-close encounter with these majestic creatures only possible on a small expedition cruise.

  • Gorda Banks: Known for its rich marine biodiversity, engage in whale-watching activities, snorkel Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park and capture incredible moments with your camera under the guidance of on board photography experts.


Best for Foodies and Culture Lovers

Custom Trip to Mexico City: We will work together to create a tailor-made cultural and culinary itinerary in Mexico City. There are thousands of options, but I would recommend beginning one day like a local with a visit to the iconic Mercado de la Merced, one of the largest and most vibrant markets in the city. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere as you sample local produce, spices and street food, a feast for both the eyes and palate.

While Mexico City offers a wide variety of both formal and information dining experience, you won’t want to miss a reservation at Pujol, renowned for its contemporary Mexican cuisine. Helmed by Chef Enrique Olvera, this Michelin-starred restaurant takes traditional flavors to new heights, providing a gastronomic experience that will leave a lasting impression on every Mexico tourist.

After savoring the diverse flavors of Mexico City, unwind at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. Indulge in a rooftop dining experience at Zanaya, where panoramic views of the city complement a menu featuring exquisite Mexican dishes prepared with a modern twist. Conclude your culinary journey with a visit to Panadería Rosetta, a charming bakery known for its artisanal bread and delectable pastries. Gastronomy not your thing? No worries, this is a custom trip, which means you tell me what your interests are and we curate your personalized itinerary accordingly.



Best for Families

All-Inclusive Family Vacation at Grand Velas Riviera Maya: Escape to the lap of luxury with an all-inclusive family getaway at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a paradise where impeccable service meets culinary excellence with menus and activities for all ages. Whether you dine with the entire family or let the kids hang out in the kids club on date night, you don’t want to miss, Cocina de Autor. Cocina de Autor is the resort's signature restaurant boasting a two Michelin-starred chef, offering a gastronomic experience that combines traditional Mexican flavors with avant-garde techniques while still welcoming children.

It doesn’t all have to be formal and fancy. When you're looking for something more casual, Azul will allow a fun casual experience so you can get back to fun on the beach. Azul offers an array of international dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere. You won’t want to miss the theme nights at Azul featuring Mexican, Italian and Asian cuisines, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate. Beyond the culinary delights, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a myriad of family-friendly activities. The Kids' Club provides a fun and supervised environment for the little ones, while teens can enjoy the excitement of the Teens' Club. For aquatic adventures, explore the pristine beaches or take a dip in one of the multiple pools.
Indulge in relaxation at the SE Spa, where adults can unwind with rejuvenating treatments, and the whole family can enjoy hydrotherapy circuits. Grand Velas Riviera Maya ensures a perfect blend of luxury, culinary exploration, and family-friendly activities, creating an unforgettable vacation for every Mexico tourist.

Need to Know

These recommendations are just the beginning of the limitless possibilities for a trip to Mexico. No matter your interests or needs, these 3 Best Trips for Mexico Tourists are merely a glimpse into the diverse tapestry of experiences awaiting you. From thrilling expeditions to cultural escapes or family-friendly getaways, each itinerary can be tailored to suit your unique preferences.

I would be honored to help plan your dream trip to Mexico. If you are ready to begin planning today you can reach out by clicking the button on the right. If you are still thinking and would like to receive weekly travel inspiration simply click here to sign up for my newsletter.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Mexico. In need of further inspiration? Check out Anne Travous’s trip report, Discover the Top 5 Mexico Destinations: A Curated Guide.

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