Why take a vacation in Mexico at Christmas?

take a vacation in Mexico at Christmas

Vacationing in Mexico is recommended ANY time of the year. With its coastal areas boasting year long sunshine and warm temperatures, even in the depth of winter, it is not surprising that Mexico is the first choice for a vacation for many visitors coming from the United States and Canada.

The Holiday Season is a great time to escape the consumer packed stores and stresses of the modern world, throwing it all in to be pampered in a country whose hospitality industry is renowned for excellent services and friendly warm generosity of spirit.

Christmas, like Easter is a major event in the Mexican calendar and you will be blessed with all the trimmings and traditions that you are used to with a wholly Mexican twist. Rather than Santa Claus, children await the boy-child Jesus (el Niño Dios) or the Three Wise Men (Los Reyes) to bring them gifts, and if you are staying in Puerto Vallarta, you will enjoy the festival of the Virgin Guadalupe that runs from December 1 to December 12.

There are some great beach destinations to choose from when visiting around Christmas time, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Loreto being among the most popular by far. All of these destinations have direct flights from most major North American cities and there are numerous cheap package deals available for all inclusive vacations, even during the Holiday Period.

New Year’s Eve celebrations are particularly fun at the beach resorts, with amazing firework displays and hoards of people enjoying being outside to welcome the New Year. Many all inclusive hotels will have special events planned, including bands and performances that will delight all the family.

The best thing about Mexico is that there is something for everyone. In Cancun, history lovers may enjoy the Mayan pyramids and temples, in Puerto Vallarta, nature lovers will be fascinated by the humpback whales that can be seen jumping even from the shore, while in Cabo San Lucas, party lovers will enjoy some excellent bars and nightclubs to welcome the sunrise.


Author: Kristen Holmes