Mountain views and a C-shaped bay with a plethora of beaches make Acapulco an ideal vacation getaway. For a quiet village experience, visit Pie de la Cuesta. For a swim with dolphins, spend the day at CiCi water park. Hold your breath as divers soar off cliffs at La Quebrada. It's easy to see why this is a popular Mexican vacation spot.
The name Cancun means "golden snakes," but you won't find any venom in this sun-kissed Yucatan vacation paradise. Cancun beckons with stunning aqua-blue waters and white-sand beaches. While Cancun's reputation is spring-break fun, wholesome activities for families can be found: Ride horses on the coast, snorkel and canoe in a reserve, or swim with the dolphins. The choice is yours.
The resort town of Ixtapa, on the central Pacific coast, dazzles visitors with its top-notch amenities and beaches. Relax, fish, explore caves, or skydive on your getaway. Practice your golf swing on a nature reserve - with alligators! Swim with dolphins at Delfiniti. The neighboring town of Zihuatanejo offers more beaches and an archaeological museum.
Los Cabos, Mexico's fastest growing resort getaway, offers exciting nightlife, old-fashioned fun in the sun, and the famous Cabo San Lucas strip. Lovers' Beach and the more tempestuous (and aptly-named) Divorce Beach are beautiful. Popular attractions include whale watching, hang-gliding, snorkeling, antiquing, the historic Loreto's mission, and dining in capital La Paz.
Puebla and Cholula lie on the valley floor between four mountain ranges and snow-capped volcanoes. This historic vacation paradise features regional Mexican food, distinctive Spanish-colonial architecture, and beautiful Poblano Talavera pottery. Come for a Spanish lesson, stay for the mole poblano.
Most people know the Mayan Riviera (Mexico's Caribbean coastline) for the popular resort town of Playa del Carmen. But it's fast becoming a central spot for eco-tourism. The area offers visitors a plethora of educational tours and luxury vacations at resorts stretching from the fishing village of Puerto Morelos to the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an. Riviera Maya offers it all.
Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta)
Puerto Vallarta, on the Mexican Riviera, makes an ideal vacation spot for tourists and locals. Pick your spot under the beach umbrella, or set out for a horse ride along the foot of the lush Sierra Madres. Stroll the esplanade and enjoy a margarita at a local cantina. Enjoy the town's historic whitewashed architecture, graceful cathedral, and the occasional mule trotting slowly downtown.