From Tequilas to Fajitas: Why Mexico is the place to visit in 2012
Mexico is undoubtedly one of the world’s top holiday destinations, and received 22 million foreign visitors in 2011. Here are just five reasons why Mexico is surging in popularity:
1. The Price
Like the rest of the world, Mexico went through the global economic downturn. But what that means for holiday-goers is that vacation packages in Mexico are at an all-time low in terms of cost, while value remains at an all-time high. Currently there are plenty of cheap holiday deals and all inclusive Mexico holidays available to choose from.
2. The Beaches
From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, Mexico has miles and miles of pristine white beaches, which call to visitors from across the globe. Just offshore, the snorkelling and diving is among the best in the world, and part of the world’s second largest reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, lies in the Caribbean Sea near Cancun. Cheap Cancun holidays are available to ensure that you too can enjoy this natural wonder up-close.
3. Fascinating History
Mexico was inhabited by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Olmec, Toltec, Aztec, and Mayans for thousands of years. They left behind incredible monuments, and the Yucatan Peninsula in particular features many awe-inspiring and ancient Mayan ruins, temples, and pyramids in Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza. Mexico’s natural history is equally striking, and natural wonders from mountains to rainforests, filled with exotic wildlife are perfect places to explore something completely different.
4. Cuisine & Cocktails
Mexican cuisine is engulfed in the midst of a huge popularity boom right now, so where better place to go and experience authentic flavours, styles and tastes? But it’s not just food that’s popular; Tequila is a passion in Mexico. The product of a long, arduous and skilled process, to be called Tequila, the drink must be made from blue agave from specific regions in Mexico including the town of Tequila, near Guadalajara.
5. Family Vacation Fun
Most Mexican resorts offer supervised kids’ programs with daily activities for children and families, including beach and water sports. Mexico’s many geological and cultural attractions also provide a wide range of activities for all the family, whether it is of a natural, cultural or sporting nature. Thomas Cook has holiday-of-a-lifetime packages to this family-friendly country that has the potential to transform and enrich your holiday experience.