Mexico’s Pacific coast, and especially its northern stretches, has long been the playground of American tourists: now, thanks to new weekly flights to Puerto Vallarta from Gatwick and Manchester with Thomson, we Britons can join them in the sand pit. Puerto Vallarta itself may not be quite on the scale of Cancún or Acapulco, but it’s a big resort nonetheless – around it, though, is some of the least-touched coastline in Mexico. Cove after isolated cove around the town is backed by forested mountains, while to the south along the Costalegre, the “Happy Coast”, spread more expansive, silky sands. Jungly lagoons and torpid villages, their beaches scattered with makeshift bars and studded with palms, are completed by heart-melting sunsets and a rich array of freshly caught seafood. The ocean, too, offers something for almost everyone, from radical surf breaks to sheltered swimming holes, island escapes to party cruises.
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Mexican cuisine is a delight best enjoyed at its country of origin. You certainly have heard of fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and tacos, however the Mexican and more specifically Yucatecan cuisine has way more to offer! Before you leave on a sunny holiday to Cancun, here are some of the best things to spark your appetite while sunbathing in the land of Mayas.
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The sunny Yucatan Peninsula is a great place to visit and how couldn’t it be. Spotless white sand beaches, good weather and numerous amenities make it one of the long haul destinations that get us dreaming of visiting the most. From history tours steeped in interesting information to scuba diving endowed with some of the best underwater sights on earth, holidays to Cancun never cease to amaze with their colourful variety of things to see and do. In case you plan on visiting or that you already have booked your tickets, here are some of the best things to see and do while on the birthplace of the Mayas.
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On a 21-kilometer-long, 400-meter-wide L-shaped island off the north coast of Yucatán, Cancún is a purpose-built luxury resort with an excellent tourist infrastructure. This large vacation center was built up from virtually nothing in little more than a decade and is now one of the most visited destinations in Mexico, attracting more than four million tourists annually. It’s blessed with glorious white-sand beaches, coral banks, and near perfect weather. The prime tourist area is linked by a causeway to the mainland on which the modern city of Cancún itself stands, a vibrant hub with a number of interesting attractions worth visiting (assuming you can drag yourself away from the beaches).
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