The eastern coast of Mexico bordering the Caribbean Sea is home to the popular resort destinations of Cancun, Riviera Maya and the island of Cozumel. This region on the Yucatan Peninsula offers some of the best beaches in the country, championship-caliber golf courses and an incredible mix of ancient Mayan and traditional Mexican culture—it’s a place every traveler will want to experience.
Mexico is rich in its historic roots, welcoming people and vibrant culture, and the country’s Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel regions each exude a unique charm of their own. Experience the regions’ most renowned and cherished annual events.
On the spring and autumn equinoxes, people visit the El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza. Built for a Mayan serpent deity, in the late afternoon, shadows evoke an image of a serpent crawling down the stairs of the pyramid.
You’ll hear ¡Viva México! and see red, white and green—the colors of the Mexican flag—everywhere on Mexico’s Independence Day. The country celebrates their independence from Spain with fiestas, fireworks, food, dance and music.
The three-day celebration honors and remembers those who have passed. Decorations and traditional food are a colorful mix of sugar skulls, marigolds (the flowers of the dead), and muertos (the bread of the dead). Visitors can have an authentic experience at the Festival of Life and Death at Xcaret.
This annual athletic competition starts with a swim in the protected waters of the Cozumel National Park, a bike course along the coastline of the island, and a run lined with supporters, music and bands – finishing at the city hall square in San Miguel de Cozumel.
Since 2003, the annual three-night Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has taken over Playa del Carmen’s moonlit beaches with impressive lineups of local and international musicians, becoming one of the largest and most anticipated events in the region. Drawing jazz buffs and music lovers from all over the world, the festival’s live performances are raved about all year long.
A private yacht transfer takes you to Isla Mujeres. Gourmets can experience the award-winning Casa Rolandi restaurant or a 7-course tasting menu by Chef Daniele Müller.
The chic Secrets Silversands is a pool lover’s dream with a lively atmosphere come nightfall. Honeymooners can stay in Over the Pool Cabana Suites.
Secrets The Vine, in the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone, offers over 3000 varieties of wine, sommelier-led daily wine tastings plus wine pairings and education.
The restaurants, bars, shopping and nightlife of downtown Cancun are all just steps away from Dreams Sands Cancun, said to have the best beach in the hotel zone!
Swim with sea turtles right offshore with complimentary snorkel gear in Akumal, meaning “place of turtles” in Mayan.
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun is an all-adult, all Preferred Club resort and a 10 year winner of the AAA Four Diamond award.
This AAA Five Diamond award-winning resort is recognized as having the World’s Best Beach by the Travel Channel.
The Explorer’s Club for Kids is Mayan-themed and offers supervision while parents can enjoy moments alone - like cooking classes and wine tasting hosted by the executive chef.
Located in the gated golf and yachting community of Puerto Aventuras, you can swim with dolphins on-site.
This modern family-friendly resort is located next to the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, where the resort offers bike tours.
Opening 2019. Modern design is infused with elements of nature including a lazy river, waterfalls, grotto bar and a spa resembling the region’s remarkable cenotes.
Book early, save more. Receive the best available rates, plus $200 in resort coupons for private, romantic dinners, an indulgent spa day and more.
Book: Now through August 23, 2018
Travel: January 1, 2019 through March 30, 2019
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