Winter sun holidays in Mexico

Spice up your winter in sunny Mexico


With extensive coastlines, delectable cuisine and beautiful, balmy weather, there’s no better winter destination than Mexico. The country offers something to keep every tourist entertained: lovers of history can explore the Mayan ruins in Yucatan, while those in need of rest can laze on Cancun’s pure, white sands. The adventurous can trek through tropical forests in Chiapas, while sun-lovers top up tans in mid-twenties temperatures year round. It’s clear each region of Mexico has something unique and to offer: while there are large, modern beach resorts on the Baja Peninsula, there are more easy-going, authentic resorts in the south.

Of course, wherever you choose to stay when planning winter breaks in Mexico, you’ll want comfortable, affordable accommodation. That’s where HomeAway comes in, with thousands of Mexico villas to suit every budget, need and desire. Located across the country within range of Mexico’s greatest attractions, you’ll have the holiday of a lifetime when you choose to book privately. For as well as enjoying unrivalled privacy and space, you’ll have the freedom to explore Mexico at your own pace, enjoying the things that matter most to you and your family. So why wait? Simply read on for a run-down of our favourite Mexican resorts.


Top places to visit this winter in Mexico


Cancun Winter Sun Holidays in Cancun

Located in the southeast of the country, or the ‘Mexican Caribbean’, the coastal city of Cancun is Mexico’s best known holiday destination. Surrounded by tropical rainforests, and famed for clear waters and white sands, Cancun is undoubtedly one of the most paradisiacal places on earth. Here, you can laze the days away and party till the sun comes up, or choose from a huge range of excursions to inland attractions. After all, Cancun acts as a gateway to the Mayan world: located just a short drive from many amazing sites, you’ll never run out of things to do or see.

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Yucatan Winter Sun Holidays in  Yucatan

The Yucatan Peninsula was home to the Maya civilisation for centuries, before it was conquered by Spanish conquistadors in the mid-1500s. Today, a huge number of ancient sites remain, as well as breathtaking natural wonders. Worthy of note are the Yucatan Cenotes, a unique system of underground caves that have proved a popular spot with scuba divers. Chichen Itza, meanwhile, is the largest and best-preserved of the Mayan ruins, and along with the monuments found on Ruta Puuc, it’s a truly unmissable site. Whether you’re here to sightsee, swim or sunbathe, the Yucatan won’t fail to deliver.

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Oaxaca Winter Sun Holidays in  Oaxaca

Oaxaca is somewhat off the beaten track, but it’s the ideal destination for those seeking a rural experience. Its rich gastronomical, cultural and natural histories won’t fail to amaze the adventurous, allowing you to sample a more authentic side to Mexico. Top sites here include the hidden gems of Hierve del Agua, a mineral spring full of large limestone formations, and the awe-inspiring cathedral of Santo Domingo. Of course, the area’s history goes farther back than that: as well as finding Monte Alban, a Zapotec city dating back over 2,500 years, you’ll find some of Mexico’s finest beaches.

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Jalisco Winter Sun Holidays in  Jalisco

Located along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Jalisco is one of Mexico’s most exciting states. Its capital Guadalajara, the second-largest city in the country, offers an amazing range of historical sites including plazas, cathedrals and museums. Of course, if you’d rather get to grips with Jalisco’s drinking culture than its cathedrals, you can always take a short drive to the nearby town of Tequila! Home to that quintessential Mexican drink, the small town boasts a number of distilleries and attractions to enjoy. But after all that sightseeing you need to lie back and relax, simply head for Barra de Navidad, Jalisco’s finest beach.

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Playa del Carmen Winter Sun Holidays in  Playa del Carmen

If you fancy a destination tailored to relaxation, then look no further than Playa del Carmen. A coastal resort located in the Yucatan’s Quintana Roo, it’s just a short drive from Cancun, yet promises a much more laid-back lifestyle. Its European atmosphere will appeal to many, with cobblestoned streets lined with restaurants, bars and shops, and a rectangular grid layout, so it’s easy to explore on foot. There are a number of golf courses, a beautiful beach where you can rent boats for the day, and opportunities to go snorkelling in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. For a well-deserved de-stress, Playa del Carmen’s a great choice.

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