Record numbers of tourists have been traveling to Mexico in recent years, with the first quarter of 2018 bringing 10.6 million, up 12.6 percent over the 9.4 million that arrived during the same period in 2017. With that, there have been an increasing number of luxury hotels and resorts popping up, along with plenty of luxurious things to do, from fabulous spas to decadent dining experiences, golfing, yachting and more.
If you’re living the good life and are looking for an escape from the daily grind after purchasing your dream home among the Chicago houses for sale or any time that you’re looking to relieve stress and enjoy an unforgettable experience, consider one of these luxury travel ideas for a trip to Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Located at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas offers a wide range of accommodation, activities and attractions for travelers seeking a luxurious vacation. One of the country’s most popular resort and spa destinations, book at stay at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort where every room has a private terrace and an incredible view of the water. Look forward to private candlelit dinners at beachfront and treatments at the award-winning Spa at Esperanza, including restorative massage therapies for couples and singles.
One of the must things to do is to charter a luxury yacht and enjoy sipping cocktails as you watch a glorious sunset over the Pacific, sailing past iconic landmarks like the Arch, Lover’s Beach and a sea lion colony. Other adventures include some of the best winter whale watching and world-class golf at places like the famous Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol. One of the best souvenirs to bring back home can be enjoyed by booking a photo session with Emotion Pictures which includes 50 to 70 professionally-edited HD pictures on a USB flash drive.
Cancun, Quintana Roo
Mexico’s most famous vacation destination is renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches and excellent selection of five-star resorts. A hot spot for dining, savor wonderful flavors that include exotic local produce and fresh-caught Caribbean seafood, enjoy outstanding golf, thrilling outdoor adventures like swimming with whale sharks or floating around in a heavenly cenote, and hopping nightlife with glamorous clubs attracting world-famous DJs and jet-setting clientele.
For the ultimate stay, book a room at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, with rooms that all offer expansive views overlooking the glistening azure waters of the Caribbean. It offers multiple restaurants, bars and cafes, including the elegant Le Basilic which serves French-Mediterranean fare, and the beachfront Isla Contoy, popular for its seafood-focused menu. At the Gem Spa, look forward to soaking in the Sensations Pool and enjoying rejuvenating hydrotherapy treatments.
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
While Playa del Carmen is just an hour south of Cancun, it offers a decidedly different experience away from the urban beach sprawl. One of the most luxurious spots on the Riviera Maya coast, it’s home to practically endless postcard-perfect stretches of white sands edged by alluring turquoise waters, while stunning cenotes and impressive Mayan ruins can be found nearby. Known as a boho-chic paradise, visitors here are often seen basking in the sun-splashed scenery under thatched palapas, sipping exotic cocktails in coconuts while dining on mouth wateringly delicious fresh ceviche.
One of the most luxurious stays can be found at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, which includes a beautiful beach, suites with hot tubs, restaurants serving tasty chef-inspired fare, and a gorgeous spa that offers ancient healing rituals. Guests can also enjoy golf, yoga, swimming with dolphins, kayak tours and scuba diving.