www.audleytravel.com/mexico l 01993 838 670 l Mexico 27Beach at Maroma Resort & SpaHip Hotel, TulumBeach at Esencia, near Playa del CarmenBe Tulum, TulumAna y José, Tulum Viceroy Riviera Maya, near Playa del CarmenFive kilometres north of Playa del Carmen, the Viceroy Riviera Maya features 41 luxurious villas, each with private patio and plunge pool, outdoor shower and jungle or ocean views. Guests can relax by the pool or on the beautiful beach, indulge themselves in the spa or take part in daily yoga classes. The resort has its own pier from where guests can take boat trips for snorkelling, diving and other aquatic excursions. Maroma Resort & Spa, near Playa del CarmenThe Orient Express-owned Maroma Resort is a luxurious hideaway, 45 minutes' drive south of Cancun. The hotel has 65 individually decorated guest rooms and suites, three swimming pools, two tennis courts and a beautiful spa nestled among lush gardens. The hotel can arrange diving, sport fishing, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, swimming with dolphins and golf. Esencia, near Playa del CarmenThe fabulous Esencia hotel is one of the most secluded and luxurious properties on the Mayan Riviera. Located 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, it is an expansive private estate set on the lovely white-sand Kantenah Beach. Features include two swimming pools, a spa and a gourmet restaurant, while the 32 rooms are finely decorated and come with large terraces, hammocks and, in most cases, their own plunge pool. A two-bedroom cottage with a private swimming pool is a great option for families. Ana y José, TulumFor a laid-back beach hotel, set on a beautiful stretch of white sand lapped by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, look no further than Ana y José. Its 24 rooms are light and spacious, and suites afford either garden or ocean views. All are decorated with traditional Mexican furniture and boast a terrace or balcony with chairs and a hammock. There is a lovely small swimming pool, a spa, and an excellent restaurant. With welcoming staff to complete the experience, this hotel is a wonderful place to relax. Be Tulum, TulumThis adults-only beachfront hotel in Tulum features 20 delightful suites, each with a balcony or terrace. Facilities include an on-site restaurant and a small outdoor swimming pool, and guests have easy access to the Caribbean waters and its many activities, including swimming, snorkelling and fishing. There is a good selection of local restaurants in town too, a short taxi ride away. Hip Hotel, TulumHip is billed as a 'back-to-nature eco hotel' for those keen to avoid more developed areas, but there are few compromises on modern comfort. The 22 rooms, all set around palm-fringed gardens, are decorated in vibrant colours and combine rustic charm with a modern edge. The property also has a beachfront restaurant and bar serving gourmet Mexican fusion cuisine. Alternative eating options can be discovered at a selection of other hotels and restaurants situated just a short walk away.
Tailoring your tripThe itineraries shown are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible, and are routes that work particularly well. We can use these as a basis to plan your trip or design a completely different itinerary to suit your tastes and interests.Please call one of our Mexico specialists to start planning your itinerary.Telephone: 01993 838 670Getting aroundBoth Mexico City and Cancun benefit from direct scheduled flights from the UK. Many other cities, such as Oaxaca, Mérida, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo have direct flights from the USA. The extensive network of internal flights enables visitors to minimise long travelling times, while for shorter journeys we suggest using an English-speaking driver to enhance your experience. We are also able to make use of an excellent long distance coach network, which offers good value.28When to goJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec3 33 33 33 333~~~~ 33 33 3 The best time to travel.3 A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.~ Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.5 Travel is not recommended.Mexico is such a huge country that the weather varies by region and season. In general, the optimum time to visit is between December and April when there is virtually no rain. The coolest months are between December and February, when the high northern regions such as the Copper Canyon can be disrupted by snow. The wet season begins in the south in May and runs until October. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year it usually only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which runs from June to November.Time difference: GMT-5 hoursFlight time from UK: 12 hoursPricesWe offer trips to cater for a wide range of budgets. You can find up-to-date guideline prices for your trip to Mexico on our website, or alternatively please call our specialists to discuss your plans.Simply MexicoThis fabulous trip showcases the highlights of Mexico, and strikes a great balance between colonial cities, archaeological sites, and time on a beautiful Caribbean beach.Day 1 Fly to Mexico City where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city's historical centre.Day 2 Enjoy a guided tour of Mexico City; visit the famous bustling Zócalo and the wonderful National Museum of Anthropology.Day 3 Take a trip to the vast pyramids of Teotihuacán.Day 4 Fly to Mérida where you will be met and driven to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the city.Day 5 Visit the atmospheric Maya ruins of Uxmal and Kabah, buried deep in the jungle.Day 6 Journey by road to your hotel on the Mayan Riviera via Chichén Itzá, where you can enjoy a guided tour.Days 7-9 Relax, swim and enjoy the wonderful coastline of the Mayan Riviera.Day 10 Travel to Cancun by road in time for your flight to the UK.Day 11 Arrive in the UK.Stay longerAdd a night in a hotel close to Chichén Itzá, enabling you to spend more time enjoying the site during quieter periods of the day. For a more extensive trip you could fly to the Chiapas region after Mexico City. From here you can discover the jungle-clad remains of Palenque and the traditional indigenous communities surrounding San Cristóbal de las Casas, before travelling up to Mérida.Textiles, MexicoLocal lady, PatzcuaroMexico CityTeotihuacánMéridaMayan RivieraCancunChichén Itzá