Relaxing resorts along a diverse coastline of white beaches and azure seas. Fly-fishing, kayaking and diving amidst jaw-dropping natural beauty. Visiting ancient cliffside ruins one day and shopping in upscale clothing boutiques the next. Mexico is where lasting impressions are made.
But where to begin when planning the perfect Mexico vacation? AAA and partner Travel Impressions offer great values at top resorts and hotels across the country. You can even fly nonstop to Mexico with Travel Impressions’ Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights, which will have you on the beach by lunch.
Here are five vacation destinations in Mexico, each eager to impress visitors (and each with AAA Member benefits when you book through AAA).
Imagine a beach destination built entirely with vacationers in mind. The stunning Cancun resort area is set on 14 miles of bright white, crushed-coral beaches. It’s a place to swim, shop, eat and have fun, with a lively hotel area, an indulgent downtown, and so many ways to enjoy the sun and water.
Must-do excursions: The beach, of course, can’t be missed on this Mexico vacation. One of the best is Playa Norte (North Beach), where the waters are shallow, and the sunset views are stunning. For something more exhilarating, strap on a water-propelled jetpack and zoom over the ocean like a secret agent. Or splash your way through flooded caverns with amphibious off-roading. When culture calls, take a day trip to the majestic ancient city of Chichen Itza and learn about the Mayans’ knowledge of mathematics, astronomy and architecture.
Favorite stay: The AAA Four Diamond Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun offers serenity one minute and sizzle the next. Located on the tranquil Caribbean coast and not too far from downtown Cancun, it offers adults-only and family sections. Upgrade to a premium swim-up room with butler service for the most luxurious experience.