Have you ever taken a vacation and been pleasantly surprised or even amazed?
Everyone knows Mexico is a stunning destination and hugely popular but there are still some hidden gems which are lesser known that could be the perfect fit for your next vacation. Yes, it’s not all about the Hilton, Dreams or Iberostar.
Here are 5 lesser known resorts for your next vacation in Mexico
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
Riviera Nayarit is still under the radar— as of now. Before everyone learns about this 200- mile stretch of coastline tucked in between the historic port of San Blas in Nayarit and Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta, you must visit it as soon as possible. It is surrounded by various golf clubs, including the first golf course in Banderas Bay, Flamingos Golf Club, which is only 20 minutes away from Grand Velas. Other activities to enjoy are surfing in Suyalita, visiting the down town of Puerto Vallarta for its art galleries and markets, and merely exploring the sea through canopy tour, deep- sea fishing and pirate ship tours. Whatever your interest is will surely be served. Grand Velas, on the other hand received recognitions as Best Romantic Hotel/ Resort Mexico, Best Spa and Wellness Hotel, and Best Luxury Hotels categories from Travvy Awards Dream Vacation for 2016, which guarantees an excellent vacation.
Rancho Encantado Eco- resort and Spa (Bacalar, Quintana Roo)
If you are seeking for a peaceful escapade, you must visit the Laguna Bacalar. It is famous for Lake Bacalar, also known as Lake of Seven Colors, because of water’s gemlike beauty. Laguna Bacalar offers serenity for its Yucatan small village feel and absence of jam packed tourists. The Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar, located in the center of town, represents one of Maya’s bastions before the Spaniards came and features a small modern museum. You can do kayaking in the lake, dancing in the city square at night, and walking in the jungle. If these still do not please you, check out the Mayan ruins surrounding the town. Stay at Rancho Encantado and it will do you a favor by touring you in the Lake of Seven Colors.
Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts (Progreso, Yucatan)
Just four miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, Progreso is a popular cruise ship destination. Cruise passengers have a chance to visit the nearby city of Merida, which features historic feel, and variety of shops to purchase local products. Also, take a sip of the local licorice flavored drink, Xtabentun. Stay at Fiesta Americana Hotel, located at Merida, 30 minutes away from Progreso. The hotel is surrounded by various destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling activities, hot springs, gastronomic experiences, historical sites, and more.
Las Gaviotas Resort (La Paz, Baja California Sur)
Indeed, as the name implies, La Paz brings peace to the visitors. Go deep into the Aquarium of the World, Sea of Cortez and see the grey whales migrating from Alaska, and other lovely creatures of this biologically rich body of water. Devour on the freshly caught seafood that can be enjoyed by the seaside promenade. If you want to learn more about the history of La Paz, visit the Regional Anthropology and History Museum of South Baja California. The museum nestles a collection of fossils dated 60 million years ago, as well as cave painting and engraved rocks that depicted natives’ everyday lives. Stay at Las Gaviotas Resort to view the ocean front in each room’s wide terrace.
Hotel Puerta Calakmul (Campeche State, Mexico)
Home to the Historic Fortified City of Campeche by UNESCO in 1999, Campeche is filled with architectural and historical treasures. Historic buildings are restored making it to be instagram worthy. On the other hand, stay at Hotel Puerta Calakmul for a biodiversity feel. If you want to appreciate Mother Nature, take a walk in the jungles where the hotel is enveloped, meet the jaguars, or just watch how the birds fly freely. Take a dive into the hotel’s pool in a sweaty afternoon after a wilderness encounter.