Yucatan Peninsula Holidays

The Yucatan peninsula of Mexico encompasses three states including; Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche. The landscape and terrain across these regions is mesmerising, from the thick jungle bursting with lush green colours and still cenotes, towering Mayan landmarks in the ancient cities of Chichen Itza and Coba waiting to be explored to the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya stretching from Cancun down to Tulum. What's guaranteed with a holiday to this area is you will never be short of things to do. We have a selection of tours which are perfect for exploring the area; Dreams Yucatan takes you to ancient ruins, cenotes and Rio Lagartos and its stunning pink lagoons all whilst staying in traditional hacienda style accommodation to get a real taste of Mexico. A Journey through Mexico includes three nights in Mexico City before heading to Merida, the capital of Yucatan also known as the 'White City'. Strolling around this city will feel like you are stepping back in time with historic buildings, narrow streets and horse-drawn carraigeways. So whether it's exploration you are after, or a week or two relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand - a holiday to this region of Mexico will tick all boxes. 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba
  • Trek jungle terrain and come across tranquil cenotes
  • Stroll through the ancient city of Merida, known as 'White City'
  • Soak up the sun on the region's picturesque beaches

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique Casita

Chablé Resort & Spa

Yucatan Peninsula

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Chablé Resort & Spa
Zen Grand Suites

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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Guide Price

€2,999 pp

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Pool at UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Finest Playa Mujeres

Yucatan Peninsula

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Guide Price

€1,699 pp

Finest Playa Mujeres

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 10 hours 30 minutes; indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

MXN - Mexican Peso

Visa Information

Irish passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.
  • Melissa, Destination Specialist

    Melissa

    Destination Specialist

    "The Riviera Maya is the perfect spot for exploring this fascinating destination. With the ancient Mayan cities within reasonable distance you're located on the beach with an array of watersports available".  

  • Gary

    Destination Specialist

    "On our Dreams Yucatan tour you get to see the sun rise over Chichen Itza - it truly is a remarkable sight and experience". 

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    "We talk of exploring Mexico a lot, however if you do just want to relax then the range of hotels in this region are superior with some of the best all inclusives in the world". 

Types of Yucatan Peninsula holidays

Yucatan Peninsula Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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