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Yucatan Peninsula Holidays

A holiday in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula gives you access to the three states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche. The sights and landscapes that encompass these three states are diverse and exciting and you can marvel at everything from dense emerald green jungles to tranquil blue cenotes to postcard perfect beaches.

With guaranteed sunshine year-round, a plethora of blissful beaches, and a never ending list of activities to enjoy, in the Yucatan peninsula, there’s always something to do.

Splash into refreshing cenotes. These natural swimming holes provide perfect conditions to swim in. After a day spent under the warming rays of the sun, you’ll find that nothing feels better than taking an energising dip in cold, fresh and crystal clear waters.

For a real Instagram-worthy snap, head to the pale pink lagoons of Las Coloradas. The landscape looks nothing short of dream like.

Discover Ancient Mayan Remains

The Yucatan peninsula is known for its towering and dominating Mayan landmarks that are found in the fascinating ancient cities of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Calakmul, and Coba. Transport back in time as you explore each of these cities, gazing up at the statues and ruins that resemble a set from a blockbuster movie. Don’t forget to bring your camera to document your findings – you’re unlikely to see anything else like these ruins on your travels.

Take a break from idyllic beaches and cooling cenotes and visit Merida, the capital of Yucatan. The city is also known as the ‘White City’ and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time as you navigate the tiny streets and observe the historic buildings and horse drawn carriages. 

For an authentic taste of Mexico, take a break from big resorts and hotels and stay in traditional hacienda-style accommodation. By sleeping in authentic haciendas, you can develop a better understanding and connection with the country.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Marvel at the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Calakmul
  • Soak up the views of the old Mayan port in laid back Tulum
  • Take photos of the candyfloss coloured pink lake of Las Coloradas
  • Kayak through the crystal clear waters of the Bacalar Lagoon

Our favourite hotels

Choose from a selection of luxury Yucatan Peninsula hotels and resorts. From everything you need onsite to small family run boutiques, we’ll help you get the most from your holiday.

Unique Casita

Chablé Resort & Spa

Yucatan Peninsula

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Chablé Resort & Spa
Zen Grand Suites

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

H&J Rating
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Pool at UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

H&J Rating
UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Finest Playa Mujeres

Yucatan Peninsula

H&J Rating

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

    “Buy a handmade hammock in Merida, the capital of Yucatan, to add a dose of comfort to your home.”

     

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    Gary

    Destination Specialist

    “Cool down in a refreshing cenote – a natural swimming hole filled with fresh water.”

  • a woman wearing a white shirt and black hair

    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". 

  • Cancun Carnaval

    Mexico’s Carnaval is the Caribbean version of Mardi Gras, and in Cancun the city comes alive to celebrate during February and March. The streets are filled with colourful parade floats, vibrant fireworks and plenty of dancing and feasting.

  • Constitution Day

    Mexico’s national Constitution Day takes place on February 5th each year. The day celebrates the government with speeches and ceremonies in their honour. It’s a fascinating event for any visitor to watch.

     

Types of Yucatan Peninsula holidays

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Yucatan Peninsula Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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