Bright colours, natural wonders and calming cenotes

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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours
  • Currency MXN - Mexican Peso
  • Visa Information British 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
  • Flight Time Approx. 10 hours 30 minutes; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

Top Tips from our Experts

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". 

Sophie

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

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Excellence Playa Mujeres

Yucatan Peninsula

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Excellence Playa Mujeres

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Finest Playa Mujeres

Mexico

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Finest Playa Mujeres

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