The Mexican Riviera is filled with rich experiences, fantastic locations and adventure in the sun. The La Quebrada cliff divers of Acapulco will leave you amazed at their daredevil flying feats. The cobbled streets of Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon are ideal for a relaxing stroll. And the deep-water lagoons, coconut groves and laid-back attitude of Zihuatanejo provide a delightful taste of Old Mexico. With its diverse destinations, there is something for every cruiser on the Mexican Riviera from kayaking on the sandbar to dancing in trendy nightclubs to eating out in local restaurants – the choice is yours.
Why cruise Mexico?
Mexico has thousands of miles of Pacific coast stretching all the way from the border with California in the north to the border with Guatemala in the south. This makes it the perfect playground for those who love the water and activities such as snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving. There’s also no shortage of beautiful beaches. This stunning coastline was dotted with small fishing villages up until the mid-1960s when celebrities made the Mexican Riviera their ‘go to’ holiday destination. There were some unfortunate incidents in 2011 when a strong of violent incidents in Acapulco and Mazatlan led to many cruise lines pulling out of the area. These places are slowly starting to recover however and the Mexican Riviera is still a great place to explore.
Many Mexican cruises depart from ports along the western coast of America making a short Mexican cruise a nice add on to a trip to the USA. Cruise lengths typically vary from 3 to 7 days although longer itineraries are available. Some of the longer cruises also include stops in other destinations like the Panama Canal, Columbia, the Caribbean and South America. Here are just a few of the destinations in Mexico that cruises stop off at:
• Ensenada • Puerto Vallarta • Mazatlan • Cabo San Lucas • Los Cabos • Los Islotes • Loreto • La Paz (Pichilinque)
Who's sailing to Mexico?
You will find all of the major cruise lines operating down in Mexico so you will have your pick of your favourite cruise company or even cruise ship. From the luxury to the more boutique and intimate cruise lines, you can be sure of a five star experience on the Mexican Riviera with great on board experiences to match those on the shore or in the water. The Mexican Riviera is also a great place for a family cruise and many of the cruise lines operating in Mexico offer fantastic kids and teen clubs which makes this a really family-friendly destination. Here are some of the cruise lines offering itineraries which include Mexican destinations:
When is the best time of the year to go to Mexico?
Although many cruise lines have pulled back to a seasonal service, the Mexican Riviera is a year round destination. Temperatures remain in the mid to high 20s year round and August and September are the hottest months with temperatures hitting the high 30s – couple that with the humidity and it can be a little unpleasant. The shoulder seasons of March/April and October/November are great times to visit the Mexican Riviera however for those in the Northern Hemisphere, it can make for a great winter getaway destination.
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To choose your Mexican cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise to Mexico. Happy cruising!