Now, I usually opt for a 7, or sometimes even a 10-night holiday, but 14 nights is really what makes the difference. Firstly, you could lose a day-or-so either side with travelling, there’s the jetlag to recover from, plus it takes a while to get into holiday mode. With all things considered, sometimes a week away just doesn’t cut it, especially with a country as vast and as beautiful as Mexico. If you’d like to unwind properly on your next holiday but aren’t sure how to spend 14 nights in Mexico, don’t worry, there are so many things you can do to fill your time. Take a look at my recommendations below of the best way to enjoy your two weeks:
Day 1-3: This is your well-needed chill time to recover from the 10-hour flight. So start your adventure in Cancun, chilling on the crystal coastline and sipping some cocktails to get your holiday off to the best start possible! You could even enjoy a fancy catamaran cruise to get that sea air into your lungs while you dine on some freshly-caught lobster.
Day 3 (night): Once you’re feeling more yourself and are ready to be a night creature once more, Coco Bongo is found in the middle of Cancun’s Hotel Zone and is home to cocktails, confetti and performers.
Day 4: Now you’ve experienced a bit of nightlife, it’s time to get out and active during the day. Just off Cancun’s coast, you’ll find Isla de Mujeres which is just a 15-minute boat ride away. Spend some time relaxing on the shores of Playa Norte, thought to be one of the best beaches in Mexico, or zip-wire, snorkel and swim.
Day 5: There’s more to Mexico than just beaches and clubs, so use your fifth day to experience some traditional Mexican architecture. The Museo Maya de Cancun will transport you back in time with hundreds of artefacts, temple ruins and the skeleton of ‘the Woman of the Palms’ which dates back to 12,000 years and are some of the oldest remains found on the continent.
Day 6: Now, no trip to Mexico is complete without swimming in a cenote. There are thousands found around the Yucatan Peninsula, so you have no excuse to miss out! They’re created naturally from collapsed caves, giving way to clear, sparkling lakes below, so dive in and don’t forget to snap some pics for your Insta.
Day 7: If a trip to a cenote sounds right up your street, delve into the deep blue the next day with a trip to the Cancun Underwater Museum. The creations on the seabed are made of pH neutral cement that encourages algae and coral growth, taking the shape of everything from a crowd of people to a VW Beetle.
Day 8-10: Now you’ve had a few busy days, why not travel south a little to discover Playa Del Carmen. There’s definitely a more chilled out vibe here than Cancun, perfect for recharging those batteries. Sail out to Conzumel Island, that’s known as one of the world’s best diving destinations before spending the evening at 5th Avenue, full of art galleries, street food and cocktail bars.
Day 11: If you’re looking for thrills and spills on your holiday to Mexico, the Xcaret Park is full of fun rides, from underground rivers and water sports to attractions like ancient Mayan village replicas.
Day 12: Want to see some real Mexican history? The Coba Mayan Ruins are found in the heart of the jungle, and you can still climb some of the pyramids; how exciting!
Day 13: Cancun’s famous all around the world for its amazing deep sea fishing opportunities, with its crystal clear water home to dozens of critters, from mackerels and tunas to groupers and snappers. Pick up some tips from an on board expert and bring a new skill back home.
Day 14: Pack, and wave goodbye to Mexico. You’ll want to be back as soon as you leave.
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So there you have it: how to spend 14 nights in Mexico. What would you add to my itinerary? Is there anything on there that really takes your fancy? Let me know in the comments below.