Where Should You Go in Mexico?

It can be hard to choose one idyllic location over another. Here’s your guide.

Mexico is legendary for so many things: beaches, landscapes, history, nightlife and more. You have to visit (or revisit!). But with so many things to do and see, deciding where to go can be tough. So we’re breaking down the top vacation spots in Mexico based on what kind of getaway you’re looking for. Plus, we’ve got Mexico villa suggestions for you. Start planning your trip now. 

(Psst! Bonus: if you want to add excursions, activities or services mentioned with any of the villas below, feel free! Your villa comes with up to $1,000 in concierge services when you book by May 31.) 

For private relaxation: Punta Mita 

A secluded peninsula location on Mexico’s Pacific Coast makes this resort town a prime spot for those looking for low-key luxury and ultimate relaxation – as well as perfect tropical weather year-round. Top this off with a stay at a seaside villa with a private pool – and maybe even a full staff – and you’re in for the unwind of a lifetime. 

Villa highlight: Son Reve, a beachfront dream house with private chef available 

For outdoor adventure: Puerto Vallarta 

With some of Mexico’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes, Puerto Vallarta is perfect for the adventurous traveler. Take a trek though the lush jungle, ride an ATV on the beach, or snorkel or scuba dive among the coral reefs and caves, including in the Los Arcos National Marine Park. 

Villa highlight: Villa Magnifico, a 10-bedroom villa nestled into a hillside with amazing views

For historic explorations: Riviera Maya

If you want to add some culture to your beach getaway, the Yucatán Peninsula is a top place to do it. Discover the ancient Mayan villages and incredible well-preserved ruins, including the clifftop Tulum. It’s a vacation place like no other, and you can find the perfect beachfront villa to relax in when you’re not exploring. 

Villa highlight: Hacienda Kukulkan, near Tulum, with putting green, tennis court & beach access

For nightlife & recreation: Los Cabos 

It’s no secret that Cabo San Lucas is a top spot for fun in the sun, with its unparalleled seaside nightlife. Party by night at the clubs, bars and restaurants, and enjoy championship golf courses and world-class fishing by day. If you need some quiet time, drive along the gorgeous shore to Los Cabos’ quieter side, San José del Cabo. 

Villa highlight: Casa Las Rocas, with beautiful pool terrace, bar and beach access, plus kayaks, surfboards & more

For extra luxury: Puerto Vallarta 

Looking to treat yourself to a seriously luxurious retreat? Puerto Vallarta is for you. The town is known for its deluxe spas, high-end shopping and fine dining. Not to mention some of the world’s best beaches. Many of our villas here include a full staff, so you don’t have to lift a finger, and breathtaking views – a treat for the eyes in every room.

Villa highlight: Casa Yvonneka, a 12-bedroom staffed estate with infinity pool, tropical garden & so much more

See all Mexico villas. Or contact us at 800.289.0900 to speak to a qualified villa expert who will help you explore which luxury villa best suits you.