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Discover Mexico on this first-timers' trip, exploring cultural Mexico City, the vibrant colonial city of Merida, the iconic site of Chichen Itza and ending with a well-deserved break on the white sand beaches of Tulum. Perfect for a winter getaway.
An incredible holiday exploring and discovering the best of Mexico – from the world heritage site, Chichén Itzá, and quaint streets of San Cristobal de las Casas and Campeche, to the pure white Caribbean sands of the Mayan Riviera.
Mexico’s rich history is etched into its archaeological offering. The country’s ancient temple complexes, lost kingdoms and forgotten cities are all a fitting testament to the sophisticated civilisations of its past. We’ve handpicked the best of Mexico’s archaeological sites; marked by great empires, pioneering discovery and extraordinary architectural merit.
Mexico has long been hailed a haven for foodies. From the beating heartland of Mexico’s culinary scene, Oaxaca, to the birthplace of Tequila and the rolling vineyards of Baja California, this Central American gem has it all when it comes to a tour for the taste buds.
This adventurous Mexico itinerary will take you from Mexico City to the indigenous heartland of Oaxaca and over to Baja California, where you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and even whale watching.
Explore some of Mexico's cultural delights on this two week itinerary, staying in stylish boutique properties throughout. A perfect trip for couples or honeymooners, this offers a great introduction to Mexico's delicious cuisine and fascinating history.
Hotel El Ganzo
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California
Best for: Beach, Highlights, Honeymoon
Trendy beach-front hotel El Ganzo is a contemporary retreat for travellers looking for a lively atmosphere on the peninsula of Baja California. The hotel evokes creativity and originality, making it a special place for holiday-makers.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Overlooking the San Jose del Cabo marina, El Ganzo (meaning ‘The Goose’ in Spanish and reflecting the hotel's long white façade) affords a great location with world-class facilities and an exceptional art and music scene. Its dramatic infinity pool allows guests to admire the boats docked at the harbour during the day, whilst views from the rooftop sushi bar at night are unmissable. El Ganzo provides many activities throughout the day with paddle boarding and canoeing being particular favourites. There are also entertainment options throughout the week, with the Film Club screening classic movies on Tuesdays and live musical performances accompanying dinner on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, the San Jose art walk is simply a must and if you’d like to experience the famed nightlife of the area, the concierge can recommend the best bars and clubs to head to.
El Ganzo plays host to some of the world’s biggest emerging music artists, with their own underground recording studios, bands and musicians looking to showcase their talents head to El Ganzo for a residence lasting 4-5 days. Artists not only produce work here but also play live shows at one of the hotels venues in the evening. In fact, the hotel’s soundtrack often includes music produced underneath its restaurant and with an eclectic musical mix, the tone of El Ganzo is really set here. Check the calendar online to see who will be playing during your stay.
When you’re not enjoying the sounds of Baja’s trendiest artists, relax and rejuvenate at the Spa. Pick your ideal massage or facial, head to the Bali-style sun loungers and soak up Mexico’s sun rays before indulging in your chosen treatment.
Accommodation at El Ganzo is luxurious. Featuring fine linens and a turndown service, be assured that there is a comfortable bed waiting for you at the end of each day. Bathrooms have double-basin marble vanities and organic bath products but if you opt for a higher grade room, you can enjoy your own private terrace or Jacuzzi.
When to go
Without a doubt the best season to visit Baja is during the whale migration between December and March. The weather in Baja is at its warmest between these months too, but also bring high hotel prices.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Los Cabos Whale Watching and City Tour
Discover the highlights of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on this introduction to the Los Cabos area before heading out in search of humpback whales which migrate through the waters.
Fossils Expedition and Cabo Pulmo Snorkelling
Join us on a fascinating day trip that brings you face to face with Baja’s past and present. Get off the beaten track by jeep first and visit a ranch that’s home to one of the most fantastic fossil collections before heading to the wonderful Cabo Pulmo.
Sunset Yacht Excursion
Sail out aboard a luxury yacht to admire beautiful coastline views until the twilight hours when you’re treated to a stunning sunset. We can’t think of a more magical way to end the day!
Bird Watching at the San Jose Estuary
Along with over 100 migrants and residents, Los Cabos is home to 3 endemic bird species: the striking Belding’s Yellowthroat, the speckled Grey Thrasher and the beautiful Xantus’ Hummingbird. Experience them all in this 3-hour tour.
Mountain Villages Jeep Tour
Your adventures today take you out of town up into the beautiful Baja mountains. Off-road along dusty desert tracks to local villages, where you’ll visit a school and learn about life in the community.
A Day in the Sierra La Laguna
Escape the city and head off-the-beaten-track to the Sierra La Laguna mountain range. Hike through and learn about the stunning landscape and meet local ranchers on their working organic farm.
The Todos Santos Experience
Today you’ll head to the magical town of Todos Santos. Learn about its captivating history, wander the quaint and colourful streets of the bohemian arts district and sample its delicious cuisine.
Observation and Swimming with Whale Sharks
Jump into the Sea of Cortez and swim alongside some of nature's most magnificent creatures. The whale sharks are timid, allowing travellers to get up close and personal with them - it's truly an experience to remember.
Visit Todos Santos & Surf Playa Cerritos
Catch some waves at Baja’s best surf spot, the brilliant Playa Cerritos and explore the magical town of Todos Santos, where you’ll learn about its captivating history and the stories that pervade its quaint and colourful streets.
Whale Watching Adventure
Spend the day spotting gray whales off the glorious coast of Baja California. Aboard the boat and listen to your guide who will share their knowledge of these creatures before stopping at a secluded beach on Magdalena beach for a picnic lunch.
History & Art Walk Around San Jose del Cabo
Discover the streets of San Jose, exploring its colonial courtyards and grand facades of a by-gone-era, before heading to the ‘Art District’ where local artists display their colourful works.
Kayak and Snorkel at Cabo Pulmo
This lively and fun excursion takes to one of the most important marine parks in the Sea of Cortez, the beautiful Cabo Pulmo! Snorkel along the coral reef and kayak on the crystal-clear waters of the bay.
Espiritu Santo Island Exploration
Spend the day at the amazing Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, where you can swim with frolicking sea lions, hike to breath-taking lookout points and kayak amongst hidden sea caves.
Baby Sea Turtle Release
This turtle release experience is part of an important conservation programme that gives participants the chance to adopt a baby turtle and release it into the ocean. A simply unforgettable experience and fun for all the family.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Cancun, Merida, Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico City, Guanajuato, La Paz & San jose del Cabo
Discover Mexico’s highlights and gain an amazing in-depth insight into the cultures and traditions of this incredible country, travelling from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific and stopping at fascinating cities and ancient ruins along the way.
Mexico City, Copper Canyon, Baja California Sur
Admire the extraordinary landscapes of Mexico’s Copper Canyon as you travel along its cliffs by rail, before experiencing the incredible marine life of the Sea of Cortez and ending with some relaxation at uber-cool El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo.