A different kind of Christmas: Cancun, the perfect destination to bid farewell to the old year

Christmas doesn’t require snow, cold and tons of warm clothes. In fact, you can enjoy this holiday more under the Caribbean sun. Christmas carols, pudding and trifle wine are great, of course… But how does laying down in the beach mid-December while drinking a mojito sound? Undoubtedly, the atmosphere of the Caribbean winter is the perfect setting for a memorable Christmas break. And that is the reason why every year, more and more people decide to leave behind the typical Christmas family gatherings and enjoy their holidays in a more original way.

Whether as a couple, as a whole family or as a group of friends, the number of tourists to welcome the new year in the paradisiacal mexican beaches increases each winter. The weather in Cancun is ideal for sunbathing in the pristine shores and swimming in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, as temperatures rarely drop below 22ºC degrees –the annual average is 27ºC. Let go of all the worries of the current year while you get the necessary relax and positive energy to face the incoming 2019.

Where to stay in Cancun during Christmas season?

For those who have decided to schedule their vacations by the end of the year, Palladium Hotel Group opened the TRS Coral Hotel and the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa since November 1st. As the peak winter travel season approaches, the  international Ibiza-based hotel company has innovated and improved guest offerings properties in the stunning destinations of Costa Mujeres, making ideal destinations for a winter escape with two luxury resorts and innovative culinary options.

TRS Coral Hotel

Located on sandy white shores to the northeast of the Yucatan peninsula and just 30 minutes from Cancun’s airport, this adults-only resort features include 469 luxurious suites, a private Ibiza-style beach club, à la carte restaurants and bars with a variety of culinary experiences along with personal butler service.

The TRS Coral Hotel underwent a rigorous selection process to be included among the 12 ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ of Mexico. This is the most prestigious collections of hotels worldwide, made up of more than 400 luxury hotels located in 80 countries. The new hotel successfully fulfilled exacting standards in regard to accommodation, service, cuisine, staff training and facilities such as the new Rafa Nadal Training Centre, which includes eight floodlit clay tennis courts, a football pitch, paddle court, and indoor gym, as well as a Rafa Nadal exhibition, bar and cafeteria.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

If you are traveling with your family, the Family Section within Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa is your best option. A hotel inside a hotel, this premium accommodation was created especially for families inside the brand new 5-star beachfront hotel Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, located on the stunning beach of Costa Mujeres in the Mexican Caribbean. It offers exclusive facilities and personalized services for the entire family.

What to do in Cancun during your holiday?

Cancun is the ideal destination at any time of the year because it includes attractive activities for everyone. Here are some that you can not miss so that both parents and their little ones can enjoy their vacation to the fullest.

Enjoy the beaches

The Riviera Maya has more than 100 km of beaches in whose turquoise waters you can do water sports such as diving, snorkeling, catamaran, kayak, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and pedal boats. They are available all year.

Visit Archaeological Sites

Cancun is plagued by archaeological settlements of the Mayan civilization. The most outstanding among them is Tulum, one of the most important Mayan cities which has the distinction of being the only settlement by the sea. But there are many others that you can visit in the surroundings: Cobá, Muyil, or Chichen Itza, which is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

Explore nature and dive in a cenote

Cenotes are a unique geographical and natural phenomenon, since they only exist in this area of ​​Mexico. They consist of a beautiful natural freshwater pond supplied by an underground river. Diving in them feels like swimming inside a water well. You can find them within the natural tourist parks of Xcaret or Xelhá, where you can also swim with dolphins and turtles.

Celebrate Christmas going all out

Christmas in Cancun means to enjoy an unforgettable family vacation on the seashore, but without forgetting Christmas Eve. Most of the hotels offer dinner evening to spend a jolly night with your loved ones. To increase the fun, Chic Cabaret & Restaurant at the new Gran Palladium Costa Mujeres resorts provides a multiple-course dinner experience to the backdrop of breath-taking acrobatics, choreography and live music. The evening is an integrated sensory experience with jaw-dropping performances and carefully-curated culinary dishes. 

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