To enjoy white sand beaches, dive among coral lagoons, contemplate ancient Mayan constructions and enjoy regional cuisine and folklore all along the coast, then the cruise ships that navigate the waters off Mexico are a convenient option, with voyages to suit all tastes.
You can take anything from a weekend trip to a two-week long voyage if we consider the Mexican coasts alone, although of course cruise liners stop off on these coasts on their way from other countries and continents also.
A usual cruise ship package may last from three to five days, and in Mexico the most popular routes include the Caribbean, the Peninsula of Baja California and the Gulf of Mexico, which can all be seen from their ports.
Another popular option are the medium-length cruises, which head for the Riviera Maya and get to know the ins and outs of the coast. Super luxury category is also an option. Of a similar duration too are voyages aimed at getting to know the Gulf of Mexico, stopping at ports with a long traditions such as Veracruz.
If you have a longer time at your disposal and the desire for new experiences, such as whale-watching and enjoying the wildlife, there are maritime routes that will take you along the coast of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, a journey that can also be undertaken in luxury yachts.
The north-west coast receives ships in the cities of Catalina and Ensenada, though smaller boats can offer longer voyages taking in Manzanillo, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta and getting to know the ecosystems well. Meanwhile, on the east coast, the Yucatan Peninsula is also navigated in this way, with the added bonus of the Mayan ruins on Caribbean islands and destinations like Cancun and Tulum.
With options for all styles, a boat journey offers you a unique opportunity of getting to know the coasts without worrying about anything but your enjoyment.