Mexico cruises offer the perfect opportunity to sip on a frozen margarita while enjoying the picturesque views of pristine beaches and rippling ocean waves from the balcony of your comfortable cruise ship stateroom. Cruises to Mexico visit the Mexican Riviera, which refers to the country’s West Coast and is an especially admired part of the region, with its fun and colorful towns that are wonderful to relax and stroll through, or embark on an everlasting adventure. Since the most popular towns of the Mexican Riviera aren’t very close to each other, a Mexican Riviera cruise is the best way to explore many of them in the same vacation.
Whether desiring a day of lounging on the beach in a rustic cabana or hammock, or yearning for a more adventurous day filled with snorkeling, parasailing, shopping, or hiking, a Mexico cruise offers a myriad of activities and sites for travelers to see and do. Take a glass-bottom boat ride for admiring pictorial views of the ocean beneath you, or enjoy an enchanting evening feasting on fresh, ruby red lobster.
Mexico cruises stop in many of the Mexican ports including destinations such as Mazatlan, nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, which features a 10-mile promenade with sidewalk cafes and merchants selling various jewelry and woven belts on the street. It is not uncommon to see donkeys roaming the streets of Puerto Vallarta, where activities are abundant with deep-sea diving, mountain biking, and kayaking. Yet it is Puerto Vallarta’s surrounding jungle that mesmerizes travelers the most with hikes through lush tropical forests and cascading waterfalls on a Mexican cruise.
Cabo San Lucas is also a popular port with its local surfing spots, trophy fish, black coral reefs, sea turtles, and astonishing underwater sand falls. Must-see sites in Acapulco include cliff diving at La Quebrada and shopping in the Zona Dorado district. And, if you’re visiting the port of Ensenada in Baja California, it’s recommended to visit one or a variety of Mexico’s oldest wineries, as well as La Bufadora, a blowhole that shoots water 60-feet into the air.
Mexico’s terrain is ideal for every member of the family with premier golf courses, surfing, whale watching, hiking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and divine beaches for the perfect afternoon of basking in the sun. Some of the popular Mexico cruise lines that offer anywhere from 3-day to 11-day long cruise vacations include Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess.