|Many apartments4you resorts in Mexico include everything you need for a week or more
of family fun: water slides, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, restaurants-even
access to sailboats, sailboards, scuba and snorkeling equipment. This is especially
true along Mexico's Gulf Coast, where the sandy beaches are perfectly white and the
warm, clear ocean waters are impossible to ignore.
Cancun sits where the Gulf Coast ends and the Caribbean Sea begins. Revered for its
combination of easy access, American-style environment, grand accommodations and,
let's not forget, those bleach-white fantasy beaches, Cancun has become Mexico's No.
1 tourist destination. Here you can spend your days reeling in a trophy fish, exploring
a spectacular ocean reef or mangrove estuary, or examining the backs of your eyelids
as you sit poolside with a frozen drink.
Farther up the Gulf Coast, Veracruz offers the opportunity to explore Mexico's rich
history-and exhilarating river rapids. Here the water moves swiftly, but the pace
of life goes a little slower, even by Mexico standards, allowing you time to enjoy
all this "door to Mexico" has to offer. Just a bit inland, Colonial Puebla provides
a must-see historical district and serves as the ultimate destination for authentic
Other popular Gulf destinations include Merida's nightlife, the famous ruins of Chichen
Itza and the flamingo sanctuaries at Celestun and Rio Lagartos.