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Mexico’s diversity of landscapes, cultures and activities is astounding. Whatever your clients enjoy – arts and culture, fabulous food, outdoor adventure, ancient civilizations, beaches, mountains, diving, river-rafting, spas and championship golf you’ll find it here.
From Cancun’s turquoise waters to the azure depths of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico offers spectacular enjoyment above and below the water.
Jacques Cousteau called Cancun and the Riviera Maya “one of the world’s most beautiful scuba spots,” and the Sea of Cortez “the aquarium of the world.” Your dive clients can share Cousteau’s enthusiasm at more than 30 underwater sites surrounding the island of Cozumel on the Great Mesoamerican Reef — the world’s second largest. The reef comes closest to the Riviera Maya mainland near Puerto Morelos, making its beaches prime sites for snorkeling. The region’s unique subterranean river system offers thrilling adventures, such as the Rio Secreto excursion, which takes participants through underground pools, rivers, caves and cenotes. In the Sea of Cortez near Loreto on the Baja peninsula, divers interact with giant Humboldt squid and snorkelers dally with sea lions. The Costa Esmeralda, north of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico, delights soft coral enthusiasts with 11 coral reefs dotted with colorful sponges, brain coral and ship wrecks. On the Pacific coast, divers off Manzanillo enjoy an abundance of sea life in underwater tunnels and ancient lava flows. Beautiful coral reefs off Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, farther south, dazzle snorkelers and divers with some 700 types of marine creatures.
banana-boating — if you can do it on top of the water, tour operators can make it a group event. If surfing is a top priority, the “Mexican Pipeline” a.k.a. Playa Zicatela, where the surf breaks to 40 feet near the Pacific resort of Puerto Escondido, is world-class. Surf’s also up in Mazatlan at Playa El Camaron, site of the 2012 Quiksilver Classic of top world surfers. Jet Ski tours through Cancun’s mangrove lagoons and Huatulco’s Pacific bays are other group-pleasers.
Whichever coastal destination you choose, you’ll find sunset sails, party cruises, catamaran voyages and more. In Los Cabos, you can charter authentic America’s Cup racing yachts through Cabo Adventures and customize the sail to be a cocktail voyage, competitive team-building race or whatever your group prefers. Fully-rigged pirate ships and other theme vessels in Puerto Vallarta, Campeche on the Gulf coast and Puerto Peñasco on the Sea of Cortez add built-in fun. Cancun’s catamaran cruises always receive raves. In Acapulco, a yacht charter offers a fresh approach to viewing the famed La Quebrada cliff divers.
Mexico’s world class deep-sea fishing is a top draw at every coastal resort. Trophy fish run all year along and many of the biggest game fish are eco-friendly catch-and-release.
Above and Beyond
Surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, wind surfing,
WHAT TO DO
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MMIP 2013
Here and There
Centers of Attention
Spotlight on Congresses
What They Say About Mexico
What to Do
Mexico Meetings Hotels