If you fancy something with a bit of life – where you can shop 'til you drop by day and party by night, Mexico's Caribbean Coast will be right up your street.
Holiday resorts such as Cancun and Riviera Maya are well geared up for tourists, offering plenty in the way of knock-out beaches and with its fair share of entertainment too. And if you feel like exploring the wilder side of Mexico, you'll find plenty of local trips and excursions into the mountains, steamy jungles and forgotten cities of this fascinating country.
Mexico holidays 2013 are on sale now, so if that sounds like your perfect getaway, don't leave it too late before you book your dream holiday. Many people love leaving it to the last minute with the hope of bagging a late deal, and while this technique does have its plus points, it's a risky strategy if you've got your heart set on a particular place. Better to book well ahead and enjoy the lion's share of availability and choice of hotel.
What's more, booking ahead is one of the best ways to save money on a longhaul holiday. If you travel with a large-scale tour operator – for instance, on a holiday with Thomas Cook – you'll often benefit from regular deals and discounts offered throughout the year, not to mention special offers on next year's holidays. Plus you'll get that bit longer to pay off the cost of your holiday, and longer to save too. Perfect!