Welcome to MexicoPortReviews.com. Invigorating and enticing, Mexico is a unique country that offers something for everyone. Azure skies, turquoise waters, vividly painted architecture, desert mosaics and verdant jungle foliage all provide a rainbow of color to dazzle the senses. Along the Pacific coastline, of what is known as the Mexican Riviera, big-city sophistication blends with small-town intimacy to provide an endless array of possibilities. Whether you are looking for thriving nightlife, world class fishing and golf, shimmering beaches, or lush tropical jungles Mexico delivers. Sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers, eco-tourists and late night revelers are drawn to this intoxicating destination. A visit to Mexico can be as frenetic or laid-back as you want it to be.
Mexico, however, is still a developing country whose economy is struggling to achieve its potential under the recent governmental transition to a democracy. Thus, it is a study in contrasts, both geographically and socially. It is not unusual to see a burro, laden with straw baskets, amble alongside a super highway, or a family in a ramshackle shack, with no plumbing, live side by side a five star resort. Wealth and poverty, beauty and squalor, modern technology and ancient customs, mountains and deserts, abundant wildlife and isolated beaches all provide a paradox of contradictions. But, it is also this unevenness that makes Mexico such a rare treasure and a fascinating country to explore.
Mexican cruises concentrate on the ports of this vast, diverse country that lie on the west coast along the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco all serve as ports of embarkation, which makes this an excellent cruise choice for those living on the west coast, looking for a convenient getaway. Cruises vary in length from 3 – 10 nights and include both round trip and point to point itineraries.
There are basically two types of Mexico cruise:
Baja: Typically these 3 or 4 night cruise getaways are round trip from Los Angeles or San Diego. They traverse the California coast to the southernmost point of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Depending on your departure point, ports of call are San Diego, CA, Catalina Island, CA, Ensenada, Mexico and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Mexican Riviera: Cruises of this type depart most often from Los Angeles and San Diego, but also from San Francisco. They are 7–10 night cruises that follow both round trip and one way itineraries. The cruise will not only include one or more of the ports of call from a Baja cruise, but will also offer the opportunity to explore such ports as Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo and Acapulco.
If you are interested in exploring a diverse culture and enjoy sun, sand and surf as well as sports, history, dance and music, you will love Mexico.