Cultural: £2,111, Journey Latin America


We asked three companies for their best offer on a trip to Mexico in May – a beach holiday, a cultural tour and an active escape. All prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Beach: £1,223, Thomson

Includes return Thomson flights from Gatwick to Cancun on 14 May, plus transfers and a week's all-inclusive at the Sensatori Resort Mexico. The hotel is located on the beach in Bahia Petempich, on the Riviera Maya, and has four swimming pools plus 24-hour dining (0871 230 2555;

Cultural: £2,111, Journey Latin America

This small group tour includes BA flights from Heathrow to Mexico City on 7 May, returning from Cancun to Gatwick. Plus 12 nights' B&B accommodation, most meals, and some excursions. Stops include Mérida, the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, and Playa del Carmen (020 8600 1881;

Active: £3,500, Wild Frontiers Travel

Includes return BA flights from Heathrow to Mexico City, departing 8 May, 11 nights' B&B accommodation, some meals and a guide. Activities include kayaking in the Sea of Cortez plus hiking around the Pacific coastline and alongside Copper Canyon (020 7736 3968;