Mexico — Highlights Just for the Dads

When it comes to family travel there’s always a lot of talk about what activities, food, and amenities are available in-destination for the kids. But with Father’s Day fast approaching, Sunwing Vacations would like to take some time to mention some activities just for dad during a Mexico getaway. Stuck on a gift idea? If dad has the travel bug why not get contribute to an excursion you think he would love for your next vacation. If you haven’t started planning a trip yet, a Mexico travel guide with some of the highlights you think he loved is a personal touch that shows how well you know your pops.

Swing Away

Golf clubs and paraphernalia are Father’s Day staples for a good reason, but what could be better than spending some time on the green with the sound of the waves and a gentle tropical breeze? In Mexico there are over 160 golf courses and many golf tournaments, including the 2015 OHL Classic, have been held on the country’s impressive courses. In Cancun you’ll find the PGA Tour favourite El Tinto Golf Club and the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Course, both designed by Nick Price. For a course with a view, the oceanfront Estrella del Mar is one of the most scenic greens designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Get in touch with history

For the fathers who prefer to spend their days learning about cultures and histories of the places they visit, dads are sure to love all the tours and sites in Mexico. In total, the country has 10 cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage Cities including Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Queretaro. Mayan history and ruins are a must-see, if he has already seen the famous Chichen Itza, take the history-buff to Tulum. This archaeological site combines Mayan architecture and an incredible view of the Caribbean Sea.

Cast a line

Where there are great beaches, fish can’t be too far away. Mexico has the perfect combination of an expansive coastline and inland rivers allowing sport fishing to be plentiful. With over 75 species all dad needs is a fishing rod and an easy-to-obtain permit to fish from a boat. While aboard a fishing tour dad can try to reel-in one of the big catches in the area like a swordfish, marlin, or tuna.

Relax in style

Spas aren’t just for moms. Many Mexico resorts have impressive spas right on-site so it’s easy to surprise dad with a massage. If he’s looking for the ultimate relaxing experience an authentic Mexican temascal steam bath involves incense, aromatic herbs, tea, and time for reflection.

Discover the Jungle

Mexico’s flora and fauna is something to be discovered and with just a dash of adrenaline you have an unforgettable experience. In areas like Cancun and Riviera Maya, there are ATV jungle and sand dune rides where a need-for-speed is combined with some of the most lush and scenic landscapes.

Sunwing offers a wide array of all-inclusive packages to Mexico including daily flights from Toronto and Montreal. With Sunwing’s award-winning Champagne Service, travellers are treated to complimentary glass of sparkling wine, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™, in-flight entertainment and a generous complimentary 23kg baggage allowance on select routes. For more information visit sunwing.ca or contact your local travel agent.