Vacation Well: Top 10 Resorts in Mexico for Active Travellers

by Emese Graham

Find the perfect resort in Mexico for your healthy vacation! Flight Centre’s Travel Experts list their favourite resorts for enjoying yoga, spa treatments, water sports, cycling, golfing, dance classes, meditation, and healthy cuisine.

You’d rather slip on a pair of diving flippers than flop on a beach somewhere. You like to stand up paddle before every sit-down meal. You think it’s better to scuba than snooze; better to unwind with a vinyasa than a vodka; and much, much better to live life to the fullest than not.

We hear you, loud and clear! For active travellers, vacationing is less about relaxing and more about making time to do the things you love. If that sounds like your kind of holiday, bring that beach bod over to our favourite resorts in Mexico for an action-packed getaway:

Active Traveller? Here Are Mexico’s Best Resorts for Wellness Vacations


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1. Beloved Playa Mujeres, Cancun

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A Typical Day: Wake up to an endless canvas of blue just beyond your bedroom window. Join in on the athletic activity of the day, then put on a fresh change of clothes for your tee-off time. Wind down with a restorative hydrotherapy circuit at The Beloved Spa, followed by a flavourful healthy dinner at Le Bisou.

2. Andaz Mayakoba, Playa Del Carmen

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A Typical Day: Start your morning with a scenic walk through one of the vibrant nature trails on the resort before a scrumptious breakfast. Then, take your pick of a casual tennis match or a fun archery lesson. After fueling up on a nutritious, locally-sourced lunch, you’ll still have plenty of time to catch a warm breeze for kite-surfing.

3. Hotel Xcaret, Riviera Maya

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A Typical Day: At this Mexican-owned All-Fun Inclusive® resort, it’s impossible for any two days to look the same. And since your stay includes full access to all 7 of the Xcaret parks, this is definitely one property worth repeating. Spend your time bouncing between zip-line courses, coral reef aquariums, bike trails, off-roaders, and even paddling down “lava” rivers!

4. Grand at Moon Palace, Cancun

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A Typical Day: The entire family can play all day at Grand Moon Palace. Why not start by splashing around the multi-coloured water park? Then, dry off in the sun and grab a few bikes to spin around The Grand. If you fancy, book an exciting snorkelling adventure or finish off a perfect day with a little competition in the bowling alley.

5. Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya

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A Typical Day: Start slow and easy with a guided yoga practice; it’s only going to get more rock’n’roll from here. Squeeze in some high-paced beach soccer before cooling off with some epic playtime at Rockaway Bay Waterpark (with slides designed for both the young and young at heart). Reserve your tee time at the nearby Robert von Hagge 18-hole championship golf course, then top it off with a rhythm and motion treatment at Rock Spa®. This is the life.

6. El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya

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A Typical Day: Wake up inside Mexico’s only overwater bungalows… nope, you’re not dreaming. You and your boo have a full day ahead of aqua aerobics, latin dance classes, water volleyball, ocean safaris, and even parasailing. Don’t forget, every meal in between is Gourmet Inclusive®.

7. Panama Jack Resort, Playa Del Carmen

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A Typical Day: There’s no need to fall off the Zumba wagon – beachfront classes are the perfect way to start your day at Panama Jack. Unless of course, you prefer spin class or weight training. Either way, next, you’ll want to take your pick of the three outstanding golf courses just around the corner. After a sunny 18-holes, you can wind down with some laps around the tranquil rooftop pool.

8. Petit LaFitte, Playa Del Carmen


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A Typical Day: This locally-owned boutique resort offers the perfect low-maintenance experience for wellness travel. After a filling and flavourful breakfast, enjoy a beautiful jog along the water. Then, head to the Shala for your guided yoga session with worldly and experienced teachers. Next, choose between a nearby excursion hand-picked by your Travel Expert or an enlightening session in Petit LaFitte’s traditional Temazcal. Finally, kick back in your picture-perfect rustic ocean-front cabaña.

9. Amansala Resort Hotel, Riviera Maya


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A Typical Day: Depending on which fitness vacation you chose for your stay at this gorgeous retreat, your day could be filled with meditation and immune-boosting foods, yoga and off-campus adventures, or a full-throttle boot camp! However you customize your experience at this wellness resorts, you’ll be picking up new friends and new healthy habits every day.

10. Chable Yucatan, Yucatan


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A Typical Day: Ah, let’s see. Shall you start your day off right with a session in the cutting-edge fitness centre or a game of tennis? Afterwards, how about some guided yoga? After fueling up at Wellness Restaurant, you can work up a sweat playing the back nine, then treat yourself to something off of the unique spa menu, like a floatation massage or rejuvenating lymph draining.


Ready to get moving? Plan your active adventure with a Travel Expert beside you every step of the way.