The sun and sand are calling your name! If you’re looking to explore, a European Plan option might be best for you.
In the Mexican Caribbean, you’ll find a wide selection of hotels falling into this category, from five-star luxury to popular chains, stylish boutique hotels, and beachfront locales. The majority of EP hotels in the region are huddled in some of the more tourist-heavy cities like Playa del Carmen and Cancun since several restaurants are sitting right outside the hotel doors. Others are located in more tucked-away destinations, such as Tulum, Mahahual, Bacalar, or Chetumal, or on islands like Cozumel, Holbox, and Isla Mujeres, where travelers can have a more local experience dining at outdoor markets or seaside eateries during their stay.
Savor Your Stay
Travelers who want to plan their own appetizing adventure may prefer booking a European Plan hotel, as they can pick and choose when and where they want to dine, making their stay in the Mexican Caribbean a more diverse culinary experience. Splurge on a fine dining experience in one of Cancun´s restaurants, overlooking the Nichupté lagoon.
Get the Perks
For those who prefer a pre-planned (and more pampered) experience, some EP hotels may offer package deals that include à la carte breakfast, dinners at the beach, or welcome cocktails at check-in. But for the most part, you’ll want to scout a few dining options in advance so you can try the area’s different culinary offerings and interact with the local culture, like in Maya Ka’an, a region located south of Tulum.
The idea here is to go with your own flow, whether that’s at more adventurous, off-the-beaten-path local joints or in the comfort of a hotel in an exciting city.