We just found out our child is home from school for 16 days in December for Christmas/New Year's. We are thinking of flying to California for 1 week to visit with relatives and then flying to Mexico for 1 week to relax. We had thought of taking a cruise, but none of the itineraries offered met our needs. We would like to get a head start on planning since both airlines and hotels book quickly during the holidays.
We have been to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, but are unfamiliar with the beach resorts along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. So many to choose from ... Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Ixtapa, Acapulco. Our child is 9 years old and enjoys playing in the sand, ocean and pool. Husband would like to snorke. Wife wants to sunbathe and relax. Any pros/cons to these resort towns? Example ... proximity to the airport? Couple vs. family oriented? Just plain "crazy" during holidays?
Thanks ... East Coast Family