Going on a beach vacation can be bad to your pocketbook so while the ocean relieves your stress you could be getting it back in a couple of months when you see the bills for the money you spent. The good news is that you do not have to spend all that much money to have the vacation of a lifetime. Mexico gives you a chance to have some of the best times at a fraction you would pay for other places in the Caribbean and in some cases for a tenth of what you would pay in Europe. So how can you save on such a great vacation? Let's look at some of the best options that you have.
Where To Go
Most of the advertisements for Mexico beach vacations are for places like Cancun, and while you should see Cancun you have cheaper options. If you want to stay in the Riviera Maya you could go to Playa del Carmen or Tulum. The beaches are very similar and both places make it easier to relax. You can also head to Costa Esmeralda which is in the state of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. The pacific coast also has plenty of great choices at a fraction of the price, especially in the state of Oaxaca which has a long coast line in the Pacific Ocean. Tabasco and Yucatan are great choices for beach goers who want to stay in the Gulf's coast.
No matter which of those places you choose to visit you can usually find great lodging options for less than 30 dollars a night. The reason such prices are possible is the exchange rate is very favorable to you at the moment. You should not expect to get a room at a huge resort, but comfortable clean rooms with internet access are definitely possible if you look once you arrive. The trick to getting such great prices is to look when you get there as opposed to making reservations online and never traveling during Easter and the December holiday season. If you do not mind camping on the beach you could get a camping spot for 5 dollars a night.
Food is one of the things where you can save a lot of money when you travel to a Mexico. A lot of people will tell you not to eat at the cheap places, but all those people may still think that Taco Bell is real Mexican food. You do have to be careful where you eat, but the trick is to go to the place that has the most people in it. The locals know where to go so follow them and you will be eating great meals for less than you ever thought possible. Comida corrida averages between 3-4 dollars and it includes soup, rice, main course and a drink. Some street food like gorditas can be less than a dollar and leave you satisfied. So head to the many Mexico Beach destinations and be pampered for a fraction of the price.