When you're looking for memorable experiences abroad, Cancun holidays are a dead cert to do the job for you, one of the finest trips you can make in all of Mexico and Central America. Providing alluring beaches punctuated by the inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this paradise is indeed the ultimate travel destination for many. Still, there's much more to see in Mexico than the sights on this peninsula alone. One of the lesser-known facts is that in a very real sense, even though you've come to see Cancun, you're also at a "gateway" to the numerous other vacation spots throughout this captivating country.
If you plan to depart from Cancun to visit nearby locations, you're in luck. For instance, driving north along the coastline will lead you to the Parque Natural Ría Lagartos (Ría Lagartos Natural Park) and if you drive a bit further, you can expect to find some of the most secluded beaches known to man. Inland cities such as Valladolid and Merida are not far off; each offering unique glimpses into the country's colorful past. If you're truly intrepid, there are a number of Mayan ruins to be found as well. The best way to encounter these is to ask a local tour guide or to research online before you depart.
Of course, you may choose to enjoy a whirlwind tour of inland Mexico. From Cancun, you can reach all of the ports and cities throughout the entire country. If you're keen on a bit of spice, why not visit the town of Tabasco, made famous by the sauce of the same name? From here, you can continue on to the port city of Veracruz-Llave before eventually arriving at Mexico City itself.
If you're wary about driving such long distances, the best way to reach every destination that Mexico has to offer is by booking a flight from Cancun International Airport. This hub serves all of the major urban centers in Mexico and chartered flights can take you to the more remote tourist destinations if you wish to truly absorb this amazing country.
In essence, your Cancun holidays can be even more enjoyable if you choose to broaden your horizons and explore more of Mexico. With agreeable exchange rates and a tourist-friendly attitude in most parts, what may have merely been a beach getaway can quickly become the vacation of a lifetime.
Cancun has lovely golden beaches lapped by the beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea and is the perfect climate for tourists wishing to have an amazing beach experience. What makes us reach for the brochures of nearer, less sunny, resorts is our belief that in this gloomy economy we cannot afford the great Cancun family getaway we really want. It does not have to be expensive though. As long as you are careful, a budget-friendly Cancun holiday is perfectly possible.
Your first step should be to choose a package in the right budget range. There are plenty of good but low budget holidays available.
Good timing is important. After Easter you will find most resorts reduce their prices quite considerably. It is a good idea, though, to avoid the jelly fish season, which is usually around the third week of April, if you plan to swim and do not wish to incur medical expenses!
Be aware that it is not usually necessary for a budget conscious family to spend their money on taxis. Cheap and safe public transport is usually readily available, as well as the often free services offered by the hotel or resort.
US dollars can be used in tourist areas throughout Mexico, but take pesos instead. This way, it would be easier for you to purchase souvenirs from the smaller stores who don’t accept foreign currencies. It would also be more convenient to pay the local instructors here if in case you’d want to rent surfboards.
When eating out of the resort you should avoid any restaurants that do not clearly show their prices on the menu, as such establishments may well over charge.
If you have considered going for a Cancun vacation in he past but been put off by the cost, perhaps now is the time to think again. With care you really can enjoy an exotic Mexican holiday for far less than you might imagine.
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