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 the 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.