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How to travel cheaply in Mexico

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(CNBNewsnet)(May 30,2018)--There’s always been something very special about Mexico, which is why it’s remained a top choice for travelers from every corner of the globe. As a holiday destination, it offers a little something for everyone, and whether you’re a party animal looking for the ultimate in hedonism or a culture vulture looking to explore some Mayan ruins, Mexico offers it all. From traveling on a shoestring budget to those with a more socialite agenda, it may be time to look a little bit closer at the range of possibilities that Mexico has to offer for all bank balances.

Time your holiday

There’s a good chance that you’ve got the whole travel timings down already, but you might be amazed at the sheer number of people who accidentally book during school breaks or seasonal holidays. That’s why it’s vital that you do some research and look for the best times to visit Mexico. If you can get the timings right, then you may find that your flight costs are considerably less, and all because of a few days alteration to your schedule. Even the day that you book your flight on can drastically reduce the price, so always check out some of your key criteria when it comes to finding the best prices. For Mexico, one of the best times to travel is between April and December, giving you a huge window to take advantage of.

Use local travel sites

It may be easy to browse through the same old travel website that you always use, but in the digital age, you may be missing a few tricks right there. The seasoned travelers of the world already know to take advantage of the special offers that are available on the websites owned by companies who are in-country, and although it may require a little Google Translate activity, searching for keywords like ‘vuelos a Mazatlan’ rather than ‘flight to Mazatlan’ may yield some incredible bargains that you might have missed out on. In the age of the internet, it always pays to search around, and there’s no reason why you shouldn't be taking advantage of the same tricks as professional travelers.


Wander about


One of the best ways to travel Mexico on a budget is to avoid those busy areas. Don’t stick to the touristy excursions, and spend as little time on the coast as you can bear. Instead, head inland, where you’ll be able to take advantage of cheaper prices on everything from food to accommodation. The trick is to have a plan and stick to it, and not allow yourself to get sidetracked by the promise of the tourist traps.


Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, and with a little planning and a little patience, it doesn’t have to be the budget-busting holiday that you might have assumed. When the majority of your costs are going to be on flights, then that should always be your first research point, because the prices that the average traveler pays are not the same for those with a little foresight.