Avanti Travel Insurance blog

7 Jan

Mexico on a Budget

Castillo de Chapultepec Mirador by echelonbaxter@ymail.com

Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico

Saving Cash and Still Having a Great Time

A trip to Mexico doesn’t need to cost the earth if you make some savvy decisions before and after your stay.

Mexico is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with millions of tourists visiting each year. As an area becomes popular though, its prices can often rise – whether that’s for hotels, eating out or local attractions. Mexico is no different, with plenty of tourists paying more than they need to. So how can you holiday in this wonderful country and keep costs down? Well, read on to find out.

Pick The Right Time To Go

Firstly, think about when you want to travel. The summer, and the school holiday season in particular, is notoriously expensive for tourists. Travelling during the quieter off season will allow you to stay in exactly the same place you wanted to originally, but at a fraction of the cost. You’ll find that flights are cheaper too.

Try Something New

You should look around for some hotels that are cheaper than the big resorts. Bed and breakfasts are now just as modern and comfortable as their big name counterparts – and are often a lot more reasonably priced. Self-catering options like the Casa Roxanna Bungalows are also easier on the wallet and allow you to cook up something delicious using local ingredients.

Try Some Street Eats

Eating out can be very expensive, especially in tourist-centric areas. Mexico is famous all over the world for its street food, so why not eat out for cheap at a market? Called antojitos, meaning ‘little cravings’, it’s part of Mexico’s rich culinary heritage. You’ll be able to sample tacos, tostadas, chalupa and quesadillas – along with hundreds of other varieties. Packed full of flavour and made with love by the locals, you’ll never want to eat anything else in Mexico again.

Take In Some Of The Scenery

Don’t want to fork out and spend ages in a queue at one of the big tourist attractions? Well, see what you can do for free! Mexico is full of incredible scenery, much of which can be discovered on foot. Chapultepec Park is one of the most impressive city parks in the world, and is the perfect location for an afternoon stroll. The Zócalo is home to the Templo Mayor and the Palacio Nacional, as well as being in close proximity to one of Mexico City’s most beautiful cathedrals, La Catedral Metropolitana. Or if you want to get in touch with nature, why not visit one of Mexico’s 30 active volcanoes? Just don’t get too close!

Don’t Forget Your Insurance!

If you’re travelling on a budget, it can be all too tempting to skip getting insured. However, you could find yourself seriously out of pocket if you don’t. Medical costs, along with loss of property and any last minute cancellations, could end up costing you a fortune. Our worldwide travel insurance won’t break the bank, but it will protect you against unexpected costs you may face while travelling. Terms and conditions apply.

A Small Budget Is No Obstacle

So there you have it – your guide to visiting Mexico on a tight budget! As you can see, it is possible. You just need to be flexible with when it comes to when you travel and where you stay, and be open to new ways of spending your time. Providing you’re open minded and adaptable, there’s no reason why a trip to this stunning country needs to cost the earth.

Photo by echelonbaxter@ymail.com

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