When Cancun and Riviera Maya are brought up to any conversation, it’s impossible not to talk about the huge and amazing resorts and hotel developments, the theme and water parks, the stunning turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea where catamarans, yachts and other boats sail every day. Of course, there are other attractions like cenotes (sinkholes), the jungle and the Mayan ruins. Therefore, the belief that to have access to these tourist destinations requires a big budget is very popular.
Another important factor in the perception of Cancun and Riviera Maya as expensive destinations, especially for Latin tourists, is that the economy in this region is dollar based. Most tourist services and products in the Mexican Caribbean are paid in dollars. Although, while on site, it is always possible to pay in national currency (Mexican peso). The large flow of foreign tourists, especially from the United States, since the first day of its foundation is one of the main reasons for Cancun’s economy to be dollar based. Even for travelers from the USA or other countries, this is also an important factor. Many other destinations in Mexico are cheaper because of more favorable currency rates. Paying in Mexican pesos helps a lot in that regard.
Despite this situation, you still can make a trip to the Mexican Caribbean without asking for a second mortgage. This is possible if you pay attention to some important factors we’ll talk about next.
First of all, the season when you are traveling is one of the main factors to have an impact on the prices of products and services in a beach destination such as Cancun and Riviera Maya. Usually, the months of September and October are those when you can find the best prices in the year. On the other hand, summer (May to August) and holidays (November to December) are the most expensive.
Some other important recommendations when booking accommodation and flights in order to get the lowest prices are:
Following this recommendation will certainly be helpful to find a lower price.
Some other alternatives to achieve low-cost vacations in these destinations are the following:
Check out our travel itineraries:
CANCUN FOR NATURE LOVERS: Get ready for a 6 day trip to Cancun 😎! Relax on the beautiful beaches 🌴 ☀️, go on a birdwatching tour 🦜 🦉 🦅 & get close to the wildlife 🦇 🐊 🐢 in the Mexican Caribbean 🇲🇽.
CANCUN SEA ADVENTURE: Enjoy a 6-day trip to Cancun! Discover the wonders in the Caribbean Sea 🌊: the magic islands 🏖️, the reefs 🐬 🐚, the underwater treasures 🐡 🐠 & more ⛵.
JUNGLE ADVENTURE IN CANCUN: Get ready for a five-day trip to Cancun! Relax on the beautiful beaches 🏖️ and explore the jungle 🌳 while learning about the secrets of the Mayan civilization. 🏯
We propose an initial itinerary, but since we work tailor made and we are very flexible, you can configurate the program of your choice, by adding more excursions or a couple of extra days to relax at the resort. Checkout our catalog to learn more about the wonderful activities available in the region.