adapted from Travel Pulse
Mexico is the first place that comes to mind when clients are seeking a good value in travel. Besides simply getting an awful lot for your travel dollar, what make the country even more attractive to tourists is a long list of ways to enrich your vacation with authentic experiences and cultural immersion. Take some time to explore the land beyond the resort with an escorted tour to the country's many rich cultural attractions, natural resources and eco parks, and you'll find yourself coming back for more. Even the most discerning and experienced world wanderers will find much to explore throughout the country.
From all-inclusive resorts to value-added vacation packages, Mexico is one of the most affordable destinations to travel to.
All-inclusive resorts, located throughout the country from Cabo to Cancun, provide travelers with unbelievable value, bundling everything from accommodation costs to food, beverages and a wide range of activities into one budget-friendly price. While reveling in all the inclusions of these types of resort stays, not feeling the pinch of the pocketbook while on vacation is a good reason why these types of getaways continue to be popular.
Vacation packages are another way that travelers can make an affordable destination even easier on the wallet. Book flights, hotels, rental cars and tours with one provider and your vacation is worry-free and budget-friendly.
New mega resorts such as Hotel Xcaret which opened it's doors in 2017, are offering guests an all-inclusive vacation that offers even more. The massive jungle compound recently voted one of Time Magazines "World's Greatest Places 2018," is located on the coast of the Riviera Maya that is home to the Xcaret Park. Resort guests guests have entry to all of Experiencias Xcaret's theme parks included in the room rate, meaning guests have full access, from transportation to entry to dining within the resort and all 5 parks.
Gateways to Mexico are springing up around the U.S. on an almost weekly basis as airlines realize the country’s potential to drive travelers to the destination. In 2019, it’s going to be even easier to reach popular places such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo.
Mexican food tastes better in Mexico. The food may be familiar to most Americans, but there’s something of a “hometown advantage” when it comes to sampling Mexican flavors—whether it’s street tacos or tequila—in the country of its origin.
There are so many different cuisines to explore in the country as well. Each region has its own signature dishes all with vibrant tastes and there are so many iconic dishes to choose from such as mole, pozole, chilaquiles, carne asada, elote, enchiladas and more.
Culture and Authenticity
Those looking for an experiential vacation will find satisfaction in Mexico. The country is home to some of the world’s most impressive ruins. Additionally, the country is home to 35 world heritage sites that protect and preserve stunning historical cities and ecological regions. The sites span the country from those in bustling city centers such as Xochimilco in Mexico City to the far reaches of the jungle in Campeche.
A Wide Range of Experiences
There is so much to do in Mexico. Those who are looking for a beach vacation can hunker down in any number of mega-resorts or travel to secluded, sun-drenched beaches on impossibly blue shores.
Not far from resort-style relaxation, adventure also awaits. Travelers seeking an adrenaline rush do not have to do much digging. There are lush eco-parks such as Xcaret that offer ziplines, bungee jumps and underwater adventures as well as opportunities for mountain climbing, repelling, trekking and more.
No matter where you are in Mexico, the local people are welcoming and friendly. Travelers will find the Mexican people are always willing to help with directions or information—even for non-Spanish-speaking visitors. The friendliness of locals is one of the long-lasting impressions of the country that sticks with many visitors long after they’ve returned home.
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Brenda Ajay is a travel adviser and travel writer based in Central Pennsylvania. She specializes in family and luxury travel.
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