In the eyes of many, Cancun is one of the most expensive and luxurious Mexican tourist destinations. Although it is a cosmopolitan city full of glamor, there are ways to get to know this wonderful site of the Mexican Caribbean without having to spend large amounts of money. Here are five tips to take care of your economy during your trip to Cancun:
1. Stay in downtown Cancun
The hotels in downtown Cancun are usually much cheaper than those located in the Hotel Zone. This area of the city is safe and offers several options to buy handicrafts and souvenirs. Another advantage is that there is located the bus terminal in case you want to know Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya on your own. In addition, you can easily move to public access to beaches thanks to urban trucks, which pass frequently and provide service 24 hours.
2. Eat in traditional food establishments
Not all restaurants in Cancun are exclusive and expensive. There are several establishments with affordable prices, mostly specialized in Mexican food from the different states of the republic, since the city is made up of people from all over the country. The majority is concentrated in the Park of Las Palapas and its surroundings, in the downtown area.
3. Book hotels with kitchens or kitchens
If you travel as a family or as a group, preparing your own food is a very wise way to save. The hotels with villas, condominiums and apartments are located both in the center and in the Hotel Zone so that you can choose the one that best suits you and fits your budget. Reaching supermarkets is not a problem, since access to the most prestigious chains is easy through public transport.
4. Acquire your trip in advance
Like all goods and services, tourism is governed by the law of supply and demand of the market. If you plan your trip by anticipating some months you will not only get the most out of your time when you arrive at the destination, but you will also find flight rates and hotel rooms at cheaper prices.
5. Search and take advantage of the offers
Many hotels launch last-minute offers in order to close the season with a flourish. Check the websites of online travel agencies frequently and compare the hotels in your catalog. You will surely find the promotion you’ve been waiting for so long!