When thinking about vacations in Cancun, many people believe it is an expensive destination. However, there are many options if you're looking for some budget vacations. There are many hotel deals that you can find during the low season. Also, you can find many activities and restaurants that are not so expensive.
Try to avoid both August and December, since many Mexicans plan their vacations during these months and hotels are usually more expensive. Here’s your travel guide for having some budget vacations in Cancun.
CANCUN BUDGET ACTIVITIES
1. Visit the archeological site of Tulum
Take a bus from the ADO that will take you to the archeological site of Tulum. Bus cost: $104 Mexican pesos (8usd approx.) one way at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15am (roundtrip $208 pesos, 18usd approx). Tulum entrance fee is $57 Mexican pesos (4usd approx). Schedule – Monday to Sunday 8am – 5pm.
2. Visit Playa del Carmen
Take a bus from the ADO and visit the famous 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen a cosmopolitan village full of Mexican restaurants and Mexican Caribbean shops. Bus cost - $48 Mexican pesos (3usd approx.) one way. Schedule– every 30 minutes from 5 am to 11:30 pm.
3. Visit Playa Delfines in CancunAlso known as “El Mirador”, a “must walk beach” Playa delfines is the public beach most known in Cancun. Not recommended for swimming if you’re not an expert. This beach lacks the heavy crowds of the hotel area. Very accessible by bus, rental car or taxi.
4. Visit Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres
Located in front of Cancun, a perfect destination for a daytrip. Playa Norte is a great place to spend the day, which has shallow waters and stunning white sand. For having lunch we recommend you the several restaurants on the main avenue of this island. Ferry cost $17usd roundtrip every hour from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
5. Swim with turtles in Akumal
Akumal is home to many types of turtles. Enjoy a day in a different bay from those found in Cancun and Riviera Maya, perfect for snorkeling. Take a bus to Playa del Carmen ($48 Mexican pesos one way- 4usd approx.), then take a “colectivo” to Akumal, located on Calle 2 norte between Av. 15 and 20 ($30 Mexican pesos one way- 2usd approx).BUDGET RESTAURANTS IN CANCUN
Mayan Explore gives you a list of the best restaurants where locals go and are less expensive than those in Cancun Hotel Area.
1. 100% Natural
- One of the most famous restaurants for having breakfast. Sunyaxche Avenue Downtown. Ph. 884-3617
One of the most famous chain restaurants around Mexico. Plaza las Americas Downtown.
3. Rolandis Pizzeria
- A well known Italian restaurant amongst locals. Coba Avenue Downtown Cancun. Ph. 884-4047
4. Café Andrade
A classical mexican restaurant in Cancun Downtown. Plaza Las Avenidas Downtown Ph. 883-9067
5. El Cejas Seafood Restaurant
The most famous seafood restaurant in Downtown Cancun. SM 28 Downtown. Ph. 887-1080
For vacations in Cancun, you will find many options according to your budget. Mayan Explore can help you with many ideas in order to have the best vacation experience. If you are already comfortable and confident in working with your own travel consultant, please ask him to contact us. Your consultant will be compensated for all services and no mark-ups will be added.