The coastal regions of Mexico are home to miles of gorgeous white sand beaches and decadent ocean-front resorts. It is the perfect place to start planning your tropical family getaway or a personal quiet retreat. Relax on the beach and watch the waves crash, or get out in the water and show off your surfing skills. There are surfboard rentals and classes available to meet your needs, no matter your skill level.
Lodging and Transportation
In addition to offering phenomenal scenery and a host of outdoor activities, Cancun, Mexico, is known for its cheap but classy beach side accommodations. If you are traveling alone, consider staying in one of Cancun’s many low-cost dormitory style hostels. There is the Hostel Mayapan, with prices starting at $15.31 for dormitories and $32.54 for private rooms.
If you are traveling as a family, consider renting out a condo for a couple of weeks to save money and increase comfort. Three and four bedroom condos start at $90 per night, though prices are due to fluctuate. HomeAway is a great resource for finding budget friendly condos in Cancun.
Getting around in Cancun is easy. You can rent a car or a bike, or rely on public transportation. There are a variety of accessible and cheap taxi services throughout Cancun. There is also a variety of bus routes throughout the city with fares averaging about 3 to 6 pesos, or $0.20 to $0.40.
Surfing Lessons and Equipment Rentals
Learn to surf or improve your current skills. There are a variety of surf shops and professional teachers ready to help you tear up the waves. The 360 Surf School in Cancun has some of the best rated surfing lessons in the city. There prices start at $125 for a 90 minute private lesson. Or save money with the family package with a two hour lesson for $75 per person. They offer board rentals there as well, at $35 a day for short boards and $50 a day for long boards.
Restaurants and Shopping
After your done riding the waves and exploring all that Cancun has to offer, take a break at one of their many fabulous restaurants. Treat yourself to some of the freshest seafood you will ever taste at Fred’s House and Seafood Market. Or get some traditional style Mexican food at Calypso’s Mexican Restaurant.
Be sure to head downtown for a taste of Cancun consumerism, with a variety of local shops and artists selling handmade goods. There is also the La Isla Shopping Mall, a large outdoor mall with vendors ranging from American made goods to traditional Mexican crafts and stores.
Fred’s House and Seafood Market
360 Surf School