To avid surfers, Hawaii may be the ideal location, but Mexico also offers a variety of suitable places to catch waves without breaking the bank.
Flights can be very costly, but there are a variety of channels to explore when looking for inexpensive ways to travel. For example, there are many websites that offer inexpensive flights to Mexico depending on the time and route of travel. It is also important to explore available packages when trying to save money or when traveling on a budget. Many websites or airlines will offer customers package deals that include cheap flights and destination accommodations.
Mexico has a lot of great places to stay at reasonable prices. The Mayan Palace has a variety of locations in Mexico: Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Puerto Penasco, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and Mazatlan. All six exotic locations are essentially resorts with a variety of activities available for guests. Guests can go fishing, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, or walking along the beach. The resorts also offer luxurious spa and fitness center services. The Puerto Penasco, Acapulco, Riviera Maya, and Nuevo Vallarta locations offer access to the Vidanta Golf Courses. A variety of room options are available ranging from a master room to a suite to a master suite. Call The Mayan Palace directly at 1.800.292.9446 for reservations and detailed price listings, as well as for tee times. Another way to find inexpensive lodging is to look for vacation packages. These vacation packages often include cheaper hotel rates as well as discounts on activities and dining. Your final cost of accommodation is largely dependent on you: your taste, your comfort level, and how much you are willing to spend.
Those interested in learning how to surf can take surf lessons from the Mexico Surf School in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. This unique school doesn’t only teach its students to surf, but it also teaches its students Spanish, as well as how to cook. Adding to its uniqueness is the fact that the surf school doubles as a lodging accommodation. The Villa is an ocean front home over looking the ocean, and the four master suites open up to an infinity swimming pool. The Villa is meant to make guests feel as if they are truly at home. Amenities include terraces, Satellite TV, DVD, wireless Internet, a two car garage, laundry facilities, and a BBQ grill. A week at the Mexican Surf School will include private surf lessons from an instructor, private Spanish language lessons, and Mexican cooking classes in a theater style kitchen in a Mexican villa. One week starts at $1,295 per person. Rancho Pescadero is a hotel that also offers surf lessons. One hour of beginner’s surf lessons cost $75 and 2 hours cost $120. Three days of surf lessons for one hour each costs $200 per person per day, and three days of surf lessons for two hours each costs $300 per person per day.
Buying food while on vacation is one of the most expensive parts of any vacation. The best way to avoid spending too much on food is to forego the fancy sit down restaurants in favor of local street food. Tostadas de Coyoacan is located in the middle of the Coyoacan market, and it primarily sells tostadas, which are deep fried corn tortillas with a variety of toppings including shrimp prepared with tomato and chili, chicken in a salsa, crab salad, pork, etc. Tostadas de Coyoacan is open daily from 9 am-7 pm. El Caguamo is the place for seafood. It is a small shack on a sidewalk in Mexico City, but it is considered to be the best place in the city for fresh seafood. It is open Monday-Saturday from 11 am-6 pm. El Huequito has been in business since 1959 serving some of the best tacos in Mexico City. The pork is slathered in a chili sauce, roasted on a revolving spit, and thinly sliced. Toppings are then added before the tortilla is rolled up. Known for its juicy meat and smoky aroma, El Huequito is one of the most popular places to eat in Mexico. It is open daily from 8 am-10 pm.
Most hotels near the beach will offer various equipment rental, but there is also the possibility of renting equipment from elsewhere for those who choose to do so. The Coral Reef Surf Shop provides surfboard rentals. Surfboard rental rates are $25 per day and $125 for a weekly rental. Weekly rentals come with two free additional days, and the boards can be delivered to any location for a fee.