Mexico is synonymous with fun, and all US residents as well as people from all over the world have considered a Mexican vacation at least once in their lifetime! But then, being the vacationer’s paradise that it is, Mexico almost always draws visitors more than once. Be it delectable local cuisine for the foodies, Mayan ruins for the history buffs, gorgeous beaches for the lovers of the sun-and-sand, or a vibrant nightlife for the party goers—Mexico offers plenty of options for all travelers. That is the major reason why Mexican vacations are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people head to this interesting land.
If you are looking for a fun, affordable holiday in Mexico, then you are most probably thinking about opting for all-inclusive Mexican vacations. This is an excellent choice, as it offers a no-hassle holiday for you, with all payments like airfare, accommodation, and activities taken care of well in advance which helps you stick to your budget. However, if you aren’t smart about it, there are chances of nasty surprises popping up during your vacation, which may dampen your mood and ruin the entire holiday. To minimize the risk of unpleasant things such as hidden expenses and last-minute costs hampering your vacation, we recommend doing a fair bit of research beforehand. To make it easier for you, here’s a list of tips and factors that you need to keep in mind while booking all-inclusive Mexican vacations.
- List out your specific requirements: For your all-inclusive Mexican vacations, it is important that you know what exactly you want and what would suit you the best. ‘All-inclusive’ usually translates to a package that covers your hotel stay, airfare, meals, drinks, entertainment/events in the hotel, and access to hotel facilities like the pool or gym. Choosing a package that includes things that suit you would be better than paying for services or activities that you would not even be going for. For example, if you are traveling with children, check for child-friendly hotels and activities, and if you are on a romantic escape, adults-only accommodations will be the perfect choice for you.
- Read the fine print: Take your time to check what is included in the package and for hidden charges. A lot of times, travelers find themselves in distress as hidden costs and unexpected charges crop up at the last minute, after thinking that everything has been paid. Make sure that whatever has been promised to you is really included in the package price for your all-inclusive Mexican vacations. Specifically, check the outings and activities that are offered by the hotel/resort you will be staying in and whether they are included in the price or not. This is because most resorts aren’t ‘all-inclusive’ in the true sense. If you plan to spend a lot of time trying out activities at different places, find out if your resort is located close to activity options and if shuttle services are complimentary. Otherwise, you either might end up spending a lot on taxis, or have to compromise by leaving out places that you wanted to visit. Also, check what drinks are included, as you might be expecting your favorite brand but the package actually meant local wine.
- Keep flexible dates in mind: It always helps if you are not fixed on particular dates for your travel. Being flexible about booking all-inclusive Mexican vacations means that you can pick the lowest priced ones, or great deals because you are traveling off-season. Remember that summer prices are always lesser because of the Mexican heat, as well as during hurricane season (June-November). If you are okay with risking a chance of your trip getting cancelled due to weather circumstances, you might get a really good deal. To ensure that it isn’t an entire loss for you, choose to buy travel insurance for your off-season Mexico travel. In addition, you can enquire if your hotel has a hurricane guarantee.