If you crave a warm, beach getaway, Mexico may be the spot for you to vacation! Long stretches of virgin beaches, white sand and coastal sunsets await, plus of course authentic Mexican food and margaritas! Enjoy the rich culture, history and opportunities for relaxation Mexico has to offer on your next HomeExchange holiday.
Chichen Itza, located in Yucatan State, was one of the largest Mayan civilizations. It is famous for El Castillo, the temple constructed in 900 CE. The pyramid was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and touring the remains of the city makes for a memorable day trip.
Our advice: Be prepared for the salespeople you will encounter while at this famous location. Souvenir stands are everywhere, offering everything from T-shirts to shot glasses. Bring some pesos and pick up a souvenir to remember your trip!
Cozumel, Mexico is one of the best places in the world to snorkel and dive. The crystal clear water provides visibility up to 200 feet, so you'll have a great view of the diverse aquatic life that makes their home in Cozumel waters. The south and southwestern parts of Cozumel are best and safest for snorkeling.
Our advice: Avid snorkelers should be aware the best time to visit Cozumel is March to June. This is when you have the best chance of calm water, pristine weather and better prices. Don't forget to pack a camera you can use underwater!
Bustling Mexico City offers plenty of things to do: visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, or an art museum, attend a tequila tasting, see the beautiful Chapultepec Castle and buy fresh fruit at an outdoor market. Let yourself be absorbed in the culture and all the beauty and fun it has to offer!
Our advice: Check out La Lagunilla, one of Mexico City's most famous open air markets. Every Sunday, you can find this market in the Morelos district and shop for clothes, vintage furniture, art and more. There are plenty of hidden gems to discover, as long as you can fit them in your suitcase!
Being flexible with your travel dates and destination will almost certainly save you money. Consult websites like KAYAK to compare flight prices and find out when the cheapest times to travel will be. Prices can vary widely based on date and which airport you fly into. If you can travel during the off season, consider doing so to beat the crowds and save some money.
For a cheap but absolutely unique and authentic vacation in Mexico, stay in a home exchange. With a home exchange, you can save up to 80% on your housing budget, staying as long as you like for the price of one night in a hotel. You'll also enjoy all the comforts and amenities of home, like a fully equipped kitchen, toys for your kids, and tips from locals about the best things to do.