Sometimes you don’t just want to get out of town when you’re heading on vacation; you want to get out of the country. And if there’s one place that Americans like to travel to more than anywhere else, it’s undoubtedly Mexico. From the food and the culture, to the stunning beaches, and even to the party atmosphere at some of the country’s best resorts, there’s just something for everyone south of the border.
But, here’s the thing about taking that Mexican vacation. It can often get quite expensive, especially if you’re unscrupulous about where you’re choosing to stay. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the best bargains to be had in the country. While these resorts aren’t the cream of the crop necessarily, they’re all certainly good to great in their own rights. There’s one thing that they all have in common, though: they’re incredibly affordable. Let’s check them out!
1. Casa Lecanda (Merida)
For a hotel that’s as beautiful as this one is, the nightly rate of $225 is an absolute steal!
2. Villas Carrizalillo (Puerto Escondido)
One of the best parts about staying at this hotel with rooms starting at $135 a night is a visit to its absolutely exquisite restaurant, Restuarante Espadin.
3. Hotel Casa Natalia (San Jose del Cabo)
Each room here has its own private terrace with hammock and incredible views, which makes the $182-a-night rate an absolute steal for the area.
4. Meson de Leyendas (Valle de Bravo)
With rooms that go for around $68 a night, you’ll have plenty of money left over to spend along the shores of Lake Avandaro.
5. Sotavento Hotel (Cancun)
Looking to visit Cancun without breaking your bank account? This wonderful hotel is an excellent place to rate shop.
6. Hotel 40 Canones (Majahual)
Located along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, there’s a lot to love here, most especially the $95 a night price tag and the beachside daybeds.
7. Posada el Moro (Puerto Morelos)
Only a few minutes away from the shore, staying at this $60-a-night B&B will yield a flexible budget for checking everything out nearby.
8. Edelmira Hotel (Guanajuato)
Modern and beautiful, this hotel is right near the UNESCO World Heritage site of San Miguel de Allende and offers rooms for around $105 a night.
9. Imperial Las Perlas (Cancun)
This property is well-known to budget travelers to Cancun, as it offers quite a bit of bang for your travelling dollar.
10. El Patio 77 (Mexico City)
Want to check out this country’s bustling capital city? Then why not stay at this converted colonial mansion for $135 a night?
11. Sonoran Sun Resort (Puerto Penasco)
Gorgeously appointed, clean and friendly, this is one of the best resorts in the area and also one of the least expensive.
12. Casa Luna Quebrada (San Miguel de Allende)
This bed and breakfast with 15 rooms is an ideal place to stay, particularly due to the fact that it’s $79 a night rooms are well below average for the area.
13. La Zebra Hotel (Tulum)
At $275 night, this is one of the more expensive hotels on this list, but when you stay there, you’ll feel like you’re paying more than twice that much.
14. Hotel Casa Turquesa (Cancun)
Comprised of only 29 suites, one can often book a stay here (with ocean views) for around $150 a night.
15. Hotel Lagunita (Yelapa)
Sitting along the Bay of Banderas, this hotel will give you a feel for the classic Mexican lifestyle at only $70 a night.
16. Tesoro Ixtapa (Ixtapa)
The cheap rate for this hotel shows a little bit, however you’re certain not to care once you see how beautiful the property and the beach are…
17. Hotel Sayulita (Sayulita)
This totally unique hotel is perfect for the music fan, as it features rooms themed after different rock-and-roll acts. Rooms start at around $60 a night.
18. Hotel Na Balam (Isla Mujeres)
This lovely and small beachside resort has just over 30 rooms and typically has rates starting at around $105.
19. The Hotelito (Todos Santos)
This small bed and breakfast is always a joy to those who stay there, and one needs only pay $125 a night for the privilege.
20. Mesones Sacristia de la Compania (Puebla)
This gorgeous old building has some truly lovely and authentic rooms, which can be yours to stay in for around $75 a night.