Travelling the world on a budget is tough! And I’m not even being sarcastic. Sure, it’s easy in small towns and budget-friendly cities but it can be a challenge the second you arrive at a popular tourist hot spot. It’s a challenge we experienced a lot in Mexico especially visiting places like Cabo, Cancun and even Puerto Vallarta. We try not to let this stop us from exploring these cities because we enjoy the task of finding cheap (and even free!) things to do so that we can share what we learn with other travellers. And since we’ve come to know this resort town quite well, here are 20 cheap things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Visiting popular beach destinations while on a tight budget can be challenging at times and we found this to be especially true in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The coastal town of Tulum may have been a tropical hippie getaway at one point but it’s beautiful blue beaches are a secret no more. The tourists have arrived. After a beautiful week in this former Mayan port, we’re sharing money-saving tips in our budget guide to Tulum for the beach lovers that ought to add this hotspot to the list.
Being a tourist automatically lines you up to get ripped off by every taxi in Mexico. Unfortunately, most cities have taxis operating without the digital meter system forcing you to rely on the driver’s quote for your fare. As a tourist, relying on a Mexican local to give you a fair price is like jumping over the fence at a zoo and expecting to cuddle with the lion. Basically, it ain’t happening. Read more
Our adventures in Mexico started in Cabo San Lucas and it wasn’t long before we realized how expensive of a tourist destination it is. Everywhere you go, there are vendors trying to sell you all sorts of tours that can cost over $100. While we won’t argue that they’re offering amazing experiences (zip-lining, ATV tours, dolphin encounters, etc), we can say that they were well over our budget. Read more
Cabo San Lucas is a great destination in Mexico but being such a big stop for tourists, it can be more expensive than being at home. Here’s how we managed to eat and sleep for cheap without making any sacrifices.