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.
Oh Chiapas. This central state in Mexico is one that caught us by surprise when we saw there was more to see and do than we would have time for. Between the crystal blue waters at Agua Azul, the ancient ruins of Palenque and Montebello National Park, Chiapas certainly makes it hard to choose for indecisive travellers like us. In the end, we settled on visiting the Sumidero Canyon near Chiapa de Corzo and had no regrets. But we definitely learned a thing or two along the way…
A few days into our visit to Oaxaca, we knew we were going to be extending our stay – again. This has happened to us often here in Mexico because it doesn’t take long to realize there is SO much to do in this country. One of the highlights in Oaxaca was our trip to Monte Alban and I think we enjoyed it so much because we decided to go on our own. So for those wondering how to get to Monte Alban without a tour, it’s easy, affordable and today we’re sharing all we know.
When we first set off for our travels through Mexico, we had never even heard of Mazunte. Thanks to a couple of people that we crossed paths with on our crazy journey, we decided to spend a couple of days at this hidden paradise. Let’s just say Mazunte completely blew us away and is one of the highlights from our 6 months in Mexico. As much as we would love to keep this place a secret, we’re sharing a guide to Mazunte and hope you’ll decide to experience this gem along the coast of Oaxaca.
Our visit to one of Mexico’s top surf towns turned out better than we had expected. Even though we don’t surf, Puerto Escondido had great beaches and a laid-back feel that had us staying longer than we had originally planned. So, what to do in a surf town when you’re not a surfer? We’ve rounded up 10 fun and affordable things to do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Read more
The first time I looked at a map of Mexico City, I felt overwhelmed to say the least. The city is big, crowded and chaotic but once you dare to step out and explore, it won’t take long to discover there is magic in the mayhem. For those planning a visit, or simply looking for that extra nudge before booking a flight, we’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest things to do in Mexico City that will help you discover the Mexican capital. Read more