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5 Cheapest Places to Go for Spring Break in Mexico This Year

If you’re headed to one of the most popular destinations in the world for spring break—yes, it’s Mexico—then check out these cheap Mexico vacations before you book.

Cheap Mexico Vacations for Spring Break This Year

According to flight deal booking site Fareness, the average round-trip airfare to go to Mexico over spring break this year is $396, and I’ve listed the five cheapest average prices from the U.S. with March to May travel dates. From typical spring break beach destinations to a cultural capital, here are the most affordable Mexico spring break options this year.

Mexico City

[st_content_ad]According to the cheapest month to go is May. Discover the city’s historical epicenter and museums, or take a day trip to the famous Xochimilco floating river boats you’ve seen on Instagram.

Average Round-Trip Fare: $351

Where to Stay: Fiesta Inn Centro Historico is the perfect location for first-timers to Mexico City. This city-center location has rates starting at $73 per night for a spring break in Mexico.


The cheapest month to go is in March, according to Come for the nearby agave fields in Tequila, stay for the mariachi music.

Average Round-Trip Fare: $354

Where to Stay: NH Collection Guadalajara Centro Historico is located downtown, complete with a rooftop terrace and a low nightly rate starting at $54 in spring.


Whether you’re headed to the famous CocoBongo or adventuring to a nearby cenote, Cancun is a great beach destination for spring break in Mexico. Located on the Caribbean side of the peninsula, it’s famous for its Cancun-blue waters and calmer beaches.

Average Round-Trip Fare: $368

Where to Stay: Oh! By Oasis is a great deal on a budget, at $71 per night with an exceptional pool and grounds, perfect for spring break in Cancun.

Los Cabos

About 20 minutes from the spring break mecca of Cabo de San Lucas is San Jose del Cabo and the main international airport. Depending on what kind of spring break you’re looking for, head to Cabo de San Lucas for nightlife and the college crowd, or San Jose del Cabo for a more relaxing spring break in Mexico.

Average Round-Trip Fare: $411

Where to Stay: Marisol Boutique Hotel is a family-run hotel located in the Hotel Zone in San Jose del Cabo, just a three-minute walk to the beach, plus rates start at only $59 per night.

Puerto Vallarta

The Pacific Ocean resort town is popular for college-aged spring breakers, but if you go outside of the main spring break weeks, you can find additional savings and more laid-back vibes. Use this as home base to explore nearby offerings like the Marietas Islands (home to the famous Hidden Beach) and the smaller beach town of Bucerias, which means “the place of divers.”

Average Round-Trip Fare: $420

Where to Stay: Hotel Posada de Roger is located in downtown and is an affordable option for spring break in Mexico with rates starting at $34 per night.

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Editor’s Note: Hotel prices were derived from random date searches during March to May 2018 on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is SmarterTravel’s parent company.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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