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If you’re heading to Mexico for a trip, why not turn the experience into a luxury vacation? The American dollar stretches quite a bit further south of the border, so you’ll be able to get a higher exchange rate for your money and access to higher-end amenities during your stay. In this guide, you’ll learn how you can turn your trip to Mexico into a luxury vacation in just a few simple steps.

Always Have a Plan

As with any travel destination, having a plan in place can help you avoid unwanted costs and keep your trip on track to conclude on time. You don’t want to miss a flight due to poor planning! Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a few weeks, a good travel plan is a must.

Let’s say you want to turn your casual trip to Mexico into a luxury vacation; where do you start? When you’re booking hotels, don’t be afraid to spend a little extra on a five-star resort. Even at 5-stars, hotels in Mexico will be much more affordable than in the States. You’ll be able to book a 5-star hotel in Mexico City for just $219/night (or more, depending on which hotel and where you’re situated).

Once you’ve booked your hotel, you’ll want to decide what to spend your time doing. Whether it’s visiting the spa for some much-needed pampering or living it up in Mexico City’s nightclub scene, there is plenty to do in Mexico’s big cities.

Try a Small Beach Town

Luxury vacations don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, Mexico is home to dozens of beautiful resorts and coastal towns/cities that offer more affordable pricing than their more popular counterparts (like Cancun). Tulum, for example, is a coastal town located on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, in the heart of the Carribean Sea.

You can find affordable vacation rentals in Tulum, which offer a stunning view of the ocean and enough sunshine to lighten anyone’s day. The best part about Tulum is that it’s a smaller ocean city, with a population of only about 18,000 people. You can relax in the sun without the hustle and bustle of a bigger city, and without breaking the bank.

Don’t Forget the Food!

What would a trip to Mexico be without experiencing the finest in Mexican cuisine? Mexico City is home to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the country, like La Casa Gastronomica and Zefiro. Don’t forget to add some luxury dining to your trip to make it that much more memorable.

Oaxaca has long been known as a culinary destination for casual visitors and vacationers alike. Oaxaca has a culturally diverse population and has even more diverse food choices, a lot to offer visitors. Ever tried a fried grasshopper? Chapulines certainly aren’t your average snack, but they’re tastier than they sound!

While you’re in Oaxaca, check out its architectural wonders as well; from colonial-era buildings crafted from green volcanic stone which reflect eerily in the moonlight, to the famed Templo de Santo Domingo Church.


You can’t put “luxury” and “Mexico” in the same sentence without at least mentioning the famed Mexican city of Cancun. This city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is something of a legend; loaded with luxury resorts and hotels, beaches, and everything you could possibly want from a trip to the gorgeous coastlines that Mexico has to offer.

Cancun is one of the most popular travel destinations in the country, complete with everything that makes Mexico...well, Mexico. Rich culture, vibrant beaches and oceanviews, a diverse population, excellent food, and, of course, the famed Mayan ruins that dot the countryside.

If you’re going to visit Cancun, you’ll want to book one of its famous luxury hotel rooms for a stunning view of both the city and the Carribean. After all, this coastal city is as much a luxury destination as it is a casual getaway.


Traveling to Mexico offers many opportunities to experience a country rich in history, culture, and stunning coastal beach towns. Whether you’re headed to Mexico for business or just a quick getaway trip, turning your venture into a luxury vacation will leave you with a sense of relaxation hardly matched anywhere else. With some of the world’s best seaside resorts and culturally-diverse populations, Mexico is truly the ultimate travel destination for casual seekers and vacationers alike.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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