For decades, Mexico has been a top spring break destination. Thanks to the incredible weather, crystal-clear beaches, and many activities available, it is a place that offers something for every type of traveler.
All around the country, you will find family-friendly attractions and natural wonders that will capture your heart the moment you see them. But Mexico is a big country, so figuring out where to plan your vacation can be a bit confusing. But don’t worry – we’ve got your back! Here is a list of top spring break destinations in Mexico.
For Caribbean beach days, Cancun is definitely a dream destination. So it is not a surprise thousands of people swarm the tropical paradise every year. In Cancun, you will find some of the best off-the-beaten-track snorkeling spots. In fact, most travelers head to the resort city to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
If you love a good adrenaline rush, consider checking out Playa Chac Mool, where you can enjoy a more unique experience. While visiting Cancun, exploring its nearby archaeological sites is a must too. The impressive Chicken Itza, the pilgrimage place for the Maya, is as amazing in real life as in photos.
Those who don’t mind a day trip can also head to Tulum to see more of the magic. During spring, the weather in Cancun is humid, but there is little rain therefore, it is the perfect time for a visit.
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A showcase of how incredible is Los Cabos is the fact it is the most visited tourism destination in Mexico. There are many reasons why it has become a favorite choice for many adventurers. First of all – there are an array of activities available that seem to suit every type of traveler.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or a fun-filled getaway, both are possible in Los Cabos. The resort city is home to award-winning restaurants, fantastic golf courses, and stunning flora and fauna. One of the most incredible experiences you can have in Los Cabos is whale watching.
Every year between mid-December and early April, these gorgeous animals migrate from the Arctic to the Baja Peninsula. Finally, don’t forget to visit Medano Beach, which is perhaps the best in the area. In Los Cabos, swimming is not always possible because the waters can be too rough, but here that is not an issue.
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When it comes to the best spring break destinations in Mexico, you can’t overlook Puerto Vallarta. The popular resort is set on the Pacific coast of the country, so you may expect stunning nature and endless opportunities of having fun.
Zip-line through the jungle, watch the humpback whales and enjoy traditional cuisine that will make your taste buds do a happy dance – getting bored is impossible!
One of the many great things about Puerto Vallarta is its oceanfront promenade – the Malecon. Throughout the 1 mile walk, you will spot numerous art installations and vibrant street performances. Those who prefer a more active way of spending time can head to Los Muertos beach, where swimming, surfing, parasailing, boating, and other activities are available.
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Playa del Carmen
Visiting Playa Del Carmen during spring break is a good idea, even just to marvel at one of the new wonders of the world. Get a different perspective of Chicken Itza Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and enjoy its palm-lined beaches – it is not hard to see why Playa del Carmen is an excellent spring break destination.
A bucket-list-worthy experience you don’t want to miss is swimming at the famous cenotes. There are many natural underground swimming holes near Playa del Carmen, but the best is Cenote Azul. If you are certified, you may even explore it by diving.
Don’t forget to try traditional Mayan foods like tlauyuda. In some restaurants, those feeling adventurous may taste dishes made of grasshoppers.
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Travelers who wish to escape crowds during spring break won’t regret heading to Rocky Point, a small fishing village in Northern Mexico. The area is mostly known for its incredible shrimp. If you are a fan of seafood, you will be happy to know Rocky Point offers some of the best shrimps in the world, which, of course, are freshly caught.
But great food is not the only thing you get in the resort town. Make sure to include the hypnotizing Pinacate Reserve and the neighboring Grand Desierto de Altar Reserve in your itinerary. If you are looking for natural beauty, this is as good as it gets!
Marvel at the dune fields, rugged volcanic cones, and stunning wildlife. This part of Mexico is home to puma, sheep, and even Gila monsters.
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For this spring break, plan a vacation to Rosarito, which is known as a surfer’s paradise. Although it is just one hour away from the United States, it seems like a whole different planet. With some of the best sunsets in the world, incredible spas, and jaw-dropping wildlife, it is a travel destination that is hard to beat.
While you are there, have fun at its beaches, which feature a number of water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Rosarito also has many great hiking trails that award its visitors with spectacular vistas of the surrounding areas.
A highlight of the town is the Local Artisans Market, which includes dozens of shops that offers everything that a shopaholic could wish for – leather goods, beautiful clothing, jewelry, Talavera pottery, and so much more.
If you are a fan of cinema, don’t miss out on the opportunity of visiting Baja studios, which was built for Twentieth Century Fox’s ‘Titanic’. Currently, it is a production facility that has massive stages, dressing rooms, filming tanks that are still used for making movies and tv shows. In fact, it was once again revived by the rise of HBO, Netflix, and Amazon.
Cancun’s neighboring city in the Riviera Maya will prove to be an excellent spring break destination. The tropical paradise offers all the good things you may expect from Mexico – stunning beaches, many opportunities to see wildlife, and, of course, remarkable historic sites.
While you are there, make a challenge of visiting as many cenotes as possible and make sure to wander around the ancient Mayan ruins like Tulum, Coba, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Muyil, Chicken-Itza, and others. If there is paradise on Earth, it probably looks like Tulum.