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5 Mexico Bargain Holidays That Can’t Be Missed

5 Mexico Bargain Holidays That Can’t Be Missed

One destination that just never seems to stop growing in popularity is Mexico. Thanks to some fantastic developments, an eye for style and a bevy of little luxuries, holidays here are becoming a hot new favourite among travellers of all ages.

Yet now, more than ever, Mexico also has the distinction of being a remarkably affordable place to go. Not only does your sterling translate well into the local Peso, but there are certain hotels, resorts and highlights to visit that have the utmost respect for your budget – all while delivering a fantastic holiday experience.

Riu Tequila

Riu Tequila, Mexico

This affordable getaway will help you see that tequila can be so much more than a drink. Riu Tequila is found in sunny Playacar, the smaller and more serene answer to the vibrancy of Cancun. It has plenty to offer, with two pools and beach access for any who choose to make the leisurely five minute stroll.

There’s a complimentary shuttle to ferry you back and forth from that sumptuous sand too though, and with the pool scene at Riu Tequila offering a gorgeous tropical swim-up bar, you can see why this place has your relaxation in mind.

Rooms themselves are well decorated and decently spacious, while come mealtimes you’ve got the option of four restaurants to choose from. Dinners are laid-back here, with a la carte dining often the norm as you tuck into flavours from Mexico and Asia alike.

Meanwhile, if the call of the sea is too strong to ignore, it’s yours, thanks to catamaran sailing classes and body-boarding adventures.

Riu Tequila

Playacar, Mexico

FCH

£330saving

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£805pp

Was £1135pp

Riu Dunamar Hotel

Riu Dunamar Hotel, Mexico

Located a 20-minute drive from Cancun at Playa Mujeres, this classy new hotel, fresh-faced since its launch in December 2017, has plenty to offer.

It’s tucked away within a tropical forest, but still enjoys a beachfront location that also incorporates five pools, replete with swim up bars and water loungers.

The reason you’ll love Riu Dunamar Hotel is its entertainment. Whether it’s a pint while watching the match, a classy cocktail among good-looking company or off to the disco to dance until dawn, each of the bars here keeps the good times coming.

For the kids, the RiuLand staff work on set activities day after day, from arts and crafts to sports and games.

Riu Dunamar Hotel

Playa Mujeres, Mexico

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£378saving

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£841pp

Was £1219pp

Gran Bahia Principe Coba

Gran Bahia Principe Coba, Mexico

This is perhaps one of the cheapest ways to enjoy the plush Riviera Maya. You’ll find it on a private beach, with its spacious rooms offering you a cosy place to relax between your outings.

Free transport runs day by day to get you back and forth from nearby attractions, especially the main promenade. That said, there’s lots to do within the hotel grounds too.

Every Thursday night is fiesta night, with all the colour and music that comes with it, but there’s plenty to do at live music and karaoke nights too.

For the kids, not only do they get their own pool, but an entire waterpark to play in, and that’s before you consider that this area’s well known for the natural turtle population you might chance upon.

Best of all, mealtimes take their cues from all corners. Mexican and Italian dishes in one venue are complemented by fresh seafood and Japanese dishes in other areas, giving a smile to even the pickiest eaters.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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£462saving

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£763pp

Was £1225pp

Riu Caribe Hotel

Riu Caribe Hotel, Mexico

Right by the Cancun seaside, Riu Caribe Hotel enjoys the benefits of being a five minute cab ride from the hottest shops and restaurants.

That said, Riu Caribe Hotel has three pools with their own sun-trap terraces to choose from, together with dining option that offers tacos and tortillas or freshly sizzled steaks fresh from the steakhouse.

There’s also an Asian option for those of you seeking some flavours from the East.

Night time is the right time at this hotel though, thanks to some fantastic nightlife options. You needn’t strictly wait until after dark thanks to the 24 hour sports bar, which shows football matches on big screens while keeping the pints pouring.

Nonetheless, an evening spent in the classy lounge bar sipping a mojito or three definitely adds some distinction to your evenings out. And while the nightlife of Cancun is a short cab ride away, the live music performances and dance numbers performed at the hotel could well captivate you too much to see you leave.

What’s more, sea views are enjoyed both night and day at Riu Caribe Hotel, so if you’ve the chance to, definitely splash out a little extra to bag yourself a balcony.

Riu Caribe Hotel

Cancun, Mexico

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£233saving

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£836pp

Was £1069pp

Riu Playacar

Riu Playacar, Mexico

While you’re right on the beach of Playacar here, this hotel is also just a 15-minute cab ride from the beloved massive shopping complexes of Playa del Carmen. That means you’re nicely secluded but not entirely out of the action, and the hotel itself embodies that wonderfully.

You’ll have the option to make the most of the beach here. There’s volleyball and scuba diving classes to enjoy, or you can leap onto a kayak or catamaran to head out into the open sea and take in the sights.

Back on dry land though, Riu Playacar’s also competing for your attention thanks to its live music and plays. Those kick off at 10PM every night, or you can step over the road to ClubHotel Riu Tequila for dancing at the disco.

Riu Playacar

Playacar, Mexico

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£400saving

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£915pp

Was £1315pp

Mexico’s hotels definitely go the extra mile when it comes to making your holidays special. These are a few of our favourite bargains, but if you’ve any recommendations of your own, let us know in the comments.