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Mexican Vacations for Every Budget: From Cabo to Cancun

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By Louis Ramirez, dealnews senior feature writer

With white sandy beaches that seemingly extend into the horizon, Mexico is a tropical paradise right in our own backyard. Best of all, there's an abundance of vacation packages for every budget, regardless of which area you choose to visit.

Situated in the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is rated #3 in TripAdvisor's Top 25 Destinations in the Caribbean & Mexico. Travelers can take advantage of this 4-night all-inclusive Los Cabos vacation package for two (from $1,015 via coupon code "100CABO") which includes airfare and an all-inclusive stay at the Royal Solaris Los Cabos Resort and Spa (pictured). The family-friendly resort sits along the Sea of Cortez and is within walking distance from downtown San Jose del Cabo. This particular deal includes a room upgrade, $200 resort credits (which you can spend at the resort's full-service, holistic spa), and free stays for children, the latter of which can enjoy the resort's child-friendly water park. (Note that the stated price is based on departure from Los Angeles, CA, with arrival in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, on September 19.)

Further east on the Yucatan peninsula (south of Cancun), sits the all-inclusive El Tukan Hotel and Beach Club (stays for two from $118.68/night). This hotel features its own private beach giving you quick access to the warm waters of the Caribbean sea. It's also situated in Playa del Carmen's shopping district with access to multiple shops and restaurants.

Adventure-seekers who want to do more than shop and lay on the beach will want to look into this 3-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Dreams Resort and Spa (from $642.04). The award-winning hotel sits in an area of Cancun known as Punta Cancun. It's also near the world's second largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which runs through Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. Other activities include tours of the Mayan ruins of Tulum and visits to Xcaret Eco-Archeological Park (pictured), home to Jaguar Island and Manatee Lagoon. This package includes a $200 resort credit and free stays for children.

Rated by Conde Nast Traveler, as "one of the best places to stay in the world," the all-inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres (stays for two from $351 per night) offers the ultimate Cancun vacation. The hotel sits on a remote 2-mile stretch of beach and features a Greg Norman signature 18-hole golf course. The on-site Miilé spa offers full-service treatments for men and women with Swedish saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools.

Spa lovers will also want to check out the all-inclusive Hotel Riu (3-night stays for two with a $25 spa credit per person from $492.90) and the all-inclusive La Amada Hotel (stays for two from $257 per night), the latter of which won a Conde Nast Traveler Editors' Pick for its luxurious (yet understated) accommodations and honeymoon-friendly ambiance.


At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices are based on mandatory double occupancy.



An avid gadget lover, Louis Ramirez has covered technology for Gizmodo, CNET, Laptop, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @LouisRamirez. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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