Are you suffering from a lack of motivation that can only be cured by saltwater and sunshine? When the seasons change and temperatures drop, it’s probably time to start planning a vacation, especially when you know your favorite beach and adventure destinations are just a short flight away. If you need to get away fast, Mexico is a great bet for a fun and affordable trip abroad.
As the champions of a more awesome life, we at StorQuest Self Storage say stop thinking and start doing. Now is the time to book your plane ticket to one of these amazing Mexico travel destinations:
Where to Travel in Mexico this Winter
Best for All-Inclusive Beach Resorts
Cabo San Lucas – Are you and your sweetheart in search of a private escape? Cabo has the perfect adults-only all-inclusive resort for you. At Marquis Los Cabos you can enjoy a session of sunset yoga, schedule a couple’s massage, or simply relax on the immaculate beach with your favorite cocktails in hand.
Cancun - When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, no one does it better. The Yucatan is especially popular with US travelers. Le Blanc Spa Resort is unparalleled both for amenities and service. Enjoy sumptuous dining, transcendent spa treatments, and Cancun’s most comfortable bed. Not to mention the breathtaking coastline!
Riviera Maya – Live in luxury, if even only for a week, at The Royal Hideaway Playacar. Here, you can choose from 6 large swimming pools, pampering spa services, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. For those that prefer sea breezes and a private cabana, simply journey to the beach for the perfect lazy day.
Best for Families
Bahia Concepcion – If you love camping, surrounded by beautiful views and a serene atmosphere, Bahia Concepion in Baja is worth checking out. Strap the kids into their lifejackets and go for a paddle on the Sea of Cortez or simply post up in a campground with direct access to the beach as you roast today’s fresh catch over an open flame. It’s no frills family time at its best.
Puerto Vallarta – Whether you prefer to stay in an all-inclusive resort or rent a family-friendly condo from your local Airbnb host, there is no shortage of options for sleeping accommodations in Puerto Vallarta. When not enjoying the perks of your oceanfront resort, relax on the beach at Bahia de Banderas or check out the Sea Lion Discovery at Aquaventuras Park.
Tulum – Adults and children alike will delight in a trip to Tulum. Home to pristine beaches, refreshing cenotes, and the famous Tulum ruins, there is something to keep everyone entertained here. Gran Cenote is only a couple miles from town and can easily be reached by van or bicycle. Or, treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime and schedule time to swim with dolphins at Xel-Ha Park nearby.
Best for Backpackers
Mexico City – It’s a city that is all at once sprawling, chaotic, and captivating. In other words, perfect for the backpacker crowd. Mexico City is where you can come to disappear into a sea of culture and creativity. While you’re here, take the time to track down the architectural ruins of Tenayuca, join locals for a visit to Zocalo, and visit the home of luminary artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Lake Bacalar – When it’s time to kick back and relax, there’s no better place to do it than at one of the many lakeside hostels surrounding Laguna de Bacalar. Also known as the Lake of Seven Colors, this backpacker hotspot is best known for crystal clear waters and a laidback vibe. All you have to do is grab your dry bag, hire a kayak, and crack open a nice cool Tecate.
Palenque – Take a trip to Chiapas and dive into the beauty that is Parque Nacional de Palenque. Further off the beaten path than Chichen Itza, Palenque is one of Mexico’s finest Mayan sites and is closely tied to the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. Follow the crowds and step into history with a visit to Towered Palace and Pyramid Tomb or venture off on your own to find sanctuary at Agua Azul Waterfalls nearby – just remember to bring your bug spray.
Five Simple Packing Tips for Traveling in Mexico
Now that we’ve convinced you to hit the road, here are a few tips to consider as you prepare to travel through Mexico:
- Invest in packing cubes to make better use of the space in your suitcase or backpack
- Roll your clothes as opposed to folding – there’s more room for souvenirs that way!
- If travelling anytime from May to September, remember to pack a waterproof jacket as this is the rainy season
- Help keep Mexico’s cenotes and waterways pristine by packing bio-degradable sunscreen
- Ditch the deet and choose a picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus based insect repellent instead – both are proven effective for avoiding bug bites
At StorQuest Self Storage, we thrive on the spirit of possibility, which is why we advocate you follow your dreams, wherever they may take you – especially if they take you to Mexico. And if you decide to travel for longer than expected, we have a storage unit that is perfect for housing your belongings until you return.
As always, safe travels, friends!