Spring Break in Mexico – A Guide

by Cristina on February 5, 2009

by Cristina | February 5th, 2009  

Every student dreams about the Spring Break and wants to have the time of their lives in Mexico. They are all happy to party all night long and not worry about having to be 21 to drink. But on the other hand, not many think of the possible incidents that might occur.

So, without being preachy, WhyGo Mexico is trying to present a guide to a safe and fun Spring Break in Mexico: everything you need to know about the hot spots to check out, Mexican law and how to find a cheap flight and place to stay.

Top Spring Break Destinations in Mexico

WhyGo Mexico already talked about the best places to go and party during Spring Break. We all agreed that Cancun is the most popular and preferred Spring Break Destination in Mexico.

But if you want to try something different, Mazatlan is slowly and steadily emerging as a top destination as well. Other lovely places to party are: Acapulco , Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta .

>>more information on Top Spring Break Destinations in Mexico

Need to know: passports, US embassy & Mexican law

Mexico is an extremely popular Spring Break destination among American students. While the majority of those spending the vacation in Mexico won’t have any problems, some will get arrested and some might even die.

Starting on January 23, 2007, all American citizens who fly into Mexico need a passport to enter the country. You don’t need a passport (yet) if you go to Mexico by bus. You can also drive to Mexico (until June 2009) without a passport.

Once in Mexico, all American citizens are subject to the Mexican law. Minor incidents in the US can be rather “costly” in Mexico. So in case of an unfortunate event, make sure to contact the American Embassy in Mexico City or any of the consulates as soon as possible. They can offer their help and guidance to make sure your unpleasant experience is short lived.

In Mexico, if you are over 16 you are considered an adult and tried as such. Alcohol consumption and its possible aftermath can lead to serious problems in Mexico. Drinking on the street and driving under influence are criminal activities in Mexico. Possession or use of drugs can land you in jail for at least a year.

Finding the Best Place to Party

All the top destinations for Spring Break in Mexico are filled with incredible clubs and discos to dance the night away. The age limit is 18 and the party lasts all night. In the end, it’s all about choosing what suits your style or your preferred music.

There are places right on the sand, making clubbing a really interesting and romantic experience and there are huge places which can house up to 30,000 people. There are live bands, incredible DJs and foam parties. All in all, many choices for a short vacation!

>> more information on Best Places to Party Over the Spring Break in Mexico

Finding Cheap Airfare to Mexico

If you have a passport and plan to party further from the US border, than you need to look for a cheap flight to Mexico.

You can book a flight on sites catering for independent travelers, such as BootsnAll . The trick is to fly mid-week rather than during the weekend as it usually means cheaper airfare.

Finding Cheap Accommodation in Mexico

The cheapest accommodation choice is the hostel . Depending on where you are heading to, plan to spend between US$15 and US$35 per night. Make sure to book well in advance as hostels tend to get crowded and book up pretty quickly during Spring Break.

>>book your Mexico hostel here

If you are planning to travel with a bunch of friends, a very good idea is to rent a vacation home in Mexico. It’s way cheaper to pay for a condo together and only worry about the meals – which, in the case of students, is nothing to worry about anyway since the cheap food available everywhere is just perfect!

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