A vacation for any family can be an expensive affair. Some parents can’t afford the air travel yet alone the vacation itself. But I think it can be so important to schedule in that family time, no matter where you go. As long as you are with your family, that’s all that matters
However, exploring new places is always good for you and the kids. Some places are getting more affordable now with cheap family holidays to Cancun and other wonderful places. I thought I would share with you some ways you can do this on a budget. Cancun is a wonderful vacation hotspot in Mexico, here are some ways you can visit there with the family on a budget.
Stay in an all-inclusive hotel
One way to beat the cost of your vacation is to stay in an all-inclusive hotel. Often these are big complexes close to the beach and local amenities. What is great is that you have paid for your food and drinks in the cost of the vacation. Meaning you don’t have to worry about these essentials while you are away. The kids can have as much ice cream as they want and you can enjoy a cocktail or two. They are so well-positioned that often you don’t need to do much venturing away from your resort. Leaving it a safe and easy choice for the whole family.
Do your research before you travel
Researching your hotel, the area you are staying in and what is local is vital to a smooth vacation. You don’t want any nasty surprises that will cost when you arrive. It’s great to read what other families have said about their stay. This could also provide you with some handy tips and advice for budgeting while you are there.
Plan your vacation as best you can
Planning your trip is a sure fire way of staying within the budget you have set. Getting an idea on what you want to do while you are there and how much those things will cost. You may also want to check out restaurants online so you can gauge how much mealtimes are going to cost if you decide not to go all-inclusive. This will give you an idea on a daily budget.
Speak to the locals
Getting friendly with the locals can provide you with real insight to hidden gems. Things like undiscovered restaurants or beauty spots. Often these things won’t cost as much as the most commercialized choices so could end up saving you a few dollars.
Use local transport to visit tourist attractions
If you do want to get out and about and see some of the tourist sights try and price up a few options. An organized trip direct from your hotel may work out more expensive or cheaper than making your way and paying for tickets separately. Mostly utilizing the public transport system will be the cheapest way of seeing what Cancun has to offer.
I hope these tips help you plan a budget-friendly vacation!