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Top tips for finding the perfect Mexico hotel
A visit to Mexico should include a visit to Mexico City, the country’s capital. A thriving urban metropolis, Mexico City, is fascinating in every way – politically, artistically, and culturally. There’s a lot to experience in and around the city. To better explore the offerings of Mexican cuisine, the electric nightlife, and attractions in the city, you will want to stay in a downtown hotel like The St. Regis Mexico City to be close to all the action.
Anyone visiting Mexico for its beautiful beaches should head to Cancun. Located by the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is home to some of Mexico’s most iconic beaches characterized by turquoise blue waters, great for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The beaches in Cancun have everything you need for some fun in the sun. Book an all-inclusive Cancun hotel by the sea like JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa for the best experience.
Mexico’s natural diversity and cultural wealth make it ideal for ecotourism and adventure. The options are almost limitless, with jungles, mountains, lagoons, hills, and natural reserves to explore. One of the relatively unknown locations is Huasteca Potosina in the San Luis Protosi region. It is an exciting area for rappelling, canoeing, kayaking, waterfall jumping, and cave exploring. Moreover, the natural beauty of verdant jungles, blue waterfalls, and vast canyons is breathtaking, and booking a Xilitla hotel will put you close to most of these hidden locations in Huasteca Potosina. Posada James is a great Xilitla hotel you should consider when visiting Huasteca Potosina.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Mexico, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Mexico in September and October.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Mexico if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Mexico for 3 days.
Book at least 32 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Mexico accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Mexico found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R1 362, while the most expensive was R1 367.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Mexico
Finding cheap accommodation in Mexico is pretty straightforward. In the less touristy locations, you will find cheap hotels concentrated around the central plaza. Others will be located next to big markets and bus or train stops. In the larger cities, the more affordable hotels will be clustered in a relatively small area. Most of the modern and expensive hotels tend to be outside the cities and only accessible by car or taxi. The only difficult time to access cheap accommodation in Mexico is over The Christmas, Easter, or Mexican holidays, or during festivals, and it would be prudent to book your cheap hotel through KAYAK in advance.
If you wish to engage in water sports as you visit Mexico, you’ll be better off in hotels by the Sea of Cortez or the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the beaches around Los Cabos by the Sea of Cortez host a lot of marine life, making them ideal for sport fishing and most kinds of water sports. A great Los Cabos hotel you should consider is Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. For a more thrilling experience, how about surfing in the crashing waves around Veracruz and Oaxaca? Some great hotels in these areas are Hotel Lois Veracruz and Oaxaca Real Hotel.
If you wish to check out the ancient civilizations that once occupied the Mexican territory, head out to the northern area of Vallecito in Baja California. Between the extensive deserts, dunes, and mountains lay cave paintings and ceremonial mounds used by these civilizations. Ensenada is a great hotel in Baja California which you should consider when visiting this area.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Mexico.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Cancún (62% of total searches to Mexico). The next most popular destinations are Tulum (24%) and Mexico City (8%). Searches for hotels in Puerto Morelos (7%) are also popular.