These Are The 10 Cheapest Mexico Destinations For A Summer Getaway

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, boasts beautiful Pacific coast beaches such Los Muertos and Conchas Chinas. The Malecon offers sunsets, snorkelling, and art galleries. Free lodging is available through Worldpackers work exchanges.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, on the Yucatan Peninsula, is affordable and beautiful. Coco Bongo offers cenotes, Chichen Itza, Frida Kahlo Museum, La Quinta shopping, and nightlife. Affordable lodging and job exchange.

Isla Mujeres

Accessible by ferry from Cancun, Isla Mujeres offers a relaxed vibe away from Cancun's bustle. Enjoy grocery stores for budget meals and hostels starting at $14. Volunteer opportunities include bartending and cocktail making.


Cenotes, dances, and markets in Valladolid, Yucatan, showcase Mayan culture. Affordable accommodations and farm or hostel volunteering make it excellent for short holidays or extended visits.


As the cultural center of Jalisco, Guadalajara offers mariachi music, colonial architecture, and affordable hostels starting at $6. Explore volunteer opportunities and immerse yourself in Mexican tradition and modernity.


Airbnb rooms for $10 make Cancun affordable for beaches and nightlife. Experience cenotes and waterfalls alone or through volunteer guest greeting or social media content creation.

San Cristóbal de las Casas

In Chiapas near Guatemala, San Cristóbal de las Casas offers affordable tours like Sumidero Canyon and plant-based dining options for $5. Hostels start at $6, making it perfect for exploring indigenous culture and hiking.

Mexico City

Mexico City's street food scene offers authentic and affordable options like mole and tacos. Discover cultural sites and find budget-friendly accommodations and activities with local insights.

Oaxaca City

Oaxaca City boasts Monte Alban ruins and cultural richness, especially during Día de los Muertos. Find affordable hostels and Worldpackers opportunities to immerse yourself in local traditions.

Puerto Escondido

Located in Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido offers Pacific beaches and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy photography opportunities with surfable waves and scenic cliffs along the coast.

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