Mexico is known for its eclectic beaches such as Cancun and Puerto Vallerta, where thousands of tourists go every year.
If you would like to go to the beach but still go off the beaten path that travelers frequent, we have some tips for you.
Here's how you can make the most out of your Mexico vacation: o Convert your dollars into pesos and set this aside for your travel funds.
In Mexico, they do accept US dollars, but the conversion rate will be low.
It is still best to have the money exchanged before you go on vacation.
o Pack light and carry only the essentials.
You won't need heavy shirts and pants as Mexico has fairly good weather throughout the year.
Leave the valuables such as electronic gadgets and jewelry at home.
o When looking for a place to stay, the city of Mazatlan is a good, affordable option.
The El Cid Marina Beach Hotel along the central Pacific coast is one of the best yet non-pricey accommodations you can find in the area.
Making a quick search online will provide you with the best hotel for your budget.
o If you're into fishing and boating, the Big California Sur area in Mexico is the best place to do it.
Journey to the city of La Paz and visit the marina as they have fishing and diving trips for locals and tourists alike.
The Tortuga Sport Fishing is one such outfit that can bring you to the nicest spots.
o Drive to Tulum, which is located on Mexico's Atlantic beach, if you want to avoid big crowds of travelers.
Aside from gaining some semblance of privacy, you will visit an ancient city that has a colorful history and truly unique attractions.
o For a cultural experience, journey to Yucatan.
Aside from having a beautiful beach, you can learn Mexico's history by joining a tour group and visiting places like the ruins of Uxmal.
Iluminado Tours can take you these ancient spots, as well as take you on a trip along the Atlantic Coast.
o Buying souvenirs in Mexico like a Mexican flag or sombrero can be a great way to cap off your holiday but you would need to document everything you buy before heading back to the US.
Customs will inspect your belongings and declaring your purchases ahead of time will save you time.