Since you are going to travel to a new place, first of all, you have to know that it doesn’t exactly need to represent a high expense for you; Unfortunately there are many experiences that we miss when we travel when we have a limited budget.
The easiest way and the primary way not to have to worry about getting to know a place is to manage our money VERY well. When we are about to travel we overlook many things, because it is stronger our excitement to know a beautiful place than the things we have to take into account such as the season, prices and activities we will do when arriving at a new destination, so I will give you some useful tips to follow if you want to travel simply and cheaply to any destination within Mexico.
Plan what you are going to do
You may want to venture out on a spontaneous and unplanned trip… but that will only work very well if you have money in more than enough ways, so if you want to get to know a city to the max without spending thousands of dollars (or pesos), you have to PLAN EVERYTHING in advance and by that I mean literally EVERYTHING.
How much time you will spend in a place, how you will move, what sites you will want to know, how much money you have for this or that, are the main things you have to take into account before traveling to your destination.
Consider the Last-Minute or Extra expenses.
Don’t leave anything for the last minute; it’s something that will help you get out of the predicament of having to disburse extra money for the simple need of something you might have planned. For example, some of the last-minute expenses we will have to avoid at all costs are as follows.
Purchase of Tickets or Flights
If you are going to buy a ticket to board an airplane, truck or whatever your transportation method to reach the city or destination planned do not forget that anticipation always have to have it considered, because the dates on which you want to buy a ticket can make it vary in terms of the prices they have.
If you buy your flights early, you can also have many more benefits at a much lower cost, for this is necessary to investigate the same or more airlines about the dates that have flights at a much lower price.
A trip-hack that will help you with this task is to hunt the flights. With the full meaning of the word hunt, then you will have to monitor times in which the flight rates change, for example, if you look for a flight at 3:00 pm when more traffic has the plague, is less likely to get a reasonable offer, that if you wait to book when you get home at night when many fewer people are aware of these offers, because usually, the airlines change their prices at night.
You can also subscribe to the travel agencies you know that offer discounts and promotions, because instead of just getting a cheap flight you can get an excellent tour package and discounts in many more places, thus killing two birds with one shot.
Tickets for some attractions.
Like flights, tickets for the attacks you want to visit either inside or outside the area you’re going to visit are very priced, because you probably want to visit the most iconic places in the city.
You can know beautiful places if you anticipate the purchase of your tickets, many pages known as Kayak, Trip Advisor, among others will be able to help you complete your task in a simple way, because in them you will be able to enter forums of questions where you can propose your doubts or consult previous travelers who have lived experiences close to yours, perhaps even in the same tourist attraction or city, so you will be very helpful to know many more adventures, tips or complaints, this way you can maximize your experience.
If you know or contact a travel agent before your visit, this will help you a lot; besides that, your experience will be much more complete, you can ask about some local tips for the rest of your trip.
Rent a car, or method of transportation.
While it is not easy to decide for an agency that can meet your expectations, it is not impossible either, so you can give yourself the task of researching which method suits you best.
In countries such as Mexico abound in transportation methods, which should facilitate our experience, can get to complicate it a little more by more options more decisions, we will have to add and discard the list.
According to what you need for your trip is that you can decide what to do about your transportation method, but do not forget, this is not a process that you have to leave adrift for the end of your plans, because like flights, the way you move around the city will be crucial on which activities or experiences you will have at each stop, destination or mile you travel.
Explorations of the moment with high costs
Before traveling adventurously without a plan about the places you will visit first, investigate which are the places you should know the most, you will be surprised to know that most of these are at no cost more than the price of your arrival.
Mexico has archeological sites, museums, beaches, jungles, canyons, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, forests, parks, savannas, and an endless number of beautiful places that you can not miss before thinking about visiting a water park or theme park. It is for that reason that before you arrive in the city, you will have to have an itinerary of the places that you will know (For this you can download apps that will help you to organize your trips, times and expenses in the attraction or activity that interests you).
With this we are not talking about that if you want to visit a new beach you can not do it, because generally, the entrances to these do not have cost, you must be intelligent and astute, also to hunt the days in which the attractions are free to all the public, if you are from abroad probably have to pay a minimum amount of recovery to enter. Still, nothing exaggerated or compared to what it will cost you to know a water park if you buy your tickets at the time.
The seasons in hotel reservation are the most notorious when you travel to any destination in Mexico, because regardless of whether it is a known city or not, prices tend to rise in vacation seasons, December, January, February, March, and April are the months in which we do not recommend you to make reservations at least that caches some incredible promotion, because most travelers demand a place in a hotel room, these begin to increase the cost of any of its services.
If you also have a trip we recommend you to do it outside these dates, you will thank us for the data, because most of the services and activities you do will have a much lower cost. You can save a reasonable sum of money when you travel to the city/destination of your preference.
Cities such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Mexico City, Playa del Carmen, Queretaro, Oaxaca, among others of the best known will be the destinations with a higher elevation to the other cities in all aspects of services and activities, as they have tourist destinations of the most known by the majority of travelers visit the country and the influx of people is much higher, so the higher demand the cost will increase.
If you travel with a meager budget will help you know that applications such as Airbnb are perfect for you because they will adapt to your budget. Generally, you can choose the radius of location in which you want to stay, plus if you travel with your family or a number greater than 4 people will be convenient, because usually this type of services rent up to the entire house for a significant cost that you can divide between the number of people who go.
We know that probably during your travels you will want to visit new places and in each of these you will want to take souvenirs to your home to show your family or friends about the new places you knew, however, you should not take everything you see, maybe buy a few things, and never buy the first thing you see, because you will probably find it much cheaper in the center of the city.
If we’re talking about clothes and so on, try to make a few purchases as possible. Shoes, zarapes, hats, and clothes that you will not use surely at home, you should NEVER purchase them because you can be sure that it will be an EXTREMELY unnecessary expense.
Take full luggage.
We talk about unnecessary shopping, which will lead us to know that we should not overlook carrying a full set of luggage when we travel.
Sport shoes, sandals, sun block, swimwear, gps and comfortable clothing are some of the things you have to have in order before your trips, if you consider that the photographs are part of your life cameras or smartphones will be your ideal allies to show people a little about what you visit in the city.
You will also love to know that there are many gadgets that will make your journey through the city more comfortable, such as a folding computer that at the same time is your notebook or travel diary, a small-sized camera like GoPro, versatile suitcase to have everything in order and separate, so you can more easily realize what things you lack and what you should not carry to avoid the overweight luggage (same that you want to avoid, as these usually have an extra cost).
You can make a list about the things and activities you will do from your departure to your return, mark your suitcase to avoid confusion or misplacement, acquire a chip from a Mexican company to not lose communication and even clothes and intimate hygiene products that you will use for each activity, it will help you to know that you don’t necessarily have to take the pile of clothes that you would like for a regular trip, because knowing what activities you will do is enough to know what kind of clothes you will take and how much of these you will pack without taking too much, this way you will have space for the things that you acquire in the city like food and extra souvenirs.