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6 Tips to save money while on vacation

Vacations are that time of the year when you do not have to worry about anything other than having a good time and enjoying your family or friends. We also know that during these days it is easy to spend more money than what you had planned to spend at the beginning, so we have for you this easy guide to control your spendings during the holidays and in the end you can go back home much more relaxed and maybe even with an extra money on your wallet.

All inclusive

The all-inclusive system is created precisely for the purpose of making your family holidays easier and without so many extra expenses. You will not have to worry about organizing the whole family to go out to eat, or spend a lot of money on restaurant tickets, you will have everything you need in the comfort of your hotel and everyone will be able to eat whatever they want. It will be a good opportunity for the little ones to try different dishes that they would not try otherwise. You can even celebrate that special occasion at any of the hotel’s specialty restaurants and enjoy a delicious dinner with first class service. The all-inclusive is not only in food and drinks, you can also enjoy the evening shows and endless fun activities that the entertainment staff have planned for you. Seize it!

all inclusive Cancún

Plan ahead

Planning with time is basic to have everything under control and spend less money. If you plan your vacation with time ahead, you can buy plane tickets beforehand and they will be much cheaper. We recommend you look at different airlines or directly on web platforms such as Google Flights, Kayak or Skyscanner to find out which is the best option for you and your family. That way you could perhaps eliminate the scales and travel directly for the same price if you do the search with time. Also, by planning with time ahead, you may get discounts on lodging. We also recommend you to buy the tickets to the tours that you want to take with your family beforehand, since online it is always cheaper than buying them directly at the entrance of the park. There is nothing better than having the heavy expenses planned and paid before so you do not have to worry about them while the trip paying more.

plan ahead

Set a budget

Setting a budget is essential for a holiday without bad surprises, especially if you travel with many people or more than a week, planning ahead helps you a lot in this task since if you have the heavy expenses paid from before it will be easier to know how much you are going to spend total. We recommend you to make a list of expenses per person and a tentative total, that would be easier if you know the price of the flight ticket and the hotel. Vacations are the time of the year you can fully enjoy but it is very easy for you to leave the expenses out of control if you do not have a fixed budget and there is nothing better than returning home after having spent a wonderful vacation and with some extra money in your pocket.

set a budget

Find the best exchange rate

Before leaving home we advise you to change some money to the local currency of the place where you will go on vacation. Only a little amount of your budget to have cash for certain things such as transportation and souveniers. In Cancun almost every store accepts American dollars but they do not always give you the best exchange for your money, so we recommend you that before going on vacation you look for the exchange office in your city that gives you the best exchange rate and take advantage of it. Get ready for the holidays. You can also pay with your credit card or debit without a problem, but it is always necessary to arrive with some cash.

money exchange

Use public transportation

Public transport is often the best way to move from one place to another during your vacation, in Cancun, for example, the hotel zone is a long street that can be easily traveled by bus. If you want to save money on transportation, we do not recommend you to take many taxis in the hotel zone of Cancun since you can easily get everywhere with the buses that passes every two minutes in front of your hotel and much cheaper. To get anywhere in the Riviera Maya, ADO buses are a good option but most of the tours you go to will surely have transportation included.

public transport

Travel in low season

It is not a secret that everything is more expensive in high season, plane tickets, hotel and even activities in the destination. If you travel in the low season you can save a lot of money and also enjoy your vacation without so many people, the parks will be practically empty and the hotel much quieter. We know that sometimes it is difficult to travel in low seasons because of the calendars of children's classes or pending work but if you do not have problems with that, then we definitely recommend you to travel in times when few people do it as September or October, will really be worth it in terms of savings and comfort.

low season

Now that you know these simple recommendations you are surely ready to start planning your next trip now and enjoy your vacations while saving money, we are waiting for you with open arms!

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