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3 Low-Cost Alternatives To Staying In Cancun

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Cancun is clearly the ultimate summer destination for North American tourists: With a hotel occupancy rate of up to 85% this summer period and a prominent increase in rates, it’s safe to say that the tourism sector in Quintana Roo has fully recovered from tourist absences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Playa Del Carmen Hotel

But with accommodation rates skyrocketing and most hotels now fully booked, it can be hard to find a wallet-friendly place to stay whilst on vacation in Cancun. This is why we’ve found 3 low-cost alternative accommodations in the state of Quintana Roo, designed to give guests a luxury experience at a fraction of the price.

Each of the following accommodations is all-inclusive and rated 4/5 stars or higher on Trip Advisor. With these amazing options to choose from, you’ll be able to experience the magic of the Mexican-Caribbean whilst avoiding the chaos of overcrowded tourist accommodation in Cancun.

Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort

This incredible accommodation is located in Akumal, just 100 km south of Cancun. This idyllic beachfront town is home to Playa Free Tortugas – otherwise known as turtle beach. This stunning stretch of coastline is known as one of the best places in the Mexican-Caribbean to swim with turtles and is nowhere near as crowded as swimming spots in Cancun.

Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort

The resort itself offers a host of stunning yet affordable suites, ranging from oceanfront views with an elegant balcony to an adults-only penthouse suite with exclusive access to an upper terrace. Each suite is also fully equipped with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, high-speed wireless internet and a whirlpool.

Akumal Bay Oceanfront Suite

There are also various activities suitable for the whole family, ranging from paddle-boarding and tequila tasting to a kid’s club and aqua yoga.

And if that wasn’t enough, this stunning resort is now offering 35% off bookings in the late summer-early fall period. So, what are you waiting for?

Iberostar Cozumel

If you’re searching for a relaxed yet eye-opening getaway in the Mexican-Caribbean, look no further than the Iberostar Cozumel. Located just off the coast of Playa Del Carmen, this luxury resort is just meters away from the second largest coral reef in the world. Guests staying at this beautiful resort will have the opportunity to snorkel and dive with some of the most beautiful sea creatures in the region whilst avoiding the large swarm of summer tourists in Cancun.

Iberostar Cozumel

The Iberostar Cozumel offers guests a wide selection of rooms and suites to choose from, from the affordable double bedroom with a garden view to the luxurious presidential suite set with a private pool facing the sea. The resort is also fully equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness room and four stunning eateries.

Iberostar Cozumel Gym

This resort even has its own diving center, with flamingos, iguanas and peacocks also freely roaming the property. With so much to see and do, the Iberostar Cozumel is an excellent option for an active or relaxed holiday in the Mexican-Caribbean.

Iberostar Toucan

Situated on the edge of Playa del Carmen, this all-inclusive resort has become a much-loved family favourite over the past few years: it is close to some of the most famous theme parks in Mexico (including Parque Xcaret) , as well as various Mayan archaeological sites in Tulum.

Iberostar Toucan

The rooms in the resort boast stunning views of the property’s garden and adjacent jungle, with everything from double rooms to junior and senior suites with beach access.

Iberostar Toucan Restaurant

With eight restaurants and seven bars on-site, families always have an array of dining options to choose from.

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Mark Wiles

Friday 12th of August 2022

I’ve have a permanent resident Visa card and want to find a nice rental yearly My friend Steven has a 3 bedroom for 700