What happens in Mexico during the spring break season?
Spring is the time when American students go on spring break. During this period, Mexico is visited by thousands of young Americans who come to relax, spend time and celebrate at wild parties every day of the week. This period, which comes right after Christmas and the New Year, is also considered one of the busiest and most visited periods of the year in Mexico.
If you are planning a trip to Mexico, there are several points you will want to consider. We have prepared for you the complete guide for a vacation in Mexico during the annual spring break.
When is Spring Break in Mexico?
Each school in the US chooses its own time for spring break and the exact dates vary by year, region, and by the university. In some schools, spring break is tied to Easter while in others it’s just a midterm break that can happen anytime from late February to mid-April. The bulk of the students come mainly during the month of March.
In Mexico, spring break takes place during the week before Easter and is called Semana Santa. The popular destinations are likely to be packed not only with American tourists during this week, but also with Mexican travelers enjoying their week off.
Where can you stay in Mexico during spring break?
If Miami Beach is the number one spring break destination, then Mexico is definitely a close second. During this period, you will find American students almost everywhere in Mexico, including Cancun, but not only there. The entire Yucatan Peninsula becomes home to students coming from the USA, most of whom flock to one of the large resort towns near the coast.
Many of the hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are almost full at that time. Mainly hotels that offer all-inclusive packages. These hotels are ideal for travelers who want to enjoy unlimited drinks by the pool all day. Most of the clubs are in the area of the hotels, so from the hotel, you can go straight to the party itself.
Important points for planning a trip to Mexico during Spring Break
– Alcohol for students: One of the reasons why Mexico is such a popular spring break destination is that students under the age of 21 can try going out to bars and clubs since the drinking age in Mexico is 18.
– Hotels: the hotels at that time were full to capacity. If you have already closed on dates for your vacation, try to close hotels as early as possible. Even a few months ago. This way you will know that you will get the rooms you wanted and at the most reasonable prices.
– Parties: Know that most of the party complexes and clubs will be full of American students, aged 18-23, who come to hang out, party, and drink like there’s no tomorrow.
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