Cancun Vacations for All Budgets: Visit Coral Reefs & Shop Till You Drop

By Nathan Cox, dealnews Content Editor

Known for its white sand beaches, bright blue waters, and near-perfect weather, Cancun is the choice for thousands of vacationers year-round. If you're a first-timer or even a seasoned traveler looking for that once-a-year visit, here are several budget-friendly ideas to help you arrive in this vacation hot spot.

Those searching for an all-in-one (and not-too-short) trip can take advantage of this 4-night all-inclusive Cancun vacation package for two (from $349 via coupon code "CANCUN100") which includes airfare and an all-inclusive stay at the Oasis Palm Beach & Spa Resort. The family-friendly resort sits along the Caribbean Sea and is within a mile and a half of the main city. This particular deal includes a greens fee at its 9-hole golf course, and children stay and eat free.

Not bringing the kids this time? An alternative package is this 3-night all-inclusive Secrets Capri Riviera vacation package for two (from $499 via coupon code "BEACH100"); although it costs more for one less night, you'll get $200 in resort coupons in addition to a free round of daily golf. Plus, it can't hurt to be situated in Playa del Carmen, with access to many shops and restaurants.

If you're just looking for a decent all-inclusive hotel, the budget-minded may find that the all-inclusive Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort (stays for two from $69/night) suits the wallet better than most. If you're a shopper, you'll be just 20 miles from the above Playa del Carmen district. Alternatively, consider exploring one of the property's several Mayan ruins, cenotes (natural caves formed by subterranean waters), or the Mayan Riviera's largest coral reef, situated just beyond the local beach.

Is money less of a concern? Then hop over to the all-inclusive La Amada Hotel (from $146/night), which won a Conde Nast Traveler Editors' Pick for its luxurious (yet understated) accommodations and honeymoon-friendly ambiance. From this quieter northeastern spot, you're just four miles away from underwater exploration at the Carey Dive Center, a night out at La Luna disco/dance club, and more. For even more grandeur, and just five minutes away from the La Amada, the 5-star all-inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort (from $176/night) features an adults-only experience with four-poster king beds, balconies, and marble bathrooms. Additionally, it's situated on a quaint 2-mile stretch of beach for a romantic "just us" stroll, or even a couple rounds on its Greg Norman signature 18-hole golf course.

At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices are based on mandatory double occupancy.

Photo credits, from top to bottom: pdbreen and CarlosVanVegas via Flickr

As a lover of many things foreign, Nathan Cox continues to look for cheap, easy ways to travel the globe and broaden his horizons. If you like, sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
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