How Can I Find a Cheap All-Inclusive Cancun Getaway?

Use these tips to find your ideal beach vacation with airfare, meals and drinks

Staff Writer

Budgeting for a beach vacation is not an easy task. You don’t want to spend too much, but you don’t want your well-deserved trip to be a disappointment either. Here’s the good news: In Cancun, situated on Mexico’s beautiful Caribbean coastline, a thousand bucks goes pretty far. And yes, we mean round-trip airfare, a hotel stay, meals, drinks, snacks, activities and entertainment, all for one price.

Read on to find out how to get the best all-inclusive Cancun vacation package deals, so you can have your rum cake and eat it too.

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Most of the vacation package deals we post are budget escapes, so it’s not at all rare to see all-inclusive Cancun vacation packages at great prices. Search on our site to shop for cheap vacation packages from across the web.

One of our favorite sources for deals is, whose  “Deal of Fortune” vacation packages (some of which are all-inclusive) are major money-savers that also provide an element of surprise. Book a vacation with them, let them do the work of finding the perfect resort, and then find out which property you’ll stay at just before you travel. Sounds a bit risky, right? Don’t worry — they’ll provide a list of potential resorts so you can vet them all yourself beforehand.

Save your trip for summer or fall

It’s happened to us all. It’s the middle of January, and the draw to warm, tropical climates couldn’t be stronger. But if you choose to take your Mexican beach vacation in the winter months, you’ll have to contend with exorbitant prices on everything — hotels, airfare, transport and activities.

Do yourself a favor and head to Cancun in the late summer or fall months, technically the low season in beach destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Prices for resorts and airfare will be much lower, driving down the overall cost of packages, and providing much more availability and variety, too. Without a doubt, September and October are the months where you’ll find the most options for cheap Cancun vacation getaways.

Don’t overlook the Riviera Maya

Maybe you dream of spending sunny afternoons on the white-sand beaches that skirt Cancun’s famous Hotel Zone or partying all night at high-energy entertainment clubs like Coco Bongo. But be aware that there’s a whole world of beach bliss to the south at a number of competing beach towns in what is dubbed the Riviera Maya, each of which boasts its own flavor and personality. Playa del Carmen has a bit of cosmopolitan flair and a walkable downtown area, while Puerto Morelos is a chilled-out seaside fishing village with aquamarine waters. Expand your search to include these areas and your options for cheap all-inclusive packages will open up considerably.

Stick with modest, mid-range resorts

As long as your room is comfortable, drinks are flowing and food is never-ending, what more could you want? Ditch your dreams of an ultra-luxe escape to find a better selection of cheap all-inclusive Cancun getaways.

Some excellent mid-range options are the Occidental Costa Cancun, with 4 restaurants and 2 bars, and the Crown Paradise Club, just eight minutes from Mayan ruins. There’s also the Occidental Tucancun, boasting three swimming pools and a full-service spa. All three were named on TripAdvisor’s list of the top 10 best value resorts in Cancun.

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