Mexico has one thing for each type of spring break traveler: sunny seashores, journey in tropical rainforests, tradition in buzzing cities or calm in charming villages. However no area presents nice airfare offers from everywhere in the United States fairly like Cancún.

However don’t fly in and keep put, and positively keep away from ultra-busy Playa del Carmen. Use Cancún as a jumping-off level to hire a automotive and discover less-touristy elements of the Yucatán Peninsula, reminiscent of Mérida, the capital of Yucatán state and the place to be for admiring structure and studying about Mayan historical past, or Puerto Morelos, a tiny seaside city with wonderful seafood.

Natalia de la Rosa Hilario, a meals author and operations chief for the Mexico food-tour firm Membership Tengo Hambre, recommends heading to the “tremendous cool” fishing village of Celestún, well-known for its flamingo-filled nature reserve. En path to Celestún, de la Rosa Hilario recommends pulling over to take a dip within the space’s well-known cenotes, or sinkhole freshwater swimming pools. They’ll have services so that you can change, swim and get again on the highway refreshed.