Journey Mexico CEO Zachary Rabinor recently gave The New York Times key tips on having a luxury travel experience in Mexico while on a budget. Zach’s advice focused on three things: when to go, where to stay, and what to eat.
The time of the year (even the day of the week) can make a big difference price-wise depending on where you’re going:
If you’re interested in Mexico City or Puebla, for example, plan a weekend visit when hotels offer lower rates for leisure travelers. The weekdays are dominated by business travelers, and nightly rates for a room can be twice as expensive compared to weekends […] When it comes to beach destinations, such as Cabo San Lucas, Punta Mita and Riviera Maya, go during low and shoulder season, from May to October, when luxury beach resorts have attractive deals and temperatures are still comfortable.
When it comes to accommodations, renting a villa is definitely an option to consider, especially “if you’re traveling with a group or have a family with multiple children”:
“The savings can be enormous because you’re buying most of your food and drinks from grocery stores and paying local costs with no markup,” Mr. Rabinor said. “Also, when you break down the price per room, per night, you’re likely paying 50 to 80 percent less than you would at a luxury hotel.”
Readers interested in booking a luxury villa for their next holiday in Mexico should contact the experts at Villas by Journey Mexico. For travelers looking at luxury hotels, Zach reccommended booking in advance and staying at recently opened hotels, two options that often offer lower rates.
Lastly, although there are plenty of high-end restaurants in Mexico, Zach advices the discerning traveler to seek out spots that may be less popular, yet are big with locals and just as delicious:
“You’ll enjoy world-class cuisine and drinks such as high-quality tequilas and mezcals for less than $50 a person,” he said.