Several of Mexico’s hottest vacation spots have once again been named as the top spring break destinations for 2012. Both Fox News and The Los Angeles Times named Cancun as the number one place to go for spring break this year,with Puerto Vallarta,Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco also making the top ten list.
Based on bookings with top travel agencies,Cancun real estate is the most popular destination despite reports of violence in northern Mexico along the US border,thanks in part to its safety and affordable party packages,as well as the gorgeous beaches and warm,sunny weather.
“Sun,fun and beaches rule,and tough economic times aren’t spoiling the festivities,” stated Patrick Evans,a spokesperson for STA Travel,which is one of the world’s largest student travel agencies. “People realize where the violence is located and are avoiding those areas but not the entire country.”
Cancun has been a top spring break destination for over 30 years,with more than 200,000 students hitting the beaches in Mexico each year. The city is full of fabulous restaurants,all-inclusive resorts and world-class nightclubs.
“Cancun is one of the safest cities in the country,” stated Fox News. “With all manner of water sports and outdoor excursions,as well as some fascinating cultural attractions,Cancun is an extremely well-rounded spring break destination.”
Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the Sea of Cortez,Puerto Vallarta,Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco are also named as top destinations for spring break in 2012 by The Los Angeles Times. Each of these destinations has their own unique appeal,from water sports to gorgeous beaches and stunning mountain vistas,as well as a lively nightlife atmosphere.
Also of note Travel+Leisure Magazine also named the beaches of Cabo San Lucas the second best family-friendly spring break destination for couples with children of all ages. Although there are more affordable accommodations for the college-aged crowd,Cabo offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family,as well as a wide variety of posh accommodations that are sure to please even the most savvy adult travelers.