Global travel industry authority STA Travel has named the popular resort destination of Cancun,Mexico,as the top spring break travel spot for students in 2013. With its North American geographical location,gorgeous tropical temperatures,white sand beaches and lively party atmosphere,it’s no big surprise that Cancun real estate consistently remains one of the most popular spring break travel destinations in the world.
“STA spokeswoman Teresa Cordova says the list is based on numbers of bookings by STA customers,who are mostly in the 18-25 age range,for all-inclusive spring break trips,” writes Yahoo! News. “The Mexican beach resort of Cancun tops the list of spring break destinations.”
Cancun also offers affordable accommodations and an exotic atmosphere that is easily accessible and close to home. In addition,the city has plenty of English-speaking residents,which makes it a breeze to get around and takes the stress out of traveling in a foreign country. Also,Mexico’s close proximity to the United States means shorter,cheaper flights,which translates to more time for fun in the sun. Of course,the fact that Cancun’s drinking age is 18 doesn’t hurt either.
Puerto Vallarta,Mexico,also made the STA Travel list of top spring break destinations and is located on the nation’s west coast. This vacation hot spot also boasts affordable accommodations and plenty of outdoor adventure,such as parasailing,hiking,deep-sea fishing,snorkeling and much,much more. Of course,there’s also a thriving nightlife scene here for spring breakers to enjoy.
Spring break typically takes place in March,and U.S. students – especially those who are attending college in colder regions – are ready to spend the week soaking up the sun and enjoying some rest and relaxation on the beach. Some words to the wise for students visiting Mexico for spring break: Always be careful of warning flags on beaches,which serve as visible informational signals to report on the condition of the beach and water,and be mindful of the possibility of dehydration,especially when drinking out under the hot sun.