Which Mexico Destination Is Right for You?

by , SmarterTravel Staff - February 9, 2009 See all photo galleries
Acapulco: Spring breaker on the beach

Mexico is a vacationer's paradise, a country that tailors to seemingly every type of traveler. Want to have an active and rugged vacation? Consider kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, and more. Want to just plop on the beach? There are countless resorts that can cater to your every whim. But choosing the best location for your ideal Mexico vacation may seem overwhelming at first—after all, you are taking a whole country's offerings into account. That's why I've done the research for you and compiled the best Mexico locales for all types of travelers. Here's where to go if you're …

A Spring Breaker … Acapulco

Margaritas, Pacific Coast beaches, endless nightlife, and thousands of new friends from colleges across the U.S. … Acapulco may rightly be called "Spring Break Central." Here, you can leave your books behind and party the week away—and you may not even have to ask Mom and Dad for any extra vacation funds. At press time, March flights from Los Angeles came in around $269, and there are more than 18,000 hotel rooms available in a wide range of budgets. For even greater savings, chip in with some friends and book a vacation rental: Rates start at just $50 per night for rentals that accommodate up to four people. For more information, check out's 2009 Spring Break Guide, which has a variety of tips for Acapulco.

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