There was a lot of shock, awe, and some mixed reactions when the 2016 Election results came in. Depending which side of the 2016 election you were on, you might feel that you deserve a celebratory vacation or you might just really need to get away for a while.
Either way, you can benefit from one unintended consequence of the tight race: the Mexican peso has hit an all-time low against the U.S. dollar.
While the dollar has been strong for travelers lately with recent highs against the Euro and British Pound, this is different, a truly historic event. There has literally never been a better time to travel to Mexico from a cost perspective
International Living recently released their picks for the top five places to escape to when looking beyond America’s borders makes good sense – and it comes as no surprise that Mexico tops the list!
With its moon-lit fiestas, languid white-sand beaches, ancient colonial towns set in the rugged Sierras, and Mayan pyramids rising from the misty Yucatan jungle, it’s no wonder so many people are starting new lives in Mexico.
With rapidly rising fuel, health care, food, and travel costs back home, it’s comforting to know that there are still places where you can live well without burning through your retirement nest-egg. Mexico is one such place.
Travelling to Mexico has appeals on so many levels: its close enough to the US for a weekend, diverse enough for a month-long trip. There’s no more time change or jet lag. But most of all, it has numerous excellent vacation destinations for every taste.
Known as “Mexico’s Hawaii,” this twin city region (San Jose de Cabo and Cabo San Lucas) on the tip of the west coast’s Baja Peninsula is Mexico’s most upscale tourism destination, full of luxury resorts that would stand out anywhere in the world. The golf is world class, with the best three to five courses in the nation, true stunners, and enough great golf for a different round each day for more than a week
The nation’s culinary beating heart, and famous for its moles, Oaxaca is to Mexico what Lyon is to France or Parma to Italy, a worthy foodie pilgrimage spot with a huge array of great restaurants as well as plenty of places to learn the finer points of Mexican cuisine in hands-on classes.
San Miguel de Allende
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful Colonial city dates to the 16th century and is famous for its arts, home to an important school for painters. The historic center is extremely well preserved, appearing similar to how it did 250 years ago, and the city has proven extremely popular with ex-pat retirees.