From Cancun to Cabo: Unleashing the Fun in Mexico’s Spring Break Hotspots

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Are you trying to decide where to go for spring break? You can’t go wrong with one of Mexico’s spring break hotspots, from Cancun, the number-one party destination, to the luxurious city of Cabo San Lucas.

We created this list of the top cities in Mexico to travel to for spring break to help you decide where to enjoy your time off school, whether you want to relax on a low-key beach or party in a packed resort town.

To plan your unforgettable spring break in Mexico, contact the StudentCity team and choose one of our affordable student trips.

Top 10 Spring Break Destinations in Mexico

These are the top 10 places to go on spring break in Mexico, including options for different vacation styles:

1. Cancun

Cancun is the go-to spot for students looking to party. If your goals for spring break are to stay out all night and enjoy the constant buzzing crowds around the beaches and nightclubs, Cancun is for you.

While the parties are the main draw, Cancun has beautiful places to go swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can even get a taste of the region’s history at nearby archeological sites like Chichén-Itzá.

2. Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a gorgeous city on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and it’s one of the best places to go for spring break to enjoy nightlife and sample Mexico’s traditional food. During the day, you can soak up the sun on the beach and try water sports like surfing, parasailing, and jet skiing.

At night, you can visit the famous beachside promenade, El Malecon, where you’ll find numerous restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

3. Playa del Carmen

Mexico’s spring break spots tend to be party central, but you still have plenty of options for a more relaxed trip. You’ll find a laid-back resort town not far from Cancun, Playa del Carmen. Spend your break walking down La Quinta Avenida to check out the street vendors and performers, scuba diving at the nearby coral reefs and cenotes, and ziplining through the jungle.

Playa del Carmen is the best spring break option if you want a balance between beachside relaxation, partying, and exciting activities. 

4. Acapulco

Acapulco has been a popular destination for cruise ships to stop and let their passengers enjoy the nightlife for years, though it’s less packed than places like Cancun or Cabo San Lucas. The golden beaches range from the famous, activity-filled Playa Condesa to quiet, peaceful beaches like Playa Majahua.

Something you can only experience in Acapulco is the sight of professional divers soaring off the 130-foot cliffs of La Quebrada into roaring waves.

5. Rocky Point

If you want to experience the stunning nature of Mexico, consider Rocky Point, or Puerto Peñasco, as your destination for spring break. Desert dunes meet the ocean in Rocky Point, and you can ride ATVs on the sandy terrain or go out to sea on a fishing boat.

The quiet fishing village turned up-and-coming tourist hotspot is known for its delicious, freshly caught shrimp. Rocky Point could be your dream trip if you want to stay active on your vacation and eat great seafood.

6. Cozumel

Cozumel is one of the more family-friendly places in Mexico, with activities ranging from water sports at the beach to ziplining in adventure parks. However, you can still find busy nightclubs — and excellent seafood restaurants — in Cozumel.

Cozumel is the perfect fit for families or groups that want to avoid the crush of people in Cancun but still want a fun place to play at the beach or party the night away.

7. Rosarito

Rosarito is a trendy city for spring break vacations on the Mexico border in Baja California. It has everything you could want on a beach trip, including vibrant nightlife, tasty food, and top-notch surfing. You could also try other water activities like snorkeling or jet skiing, or go for a unique experience and tour the film studio where they shot the movie “Titanic.”

Are you an art lover or a shopaholic? Rosarito has an artisans market where you can browse clothes, jewelry, leather goods, and other finely made crafts.

8. Isla Mujeres

If your dream spring break trip involves soaking up the sun in a hammock a few steps from a beachside bar, Isla Mujeres might be the perfect retreat. When you’re not relaxing on the beach, rent a golf cart or bike to explore the island or take a yoga class to gain inner peace. 

Visiting close-by island, Isla Contoy, is a must if you don’t mind day trips on your vacation. The island is a stunning natural reserve where you can admire tropical island nature and wildlife.

9. Tulum

Tulum is a fantasy-like town on the Caribbean coastline, with beautifully preserved Mayan ruins, a huge stone castle overlooking the beaches, and a jungle surrounding it all. It’s a chill vacation spot compared to other cities on our list, and Tulum’s nightlife is more upscale.

10. Cabo San Lucas

Whether you’re searching for the best location for your Mexico bachelor party or just want a fun, tropical getaway on your spring break, Cabo San Lucas is a favorite of beach and party lovers. The resort city is at the tip of the Baja California peninsula and has spectacular scenery.

If you love dancing and DJs, you’ll love the nightclubs like El Squid Roe in Cabo San Lucas. While it doesn’t have the frenzied crowds of Cancun, Cabo San Lucas activities and nightlife make it an ideal spring break destination.

Additional Read: Make The Most Of Your Winter Break While You Are In Cancun With These Activities

Plan the Mexico Spring Break Trip of a Lifetime

At StudentCity, we’ve been around for over 30 years, ensuring students get the best value when planning their spring break trips. Our one-of-a-kind travel packages include Mexico’s spring break hotspots like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun.

When traveling with StudentCity, you can expect first-class treatment, including convenient transportation, 24/7 staff support, and exclusive events. Contact us to start planning your spring break trip!