For Canada and most of the northern U.S, the cool nights starting in late August are just a foreshadow of the impending bitter cold approaching. For 7 months we all dream of winter getaways to exotic destinations while we wait for summer to return.
Less dreaming, more doing! It’s the absolute perfect time to book a winter getaway to Mexico on a budget. Kashlee and I both love a little luxury BUT we don’t like the high prices that come along with it. That’s why did some homework for you this winter, and came up with this list of the most affordable 5 Star OCEANFRONT resorts in Mexico! Looking for other destinations? Check out Cheapest 5 Star Hotels in the World!
Affordable 5 Star OCEANFRONT Resorts in Mexico
The pricing below is based in USD. These prices are NOT for all inclusive. The dates we entered on Trivago were January 14th- January 18th 2019. Pricing can fluctuate due to demand and time of year. We hope that you’re able to snag a deal! Note: Some of the hotels are rated different star levels depending on which website is visited.
1. Gran Plaza Hotel Acapulco - $59 per night
The Gran Plaza hotel has 506 rooms and sits directly on the beach. Featuring 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 4 outdoor pools and a 24 fitness center, the resort has everything you need to have a great vacation on a budget! Being right in the center of Acapulco bay you’ll have gorgeous ocean views during the day and romantic city lights at night.
2. Emporio Ixtapa - $59 per night
The Emporio in Ixtapa sits on its own private beach and features 219 rooms. Enjoy two onsite restaurants and two lounges. The resort also offers beach loungers, an outdoor pool and tennis courts.
3. Luna Palace Mazatlan - $60 per night
The Luna Palace in Mazatlan is a boutique hotel with only 71 rooms. The resort has an onsite restaurant, bar and pool. It has its own private beach, fitness center and separate children’s pool. Enjoy free WiFi and daily house keeping. The famous Golden Zone of Mazatlan is a 20 minute walk from the property. .
4. Ramada Resort Mazatlan - $66 per night
The Ramada resort in Mazatlan has a perfect location if you enjoy being in the middle of all the action. Its a 1 minute walk to the Golden Zone and only a block away from shopping and restaurants. The 200 room hotel is on the beach and features a restaurant and pool. There is also a fitness center, pool bar and nightclub.
5. Camino Real Veracruz Boca del Rio - $71 per night
The Camino Real Veracruz has 156 guest rooms and is directly on the beach. The property features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and rooftop terrace. Free WiFi and daily housekeeping are included.
We have stayed here and recommend this resort!
6. Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Puerto Vallarta - $110 per night
Having stayed at this hotel it definitely offers everything you need for a great vacation. The expansive pools and being directly on the beach make this a perfect destination for couples and families. The 473 guest room hotel features 2 restaurants and 2 lounges. There are 2 outdoor pools, 4 tennis courts and a fitness center. The hotel has recently undergone some major renovations and we had the pleasure of staying in the Sheraton Buganvilias Junior Suite! There is also an all-inclusive option available at the resort.
7. Paradise Village Beach Resort Nuevo Vallarta- $111 per night
The Paradise Village Beach Resort in Nuevo Vallarta has 490 rooms, 4 restaurants and two beach bars. The hotel sits directly on the beach with 3 outdoor pools and beach umbrellas. A short 2 minute walk away is the Paradise Plaza shopping center. It’s the perfect location for walking off the resort to enjoy more of Nuevo Vallarta. A perfect Mexico winter getaway for those on a budget!
With affordable direct flights from Canada and the U.S, Mexico is still one of our favorite destinations! These affordable 5 Star OCEANFRONT resorts aren’t as easy to find as they used to be but Mexico still can offer a budget vacation if you know where to look.
Our favorite hotel in Mexico unfortunately doesn’t fall into the “budget” category but if you are looking for a romantic winter getaway without the kids check out our review of Villa Premier in Puerto Vallarta. For families we would highly suggest Velas Vallarta All Inclusive Resort. Where ever you decide to warm up this winter, happy travels!
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Sunday 14th of October 2018
I would be careful about recommending any hotel in Acapulco. It's not the tourist destination it once was back in the 60's and 70's. Agree you have to be careful of anywhere you travel, but there's a reason this 5 star hotel is only $59. https://www.dw.com/en/extortion-in-acapulco-victims-often-abducted-and-driven-to-atms/a-45873796