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Why A Cruise To This Mexico Destination Is Perfect For A Cheap Winter Getaway

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Are you looking for a cheap winter getaway? Here's why a cruise to this popular Mexico destination is the perfect choice.

The Mexican Riviera is currently the best region to find great cruise deals this winter.

While the cost of a five-night Caribbean cruise is up 37% compared to last year, averaging $736, the cost of a Mexican Riviera cruise is actually down compared to last year.

Mazatlan Mexico

The average cost of a five-night Mexican Riviera cruise is just $476 right now, according to data from Cruise Critic. This is a decrease of 32% compared to last year.

Why Visit The Mexican Riviera?

The Mexican Riviera is the collective name given to the West Coast of Mexico, spanning around 20 different destinations such as Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.

Arches in Cabo Mexico

A Mexican Riviera cruise is a great way to get a taste of several different destinations without having to commit to just one.

Each city along the Mexican Riviera has its own personality. From enjoying fresh seafood or surfing in Ensenada to indulging in a wellness treatment or lying on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, there's something for everyone on the Mexican Riviera.

And all of the stops you'll make on a Mexican Riviera cruise have great Pacific Coast beaches and charming walkable areas where you can find lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Aerial View Of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, Latin America

Winter is a great time to visit the Mexican Riviera, especially if you want to escape the cold in the United States. Even in the winter, the weather is sunny and warm on the Mexican Riviera, with average temperatures in the high seventies and low eighties.

Why Take A Cruise?

Taking a cruise is actually the most affordable way to experience the Mexican Riviera.

The average cost of a five-night cruise from Los Angeles is just $476 right now — that's less than $100 per night for all of the following:

  • Accommodation on the cruise ship
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and some beverages on the cruise ship
  • Transportation to each port
woman with hat on a cruise ship

It would be difficult to find a nice hotel for under $100 a night on the Mexican Riviera, much less have that price include all your meals too!

If you're already based in Southern California, you can also just drive to the cruise port (most Mexican Riviera cruises start and end in either Los Angeles or San Diego.)

Even if you're not, airfare to Los Angeles or San Diego from another U.S. city is typically cheaper than airfare from another U.S. city to a Mexican Riviera destination.

Happy woman in front of cruise

On a cruise, you can have a relaxed, hassle-free vacation without having to worry about the logistics. You have the ability to book activities and excursions through your cruise line, or just explore each port at your own leisure.

Cheap Cruises To The Mexican Riviera

The average price of a five-night Mexican Riviera cruise is currently $476, according to Cruise Critic, but there are lots of great deals to be found.

For example, this six-night cruise out of Los Angeles visits San Diego and spends two full days in Cabo, and it's available for as low as $279 per person:

Cruise Critic

You can also get a four-night cruise out of Los Angeles this winter for just $313, visiting the ports of Catalina Island, California and Ensenada, Mexico:

Cruise Critic

And if you're looking for a longer getaway, this seven-night cruise leaves from Los Angeles and visits Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan, with prices starting at only $554:

Cruise Critic

You can use Cruise Critic to browse the best Mexican Riviera cruises this winter or sign up for Cruise Sheet for free to receive notifications on the best cruise deals.

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