Mexico

15 Things Backpackers Can (And Probably Will) Do Whilst Based In Cancun

Mexico is a big place. It’s a place for backpackers, vacations and pretty much offers everything you can hope for in a travel destination. It has a rich history of Mayan culture, some of the world’s idyllic beaches, tons of dense jungle and the food, well is an international favourite. Cancun though, provides a bit of a different perspective. Many think it’s an extension of the USA. Expensive, tacky and not ‘real’ Mexico. Sure, it has the huge nightclubs and fancy hotels, but there is a lot more to Cancun than meets the eye. It’s a great place for backpackers on a budget, and for the whole Yucatan area, an ideal place to base yourself. One thing is for sure, stay in Mezcal Hostel. This place is year on year voted the best hostel in Cancun. You’ll m...

Visiting Cancun? Don’t Stop There!

Be it for its crazy parties, pristine beaches, or massive hotels many people have heard about Cancun. Believe it or not, Cancun only had 3 residents in 1970! It wasn’t until very recent times that Cancun began developing. It grew extremely fast, mostly due to tourism, now having become a major tourist destination worldwide (the 61st most visited city in the world as of 2015). Many people go to Cancun, stay at a resort and leave without exploring the surrounding area called the Yucatan Peninsula. This leaves out most of the best experiences. The Yucatan Peninsula has much to offer for all kinds of tastes. And what we like best is the variety of amazing places that you can visit. Therefore, if you are planning on visiting Cancun check out our top recommendations for where to go below. ...

Cancun Mezcal Hostel

Mezcal Hostal Simply… The best Hostel in Cancun! We have free dinner and free breakfast! Welcome to Mezcal Hostel! Our goal is to ensure that your stay in Cancun is one to remember and there’s never a dull moment. We are located in the heart of Cancun Downtown, just walking distance from convenience stores, authentic Mexican restaurants and the main bus stop (ADO). When it comes to sun bathing; enjoy our pool, relax in a hammock or hop on one of the local buses (10.50 Mexican Pesos or 1 USD) for a 10 minute ride to our white sand beaches. Mezcal Hostel like to keep social and make our guests feel like home, so we have Free Wi-Fi available in common areas and once a week a Sunday Fun-day barbecue. You can bring your food and we’ll grill it! We partnered with our friends from Party Rockers C...

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