Spring Break in Mexico FAQ

What you need to know about spring break in Mexico

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Many students looking for some fun in the sun during their spring break choose to travel to Mexico. They find great beaches and resorts, and lots of others who are also looking for a good time. The exchange rate is particularly favorable at present, making Mexico a very economical destination for spring breakers as well. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from prospective travelers about spring break in Mexico.

When is spring break?

Spring break takes place before the official start of spring, during the months of Februrary and March. The dates of spring break vary from year to year, and different schools take their spring break at different times. Find out exactly when is spring break in 2016?

Do I need a passport for spring break in Mexico?

You will most likely need a passport to travel to Mexico for Spring Break. If you're traveling by air, it is most definitely required, but if you're traveling by land or sea, you may be able to use a passport card or enhanced driver's license. Find out how to get a passport and more information about Mexico entry requirements.

Where should I go for Spring break?

Mexico has plenty of great spring break destinations and its proximity to the United States makes it a great spring break choice. Cancun, Acapulco, Los Cabos and Mazatlan are the most popular spring break hot spots, but there are many other excellent places to spend your holiday.

See the top destinations in Mexico. If instead of partying on the beach, you would like to spend your spring break doing good, there are also lots of options for voluntourism in Mexico.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico for spring break?

Whether or not you'll be safe depends a lot on your own actions. Although there has been increased violence, particularly along the border with the United States, and the US government recently updated a travel alert for Mexico, the violence that has occurred is mostly due to conflicts between Mexican authorities and drug cartels.

Tourists have not been targeted, so as long as you practice common sense, and basic safety precautions, you should not be in danger.

What can I do to stay safe and healthy during spring break?

There's a lot you can do to make sure you stay safe and healthy during your spring break. Just remember that overdoing it with alcohol or getting involved with drugs greatly increase your chances of getting into trouble. It's a good idea to practice moderation. Check out these tips for a safe spring break in Mexico.