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Spring break in Mexico: The never-ending party

Cancun visitors bureau estimates the arrival of 50,000 spring breakers in 2014
Cancun visitors bureau estimates the arrival of 50,000 spring breakers in 2014
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Thousands of American spring breakers started to arrive this weekend, like every year, to the Mexican beach resorts to enjoy the sea, the sand and the sun, in “a monumental rite of passage for college students and young adults,” as the StudentCity tours’ website describes this season’s holidays.

Now through Easter, young American travelers looking for a never-ending party after a long and freezing winter, will get to the Mexican beach resorts. Their favorite place is Cancun, but spring breakers also love Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, according to international travel industry sources.

Along the last 15 years, these Mexican destinations became classic for spring breakers not only because they are beautiful places, but also by the reason that young American visitors have great 24/7 tourism services at low cost in a safe environment, in spite of some media warnings.

An Angelena teenager, who spent the March 13-15 weekend in Acapulco with two girlfriends, commented that she felt very happy and safe in that Mexican resort. Some travel industry statistics say that around 61 percent of the spring break young women choose Mexico to spend their seasonal vacations.

The spring break tourism is becoming an important binational industry with dozens of companies, which transform the young madness into excellent, cheap all-inclusive travel packages that add nightlife events, contests, music festivals, beach activities and excursions.

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates that some 50,000 spring breakers will be in this Caribbean paradise between March-April 2014. Most of the visitors in Cancun come from Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and Cleveland.