Mexico. A country with so much to offer, yet the media will try to dissuade you at every turn. Yet, I can attest that it’s better to experience places yourself than always follow what the media tells you. If you’re contemplating a trip to Mexico, visiting Tulum and Playa del Carmen are two good places to start. I kept track of every expense just for you to help plan it all (and travel on a budget). My 8-day total budget, including flights and housing, was about $600. This guide can help you budget to fully enjoy Tulum and Playa del Carmen.
For the sake of this guide, all money noted is in USD and rounded up based on current currency exchange between USD and pesos. However, the majority of it I paid in pesos upon arrival. Read further for information on currency exchanges. These are also costs per traveler.