Think of a typical college spring break. What is the first destination that comes to mind?
Mexico, of course!
Cancun is the prime destination for a spring break vacay: it is known as the starter pack of wild raging college spring breaks for every undergrad. Though the ultimate aim is to party till you drop and feel fresh enough to start your day with mimosas again; this place has much more to offer. Other than the seemingly endless strip of bars and clubs, the city has a lot of things that could thrill the non-alcoholic in you. However, if it is spring break then why should the alcoholic in you take a break?
We stayed at Aloft Cancun, which was a 5 minute walk from the street where all the clubs were, aka party zone. And right behind our hotel was a little Mexican joint which became our go-to spot for tacos and margaritas. So after downing a drink each and devouring some tacos within the first two hours of us landing, we decided to find a good day party.
Now most hotels have wild day parties, so it’s best to talk to your concierge and figure out the right one for you. We had friends at Grand Oasis who were making the most of the open bar by storming through free drinks, so we decided to stop by. The one-time entry fee inclusive of alcohol and food was $90, which sounded a bit steep. But oh was it worth it! For what you would pay at a bar, this place was definitely better. Pools with bars, pools without bars, beaches with bars and even a stand-alone bar next to the food counter. Each shelf packed with seemingly unlimited alcohol, all while having DJs playing the latest music in the background.
We left Grand Oasis pretty late in the evening and tried to make our way back to the hotel, in a boozy coma, smelling like the sea. We figured buses were the best option to travel: both cheap and convenient. And with Uber currently present but illegal in Cancun (our Uber driver from the airport told us to act like his friends in the car) we figured buses were the safest option as well.
After getting off at the spot nearest to our hotel, we decided to stroll around and explore the area. We discovered that we there was not only a Mexican food joint behind our hotel, but also a few strip clubs, several hookah bars, and quaint food emporiums. Following much exploration and a few creepy men, we finally decided to call it a night.