Dreaming of sipping a cocktail poolside with a view for days?
While most hotel and flight packages to Mexico from the Lower Mainland typically start at around $1,000 CAD to $1,200 CAD per person, a Canadian low-cost carrier is offering them for nearly half that price.
For locals looking to escape "Raincouver" in December, Swoop is currently offering packages for under $700 CAD with direct flights and accommodation in sunny Puerto Vallarta.
With the accommodation search powered by Expedia, booking the hotel with the flight saves travellers up to 50 per cent off the cost of their hotel.
To take advantage of the deal, Metro Vancouverites will fly out of Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). For example, one ultra-low-cost option departs on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and returns after five nights on Sunday, Dec. 11. The total cost for a room for two people at the Bungalows Princess, including all taxes and fees, comes to $1,302.43 CAD. That price works out to $651.21 CAD including all taxes and fees per person.
Discover Puerto Vallarta
World-famous tequila, delectable Mexican cuisine, beautiful beaches, and beaming sunshine are just a few of the reasons why people flock to Puerto Vallarta in droves. And, while it can be fun just to kick and back and relax at a resort, the city offers numerous things to see and do. What’s more, there are several ancient ruins nearby that make ideal day trips to explore.
Note: While the low-cost carrier is an extremely affordable alternative, it is worthwhile to note that there are several additional costs. For one, even a piece of carry-on luggage will cost extra, and the price varies based on the length of your journey. Seat selection will also cost extra, and the price also varies based on the length of your flight.
You can book your travel with Swoop.
What Metro Vancouver residents need to know about travel to Canada from Mexico
While travellers need to keep several things in mind right now travelling anywhere in the world, they need to exercise increased caution when travelling to most Mexican states right now. The U.S. Department of State warns travellers about increased levels of violence in Mexico and has recently updated its advisory.
- Find out more information about the Mexico travel advisory.
Canadian air passengers also need to keep a few things in mind when returning to the Lower Mainland.
- Discover a tutorial on how to use the ArriveCAN app.
- Find out the best way to get a refund on your flight and not get taken advantage of by the airline with V.I.A.'s air passenger guide.
- Find a guide on how to pack your bag and track it as airports around the world experience signifcant luggage issues.