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Top 10 Aussie dollar holidays: #2: Mexico

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Just missing out on the number one spot in our top 10 Aussie dollar holidays list is Mexico. Outside the big resorts towns of Acapulco and Cancun, Mexico has never really been an expensive destination but over the past 12 months our dollar has gained another 20 percent on the Mexican peso truly making it bargain central.

You made find Mexico City's population of 20 million a little overwhelming but certainly not the prices. The Best Western Majestic in the centre of town will only set you back about $100 for a double per night.

If you're after a bit of culture a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology is a must and it will only set you back $4.

One of the more popular things to do out of town is to hire a boat on the canals of Xochimilco. A 14-person boat will cost you around $14 an hour. Add about $6 to include a floating lunch and $2 a song from a passing mariachi.

Location

Mexico City, Mexico.

Cost

Rooms start at $100 a night at the Best Western Majestic in Mexico City.

Entry into the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, costs $4 per person.

For further information

Best Western Majestic
Avenue Madero 73
Col Centro
Mexico City 06000
Mexico
www.bestwestern.com

National Museum of Anthropology
Chapultepec Park, Mexico City
www.mna.inah.gob.mx

Travellers should be "in date" for the standard Australia and New Zealand immunisation schedules. Depending on the time of year of travel and exact destination, other health precautions and preventions may be recommended and are best discussed with your doctor. For further information, speak to your doctor or visit www.welltogo.com.au or www.smartraveller.gov.au.

Top 10 best value places for Australians to visit

  1. US dollar up 20.95 percent
  2. Mexico peso up 20.80 percent
  3. Taiwanese dollar up 17.15 percent
  4. Thai baht up 16.18 percent
  5. Singapore dollar up 14.86 percent
  6. Japanese yen up 13.92 percent
  7. British pound up 12.98 percent
  8. Indonesian rupiah up 11.59 percent
  9. Euro up 9.78 percent
  10. Swiss franc up 9.64 percent

Source: Expedia.com.au. Figures reflect appreciation in the Australian dollar against world currencies over six months to October 2009.

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