Find out what there is to explore across our southern border. 

By Melanie Lieberman
Updated: March 09, 2017
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Travelers in need of an escape don’t have to gaze any farther than our southern border to Mexico. Today, the Airfare Spot found an unbeatable $256 round-trip fare from New York to Cancun, with flights available now until June 2017.

Reservations can be made with a number of major U.S. carriers, including Delta Air Lines and JetBlue. And the cheapest flights (think: $223 round-trip tickets) can be scored with Interjet, a Mexico-based low cost carrier.

There are more than a few reasons why now is a great time to visit Cancun. A perennial crowd pleaser, this popular 14-mile stretch of coast sits at the convergence of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It’s home to a number of excellent, worry-free all-inclusives, and it’s within easy reach of Chichen Itza and the hip beach town, Tulum.

Related: 5 Things to Do in Downtown Cancun

Travelers can even take a ferry to hammock-strewn Isla Holbox, a still unspoiled speck of Mexico that is also one of our favorite destinations of the year.

And, as always, it’s hard to complain about the non-stop, four hour-long flights, or the city’s incredible food scene. High-end restaurants like Ramona (the moles here are worth the $223 flight alone) are now attracting even the fussiest gourmands while simultaneously proving Cancun is so much more than frozen margaritas.