Between the spicy tacos and bubbling hot springs, the Mayan ruins and rugged mountaintops, the sweltering, sweaty jungles and lively tequila dives, the shimmering jet setter yachts and the splintering fishing boats of the local folk, let it be said that Mexico is a land of contradictions, surprises and adventure at every turn! Perhaps that's why upwards of 250,000 people are now looking for connections between LAX and the country's various airports every month; some in search of seaside relaxation; others pining for a jaunt in the Mesoamerican wilds. To help all those prospective travellers this year, Hopper's expert flight team have put together this list of the top five cheapest air connections leaving for Mexico from Los Angeles International—enjoy!
The fifth most popular Mexican destination out of LAX and the fifth cheapest too, Puerto Vallarta rarely fails to enthrall its visitors with oodles of Pacific sun, frothing surf and a hedonistic nightlife that's one part chic cocktail bar, two parts Mexican tequila shack and three parts bobbing booze cruise! Expect to pay in the region of $349 round trip for flights into town, and be sure to check out the indirect offering from American Airlines and US Airways for the best deals overall.
Washed over by the Pacific surf swells and soothed continually by the ocean breezes, there are few destinations in the country as quintessentially Mexican as Zihuatanejo—a place where bobbing fishing boats still herald the aromas of the evening meal and creaky hammocks belie leather-skinned locals touting tequila and a smile. What's more, for travellers out of LAX this year this Latin Arcadia is available for around just $346 round trip, with the cheapest flights going nonstop on Alaska Airlines or Delta.
Touting a truly attractive price tag of just $337 round trip, these air connections between Los Angeles International and the Del Bajio International Airport in Guanajuato are a great choice for any travellers eager to explore the central highlands of Mexico; the rugged hills of the Sierra de Lobos; the bubbling springs that surround Aguascalientes, and the sheer-cut gorges of the Sierra de Penjamo. To get the best deal on the route, be sure to search for United Airlines' direct connection into town.
For L.A. locals who've already had their fill of the Pacific Coast on the beaches of Santa Monica and Huntington, these flights to the buzzing megalopolis of Mexico City could offer the perfect remedy. Expect oodles of aging Spanish treasures in the Centro Historico, the twisting tunes of mariachi on the Plaza Garibaldi, and countless Mesoamerican wonders between the exhibition rooms of the National Museum of Anthropology. And there's even more to get excited about, because the cheapest connections on the route are all nonstop, going with Delta, United, or Mexican flag carrier AeroMéxico.
Arguably the most accomplished all-in-one resort destination on Mexico's Pacific Coast, Cabo San Lucas is a place famed for its scuba diving, sun-kissed sands, sleepless nightclubs and breath-taking geological formations, not to mention its unrivaled access to the cactus-peppered backcountry of the Baja California Sur. You may think all that would come with one seriously hefty price tag, but you'd be wrong—because flights to this bubbling coastal enclave are actually the cheapest of all those heading to Mexico from LAX, with Alaska Airlines' nonstop departure currently priced at just $293 round trip!