Baja Road Trip Financial Summary
Exchange Rate: $1=approximately 12 Mexican pesos
Total Money Spent: $1387
Total Days: 9
Per Person Per Day: $77
Wow! Obviously, that’s quite a lot compared to our previous travel budgets! However, this was our honeymoon, so we spent a lot more willingly then we did when we were penniless backpackers without jobs!
Transportation is almost all gas, since we were driving. Gas costs about $3.80 per gallon in Baja right now. The roads are so curvy and hilly that you don’t get very good gas mileage though.
We also had only one free place to stay on this trip. If we had had more time to plan, I would’ve tried harder to book hostel reviews or find Couchsurfing hosts, but we just didn’t have the time, what with planning a wedding and all! Our Cabo hotel we found on Living Social, and it was a great deal. Other places we managed to find campsites or hotel rooms for $15-30.
You can definitely do Baja cheaper, if you take buses and camp and don’t go out as much. We had a great honeymoon and feel pretty content with the bang we got for our buck.