Reduced prices for students and seniors on Mexican buses and at museums and archaeological sites are usually only for those with Mexican residence or education credentials, but the following cards will sometimes get you a reduction (the ISIC is the most widely recognized). They are also recognized for reduced-price air tickets at student- and youth-oriented travel agencies.

ISIC (www.isic.org) Student card.

IYTC (International Youth Travel Card) For those under 31 years.

ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card) For full-time teachers.

Discounts & Peso-Pinching

  • Discounts Many museums and archaeological sites have discounts for kids, while some hotels and bus lines offer good savings for online reservations.
  • Colectivos Shared vans are a very affordable and efficient way to move around the peninsula.
  • Hammocks Some hotels will allow you to hang a hammock on their property for a fraction of what it would cost to get a room.