Cancun Spring Break

•January 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Cancun Spring Break 2011 lets you experience the glamour and glitz of the premier Spring Break destination. Whether you want an island escape with soft white beaches and water as blue as the sky or a never-ending party in stylish nightclubs, trendy outdoor beach bars, or a famous Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane, Spring Break Cancun has it all.
Today, this Spring Break hot spot tops the list of most popular Spring Break destinations for students nationwide. No other location brings more Spring Breakers to one place for two months of non-stop parties than Cancun Spring Break 2011!

Experience the original Spring Break destination, totally different than Spring Break Jamaica and Spring Break Acapulco. With twelve miles of sugar-fine sand and luxurious hotels, you’re steps away from an afternoon of relaxation and tanning. Then, as night falls, our Spring Break Cancun gets you discounts and easy admission into famed places like Dady O, The City, Basic, Pat O’Brien’s, Senor Frogs, Coco Bongo and Bulldog Cafe.

Whatever you do, act like a star and be treated like one with the philosophy, “what happens on Cancun Spring Break stays in Cancun,” – the Spring Break Capital of the World!

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Jamaica Spring Break

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Jamaica Spring Break started with Sun Splash Tours where we live by the mentality, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!” In 1987, we brought Spring Breakers to Negril, a sleepy fishing village and it’s never been the same. Now the hottest Spring Break destination in the Caribbean, the seven-mile beach offers laid back charm for Spring Breakers looking to escape the in-your-face Acapulco Spring Break and Cancun Spring Break environment.

Uncover Negril’s best kept secret, five miles of winding coral cliffs. Spend Jamaica Spring Break 2011 cliff-diving, snorkeling and exploring underground caves at places like Rick’s Café and The Rock House. Then, be ready for one of the most impressive sunsets you’ve experienced as you kick back with a Jamaican rum punch and watch the sky turn pink before it falls dark.

Negril Spring Break comes alive at places like Margaritaville, Risky Business, The Jungle, Rick’s Cafe and Alfreds. The seven-mile beach lights up with bonfires and bars pulsate with music until sunrise. The magic of Negril is that it still keeps its laid back charm in the midst of this surge of Spring Breakers.

Spring Break Montego Bay or “Mo Bay “, as the locals call it, is Jamaica’s largest and most varied tourist area. Mo Bay is perfect destination for the Spring Breaker looking to experience the Jamaican way of life with a city atmosphere.

Located just five minutes from the airport, you’re literally minutes away from the non-stop Spring Break 2011 parties on the Strip. With a plethora of nightlife venues, from indoor discos to reggae shows, you’ll party ‘til dawn.

This year, do as much as you want or nothing at all and still have a great time. Join thousands of other students in this tropical paradise to party in the thatched roof beach bars on your Jamaica Spring Break 2011.

Common Practices During Spring Break

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In the past, residents of the Fort Lauderdale area have become so upset at the damage done by vacationers, that the local government passed laws restricting parties in 1985. At the same time, the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was enacted in the United States, requiring that Florida raise the minimum drinking age to 21 and causing many underage college vacationers to travel outside the United States for spring break. By 1989, the number of college vacationers fell to 20,000, a far cry from the 350,000 who went to Fort Lauderdale four years prior.

Spring break party goers responded by moving to the more permissive community of Daytona Beach area (over 200,000 students traveled there each spring at its peak), but after Daytona’s local government undertook similar measures, the crowds of the mid-1990s and early 2000s had fallen to a point where “a few students still come, but officials don’t even estimate their numbers.” Panama City Beach, Florida remains a popular spring break destination due to its relative proximity to many Southern colleges and driving distances. The locals in Panama City Beach welcome Spring Breakers every year, and is a major factor in the city’s economy. South Padre Island, Texas and Fort Myers Beach, Florida are also popular Spring Break destinations among students from colleges in the south-central and midwestern parts of the country, as well as from the Northeast. One of the biggest in the Southwest, popularized by MTV, is Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Popular destinations outside the United States include Cancún, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Barbados, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Varadero, Cuba (non-US citizens). Tour agencies have not only cited the lower drinking ages in these places, but also the fact that the drinking ages are poorly enforced. Some Tour Companies put on special chartered flights for Spring Break at discounted rates.

It is common for companies to market during spring break, for instance Coca-Cola, Gillette, MTV, and branches of the United States armed forces.

History of Spring Break

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Spring break, also known as March break, Study Week or Reading Week in some parts of Canada, is a week long recess from studying in early spring at universities and schools in the Brazil, Canada, mainland China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, South Africa, United States and other countries.

In the United States, the timing of spring break in tertiary institutions may range from the beginning of March to the later part of April, but many schools are in recess for at least one of the weeks in March. Some schools call this “March break” if it occurs in a middle week in March. Other schools call it “spring recess”, or “spring recession”. Often, universities schedule spring break such that Saint Patrick’s Day falls during the week in order to lessen the amount of partying and drinking on their campuses. Many K–12 institutions in the United States coincide their spring break with Easter and Passover. In New York and Connecticut, most students have spring break in April.

Canada has a very similar practice of giving a week-long break to its elementary school and secondary school students in the month of March. The exact time of the month varies from province to province; New Brunswick, for example, holds their March break during the first week of March, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia, have theirs during the second or third week, while the break in Alberta usually comes in the last week of March. In the United Kingdom, the corresponding 2 weeks’ holiday are called the “Easter break” or “Easter holidays”, as it is scheduled for the weeks following and preceding Easter, and accordingly is often held in April. In many Canadian universities, the similar break in late February, and is ostensibly intended to allow students to relax from the stresses of their studies.

In Japan, the spring break starts with the end of the academic year in March and ends on April 1 with the beginning of a new academic year.

In South Africa, it is held around September, with students flocking from all over South Africa to Umhlanga, Plettenberg Bay and Sun City.

In Brazil, it is commonly known as the “boredom week” and grew around two public holidays, October 12th – the feast of Our Lady of Aparecida, patron saint of the country – and October 15th, Teacher’s Day.