You may have been to tropical beaches, museum-hopped in a few European cities, or drank more than you should. And now, you’re thinking of something a little more modern when it comes to your next vacation destination. The problem is that you’re on a tight budget, and you don’t wan to go breaking the bank just to get away. With that, here are 7 affordable destinations with something new and exciting to offer travelers.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Puerto Escondido is a beach town discovered and inhabited by surfers with prices that reflect the real Mexico. This place offers exquisite sand and aquamarine waves. Search food and drink prices that seem are almost ridiculously inexpensive. For instance, a plate of tacos costs just $3 and all-day 2-for-1 drink deals that come out to about $2.30 for two beers.
This Indian coastal spot has a broad nightlife scene, amazing restaurants, and diversed tourism options. These are all in a bundle without losing its affordability. There is really something for everyone from an amazing, kayak-friendly coastline on the Arabian Sea, to casinos, white-sand beaches, and a lush countryside that offers great hiking amid ancient temples.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Nearly everyone who went to this place describes it as one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It has scenic mountains and lush forests; that’s why it’s a backpacker’s and kayaker’s dream. The coffee is also a topnotch as you would expect from Guatemala. Stay in a hotel for as low as $40 a night.
“Free-flowing cheap wine,” Leffel declared. Eger is a 90-minute bus ride northeast of Budapest. It is the second-largest city in Northern Hungary, which features thermal spring-fed baths, notable ruins and exquisite food. You can compare it going to the country’s more-popular capital but with slightly lower prices and fewer people.
Selva Negra, Nicaragua
This 300-acre nature reserve is known as a “cloud forest”. The reason for this is it gets most of its moisture from low-lying clouds and fog. The rolling hills and valleys are suitable for hiking, experiencing nature and disconnecting far away from your mundane world in the meantime. Stay at the Ecolodge located on the edge of the cloud forest and alongside an organic coffee plantation. Prices for hotel rooms start at $55, which is low-priced enough for you to stay a few days.
Colca Canyon, Peru
Colca Canyon is nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. This beautiful South American rift is often overlooked. Usually, visitors are just in a hurry to bus over to nearby Machu Picchu. Enjoy world-class hiking, canoeing, rafting, and mountain biking in a bucket-list caliber spot for adventure seekers. You also can’t miss the condors, which are local birds that rank among the largest in the world in terms of wingspan that can reach up to 10 feet. A stay at Hotel Kunturwassi Colca puts you near to the canyon and the condors just for $60 a night. This is a favorite spot among repeat visitors because it is safe, clean and full of local flavors.
First, you must put all those Dracula references aside. This underexplored section of Romania has cheap access to plenty of beautiful, historic towns. Each of those towns boasts ruins that date back as far as the 12th century. Hiking trails, museums, and some pretty great wine vineyards are also found here. A cheap car rental will let you to see different parts of the region during your visit. The Hotel Central Park in the small city of Sighisoara has access to the oldest sections of this walled-in town where Vlad Tepes (a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler) was born. Prices range around $65 per night.