When you travel to Haiti, you get all the beautiful perks of traveling to the Caribbean, without the expensive prices. If you go during off-season, you can save even more money. Flights are cheap and hotels are anywhere from $50-$150 a night. The Wahoo Bay Beach club and resort is a must! You’ll enjoy their stunning rooms that have both epic mountain views and ocean views, their amazing pool and more!
Who needs to splurge on a trip to Sicily or the Greek Isles? Albania has fantastic beaches along its coastline for a fraction of a price of a typical European beach vacation. Accommodation is cheaper than cheap, starting at only $5.
The airfare may put a dent in your wallet, but once you get to Cambodia you can live like a king. Traveling on tuks tuks and eating a delicious meals will only cost you pennies. Take a ride on a luxury river boats down the Mekong and visit a local buddhist monk for next to nothing.
4. Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the National parks like Manuel Antonio National Park and Corcovado National Park only cost a few dollars to visit. Once you are there, you can hike, walk and explore for free. The public transportation is also super cheap, the beaches are beautiful, and the food is extremely affordable. The beaches, the rainforest and the waterfalls cannot be beat!
In need of a romantic vacation on a shoestring budget? Go to Belize. Many of their 4-star hotels are less than $100 per night and include extra perks like bike rentals and local wine. Two can eat at an upscale restaurant for less than $30, and that is if you are getting fancy!
6. San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you are on a budget and want to go to Puerto Rico, go during off-season anywhere from the end of April through mid-December. No passport and no currency exchange is needed because it is a U.S territory. Try Hotel Casa Blanca or Villa Herencia for a very nice but low-cost boutique hotel option.
7. Mazatlan, Mexico
Wanna go cheap? Go to Mexico. The current exchange rate is 20.69 Mexican pesos for $1. Mazatlan is less touristy than other Mexican destinations and it is the shrimp capital of Mexico. Food is extremely cheap there because it is in Sinaloa, the state that grows the bulk of produce in Mexico
Morocco is one of the most affordable African countries. Earlier this year, flights were available from NYC for only $400 roundtrip. A typical Moroccan meal can cost you anywhere from $2.50 to $15 for two, which includes appetizers, entree and unlimited mint tea
9. Lisbon, Portugal
If you are going to travel to Lisbon, go mid-spring to early fall and the best flight deals. A bottle of wine and an entree can be found for around around €5 each. This is the time to travel to Europe now that the dollar is so strong against the euro
10. Madrid, Spain
When compared to the rest of Europe, Spain is much cheaper to travel to. Especially is you go sometime in September, October, April and May. Travel to Barcelona for cheap tapas and wine at El Xampanyet for only around €10-15 each. Can you lay on the beach at Barceloneta and take the tram up to Tibidabo for only €5.
11. Hanoi, Vietnam
If you decide to visit Vietnam, make sure you visit in late December so you experience nice weather. Vietnam will provide you with affordable upscale accommodations, cheap and healthy food and beautiful sights. Make sure you kayak in the emerald green waters of Halong Bay or relax in ancient Hoi An and its nearby beaches
12. Crete, Greece
With the U.S. dollar so strong against the euro right now, added to their economic crisis, traveling to Greece is cheaper than ever. But you can skip Santorini and check out Crete instead. Crete has the freshest seafood imaginable and they practically invented the idea of “farm-to-table” well before it was a fad. Check out the unbelievable Balos beach and enjoy Greece without breaking the bank.
13. Bali, Indonesia
Want to vacation like royalty for a small price? Bali is incredibly inexpensive. You’ll get high quality in accommodation, cheap food and an unreal experience for very little money at all. You can easily stay in a private villa for around $50 per night. Check out Airbnb for some ridiculously low prices.
14. Bangkok, Thailand
One of the cheapest places to travel in the world is Bangkok, Thailand. Hotel rooms can be as low as $20 a night and if you book in advance flights are inexpensive as well. Another perk is that you are only a cheap flight or ferry ride away from the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen in your life.
Hallelujah we can now go to Cuba! The best months to travel there are sometime between September to November and January to March. Go now before everything becomes too Americanized and commercial! Check out Airbnb for affordable places to stay because hotels there are overpriced and expensive. Make sure to do your research before you travel there for tips to learn ways to save money and travel on the cheap.
Santiago is known for its vibrant food and delicious wine. You will find lots of wine bars and tapas places sprinkled around the bustling city. You can also check out Puerto Varas, a small lakeside town in the lakes district in Chile. You’ll find volcanos and waterfalls and delicious cakes and food. The area is not touristy at all so everything is cheap cheap cheap.
17. ABC Islands
Everyone knows about Aruba, but the Southern Caribbean islands Bonaire and Curaçao are right there and are a little more affordable. They are known for scuba diving and other water sports, hiking and their secluded beaches. Affordable vacation homes and villas are available on both islands that will make you feel like a local
18. Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires you can hang out in the park, take a stroll and admire the French-inspired architecture and dance the night away. You can eat for very little money and taxis will only cost you around $5-$8. You could also explore by foot and walk all of the distinct neighborhoods, like Palermo. Here’s a tip: If you bring American cash and you’ll get better deals in most places in Buenos Aires.
19. Varna, Bulgaria
Varna is a little gem that is completely underrated. It is one of the most affordable eastern European cities to visit and lies right on the coast of the Black Sea. Explore Varna’s wine country and go to Villa Melnik winery and get a full winery tour with multiple tastings plus bread and cheese for about $5. You can take a hike through Bulgaria’s sandstone pyramids and then spend the night at a beautiful authentic style hotel like Zlaten Rozhen with breakfast included for about $30 a night.