Three Budget Friendly Travel Destinations
Traveling to some may seem untouchable, especially if you are on a budget. But there are loads of places you can visit around the world and even in the United States that can be budget-friendly. When you start planning a trip, you will want to consider a few things:
– How much time do I have?
– What kinds of activities will I do?
– How will I get there?
– Where will I stay?
All of these questions will help outline your trip and should be considered in your budget. If you are flying from the United States, there are some easily accessible and reasonably priced flights to Central America and the Caribbean.
Costa Rica is a top choice for budget travelers who like an adventure, but don’t want to break the bank. Airlines like Delta, Spirit Airlines, and American all offer daily roundtrip flights for well under $500. Once you land, Costa Rica offers a wide variety of activities for the adventure seeker.
If you like the beach, head to the Pacific Coast for surfing lessons, usually only costing around $35 per person for a 2-hour session. If you want to be one with nature, Costa Rica has some of the best hiking trails, waterfalls, and zip-lining in the world. Guided tours of the Monteverde Cloud Forest or the Arenal Volcano are under $100, or you can choose to explore on your own for even less.
Costa Rica is a hot spot for trendy and budget-friendly hostels. Ranging from under $10 a night for a shared community room with bunk beds to around $80 a night for a deluxe room with your own bathroom, places like Selina have rooms available all over Costa Rica. And these prices include breakfast!
If sitting under an umbrella by the pool with unlimited cocktails is more your speed, Jamaica may be the place for you, even on a budget. Delta, Spirit, and American Airlines all offer flights under $600 to this Caribbean destination. The short flight times make it a breeze to fly from the U.S. to Jamaica, so this is even a good spot for a long weekend trip.
In Jamaica, there is so much to see, from snorkeling in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea to exploring the calm waters of the Martha Brae River in a raft made of bamboo. Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril all offer an abundance of all-inclusive hotels that are easy on your wallet and include a variety of tour options. Especially if you want to take a break from the resort for a day or two.
Traveling on a budget and don’t want to hop on a plane, no problem. The United States has more to explore than some may realize. Rent a car or drive your own for even bigger savings!
If you are a wine lover, take a drive from San Francisco to Napa Valley. If craft beer is your thing, Asheville North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains make for a fun and affordable vacation destination. If you are a history buff, Gettysburg and Williamsburg Virginia would be a perfect spot for you.
Regardless of your interest, traveling on a budget is never out of reach, so start exploring!