How many times did you think about taking a vacation last year? How often did you say that 2018 is going to be different? Life is short and only you have the power to make yours incredible. Traveling to new locations and soaking up new experiences can help enrich your life in so many ways. Sadly, many people want to take vacations and know just how important they can be to your health and overall well-being,but cannot afford the price tag that comes with them. It can be difficult to find affordable vacation destinations that fit within your budget, but now you can.
Finding Affordable Vacation Destinations
No need to fret any longer because we have got some good news for you: there are some very affordable vacation destination hot-spots that are just waiting for you to arrive.
Below you will find a list of all the best and more affordable vacation destinations to check out in 2018.
1. Saint Martin
If you have never heard of Saint Martin, it is a Caribbean island that is half French and half Dutch. Unfortunately, it was absolutely devastated thanks to Hurricane Irma in 2017. This island may have never before been considered one of the best affordable vacation destinations, but it is now. The hurricane came and went – and the island has restored itself. Unfortunately, many tourists are hesitant to travel here due to the extensive damage.
Rest assured, the airport is open for business, there is electricity, running water, and all the luxuries that you have likely grown to count on. Guess what else it has? Deals on hotels for tourist. If you have always wanted to soak in the sun on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, this may be your perfect opportunity.
Mexico is made up of many parts. There are those cities that you should probably not go to and there are those that will cost you a pretty penny. Then, there are the parts of Mexico that give you the most bang for your buck while offering you a vacation you will never forget.
Consider visiting Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, or Cancun. These cities will give you up close and personal relaxation time along the beaches. Hotels in the area are reasonable, as well. You don’t need to sign up for all the perks. Most of your time will likely be spent enjoying all of the free outdoor activities that are available.
Costa Rica always tops the list for one of the best getaway spots. Yet, its neighbor, Nicaragua, doesn’t typically make the list of affordable vacation destinations that people want to visit.
However, Nicaragua has the same perks to offer – beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery, jungles and rainforests to explore, amazing and prevalent wildlife, a rich culture, and so much more.
The reason you will find Nicaragua to be a bit more affordable is that it is still an up-and-coming vacation destination hotspot. It is working hard to make a name for itself and has many deals to offer those tourists willing to give them a chance.
Don’t miss this Central American hidden gem.
Forget drug trafficking and drug cartels when you think of Colombia. Because drug issues are such a part of the history of this country, tourism has not always been the most record-winning. However, that has all changed. Colombia has cleaned itself up and has begun filling its cities with warm welcomes and lending hands.
If you have always wanted to travel to South America, then here is your chance. Visit Bogota – this city is full of culture and you will not want to miss the historical sites. You may also want to check out the beaches and the giant sand dunes. Of course, you may also want to take the Pablo Escobar Historical Tour.
It is rare to hear that someone is traveling to Guatemala. It just is not that typical of a tourist destination. What it does have, however, is breathtaking adventures that will cost you next to nothing. After all, some experiences just can’t be bought. Guatemala offers jungles, lakes, volcanoes, caves, mountains, and more.
If you are the adventurous type, then grab your backpack and look no further than this country. While here, you will not want to miss:
- The Mayan architectural site — which is home the ruins of Tikal.
- The street markets in Chichicastenango.
- The volcano surrounded lake of Atitlan.
- Semuc Champy where you can adventure through river caves in the jungle.
Vancouver the is one of the affordable vacation destinations that will have you heading north for an amazing get-away. Believe it or not, this city has a lot to offer travelers. You can enjoy all the city life here – from dining and shopping, visiting art galleries, and having a full cultural experience. However, you can also head out of the city area and hike mountains on some beautiful trails.
While here, you will not want to miss these city hotspots:
- Adventures on Grouse Mountain–whether walking, cycling, or riding the SkyRide
- Visit the eclectic and artsy neighborhood of Granville Island.
- Go whale watching.
- Enjoy the outdoors at all the parks and gardens located throughout the city.
There is something for everyone in this great Canadian city.
7. Grand Canyon
If you are looking to stay more local for your affordable vacation destination, then feast your eyes on the Grand Canyon. One of the World’s 7 Natural Wonders, this national park will make your jaw drop more than once.
The Grand Canyon is perfect for those who love the outdoors. And, if you are feeling daring, there is always the Grand Canyon SkyWalk that allows you to walk out over the canyon with nothing protecting you but the clear, thick glass you are standing on. Then, of course, there is hiking and exploring, as well as river rafting and camping, biking and walking to be done here. In fact, the peace, quiet, and stillness that is ever-present in this area will be a reminder of why you need to always take vacations.
Think again before you push aside a vacation due to financial means. There are affordable vacation destinations all around the globe just waiting for you to arrive!