Paradise doesn’t have to be expensive. You can enjoy fun in the sun, rainforests, and endless beaches across the globe, on the cheap. Not sure where to book your next exotic vacations? Here are some great options from which to choose. Welcome to paradise.
The Cook Islands are located east of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean. Budget-friendly hotels on the island, especially in Rarotonga, start under $100. It’s a much more budget-friendly island when compared to Hawaii and Fiji, for example. Take a scooter tour of the island, go snorkeling at the marine conservation reef, or explore the uninhabited lagoon. It’s a South Pacific pardise on the cheap.
2. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has it all: gorgeous, sandy beaches and a rainforest. No matter what kind of a trip you fancy, Puerto Rico is there to please. Stay in an Airbnb guest house in San Juan starting at $65 or enjoy a rainforest retreat for under $100 per day. For east coasters, Puerto Rico also boasts inexpensive airfare.
Belize hosts a number of inexpensive hotels under $100 per night. The nation is located on the eastern coast of Central America. It’s bordered to the north by Mexico, however, it’s the only country in Central America where English is the official language. And it has the lowest population density of any country in Central America. Go bird watching, caving, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, or check out the indigenous archaeology. Belize has tons to offer.
Welcome to paradise. Thailand features some of the best beaches in the world and the travel costs are extremely low. Some of the best beaches include Harn Beach in Rawai, Kata Noi in Karon, and Railay Beach. Budget-friendly resorts start at less than $40 per night. Go rock climbing, scuba diving, or just lounge on the beach. Explore the Thai beach culture.
Camping, hostels, and hotels in Nicaragua are dirt cheap, starting at $30 per night. It’s a developing country with lots of natural beauty to offer. Go surfing or surf down the volcanic sands. Explore the national parks or visit some of the untouched neighboring islands.
6. Goa, India
Goa, located in western India, is a beachfront paradise on the cheap. Hotels start at $30 and for just a few dollars more you can enjoy pretty nice digs. Resorts are abundant and inexpensive. Head to the beach, take a wildlife tour, explore the jungle, or take a canopy tour.
By choosing inexpensive exotic vacations and doing a little research ahead of time you can find your own little slice of paradise in tropical locations all over the globe. Look for cheap accommodations through AirBnB, Couch Surfing, or a number of simple and economical resorts in each location. Living like a local is also a good way to stay a while and not drain your wallet at the same time.
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