Most people like to spend a day (or a week) at the beach, but planning an affordable beach vacation is no easy task. Apart from choosing the right destination, there are hotel accommodation holiday fees to think of, plus meals and incidentals. You also have to set aside a budget so you can enjoy doing certain water sports activities such as wakeboarding, kayaking, or deep sea diving to make the most of your beach holiday. If you’re thinking of booking a vacation to enjoy basking in the sun, you can certainly go on a beach vacation without hurting your wallet. By booking a cheap airfare and knowing where to go, you can certainly spend a few days or more on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here’s where you should go for the best budget-friendly international beach vacations.
Hoi An, Vietnam
You can spend a few days at the beach without breaking the bank by going to Hoi An, Vietnam. Some of the most inexpensive beaches there include Cua Dai Beach, which is great for relaxing and spending time away from crowds. The area does not have a lot of hotels, so you can definitely expect to get by for less while enjoying a wonderful time on the beach. Consider bringing a tent with you and putting all your belongings in a waterproof daypack you can camp on the beach in comfort. The beach is quite long and never crowded, which is a plus if you plan to go swimming or surfing often. The food and drinks that you can find here are quite cheap and you can feast on fresh seafood at affordable prices.
If you like a lively beach environment but can’t afford to go to Ibiza, then check out Corfu, Greece instead. This town has six beaches and has plenty of bars right there on the sand. Staying at a hotel near the beach cost about $70 a night and you can go on bar crawls or happy hour karaoke bars to socialize with fellow travelers and locals. A full meal at the beach consists of fresh food and is cheap at only about $8.
Mexico continues to be one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the world. If you’re looking to spend a week at the beach and dine on the freshest and tastiest Mexican food, then look no further than Mazatlan. It’s perfect for family vacations as a family of four can stay at a good hotel for only about $100 a night. Moreover, you can eat like a local and feast on roasted quail, barbecued goat, shrimp dishes, and lengua, among others.
Boracay is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines as it has clean beaches and a party environment. Budget accommodations range from $5 to about $60 a night, depending on where you stay. You can sign up for activities such as parasailing and helmet diving, but you can also enjoy other activities for free. Activities that don’t cost anything include watching fire dancers, going cliff diving at Station 1, and building sand castles. Dining on a budget is also a cinch as you can get a complete meal for just a little over $2 at any of the restaurants on the beach.
This year, go on an exciting adventure without breaking the bank. Check out any of these affordable beach destinations and have a splendid time frolicking on the beach.