Top 10 great travel destinations when you are on a budget

When money is tight, the first thing that many people cut out is the annual vacation, but that is probably the worst thing that you could do. If you are struggling a bit through the whole year then you deserve a break and a holiday away needn’t be as expensive as you might think. If you shop around a bit, you can find some amazing cheap holiday deals. Here are ten destinations that offer some great bargain holidays for those on a budget, some of them might surprise you!

1. Dominican Republic

For a Caribbean holiday without the price tag of Barbados, The Dominican Republic has some fantastic, all inclusive, resorts. Beautiful white sandy beaches and some great unspoiled, virgin forest, The Dominican Republic is an affordable destination to get away from it for a while.

2. Lisbon, Portugal

Spread across a series of hills, Lisbon is a city filled with friendly locals and beautiful, picturesque winding streets. Lisbon’s hotels are around 50% cheaper than the global average, so it’s a perfect destination for bargain European city break.

3. The Philippines

Rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top value for money destinations of 2014, The Philippines is an ideal destination if you want to take in some of the island’s natural beauty. You get a lot for your money in the Philippines and the food is fantastic too.

4. South Africa

Sun, beaches and, of course, the wildlife, South Africa is actually one of the cheapest safari destinations in Africa. Hotel rates across the country have been going down recently, so there are bargains to be had and you can even visit the world famous Kruger National Park for just $20.

5. Mexico City

Mexico City may not be the cheapest on our list, but it’s on our list because of the incredible value for money that you get there. Here you can enjoy real luxury for a fraction of the price that would pay in other major cities. A luxury five star hotel room in Mexico City will cost you less than a third of the price of a similar room in New York.

6. Greece

Steeped in history, ancient monuments and with some beautiful resorts and beaches, Greece has a lot to offer the budget traveller. The recent economic crisis in Greece has dampened demand for tourism, but that works in favor of the bargain hunter. It’s still the same great country, but with less crowds and for a lot less money!

7. India

The flight out there might not be cheaper, depending of course where you’re flying from, but the prices in India make it a great value destination for tourists. Value for money reports put Delhi and Mumbai as one of the world’s most affordable cities, and food and services are very cheap too.

8. Venice

Strange, but true; Venice can appear in a list of budget destinations and luxury vacations too. While there are plenty of five star hotels to stay in, the price of standard hotels has fallen quite dramatically in recent years. Now is the time to take a trip to Venice and take in the canals, the wonderful architecture and see some of the many famous works of art that are housed there.

9 Nicaragua

Get off the beaten path and visit the South American country of Nicaragua that is being hailed as the next Costa Rica. The country is bursting with natural beauty including, and Caribbean beaches Volcanoes and rainforests and you live well there for as little as $20 a day.

10. Tunisia

Tunisia is a North African sunspot with over 1,200km of coastline. There are plenty of bargain beach holidays on offer and you can also take trips to the interior of the country and ride a camel or visit the Sahara Desert.

What are your favorite travel destinations?

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