Since I’ve started traveling on my own and with a tight budget, it had me question why people do not travel more often. When I speak of a tight budget, I am talking about spending less than $50 a day.
Today, there is a common trend to believe that traveling is expensive. Don’t allow rumors or other people’s ideas of travel cost to prevent you from exploring our earth and adventuring off.
Upon reading this article, please keep in mind, the options I provide are for people wanting to travel on a budget. If you are considering to save money but also have five-star hotels, and the luxurious of the luxury, then stop right here.
If you wish to travel with less than $50 a day, you must remember that there might be sacrifices made. For example, you might find great deals in hostels where you sleep in the same room with 3-10 people in it.
Listen, if you are eager to travel and to do it soon, are you willing to let go of comfortable circumstances to achieve that goal? If you are, then check out some of the top eight places of my choosing that are feasible with less than $50 a day.
Pura Vida! Costa Rica has two ravishing coastlines that are beyond worth exploring. The beautiful country has natural beauty and diverse landscapes with duo oceans involving countless adventures.
Better yet, the hikes are usually free, and the waterfall visits could cost you less than $10. Food is affordable if you’re not looking for higher-priced restaurants. Using public transportation assists with keeping daily costs down. Affordable accommodations include hostels and not touristy hotels.
Avoid expensive organized tours, and you can quickly get by with a daily budget between $30-$50.
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Mexico has mind-blowing jungles, waterfalls, canyons, and historic 2,500-year-old ruins. You can find most of these in the South of Mexico in Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Luckily, places like Palenque and San Cristobal is where you can find single rooms at a hostel starting at $12 a night. When it’s this cheap, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to check out an Airbnb for even more affordable rooms to rent. Serve yourself some of the most authentic Mexican foods like tacos or tostadas that start around $1 each.
Daily budget in Mexico when avoiding the most tourist stops like Cancun begin at $30.
Forget about the luxurious resorts and head on over to a hostel like Macao Beach Hostel that offers accommodation starting at only $10 a night. This hostel is located minutes away from Macao Beach and next to a small town for all your essentials.
The Dominican Republic is a popular destination in the Caribbean. Music and sport are a high importance to the culture with Bachata and Merengue as the national music and dance.
Easily you can find free or low-cost bars and restaurants to get your dancing moves going. There are savory street food vendors that will fulfill all your taste buds and also, get a hint of Dominican food culture.
The daily budget is up to $50 per day.
Located in southern Asia, Thailand is famous for the beaches, spiritual temples, martial arts, and tasty meals. The country is affordable and rated as one of the safest places to visit, especially for solo women travelers.
There, you can find all types of islands, including private to party jungles! The coast of Thailand offers affordable resorts and hostels that suit any traveler. There are a few hostels offering rates as long as $3 a night.
Traveling here can be one of the most rewarding experiences since you get to do a lot with one dollar. You can have an entire meal at a restaurant for less than five dollars and enjoy a beer for one dollar.
Transportation is the train, walking, and tuk-tuks. It begins in Bangkok starts at ten cents for one way and has stops all around the city, especially the popular destinations. If you learn to bargain, you’re always capable of getting affordable tuk-tuks at low rates.
Having a daily budget of less than $20 here is feasible!
India is best known for the many temples, unique culture, and spirituality. Throughout the country, you can stumble upon nature with wildlife in the Himalayas, stunning beaches in Goa, and beautiful temples in cities and villages.
You’ll have many opportunities to order a full meal, including an appetizer, a main dish, and a tasty dessert for less than $10. Transportation, like trains and buses, sit at the same rate. Accommodation without question is obtainable starting at $3 a night.
Daily budget for trips to India begins at only $15 a day.
Belize is such a perfect location for romantic travel. It’s famous for its jungles with wildlife including cats and jaguars and the crisp blue oceans for diving and swimming.
Typically, many of the four-star hotels and hostels include amenities like bike rentals and tours. The tours most of the time are offered at a higher price range – so be careful there. Hostel options begin at $20 a night and a high-end restaurant for two can total up to $30. Belize can be expensive if you allow it to be, of course.
However, you’re easily able to get by with a daily budget of less than $50.
These places are only a few of many other locations to visit with a daily budget under $50. If you want to explore more and see what else there is, click here.