Affordable beach destinations and the best time to visit
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If you just checked your local weather and discovered that swimsuit season is still far away, there is no need to fret. Consider which of these eight affordable beach destinations that you want to visit. Then, make your reservation and get your favorite beachwear packed.
Nusa Penida Island, photo by Timur Kozmenko
While flights to Bali may seem expensive, keep in mind that you will probably spend very little money once you arrive. An upscale meal for two will only cost you about $50 if you can tear yourself away from the innate beauty of this affordable destination’s beautiful beaches, like Balangan Beach. This is particularly a great travel destination if you love to surf because this destination has warm water all year long. You can find bargains here in May and June.
Photo by Asael Peña
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, and more are available at a very reasonable price at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. You can enjoy over 22 miles of coastline. Top resorts here can be a little pricey, but you can find outstanding beach houses that are very reasonably priced. The best time to go to Punta Cana is from January through March before the rainy season starts.
You will think that your eyes are deceiving you after your flight to Corfu because of this island’s exotic greenery. Settle in at one of the resorts and dine like a local to get an authentic taste of Greek culture. The calm water here lends itself well to all types of water fun. If you want to work on your tan, then visit this location between May and October.
Local signage in Utila, photo by Bill Wegener
Called the Whale Shark Capital of the Caribbean, this is the smallest of the Caribbean Bay Islands. While the best time to see whale sharks is from March to August, you can swim, dive, snorkel, and participate in other water activities year-round here. In Utila you will find many lively places to party at night.
Photo by Pablo García Saldaña
Skip the central tourist hotel hub and head to one a little further out, and you will find Valparaiso, Chile, one of the most affordable places to go on a beach vacation. After a day spent laying on this city’s sandy beaches, take a sunset stroll around town to see the beautiful street art. You may want to bring your larger swimwear because the food here is very delicious and varied. The best time to go to Valparaiso is from December to February because the crowds will be fewer.
Called the Spice Island, Grenada offers some of the best rum in the world, and you can enjoy it at many beautiful beachside locations. This location is home to the world’s first underwater sculpture park. This island nation has some of the most transparent waters in the Caribbean, and it is a great place to go on a scuba dive to see coral reefs. Peak travel season to Grenada falls between January and April.
Sunset in Tallinn, photo by Viktor Jakovlev
If you are looking to go on a European beach vacation without the high price tag, then consider Tallinn, Estonia. Beautiful sandy beaches await your arrival, but you will find many other things to do in this city that is located on the Bay of Finland. Hop on a boat, and you can be in Finland in under three hours. You will find this destination to have many Instagram-worthy locations. Try looking at the many festivals that happen between May and September to decide the best time to visit before deciding which beach resort best meets your needs.
You can find many affordable self-catering apartments in Sainte-Anne, Guadalupe, that are located within easy walking distance of the beach. A long coastal reef makes almost all of the coastline very swimmable. You will love this city’s white sandy beaches, with many vendors offering fun activities at very reasonable fees. If you love shopping, then you will want to visit this destination as it provides several markets that are worthy of exploring. Make the most of your time here by visiting between December and March when the temperatures are usually in the eighties.
There is no need to keep your swimwear tucked away when you consider these cheap beach vacation spots that you can easily do and still have money in the bank. Start planning your beach escape today!