This summer is fast approaching and you’re interested in going on vacation. Of course there are hundreds of places to visit around the world but most have become expensive. If you don’t have that much money in the bank but would still like to go on an adventure, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Here are the top cheap vacation destination for summer 2019 that we know you’ll love!
Already a long sought after vacation spot, Mexico is at the top of our cheap vacation destination list! Already boasting as one of the worlds most popular touristic sites, it truly has a lot to offer. Mexico is rife with UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Mayan construction Chichén Itzá and the Mexican City center itself. If you’re an adventurer and hiker go and visit the Mexican state of Chihuahua where the Copper Canyon lies. Finally relax at one of the beach resorts along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.
2. St. Helena
What used to be a secluded island where Napoleon was exiled to, St. Helena is now a huge cheap touristic attraction. Although not highly accessible, the privacy you will get just adds to the allure of the islands beaches. Because of its rocky coastline you can grab a scuba diving suit and go ship wreck hunting or snorkel contently in shallow waters. Be sure to try some of their coffee since its some of the most expensive in the world!
Considered a vacation destination for decades in Europe, Portugal has been gaining international favor recently as a cheap vacation destination. You can start from the Algarve which is Portugal’s most southern tip stretching towards Africa. Play some golf, go to the beach or play your hand at some casinos. Visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and enjoy some traditional Fado or visit the Belem Tower. Make a final stop in Porto and visit the beautiful bookshop Livraria Lello – one of the inspirations for the set of Harry Potter.
A tiny country sitting on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro has become one of the best and cheapest vacation destinations to visit. Go to the historic Bay of Kotor where the medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are situated. If you want to go to the beach, visit Budva Riviera where the sand is white and the waters crystal blue. Enjoy a wild nightlife when the sun goes down.
5. South Africa
If you’ve always wanted to visit Africa, then you can start your journey here. Proclaimed as one of the cheapest vacation destinations, you can visit in style at some of the most luxurious resorts and lodges. If you want to see the flora and fauna of the region, be sure to stop by the Kgalagadi/Kalahari Transfrontier Park and you’ll get to see some lions, elephants, and a leopard or two. Visit Cape Town, one of the most populous cities in all of Africa. Go hiking up the Table Mountain, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or explore the numerous beaches and bays. If you’re still feeling restless after all of that, why not cage dive with some Great White sharks at Gansbaai and get that adrenaline pumping.
If you’re a history buff who loves beaches and seaside resorts on the way, then Turkey is the right pitstop for you! Although a cheap vacation destination, the country is rife with attractions and historical monuments. Visit the medieval Bodrum Castle built by the crusaders, see the charming Blue Mosque, and bask in the awe of the Hagia Sophia. After a long day of touring, bathe in the hot springs of Pamukkale or take a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia.