You want to travel the world. But, how can you? You are young and broke. I am also young and broke. Traveling doesn't always have to be so expensive. These 15 Cheap Travel Destinations are incredible, and they won't destroy your budget. Budget travelers enjoy!
Why: Comprised of Unguja, Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania in East Africa. Known for its tropical beaches and diverse marine life, Zanzibar is a highly underrated budget travel destination. Visit stone town, Zanzibar’s capital, or go on an African safari.
Why: Sadly, Haiti has been ravaged by earthquakes. But, it is still an incredible budget travel destination. Go to Port-au-Prince for the iron market and gingerbread style houses. Or check out the roller coaster, zip line, and water park in Labadee.
Where: Costa Rica
Why: This Caribbean country is a nature lover’s paradise. Costa Rica‘s rain forest terrain holds a wide variety of animal and plant life. That’s cool, but I would rather sip martinis on Tamarindo beach.
Why: History buffs love this Eastern European country. Visit the medieval city of Zagreb and check out the historic museums. Croatia also has a flourishing nightlife, with bars like Booze and Blues, and Dezman.
Why: Known for its ancient ruins, extravagant temples, and insane beaches, Thailand has a lot to offer the budget traveler. Check out the full moon parties, or join a monastery and become a Buddhist monk.
Why: Once heralded as the worlds greatest empire, Greece does not disappoint in the area of tourism. Get deep in the Greek mythos by Visiting Athens or checking out the Parthenon. Greece’s beaches are pretty nice too.
Where: Sri Lanka
Why: This little island country near India has tons of cheap tourist attractions. The ancient Buddhist ruins are a big tourist draw. Some Sri Lankan ruins are over 2000 years old. Sigiriya is an old rock palace with frescoes. Frescoe is just a word fancy people use to say art.
Why: Namibia is an African country, colonized by Germany. As a result, Namibia has significant German influences, such as their colonial-style architecture in the capital of Windhoek. Another favorite destination of the nature lover, Namibia has national parks, a huge desert, and a large cheetah population.
Where: Puerto Rico
Why: Puerto Rico is pretty heavily Americanized. It is an American territory after all. Still, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer. San Juan has amazing beaches, cool restaurants, and an old castle. You can also check out cock fighting, although I do not suggest it.
Why: A fan favorite of budget travelers everywhere. Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a shopper's paradise, and is a mecca for great food. Check out the Petronas Twin Towers, or the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Malaysia is also home to tropical rainforests, and beaches.
Why: Albania is known for its cultural aspects, history, and abundant art scene. Archeological remains such as the ones in Sarande are a popular tourist attraction. Contenders are the Roman amphitheater in Durres, or monastery in Lake Ohrid.
Why: Another Southeastern Asian country filled with interesting sights, sounds, and people. Visit the royal palace in Phnom Penh, or the legendary Angkor Ruins. Tonle Sap has a really cool fishing village with houses that float on the lake.
Why: Known for its Mayan Ruins, colorful jungles, and barrier reefs, Belize is another great tropical getaway for budget travelers. Go diving and snorkeling, or check out the giant pyramid in Caracol.
Why: Don't avoid going to Mexico over safety concerns. The country is beautiful, despite its poverty. An incredible restaurant is never far away, and the night life is top notch. Tijuana has lots of donkeys painted like zebras. But, the best part of Mexico is that it's cheap.
Hotel Costs: You can find decent hostels for $11-15, or live in a fancy villa for $41.
Why: Brazil, the soccer powerhouse, is among the most scenic countries on this list with world renowned beaches, and rainforests. Rio de Janeiro is a must-see tourist hub. Check out the Copacabana beaches. Authentic Brazilian barbecue is also something you should try.