Affordable Caribbean Travel

The Caribbean can be as affordable or expensive as you want it to be. The expensive side is full of ultraluxe hotels and all inclusive resorts, while the affordable side is full of fun. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for an authentic Caribbean vacation- in fact, paradoxically, the more you spend the further you get from anything that comes close to authentic. To embrace the people and culture of the Caribbean, you have to get out of the resorts. You have to hike the local parks, visit the local beaches, drink at the local bars, and shop at the local stores. If you’re looking for something affordable, something fun, and something real, then follow along. I’d love to share my experiences with you.

Budget-Friendly Caribbean travel guides

A largely untouched gem that must be seen to be believed. Crystal clear blue water with world-class snorkeling and diving located just feet from the beach. Oh, and did I mention it’s one of the most affordable locations to visit in the Caribbean?

Time Spent in Roatan

42 Days

Affordable, welcoming, and vibrant, Grenada is the location for the adventurous eco-traveler. Lush greenery explodes from every roadside crevice, enveloping the island with the sights and smells of fresh fruit and spices. Welcome to the spice isle.

Time Spent in Grenada

31 Days

A small town boasting the best snorkeling beach in Aruba, Mangel Halto. Affordable and quiet, this seaside town can be used as a jumping-off point for exploring the rest of Aruba’s many beaches, hiking paths, museums, and restaurants.

Time Spent in Aruba

30 Days

A tricky visit for a backpacker on a budget. Key West spotlights the extravagant, but looking beyond this allows for a much more authentic- and affordable- vacation. Of course, keep some wiggle room in the budget for a trip to Dry Tortugas.

Time Spent in Florida Keys

8 Days

A somewhat sleepy, somewhat chaotic archipelago off the northeast coast of Panama. Boasting an exciting nightlife, ample hiking trails, and some of the best diving in the region, Bocas del Toro checks all the boxes on any travel adventurer’s must-see list. 

Time Spent in Panama

31 Days

One of the more happening spots along the Riviera Maya, Tulum offers dining, accommodations, and transportation to match nearly any budget. Tulum is centrally located for day trips throughout the Yucatan, including diving trips to the famous Cozumel coral reefs.

Time Spent in Tulum

34 Days

A spot best known for being one of the world’s 5 Blue Zones, Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula offer tranquility and adventure at a price that unfortunately matches what one would expect in the United States. A hard trip for the savvy traveler.

Time Spent in Nosara

12 Days

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