For many individuals, the idea of a beach vacation is too enticing to pass up, especially if it is a couple looking to spend some quality time together in a more intimate location free from the crowds and noise of the city they reside in or a family looking to enjoy the school break. But what if you are restricted by your finances? Well look no further as the following locations are some of the best budget beach vacations of Latin America.
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Tulum, Mexico – during the 1970’s and 1980’s, the place to visit just south of Cancun was Playa Del Carmen – if you wanted to spend your entire time exploring the region with a backpack strapped across your shoulders. After this time, the all-inclusive resort formats took over the vacation scene and gobbled up most of the prime real estate, forcing the budget traveler to look elsewhere for vacation destinations in the region.
Then vacationers discovered the city of Tulum which is famous for its Mayan ruins and pristine beaches. The pricing of the cuisine and accommodation will amaze you while the landscape and the scenery will not disappoint you when exploring the outdoors of this tranquil region.
Placencia, Belize – the southernmost tip of the Stan Creek District’s long, narrow Belize peninsula is the location of Placencia, rated the most popular budget beach destination in the country. Here you will find a 16-mile stretch of pristine, white sandy beaches that attract sun worshippers from just about every imaginable place in the world.
If you get tired of enjoying the beach (somehow that doesn’t seem possible), there are a number of other activities and tourist sights to enjoy. For instance, try kayaking through the mangroves along Monkey River for starters. Here you will see a lot of the indigenous wildlife that Belize is known for such as crocodiles, Howler monkeys, and manatees.
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil – forget the congestion, crime, and poverty of Rio de Janeiro and head to Bahia where you can take a ferry ride out of the city of Salvador over to Morro de Sao Paulo formerly known as Tinhare Island. There are four sublime beaches located here which are simply number as First, Second, Third, and Fourth Beaches.
First Beach caters to the international surfer community, Second beach is the home of all-night dance parties and luaus, Third beach is ideal for families with children, and Fourth Beach has is the snorkeling mecca. It is also the most peaceful of the four beaches and the favorite of romantic couples.
Other than the numerous beaches, nightlife, historical places and a host of the fun activities that are perfect for all ages. To ensure that tourists with all budgets are able to enjoy the beaches of Latin America, inns, hotels and tourists lodges abound.
Hotels in Latin America
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